Kawasaki S2 350 race bike

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Kawasaki S2 350 race bike

Postby allebasi » Wed May 28, 2014 12:09 pm

I purchased this racing bike late last year and looking for the history of this bike.
Its 1972, has a S2 350 motor in a shortened S1 250 frame. I was told that it originally raced in South Australia and was blue in colour. I bought it out of Tasmania.
If any one knows anything about the bike it will me helpful.
http://motorcyclephotooftheday.com/2014 ... race-bike/

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Re: Kawasaki S2 350 race bike

Postby robracer » Wed May 28, 2014 12:20 pm

I was looking at that when it came up, the number boards are the wrong colour, seemed a bit suss as the previous owner could not give much history.
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Re: Kawasaki S2 350 race bike

Postby allebasi » Wed May 28, 2014 12:31 pm

The bike in in great condition, came with re-built/ re bored motor with Woosner pistons, new crank, boyer ignition,new tyres & brakes. I have only has to re jet/re build carbs to run it back on two stroke.
Set of new plugs and retard the ignition. Yes i had the same issue with the previous owner, very little history, only that it was from SA and was blue.
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Re: Kawasaki S2 350 race bike

Postby allebasi » Wed May 28, 2014 12:38 pm

Hey Robracer, the bike is well prepared, however its annoying that the history is so thin.
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Re: Kawasaki S2 350 race bike

Postby Gosling1 » Wed May 28, 2014 11:03 pm

great looking S1 - the frame looks like the rear loop has been removed ? Is this what is meant by a shortened frame ?

The S1/S2/S3 frames were all the same from the factory - you could fit any of the 250/350/400 motors in these frames, as the motor was the same from base-gasket down.

Would love to hear that bike running, those chambers look the goods :)
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Re: Kawasaki S2 350 race bike

Postby allebasi » Fri May 30, 2014 3:54 pm

small clip of the bike running on facebook.
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=10 ... =2&theater
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Re: Kawasaki S2 350 race bike

Postby Gosling1 » Sat May 31, 2014 5:26 pm

sounds great :kuda: I fired up my other S1 today, the road version. Sounds awesome, still running stock pipe on it......

I am not sure if you will find much history unless it came from the previous owner ? The bike could have changed hands many times and all the history is lost through the years. If it had been raced in SA through the years, you would need to go through the archives of the various bike clubs, looking for old race results and pics - very time-consuming. Or maybe some old magazines of the era might help. You would need to know riders names though to look for history this way.

What sort of history do you think the bike has as a racer ?

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Re: Kawasaki S2 350 race bike

Postby allebasi » Thu Jul 24, 2014 11:46 am

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These guys at SUUS in Melbourne used my bike as inspiration for their new T shirt... cool...
They call it the Lucky 7 Triple T Shirt...
http://www.suus.com.au/product/suus-luc ... le-tshirt/
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Re: Kawasaki S2 350 race bike

Postby Gosling1 » Thu Jul 24, 2014 7:10 pm

Nice :kuda:
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Re: Kawasaki S2 350 race bike

Postby quixotic » Tue Oct 27, 2015 10:07 am

Lovely little bike. Incidently I am looking at buying a S2 350 racer at the moment.

I have not seen yours out racing. do you plan to run it in P4?

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Re: Kawasaki S2 350 race bike

Postby triplemaniac » Mon Nov 30, 2015 8:47 pm

What a little crackler, Please post if you get her out on the track :kuda:
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