Kurt Nicoll's 1988 works Kawasaki SR500

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Kurt Nicoll's 1988 works Kawasaki SR500

Post by Sandblaster » Mon Jun 27, 2016 3:47 am

The following bike is a "works" 1988 Kawasaki SR500. It was last used at the French
MXDN in 1988 when Kurt Nicoll finished 2nd in the 500cc World Championship to HRCs
Eric Geboers. Kurt won the British 500cc Championship and Kawasaki Japan presented
the bike to Kurt as thanks for all his hard work through the year. The bike was prepared
through the season by Kurt's brother Aaron Nicoll .

Some interesting points: Kurt used a production rear hub in the bike laced to a factory rim
as the super light factory rear hub was prone to bearing damage. The bike is now
re-united with the factory hub. It has special bend Renthal bars that are one off from the
Renthal factory in England . The bike is 100 percent complete and is regularly started.
The bike was owned by the Nicoll family from 1988 until Dave King purchased it.

You can find the original article here:
http://www.vintageworksbikes.com/1988KawasakiKX500.html
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Re: Kurt Nicoll's 1988 works Kawasaki SR500

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