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ok, so im ignorant, but i gotta ask !

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reading through a dirt bike issue few month back...

there is an artical on historic kawas.

includes jimmy winert's,Ken howerton's, Mike Kiedrowski's, broc glover's , ricky carmichael's, and others...

what i noticed was that some of the bike were called SR's not KX's

so what the difference ?

Does the SR mean "factory preped" ?

if so, it seems odd that the SR's seemed to be random through the years ?

sorry, i just had to ask

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Right, and the true "works bikes" were completly handmade by the factory and oftern had nothing in commom with the production bikes other than the color of the plastic. Here are some pics of Jeff Ward's SR125 works bikes from the early 80's.

1981SR125.jpg

1982SR125.jpg

1983SR125.jpg

1984SR125.jpg

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so of the half dozen bikes listed im guessing less that 50% were "works bikes"

seems that there is little margin between "works" and a well preped stocker ?!

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Huge difference. Works bikes are usually purpose built from the ground up and share very little with the production bikes they are named after.

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yea got the fact that the bikes are different... but the collection at kawasaki of these winning machines are less than 50% sr's...

thats what i ment in regards to the little margin !

oh well, i guess ive been informed..

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yea got the fact that the bikes are different... but the collection at kawasaki of these winning machines are less than 50% sr's...

thats what i ment in regards to the little margin !

oh well, i guess ive been informed..

because the AMA passed the production rule, eliminating works bikes. Now the pro's race production based machines (not that they dont have "works" parts on them)

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