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brad21 07-27-2008 08:14 AM

KZ owners?
 
Gas prices being what they are I went out and purchased a low-budget commuter for $1300. So far so good, burns a little oil, but is damn comfy and smooth on the road. Only 23k on the ticker.

Any other KZ owners here? Mine's a 1980 KZ1000 Shaft, all Vettered out. :D

http://i188.photobucket.com/albums/z.../kz1000003.jpg

xcgates 07-27-2008 10:20 AM

'85 KZ750 LTD here, lovin my shaft drive, not loving the fork seals, and lovin the MSF class starting tomorrow...:clap

Its a bitch finding info on my 750 though. Gotta find stuff at the right time on ebay when I actually have money to burn.:rofl

photomd 07-27-2008 04:23 PM

While goin' to school, I rode a KZ750 twin. She was my only bike for 9 years and was pretty reliable. It handled with a hinge in the middle, but I have fond memories of riding her...styling inspired by the R90S.

http://www.home.earthlink.net/~photo...TRIP01copy.JPG

kz1 07-27-2008 05:44 PM

Kzrider
 
You should check out the KZ owner's forum: www.kzrider.com
Nice people over there.

brad21 07-27-2008 05:56 PM

Sweet, thanks for the link.

My first bike was a 78 KZ650 (orange, spoke wheels) that I bought off my best friend. Sold it to a frat boy in San Diego who promptly stacked into the back of a parked car despite my warning him of the "hinge" in the middle!

:doh

GermanPickle 08-07-2008 12:20 PM

I have an 80 KZ750, previous owner named her Bitch for her temperment, and I know why now. Love the bike nonetheless, but hate the range. What was Kawasaki thinking putting a 12.5Litre tank on a 750. If I wanted 150KM range before hitting the reserve I woulda bought a Harley.

(oops. can I take that back. Harley bashing isn't 'til tomorrow.)

Brad Felmey 08-08-2008 12:00 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by photomd
While goin' to school, I rode a KZ750 twin. She was my only bike for 9 years and was pretty reliable. It handled with a hinge in the middle, but I have fond memories of riding her...styling inspired by the R90S.

http://www.home.earthlink.net/%7Epho...TRIP01copy.JPG

Yup, a KZ750 twin was my second bike. Hands-down the most evil-handling beast I've ever owned, bar none.

I have two KZ440 LTDs and a 2002 KZ1000P currently.

xcgates 08-08-2008 04:30 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by xcgates
'85 KZ750 LTD here, lovin my shaft drive, not loving the fork seals, and lovin the MSF class starting tomorrow...:clap

Its a bitch finding info on my 750 though. Gotta find stuff at the right time on ebay when I actually have money to burn.:rofl

Ooops, must have been tired, make that KZ700, offically known as 700 LTD, goes by many names, is still a bitch to find info on, but I still love it, even if it didn't pass inspection, the pissy excuse of a bike. :D:D

Jamie 08-08-2008 06:06 PM

Thread killer:

http://charlotte.craigslist.org/mcy/784376857.html

What a shame.:rolleyes

Sorry, I couldn't help myself.:D

Z1K 08-10-2008 01:31 PM

1 Attachment(s)
What about the original? (Pic taken 6/06!)

BC

Jamming 08-10-2008 01:41 PM

I had a 78 KZ650 and a 79 KZ1000. At the same time in 1980. Rode the crap out of them.

Kamakura Kid 08-10-2008 02:31 PM

75 Z1B here. I'm about midway down this page:

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showt...=51908&page=41

In addition to KZRider, you'll also find a lot of KZ enthusiasts at the Beartooth Kawasaki forum. We all hang out in the Vintage section there.

http://www.kawasakimotorcycle.org/forum/index.php

brad21 08-10-2008 04:15 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Z1K
What about the original? (Pic taken 6/06!)

BC

Wowzers! :eek1

Berry berry nice.

brad21 09-02-2008 09:00 PM

Hey guys this is my first shaft drive bike. I need to take off the rear wheel to get some new rubber. How do I do it? Anyone know of a walk-thru? Looks to be a bit of a pain.:doh

FloridaSteve 09-19-2008 12:32 PM

This one will be arriving at my door middle of October. I'll document the cleanup/resto when i get it. Cant wait!!:D

http://img.villagephotos.com/p/2004-3/659434/MY-KZ.jpg


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