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motordog1 07-16-2012 03:17 PM

Found A 29 Year Old
 
Had been sitting covered in a garage since 1990. One owner 1983 KZ 1100A3. Starts right up but won't idle. Have ordered the rebuild kits for the carbs, put on new tires. The rear shocks and forks still hold air.

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a1fa 07-16-2012 03:21 PM

nice find!

ghostdncr 07-16-2012 03:23 PM

I remember seeing these new at the dealership, but don't recall them looking quite as good as yours. That's an awesome find! :thumb

chazbird 07-16-2012 03:27 PM

Great find. Funny, just the other day another one of these was put by the side of the road during the day with a for sale in the same shape and same color, but with 15k more miles. Up close they are really nice bikes and the shaft drive is a great bonus.

jon_l 07-16-2012 03:33 PM

Lovely find there. Looks super-clean. Enjoy it!

McJamie 07-16-2012 03:39 PM

I worked at a Kawasaki dealer when those were new. We never sold even one. If someone wanted shaft drive, and there weren't many, they bought a Suzuki. We sold lots of GPZ's, 1000J's, and KZ1000/1100R's. It's nice to see one so road worthy.
Definitely a keeper.

EetsOK 07-16-2012 03:40 PM

Gorgeous machine! :clap

WhatThaFrig 07-16-2012 03:49 PM

Very nice!

jersey jim 07-16-2012 03:53 PM

That's lovely.

Don't forget to at least flush and change the brake fluid and perhaps replace those brake lines.

Then put some miles on that old girl.

D.T. 07-16-2012 04:13 PM

Nice! Hope you didn't pay a boat load for it. Looks like it was garage kept or stored in a vacuum. :eek1

Wolfgang55 07-16-2012 04:50 PM

You might lower the rpms on the idle & besure to get that ign key replaced.

You dog, what a cool scoot

390beretta 07-16-2012 08:12 PM

Well, I'm riding a 23 yo K75, no complaints! May take a few hundred dollars to bring her back, but she'll serve you well!

Infidel 07-16-2012 08:13 PM

WOW!!! Luh-keeey...

Contevita 07-16-2012 08:15 PM

Goddamned time machine! I love it.

MightyChosen1 07-16-2012 08:38 PM

Nice find. I dont remember ever seeing one without the fairing and bags.


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