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Old 07-16-2012, 04:17 PM   #1
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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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Old 07-16-2012, 04:21 PM   #2
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nice find!
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Old 07-16-2012, 04:23 PM   #3
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I remember seeing these new at the dealership, but don't recall them looking quite as good as yours. That's an awesome find!
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Old 07-16-2012, 04:27 PM   #4
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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.
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Old 07-16-2012, 04:33 PM   #5
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Lovely find there. Looks super-clean. Enjoy it!
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Old 07-16-2012, 04:39 PM   #6
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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.
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Old 07-16-2012, 04:40 PM   #7
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Gorgeous machine!
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Old 07-16-2012, 04:49 PM   #8
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Very nice!
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Old 07-16-2012, 04:53 PM   #9
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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.
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Old 07-16-2012, 05:13 PM   #10
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Nice! Hope you didn't pay a boat load for it. Looks like it was garage kept or stored in a vacuum.
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Old 07-16-2012, 05:50 PM   #11
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You might lower the rpms on the idle & besure to get that ign key replaced.

You dog, what a cool scoot
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Old 07-17-2012, 02:29 PM   #12
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You might lower the rpms on the idle & besure to get that ign key replaced.

You dog, what a cool scoot

A problem with Kawasaki ignition keys I don't know about?
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Old 07-18-2012, 03:34 PM   #13
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Hmmm.

I am Hating you, now. Too cool a bike to not be mine...
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Old 07-18-2012, 04:20 PM   #14
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Laugh trick photo?

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A problem with Kawasaki ignition keys I don't know about?
in the pic the tach reads 1900 with no key in the ignition
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Old 07-18-2012, 06:31 PM   #15
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I had one of those - great touring bike. I got mine after the owner dropped it in his gravel driveway and it slid into the fence slightly bending the forks. His wife made him sell it and it went very cheap as no-one wanted a non-runner. $40 for fork tube straightening later it was back on the road. It was a very good bike and one of my favourites over the years; handled well for the time, comfortable, great for pillioning, fitted my BMW Krauser bags as well, grunty engine, stone reliable and decent fuel consumption. I had no problems at all with mine apart from a noisy timing chain that started about the 40,000 mile mark.

When I eventually sold it on consignment through one of the local dealers it was illegally seized as floor stock by the receiver when the shop suddenly went bankrupt after one of the staff had been embezzling the funds. Took many months to get it back.
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