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Old 05-21-2012, 06:53 PM   #16
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W1s650

Yes, there was the early W1S 650. The Z1 started in 1974 and then in 75 they added the KZ400.

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Old 05-22-2012, 10:00 AM   #17
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Yes, the original Kawi 650 twin was a nice version of a 1960s era British twin, and it was a 1960s era bike - this is clearly an early 1980s KZ440, just glancing at the 85 mph speedometers, wheels, electronics, and engine case/head. The link in my previous post takes you to a review section on the Kz440LTD, and you can immediately see this is the same bike.
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Old 05-23-2012, 06:27 PM   #18
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Well, well...

Once again, you guys know more about this bike than the owner does and it's definately a 1980 440.

NOw the challenge is going to be finding the time to help the owner get if fixed (If possible.) and then do some refurbishing.

I need another project like I need another hole in my head!

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Old 05-23-2012, 08:34 PM   #19
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Well, the fortunate/good thing is that there were ALOT of the KZ400/KZ440 bikes made, and parts are much easier to find than they are for the early W650 Kawasaki 650 twin.
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Old 05-24-2012, 04:54 AM   #20
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Owner's website

The KZ owner's website is a great place for information, parts, etc...

www.kzrider.com
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