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Old 03-30-2010, 03:43 PM   #31
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I miss my KZ1000LTD. It was free.
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Old 03-30-2010, 03:46 PM   #32
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Not a KZ, but a darn close cousin - My ZR550 Zephyr:



Which, due to a buzzing hornet's nest of noise from the cam chain tensioner, got me into making tensioners for most all Kaws. I love the superbike look and the stone axe simplicity of the air cooled KZ based 550. Way too much fun.

If any of you do have tensioner issues, $30 cure. PM me or look up Krieger Cam Chain Tensioners. Kawasakis are NOT always THAT noisy. Both mind quieted down as have about 60 others.

Is that European ELR white? I do like the 1000, did they use that striping on the 1000? I'm not positive, but I think they did that on the earlier 75 Z1 900 in the states.
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Old 03-30-2010, 04:23 PM   #33
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1300 bucks buys you alot of gas, but it's a good argument vs. the wife to get a new bike
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Old 03-31-2010, 08:25 AM   #34
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A Free kz1000 is always a good thing,, mine was a frebbie from the previous owner. I sank about 3K into it to get it the way I wanted it,, worth every dime. JT
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Old 03-31-2010, 08:25 AM   #35
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Current project - 78 kz650B2A - currently in tear down, parts finding stage. Plan to bring it back as original as possible...



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Old 04-11-2010, 07:56 PM   #36
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here is my '80 KZ1000 G1 "Classic"

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Currenly I have a vetter fairing on it. I have a maier 1/4 fairing and superbike bars i want to put on, but I need to come up with a different way to mount the front signals.

Will send a new pic when I get the bike finished.
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Old 04-12-2010, 01:36 AM   #37
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@Pigford: You're ought to show off another one...

And this is my 1982 KZ1000J collected for 700 Euros with a bent fork and lot's of electrical gremlins, but by now (2 months later) she is already performing her daily duties (click on pix to see 'em full-size):





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Old 04-13-2010, 06:49 PM   #38
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My '78 KZ1000. Not sure if I'll every bring myself to sell it.




This is what it looked like when I bought it:

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Old 04-14-2010, 08:20 AM   #39
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Old 04-15-2010, 10:37 AM   #40
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Been working on this one for quite a while now ( i posted a before shot a page back). She's thaaaaat close to be road ready.

'78 kz650b2a
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Old 04-15-2010, 02:08 PM   #41
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Been working on this one for quite a while now ( i posted a before shot a page back). She's thaaaaat close to be road ready.

'78 kz650b2a
Well then don't hang around on here, get it finished
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Old 04-15-2010, 06:05 PM   #42
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Thumb Is this an old KZ thread?

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Old 04-16-2010, 09:14 AM   #43
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Been working on this one for quite a while now ( i posted a before shot a page back). She's thaaaaat close to be road ready.

'78 kz650b2a
Nice...I hope mine looks that good when I am finished...good work.
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Old 04-16-2010, 07:31 PM   #44
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Next winter's project, 76 KZ900

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Old 04-17-2010, 12:41 PM   #45
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Old KZs are the bomb. I keep looking at 650s and will probably pick up another one someday. The damn things are bullet proof.

I've had several 650s from stock, touring, to full out superbikes, '84 and '85 GPz550s. Currently have an '81 GPz550 on the table being prepped for an AHRMA race.

Guess I need to scan some old photos............ when I do I'll post 'em up here.

By the way, I still have a front end and mag wheels off a '78 650 if anyone is interested.
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