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Old 07-16-2012, 03:17 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, 03:21 PM   #2
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nice find!
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Old 07-16-2012, 03:23 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, 03:27 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, 03:33 PM   #5
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Lovely find there. Looks super-clean. Enjoy it!
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Old 07-16-2012, 03:39 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, 03:40 PM   #7
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Gorgeous machine!
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Old 07-16-2012, 03:49 PM   #8
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Very nice!
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Old 07-16-2012, 03:53 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, 04:13 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, 04:50 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 07-16-2012, 08:12 PM   #12
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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!
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Old 07-16-2012, 08:13 PM   #13
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WOW!!! Luh-keeey...
I got nothin'....
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Old 07-16-2012, 08:15 PM   #14
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Goddamned time machine! I love it.
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Old 07-16-2012, 08:38 PM   #15
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Nice find. I dont remember ever seeing one without the fairing and bags.
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