GODZILLA! the mean green monster is at my house! (pics)

Discussion in 'Old's Cool' started by pack, Feb 13, 2010.

  1. pack

    pack Banned

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    been trying to buy this bike for six months. 9800 mile two owner bike. made the 480 mile round trip to get it today.
    mean, green, and jesus is it heavy, especially with sticking calipers!
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    been a busy couple of days, bought these too:
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    the garage is offically full!
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  2. Cogswell

    Cogswell Spudly Adventurer

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    Very nice scores, especially on the KZ1300 and Ct70.:thumb





    Mike
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  3. sraber

    sraber Been here awhile

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    Nice KZ. :nod
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  4. kawasakifreak77

    kawasakifreak77 the Asphalt Cowboy

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    That 1300... Good God man! What's the torque like?

    I bet you could shave a 100lbs off that girl if ya tried... :evil
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  5. pack

    pack Banned

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    the fucking thing is a dreadnought. and that motor, egads like a monolith carved from a single block of granite.
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    i've always wanted one, and recently cycle world and classic bike have done articles on it. that sealed the deal on this bike which i have literally been stalking for the past six to eight months.i did get the airbox bits missing in the pics.
    i'm content right now just to look at it in my garage and smile.....
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  6. dilandau

    dilandau Been here awhile

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    that engine is bigger than my truck's
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  7. thumpism

    thumpism Been here awhile

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    Used to be one of these parked at Coleman Power Sports in Falls Church VA. I think it belonged to an employee; it had a flatbed sidecar with a foldup ramp for someone to roll a wheelchair up onto it from behind, and it had controls on the front of the hack for the rider/driver. That was a ride for one brave dude.
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  8. dilandau

    dilandau Been here awhile

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    holy crap, i bet the sight of a bike with no rider bombing down the road must have handed out a few heartattacks...
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  9. dcarver

    dcarver Been here awhile

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    I have the same bike, though mine has 140k on the clock and is in 'touring' mode. It desperately needs a rebuild, has burned oil since day one. I've heard the first 6 - 8 months of the A1's had out of round of cylinders. Mine hasn't run for years now, but I keep her prepped with wd40 in the cylinders and fresh gas in the tank, stored indoors.

    You found a great bike - keep us posted.
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  10. caponerd

    caponerd Kickstart Enthusiast

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    Great find. Congratulations.
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  11. Pigford

    Pigford British

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    The Z1300 is a great bike, well done - just ditch that armchair stuck on top :puke1
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  12. bk brkr baker

    bk brkr baker Long timer

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    Kinda nice [not really] that K.H.I. is staying consistant on the built in flaws. I've heard that the oil drinking problems of the '08 up KLRs is due to out of round cylinders.
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