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Discussion in 'Old's Cool' started by brad21, Jul 27, 2008.
Well then don't hang around on here, get it finished
Nice...I hope mine looks that good when I am finished...good work.
Next winter's project, 76 KZ900
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.
Anyone else bringin sexy back?
From the way back machine. Me, with my back to you in slimmer, longer haired trim with my 1975 Z-1 B at the Hoover Dam.
This was during a 30 day 8000 mile trip from Kentucky to California and back. Good times. Circa 1977.
I had a 1981 Z750E for 10 years. It was sold to me after 3 previous owners had flogged it mercilessly at the drags (as a learner drag bike.....) for the previous 10 years. I re-ringed it, put on slingshots off a oil/air GSXR750, milled the head into the valve seats :eek1 , then proceeded to flog it myself everywhere for the said 10 years, until finally 60000km later one of the rings broke, dammit!
So I re-ringed it, cut up a swingarm off a ZX9 and solid mounted the thing with 3=point linkage arms from the shed, modded the slingshots for methanol, and now it's doing consistent hi-11's with my gleeful son-in-law giggling all the way down the track.
Still love that big ugly POS!
I remember back in the mid 70s I rode a KZ750 and was surpirsed at how fast and light it felt for a 750 for the day.
Great picture! Is that otehr bike in the back a KZ1000LTD? And the one in back of you a Mach 1 500 or Mach III 750?
Am taking my 1980 KZ1000LTD to Rice A Rama in E. Brookfield Mass. tomorrow. Should be lots of old japanese bikes there.
Not mine, but one day I'll own one like this...
Coz I'm a serial Zed Head - heres my latest build recently 99% finished - just needs carbs fine tuning
1980 Mk.II Z1000 - but now with 1392cc Orient Express big block... MTE lock up clutch... Dyna ignition... etc
The bike beyond my Z is a KZ650 the delux version with twin discs and cast wheels. It belongs to Keith , the guy that I did the trip with.
The candy purple triple belongs to Al , stationed in Vegas with the Air Force. It's an H-2 750 and Al and our friend John , also in the Air Force rode it 2 up with us to San Deigo that weekend.
Here's mine from the day. I bought it when I was 20 years old.
Someday soon, I'm going to get it up and running.
I wonder if I should join in?..
Ok then here we go...
My 78 Z650
GPz 1100-b2 Lawson rep
Cyd, my beloved 78 Z1000-A2
My 80 Z1000 Mk2
and now my 74 Z1b
Let the good times roll
Details on the seat please :eek1...
It is an original Giuliari 2/4 sport seat... I think you can still buy them new even now... yes you can see