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Which Z to restore?

 by hocbj23
The 81-82 KZ1000 J engine bikes had Hi-Vo chains ,good cranks,and good ignition systems.102 hp stock.Parts are easy to find and the bikes have a good,stiff chassis.I would start with one of those.bj

Posted Nov 6 2010, 10:08 PM in Kawasaki Classics

hihi

 by Zed-NI
Wweeeeeeelllllllllllll.............


Have you bought the KZ1000 ???????????

Post a pic when you get her........would like a chance to feel jealous again !!!

Zed

Posted Nov 5 2010, 10:37 AM in Kawasaki Chat

New Member Intro

 by cyclhed
Hello Forum Members,

I just picked up an 82 1000 CSR.

I've been a Kwaka fan for years. My first motorcycle was a 72 F7 175.

First street bike 74 KZ 400

First new street bike purchased from a dealer 81 GPZ 550

Others: 750 LTD, KZ1000, 69 H1 500

Posted Nov 4 2010, 05:30 AM in Welcome to the forum

Howdy from Chattanooga

 by hocbj23
Howdy from Chattanooga from BJ.Bike is 1982 KZ1000 -full resto from basket case.Black mica paint,Progressive springs,Tarozzi fork stiffener,Gixxer brace,ELT oil cooler,J cams ,V and H pipe,GS1100 swing arm,Barnett clutch,fairing,etc.Good to be here.bj

Posted Oct 23 2010, 01:37 PM in Welcome to the forum

Speedometer

 by xxsierraxx
:445 Hey all, I have a '79 KZ1000 LTD. First year with it and had alot of fun this year.
I have a question about the speedometer. I don't know if it is common on these bkes, but my speed seems to be out by about 20%. Mine is in kph so if I am riding with other bikes and we are travelling around 100k, my speedo shows I am travelling around 120k. i am used to it now and really just go with the flow.
My tires are stock sizes. Is this common or is it possible that gears in front hub are different?
Perhaps this bike doesn't have as many k's on OD as it suggests.
Any thoughts?
Thanks

Posted Oct 23 2010, 01:25 PM in Kawasaki Chat

1st time post

 by burkslaw
Newbie from Daytona, but a long- time KZ owner. My first new motorcycle was a 1976 KZ900. Spent the next year on it, riding 30,000 miles around the country until it was stolen in Miami. Presently own (another) 76 KZ900 in stock condition (except for the elusive original 4-4 exhaust) and a slightly modified 78 KZ1000.

Posted Oct 23 2010, 12:23 PM in Welcome to the forum

Don't delete me

 by kapahulu
Hi I've been reading the forum but had not posted yet.

My current Kawasaki is a 1979 KZ1000 LTD. It's been changed to look more like an A model, which is what I prefer.

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I had a 1990 ZR550 (Zephyr) up until last week, it went to one of my friends who lives on another island (I'm in Hawaii).

Aloha, Mike

Posted Oct 23 2010, 07:27 AM in Welcome to the forum

The New Guy

 by 2BITS56
Just a quick hello, I am Doug and I live in Vegas. I just bought a 2001 KZ1000-P .

Posted Sep 28 2010, 06:45 PM in Welcome to the forum

1978 KZ1000

 by richss427
1978 kawasaki kz1000 with a build date of 10/77 this is a 3 owner bike with just 17000 miles. It is stock except for a kerker header and K&N air filters. The paint is all original and is in very good cond for a 32 year old bike. It has not been on the road since 2003 but runs well. It could use some carb. tuning but you could ride it home today with no problem. The bike has two known issues, it does not start with the electric start (just spins when you press the button) and the foot brake is very stiff and does not return when you press down on it. It may need a new return spring or a new master cylinder. The bike will need new tires (they are cracking on sidewalls)It has a new battery,new NGK plugs and wire ends and a new Dyna S electronic ignition.Everything else works, lights,horn,turn signals,flashers.Chrome is in very good cond.These bikes are one of the original superbikes and are fast becoming a sought after collectable. If you have any questions contact me and I will get back to you as soon as I can. Thanks. Rich 631.495.1249. SERIOUS INQUIRIES ONLY AND NO TRADES!! THANK YOU $2300 :711 :256

Posted Jul 18 2010, 05:54 PM in The Trading Post

Z1oc.com

 by StuZ1
The Replacement forums for the old MSN Z1/KZ900/KZ1000 worldwide owners forum is now on line...

Z1oc.com

This site has recently kicked off, after the demise of the old, well-loved MSN site that catered for all lovers of the mighty Z1 Kawasaki.

This site specialises in technical information & assistance for anyone seeking advice, tips or mechanical advice for the Z1 / KZ900 / KZ1000 series. There are a few members here who are already members of the Worldwide Z1 /KZ900/KZ1000 Owners Club, and I hope that any members here who are looking for specific advice and help for these models, will check out this new site.....

Posted Jul 14 2010, 04:15 PM in Kawasaki Classics

Z1p / Z1b

 by heyjacko
Hi folks...I'm new to this forum, so be gentle! I picked up a '75 Z1P...originally an early police bike which was cannibalized more or less be the P/O's. To make a long story short. I have lots of parts which are not original to the bike and not sure if some (tank) are part of the original equipment (the police package) supplied by Kawasaki. I've already replaced the front fork covers which were the big cast aluminum deals for the police fairing. among other things. I'm looking for info on what parts constituted the police package. If you check my pics you can see I still have the crash guard and running boards which were part of the police package.

Second on the list....I have all of the parts to go from running boards to pegs (for some reason this bike works my hips with the running boards) ....with the exception of the front engine mount bolt and peg studs. I believe the front engine mount bolt may have been longer on the police models to accommodate the running board hardware. I'm thinking of finding a collar/spacer rather than replacing the bolt. Any thoughts?

I'm also looking for muffler replacements the left side baffles got blown out and this thing vibrates like crazy. Not sure where to look for aftermarket mufflers that will fit. KZ1000 looks like a candidate.

Any help is appreciated!

Pics are on the signature line.

Posted Jul 13 2010, 05:04 AM in Kawasaki Classics

1978 KZ1000 Colors

 by Mcdroid
Shaner4z1s
Jun 2 2010, 11:45 PM
lacquer fumes
May 27 2010, 10:02 AM
Did the standard KZ1000 come in black? I viewed the http://www.kawa-z1.com/technics.shtml site and it only listed the red and green. It listed black for the 78 LTD. I have a NOS side cover with no LTD pinstriping so I thought the standard came in black even though I have never seen one. Anybody seen a black standard?
Yes it did come in black, I have one! But I have done alot to it because I like the LTD style , This is original paint, shaner
Sweet! Yes, that is a beauty!

Posted Jun 3 2010, 06:14 AM in Kawasaki Classics

1978 KZ1000 Colors

 by Shaner4z1s
lacquer fumes
May 27 2010, 10:02 AM
Did the standard KZ1000 come in black? I viewed the http://www.kawa-z1.com/technics.shtml site and it only listed the red and green. It listed black for the 78 LTD. I have a NOS side cover with no LTD pinstriping so I thought the standard came in black even though I have never seen one. Anybody seen a black standard?
Yes it did come in black, I have one! But I have done alot to it because I like the LTD style , This is original paint, shaner

Posted Jun 2 2010, 11:45 PM in Kawasaki Classics

KZ1000ltd B2

 by xxsierraxx
I also turn 50 this year and my wife let me get this 1979 LTD

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Can't figure out why it won't post the image so I'll attach

Posted May 30 2010, 10:08 PM in Kawasaki Classics

1978 KZ1000 Colors

 by lacquer fumes
Did the standard KZ1000 come in black? I viewed the http://www.kawa-z1.com/technics.shtml site and it only listed the red and green. It listed black for the 78 LTD. I have a NOS side cover with no LTD pinstriping so I thought the standard came in black even though I have never seen one. Anybody seen a black standard?

Posted May 27 2010, 10:02 AM in Kawasaki Classics

1979 Carb Help

 by xxsierraxx
I have recently picked upa 1979 KZ1000 LTD. It's a great running bike other than some carb issues. The problem I am having is that the rpms won't come down when i back throttle off. I can rev bike to 3-4000 rpm and back throttle off and rpms remain high. I have to hit throttle a couple times ant they will eventually come down. I diconnected cables and got same results. Checked carb mounts for air leaks, lubed vacuum advance, cleaned idle pilots etc. Checked accelerator pump diaphrams and they are great. The throttle is returning to idle screw completely and still rpms are high. It's worse when the engine is hot. I was thinking maybe a needle is sticking or a slide or two. If they where, would the throttle still return to bottom? It doesn't take much twist in throtttle to get the rpms to 3000 or so, so maybe the slide hang up is very slight. Any suggestions would be appreciated.

Posted May 11 2010, 02:11 PM in Kawasaki Classics

LOOKING FOR THE LOST MSN Groups Z1/Z900 Z10C COMMUNITY MEMBERS

 by wiredgeorge
Saw the post on the Multiply "COMM" for this site. The Multiply experiment was the death of the COMM and hope it turns up here... a much better format as the Multiply thing was beyond me. Anyway, I am here and will look in once in awhile. I would like to see the forum area reserved for Z1/Z900 owners and open up another forum area for other models... The Z1/Z900 Worldwide Owners Community didn't include KZ1000s as they wanted to keep the focus narrow.

I have a Vintage Bike Forum at www.vintagebikeforum.org and we have almost 40 vintage Kaw manuals online... Z1, Z1A, Z1B and KZ900 Kaw parts manuals, model ident guide and the original Z1 Factory Service Manual as well as the 73-80 Kaw 4s Clymers and the Haynes, etc. The Vintage Bike Forum is all brands and doesn't have a Kaw only focus... drop by.

I will pass word to some of the other old COMM members who used to hang out on the MSN site... Roy-B-Boy-B is an admin on my site and Garn is fairly regular as are some of the other folks... I will let Saunders know as well.

Daily ride is a 79 ST and I will also attach a pic of my KZ900A4 which I use to test carbs with.

God bless and thanks for setting this area up! wg

Posted May 10 2010, 07:39 PM in Kawasaki Classics

Hello from Kent...well nearly France!

 by z650freak
Greetings from deepest Kent...well France nearly if you look out from the beach!

Recently returned to bikes with a vengence...still kept my old z900a4 and z650 in the garage but has recently been added to by a very nice standard black z1000j3 (plus another sodded about one for spares) a kz1000a1 (standard and roadworthy mot and tax) and a kz1000 green project thing. I wont admit to anything else in the garage! Greedy I hear you say...yes I say and I dont care!!!!! I could never afford them when I was younger so its revenge!

Would like to hear from anyone else in Kent (east especially) that is heavily into 1970's/80's Zeds.

Have fun all!

Kind Regards

Posted May 9 2010, 07:20 PM in Welcome to the forum

1978 KZ1000 for sale

 by StuZ1
Have to make room for a new project so my 1978 KZ1000LTD is now up for sale...

MoT till June / 5 months tax on it..

Showing 26,000 miles on the clock..

Dyna Electronic Ignition + coils...

New front Tyre...

Oil Cooler...

4into1 Vance and Hines...

Z1B Paint work...With larger KZ1000 A2 petrol Tank..

Looking for £2,600...or very near offer...

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Posted Apr 26 2010, 07:29 PM in The Trading Post

ER-6N '09 Tax Disc Position?

 by StuZ1
On my KZ1000 its lives by the oil cooler...And on my ZRX1200R its by the chain guard.... :yty

Posted Apr 24 2010, 08:09 PM in Kawasaki Streetbikes.





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