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TOPIC: Kawasaki 750 twin-confusion

Kawasaki 750 twin-confusion 2 years 3 months ago #517709

Hello
I am interested in buying a Kawasaki 750 twin, I think they were made in the seventies and eighties.
I am quite confused about the designations: Z750, Z750 b, KZ750, 750 LTD...
Are these all the same?
I would be very grateful if someone could clarify this for me. Maybe links to sites with explanations and à overview?
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Re: Kawasaki 750 twin-confusion 2 years 3 months ago #517740

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The Z designation alone is European and typically dual disk upfront and a few other minor variations. KZ is US import.
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Re: Kawasaki 750 twin-confusion 2 years 3 months ago #517743

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Go to the link below and skip down until you come to the list of KZ750s. There you will find different models, specs, and pics (not great pics) that will give you the general config of each.

www.cyclechaos.com/wiki/List_of_Kawasaki_motorcycles
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Re: Kawasaki 750 twin-confusion 2 years 3 months ago #517769

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martin_csr wrote:
and the forks have more rake.

I was told that they don't actually have any more rake, but have shorter rear springs which does give it more rake but with taller springs it will be the same. Anybody know one way or another?

It almost seems like the 82 750 CSR was given that tag to designate that it was a twin, but on the other size cc bikes it's used on the 4s.
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I haven't noticed any 750-4s with the CSR trim, only the twins, which is why I have that theory. I think you're right that it's nothing more than another way to say LTD but for the 750 it seems they saved LTD for the 4s? The 750 twin seems to be kind of a bastard child.

The guy seemed to know his stuff. The ass end does seem pretty low compared to other bikes. I wouldn't think a few degrees of engine tilt would bother it any. I was going to put longer springs on to see how it did but probably won't with the new plans I have for it.

I was comparing part numbers for frames on the powersportsplus microfiche and it shows LTDs and CSRs share frames but standard models do not. So it could be a different neck angle.
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Re: Kawasaki 750 twin-confusion 2 years 3 months ago #517782

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In addition to the 1976 - 1979 standard model twins and the 1982 KZ750-CSR Twin (M1) Kawasaki made the 1980 KZ750-LTD II (G1) and the 1983 KZ750-LTD Belt (K1) which were also 2-cylinder bikes. They also made a 1984 KZ750-K2 (Canada Only). So they actually made 8 twin models (also, there may be other non-North American models not shown on their site). It would be interesting to know the total number of twins produced. Ed
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Re: Kawasaki 750 twin-confusion 2 years 2 months ago #525284

I would like to buy a 750 twin with a 18 inch rear wheel.
Some seems to be equipped with this, the KZ750 B and G for example.

My problem is that it is the 16 inch models that seems to be up for sale here in Sweden.

Now to the question: For a Z750 with a 16 inch rear wheel, which other Kawasaki models offers a 18 inch rear wheel that fits without alterations, that is just bolt on?
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Re: Kawasaki 750 twin-confusion 2 years 1 month ago #526088

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I never really understood the LTD thing, but i know the whole kz750B line is two cylinders and i think the H line was too. B was 76 to 79. I have a 76 myself and I love it.
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