Hello all, just wanted to introduce myself. I recently was offered a 1982 Canadian KZ1000J for a price that was hard to turn down. I wasn't looking for another bike, but the price was too good. So, having never owned a Kawasaki, or planning on having another bike, I have just now started researching the bike. I usually do all this before! Either way, this will be my first Kawasaki (I've had Yamaha, Suzuki, a lot of Honda's, and currently have a Ducati and 2 Vespas), so I'm looking forward to learning. Bike sat for a few years, but was inside. Carbs were amazingly clean, but I still went through them. Drained all the gas, put a new battery and she fired up (after it blew out about a thousand sunflower seeds out of the exhaust haha). One cylinder wasn't firing, but it randomly has a BR9ES plug in it, and all the other have B8ES, so I'm figuring that may be why. It was also only 30 degrees out when I tried. That's about it, but I look forward to learning more!
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Where in Detroit are you located .
Im out in Livingston County
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Mr Turbo Race Kit, MTC 1075 Turbo pistons by PitStopPerformance , Falicon Ultra Lite Super Crank, APE everything. Les Holt @ PDM's Billet Goodies . Frame by Chuck Kurzawa @ Logghe Chassis . Deep sump 5qt oil pan. RIP Bill Hahn