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kz greenhorn 14 Nov 2020 08:58 #838476

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Hi gang, I’m a proud owner of a 1980 kz1000P , purchase couple weeks ago here in Toronto, Canada. My first Kawi, but my 3rd bike. Bike came with kz1000 LTD seat - see sellers pictures - so I’m looking for a solo Police seat, any pointers would be welcome! All the best, Marcel

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kz greenhorn 14 Nov 2020 11:18 #838481

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Welcome Marcel. The KZPs are really fun bikes to ride. If the KZPs were used in Toronto you'll be made aware of the cop bike curse.
Good luck!
Jim
North GA
2016 Yamaha FJR1300ES
1982 GPz750 R1
1974 Kawasaki H1
1976 Kawasaki KZ400
1979 Yamaha XS650 cafe'
2001 KZ1000P
2001 Yamaha YZ426
1981 Honda XR200 stroked in an '89 CR125 chassis
1965 Mustang
1967 Triumph GT6
1976 Bronco
"If you didn't build it, it's not really yours"

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kz greenhorn 15 Nov 2020 07:35 #838511

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Thanks Jim! I’m really looking forward to taking it on the road come Spring! I might loose the fairing between now and then, not liking it. The later model fairings look better to me, the way they have the lights incorporated. I will have to see what sort of brackets I will need to attach the headlight and indicators after it’s off the bike.
LOL, have to ask, what’s the curse? The city cops here and the OPP (Ontario Provincial Police) have always used the Harley cop bikes, at least I’ve never seen them on Kawi bikes.
Have a great Sunday!

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kz greenhorn 15 Nov 2020 12:44 #838528

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The cop bike curse is when people in front of you slow waaaaaaay down because they think you are a cop. Maddening when it's not legal to pass them.
On the plus side if you are on the freeway and come screaming up behind some slowpoke in the fast lane the chances are good they'll peel off to the right.
Enjoy the bike. It's fun to scrape the floorboards.
Jim
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1982 GPz750 R1
1974 Kawasaki H1
1976 Kawasaki KZ400
1979 Yamaha XS650 cafe'
2001 KZ1000P
2001 Yamaha YZ426
1981 Honda XR200 stroked in an '89 CR125 chassis
1965 Mustang
1967 Triumph GT6
1976 Bronco
"If you didn't build it, it's not really yours"

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kz greenhorn 15 Nov 2020 13:19 #838530

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Ah, the curse makes sense! Benefits as well!
All the best Jim!

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kz greenhorn 15 Nov 2020 16:30 #838536

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if you bike is the one in your profile, it has a Vetter fairing on it and not the police fairing
1976 KZ 900 A4 kzrider.com/forum/11-projects/613548-1976-kz-900-a4
1976 KZ 900 B1 LTD
1978 KZ 1000 B2 LTD
Kowledge Speaks, But Wisdom Listens.
Jimi Hendrix.

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kz greenhorn 16 Nov 2020 04:52 #838544

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Correct, originally it would have had a windshield with the array of lights. I’m going to remove the fairing before Spring.

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kz greenhorn 16 Nov 2020 08:31 #838552

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That curse applies to the cars too. My son has a 2011 crown vic unmarked.
77 ltd1000 80 ltd1000 93 zr1100 zepher.02 red zrx 12r, 03 valkyrie (my couch) 65 olds 442

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kz greenhorn 16 Nov 2020 13:20 #838560

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Welcome, I also reside in Toronto ( Downsview .)
I have a 1980 Kawasaki KZ750 Ltd. I bought new. I recently managed to get it out of my garage after 28 years and put it on the road again (2010). I feel like a kid all over again. Since I have acquired 3 78 KZ1000 Ltd, 1 1981 KZ1000 Ltd, and another 1980 KZ750 Ltd. Love the LTD's.

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kz greenhorn 18 Nov 2020 15:44 #838610

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I bet. I keep a close eye on dark grey Ford Explorers with extra antennas. They scare me from a distance, lol.

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kz greenhorn 18 Nov 2020 15:57 #838611

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Hi and thanks! I’m right downtown, in a tower.

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