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New kz1000 rider from Argentina 02 Jan 2021 16:14 #841071

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Hi guys, im a new kz1000 rider from argentina...
I always dreamed as child with this bike, so the real ride begins now.
i recently got a kz1000 (i traded it for a klr250 and some money) but the bike got some "unknowns" for me.
the bike isnt working (some "ape" removed ther cyl. head and broke 3 screws on the process)
and i think i got some work to do.


The problem with the bike... its that i dont know the exact model of the bike.
(as far as i can see, it's a "USA model" because the smog ports on the valve cover, and i think its a z1r/mk2 from the cradle and engine numbers), the problem there, is that being a 1980 bike it got a contact breaker ignition system, what confuses me in determining what model is the bike, as far as i know, 80's model already got CDI ignition.

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New kz1000 rider from Argentina 02 Jan 2021 20:07 #841080

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Welcome

Get the frame and engine serial number and go here zedder.com/msg1.htm
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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New kz1000 rider from Argentina 02 Jan 2021 20:39 #841083

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I think all of the 1980 1015cc engines, KZ and MKII, had electronic ignition.

The 1980 1015cc engine numbers are----
KZ 1000 A4 -- MKII KZT00AE093001 to 092900 (I bet that is backwards)
or KZT00AE093001 to 110764

KZ 1000 B4 LTD (MKII engine) KZT00AE92601 to 092900
or KZT00AE093001 to 110764

KZ 1000 D3 Z1R-II KZT00DE017616 to 021069

KZ1000 G1 Classic (not MKII) KZT00GE000001 to 003351

KZ1000 C3 Police (not MKII) no info on engine numbers
1982 KZ1000 LTD parts donor
1981 KZ1000 LTD awaiting resurrection
2000 ZRX1100 not ridden enough

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New kz1000 rider from Argentina 02 Jan 2021 21:25 #841092

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Welcome to KZR Degtyarev!
I'm surprised no one got after you yet. We need Pictures!
I'd really be interested in some pics of the roads you ride on. That is, after you get your 1000 together.
I'm sure that these guys will answer any questions you have.
Thank You
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Riders:
1968 BSA 441 Shooting Star, 1970 BSA 650 Lightning, 1974 W3, 1976 KZ900, 1979 KZ750 Twin, 1979 KZ750 Twin Trike, 1981 KZ1300, 1982 KZ1100 Spectre, 1987 Yamaha Trailway, 2000 Valkyrie, 2009 Yamaha Roadliner S. 1983 GL 1100
Projects:
1947 Indian Chief, 1985 ZN1300

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New kz1000 rider from Argentina 04 Jan 2021 12:36 #841187

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Bienvenido, if you need help there is a place in Temperley or Lomas de Zamora called FD Restauraciones, his name is Fernando Doso, and he restores KZ 's and does excellent work if you need help, you can look him up on Facebook..
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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New kz1000 rider from Argentina 05 Jan 2021 04:55 #841198

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According to those numbers my bike its a d3...

Thanks!

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New kz1000 rider from Argentina 05 Jan 2021 06:46 #841204

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Degtyarev wrote: According to those numbers my bike its a d3...

Thanks!

Hopefully, the frame is as well.
1982 KZ1000 LTD parts donor
1981 KZ1000 LTD awaiting resurrection
2000 ZRX1100 not ridden enough

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New kz1000 rider from Argentina 05 Jan 2021 06:48 #841205

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Welcome! any pics of the bike?
Kawasaki KZ 750/4 LTD 1981
Kawasaki KLR 650 2011
Argentina - Buenos Aires

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New kz1000 rider from Argentina 07 Jan 2021 13:05 #841290

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Your motorcycle is a collectible and if it is in original condition or restored properly it is a bike that demands a good dollar and is only going to increase in value. Naci en Adrogue, Bs.As., ahora vivo en Toronto.
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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New kz1000 rider from Argentina 09 Jan 2021 19:45 #841456

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I had a (1981) 1000 J model & it had electronic ignition also had an (80) model 750 & it had the same. I may be a year off on one or the other but contact breakers were not original.

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New kz1000 rider from Argentina 13 Jan 2021 09:25 #841653

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Que genio! yo tambien soy de adrogue!

As i know now, the bike its a z1rII, i have a lot of work there, but I will not restore it as factory (money, time), but i will not change the cyclistics on it (rake, offsets etc.) only aesthetic and minor electrical changes.
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New kz1000 rider from Argentina 13 Jan 2021 11:34 #841668

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Does your bike have a 'coffin' shaped fuel tank? If so it is definitely a collectible. I remember them well. They came in a silver/bluish color & were supposed to have a claimed (5) hp. advantage over the standard model. I am jealous of your find. HA!! They were really cool & commanded a lot of attention.

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