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Hello from Idaho 03 Mar 2023 08:35 #881038

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Can lightning strike twice?

Yesterday morning a 1980 KZ550 popped up in a classified ad.  This morning, 335 miles and 5 hours later, it’s in the back of my truck.  Very happy!

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Project fever is kicking in 
Yes it is! ...but, While the Z1 needs a significant amount of work, the KZ550 seems pretty complete.  I have the stock shocks, but they are shot.  I can't find a grab rail for it but does it really need one?  This bike is only a reproduction seat cover and the front turn signals away from being complete.  Falls short of being a project.  That's ok, riding season is almost here so projects will have to wait for next winter.
1974 Z1A
2002 ZRX1200R
2021 Tenere 700
1980 KZ550
2012 KLX351S
2021 Beta XTrainer
2022 Beta 390RR RE
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Hello from Idaho 03 Mar 2023 09:13 #881041

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Welcome from Michigan. Wow luck has been on your side. Sell is a four letter word. 
1976 KZ 900 A4 kzrider.com/forum/11-projects/613548-1976-kz-900-a4
1976 KZ 900 B1 LTD
1978 KZ 1000 B2 LTD
1980 KZ 750 E1
Kowledge Speaks, But Wisdom Listens.
Jimi Hendrix.

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Hello from Idaho 04 Mar 2023 06:17 #881083

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Two great bikes. Well done!
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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Hello from Idaho 14 May 2023 20:52 #884689

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Welcome from central Massachusetts.  With those two bikes they'll definitely let you in!  I've owned my Z1A since the late 70's,  rode it for 18 years then life happened and it got put away until last year. (Some of that time was in a friend's leaky garage, so it has some issues from the storage)  I retired last summer and I'm reviving (not restoring) The plan is to make a safe good running older motorcycle to ride.  It's almost ready to go, so I'll be following your project with interest.  Sounds like you've got a decent amount of Kaw experience, the members here can help you solve any issues you run into.   And by the way, we really like pictures!

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