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New Guy 1978 Z1R Project 19 Jul 2011 00:53 #463641

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where are you located at? I have a dented tank its not perfect but it can be fixed its yours if you want for the price of freight
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New Guy 1978 Z1R Project 19 Jul 2011 13:42 #463744

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That's sound really awesome! Thanks a whole lot!!!

How do I go about it? I have a collection point in Portland Oregon but I'm assuming I need to send someone over to collect it?...

I'll PM you...

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New Guy 1978 Z1R Project 14 Apr 2013 22:38 #582348

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Well, time for an update...The previous owner had a machine shop, and he offered to put the head together for me...it sat and sat...cams were too pitted and the bearings would not clearance. It took forever to get the replacement title squard away, but I did find a key that fit.

However, I ended up taking a new job in Nashville TN. The Z1R was shipped with me, and I now have it registered in TN. I contacted Cavanaugh racing, and Larry referred me to a local guy who is a KZ expert. Since the motor is in pieces and I have no experience with them, I'll just have this guy "Max" put it together for me.

Stand by for news!

Looks like I might need a new tank as well. Looking at the pieces today, I have a rust hole in the bottom.
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New Guy 1978 Z1R Project 15 Apr 2013 11:46 #582456

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keep us posted.

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skiatook,oklahoma 1980 z1r,1978 kz 1000 z1r x 3,
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i make what i can,and save the rest!

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New Guy 1978 Z1R Project 15 Apr 2013 17:54 #582521

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Parts were all dropped off the Max today, he is going to tear into it and let me know. He said nothing looks too bad. Of course there are all sorts of options. I was thinking keep it totally stock, but then again, that rear tire sure is skinny! A few upgrades might be a good idea!
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New Guy 1978 Z1R Project 15 Apr 2013 18:14 #582523

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Hey nice bike..too bad about the tank. A little while ago a guy in my area was advertising on Craigs List for a full body set...here's the info for you in case you are interested
seattle.craigslist.org/see/mcy/3710580758.html
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New Guy 1978 Z1R Project 16 Apr 2013 21:56 #582734

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Thanks! I am going to send this one into a restoration service and see if it can be saved. Cross your fingers for me!
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New Guy 1978 Z1R Project 27 Aug 2013 21:57 #603413

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Motor is complete and ready to go. Despite having only 15K miles on the odo, turns out it already had a Weisco big bore kit installed :) The head was ported, and everything ran through and checked out. It was well within specs and just needed cleaned up and sorted. The stock carbs had some corrosion and issues, but the Mikini 36 flat slides were near perfect, so I'll run those. Now I just need to restore the tank, clean up the Chassis, and get it on the road!


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New Guy 1978 Z1R Project 27 Aug 2013 23:50 #603431

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Cool. How big is the motor? Any suspension upgrades planned?

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New Guy 1978 Z1R Project 28 Aug 2013 01:50 #603451

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I got a tank if you want it.It does have a dent and no rust for shipping its yours I can post a pic
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New Guy 1978 Z1R Project 28 Aug 2013 10:00 #603481

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It is the 1075cc kit. I was really surprised to hear it. The builder really know his stuff with these, he is estimating 90RWHP or so, which is plenty!

Right now, I mainly plan to keeep it stock, I also have a Repsol CBR1000RR for the more agressive riding, this will just be a weekend cruiser :)

That'd be great on the tank Eddie, if you think it can be saved, I'll take it!

Ed
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New Guy 1978 Z1R Project 29 Aug 2013 00:56 #603649

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here's some pics






1976 Kz900
1978 Kz1000
1978 Z1r
1982 Kz1100 A2
1975 Z1b-900
1975 Z1b-900
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