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How do I tell what type of motorcycle I have? 12 Jan 2012 19:11 #497797

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This may be a dumb question. How do I tell what type of motorcycle I have. I know its a 1982 kawasaki 750 LTD, but the more I look for things online. I see that their are different types of 1982 kaw 750 LTD. So my question is how does one tell what type of bike he has. That I can buy the right size things for my bike, for ex: I want to put clip-ons on it and don't know the fork size because i don't know the type of 750 LTD, I have. I thought about Kawasaki.com, just type in the VIN # and see what it said but they don't have anything but that the warranty is invald.


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How do I tell what type of motorcycle I have? 12 Jan 2012 20:00 #497802

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Does your title have the model number.

According to Kawasaki.com, in the U.S., the only LTD 750 in 1982 was the KZ750H3. It's a 4-cylinder.


These are the other U.S. 750 models. Some are 4-cyl and some are twins.
Model (20):
KZ750-B1 (1976)
KZ750-B2 (1977)
KZ750-B3 (1978)
KZ750-B4 (1979)
KZ750-E1 (1980)
KZ750-E2 (1981)
KZ750-E3 (1982)
KZ750-F1 (LTD Shaft) (1983)
KZ750-G1 (LTD II) (1980)
KZ750-H1 (LTD) (1980)
KZ750-H2 (LTD) (1981)
KZ750-H3 (LTD) (1982)
KZ750-H4 (LTD) (1983)
KZ750-K1 (LTD Belt) (1983)
KZ750-K2 (CANADA ONLY) (1984)
KZ750-L3 (1983)
KZ750-M1 (CSR Twin) (1982)
KZ750-N1 (Spectre) (1982)
KZ750-N2 (Spectre) (1983)
KZ750-R1 (GPz) (1982)

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How do I tell what type of motorcycle I have? 12 Jan 2012 20:05 #497803

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just buy reading your post i can already tell
that you have the type of
motorcycle that has
2 wheels
a clutch
brakes front and rear
4 control points
and a internal cumbustion engine
thats what type of motorcycle you have

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How do I tell what type of motorcycle I have? 12 Jan 2012 20:27 #497806

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A picture is worth a thousand words....

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How do I tell what type of motorcycle I have? 12 Jan 2012 20:36 #497809

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Dead-End Brother wrote: This may be a dumb question. How do I tell what type of motorcycle I have. I know its a 1982 kawasaki 750 LTD, but the more I look for things online. I see that their are different types of 1982 kaw 750 LTD. So my question is how does one tell what type of bike he has. That I can buy the right size things for my bike, for ex: I want to put clip-ons on it and don't know the fork size because i don't know the type of 750 LTD, I have. I thought about Kawasaki.com, just type in the VIN # and see what it said but they don't have anything but that the warranty is invald.


Thank You for reading and Hope you can help!


Welcome aboard! Where did you see that there are different types of 1982 KZ750 LTD's? Ed

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How do I tell what type of motorcycle I have? 12 Jan 2012 22:42 #497832

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Thank a lot the 750-H3 is what I have then Cool. My title does not have a model # and the book I am using that made me ask this question is the CLYMER KAWASAKI kz,z & zx750 service repair maintenance book It never tells you which of the 1982 bikes is the LTD just says E3 H3 R1 Thanks now I know. hope to have this bike on the road for summer.

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How do I tell what type of motorcycle I have? 12 Jan 2012 22:49 #497834

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78 kz1000-z1r the bible

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How do I tell what type of motorcycle I have? 12 Jan 2012 22:56 #497838

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E3,standard model, and r1,GPZ,will have 18 in. rear wheels, your h will be 16 in. and leading axle front forks

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How do I tell what type of motorcycle I have? 12 Jan 2012 23:38 #497846

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Brother...do yourself a favor and get the Factory Service Manual for your bike (it has a yellow cover). It covers the 80-83 KZ750 (4 cylinders) and has seperate appendices for the variations between the models. The '82 appendix goes over the changes to the clutch adjustment procedure which is good to know.

Good luck!

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How do I tell what type of motorcycle I have? 13 Jan 2012 01:33 #497869

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Hello, Dead-End Brother, and WELCOME to KZr!

For a free manual download and other good info, click on the following link,
then scroll down to "The Bible" where lots of good stuff may be down-loaded.
kz.bike-night.com/

The info on kawasaki.com includes parts diagrams, part names, part numbers, models sharing same part, availability, etc. For example, here's an excerpt from one of the earlier screens which gives an idea about the various 750 models in 1982.



Here's a link for help with navigating the kawasaki.com web-site and finding information.
kzrider.com/index.php?option=com_kunena&...w&catid=13&id=376734

Including information about your bike year and model usually elicits better responses. And it's easy to put the information in your signature where it will automatically appear in posted messages. When done, the signature information appears in all posts, past and future. And may be changed as often as desired.



Good Fortune! :)
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