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Early Z1 Project 14 Feb 2019 18:35 #798683

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I have just acquired a 73 Z1 that has sat in a garage since 1980. It ran when it was parked. It is 98% complete. Very excited to "bring it back to life!"

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Early Z1 Project 14 Feb 2019 18:58 #798684

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Nice score!
79 KZ650 SR
80 KZ1000 Z1 Classic
83 KZ1100 LTD
06 ZG1000 Concours
02 Trans Am ... not enough time

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Early Z1 Project 15 Feb 2019 04:11 #798692

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Correct tach & speedo for the build date. Fairly rare ribless carbs! Correct rear brake lever & backing plate.

This bike is a pretty good reference the way it sits. Nice find!

Good Ridin'
slmjim & Z1BEBE
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1973 Z1 "The Wounded Z" Resto project
1974 Z1-A x2
1975 Z1-B x2
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Early Z1 Project 15 Feb 2019 05:56 #798702

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Looks really good! Those look like original tires although the rear is well worn.
I ride Z1's. I have a couple of '75's, plus an '80 KZ1000LTD. My lovely Sweetums rids a 1981 KZ550.

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Early Z1 Project 15 Feb 2019 06:46 #798704

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I'm not sure that I'd restore that just yet, you might be surprised at how well it'd clean up and just how well it'd be accepted by the big end collectors. You have to bodywork?

Les

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Early Z1 Project 15 Feb 2019 11:24 #798723

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I do have all the bodywork. The tank was really faded due to the sun coming thru a side window in the garage. I have a great painter working on them right now.

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Early Z1 Project 18 Feb 2019 12:53 #798858

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I also have an African twin sitting next to my old Kawasaki

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Early Z1 Project 19 Feb 2019 17:24 #798903

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Ha! Obviously a man of good tastes! :laugh:

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