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77 ltd 1000 rebuild 24 Aug 2020 10:01 #833580

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Engine in, with the help of my son and grand son.little at a time.
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77 ltd 1000 rebuild 24 Aug 2020 11:17 #833584

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I checked the frame# stamp and sticker orientation on a few examples I have which I am 99.9% sure are original:
1: 1974 Z1A Frame# stamped on the left side, sticker legible from right side, rounded corners on sticker
2. 1978 KZ1000B Frame# stamped on the left side, sticker legible from left side , square corners on sticker
3. 1979 KZ1000 Police Frame# stamped on the left side, sticker legible from left side, rounded corners on sticker

I don't think you should get too hung up on which direction the sticker is installed, after all they were installed by humans, at least in the case of the U.S.A. built bikes. (Japanese assemblers are more like robots!) From my experience I would expect more consistency of the sticker application on the bikes assembled in Japan. It makes sense to me to have the stamping and label legible on the same side of the bike for inspection purposes, but apparently they didn't follow that reasoning in Japan, at least on the 1974 Z1. I also checked a 1980 KZ750E that was built in Japan and the frame# on it is stamped on the RIGHT side, with the sticker also legible from the right.

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1966 W1 (the Z1 of 1966-50H.P. and 100mph!)
1974 Z1A (disassembled)
1976 KZ900B LTD (SOLD!) it's in GOOD Hands!
1978 KZ1000 LTD
1976 KZ900B LTD pile O parts!

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77 ltd 1000 rebuild 24 Aug 2020 12:10 #833588

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Good to know Mike,as I said my bike is not going to be show buy I do want it nice .
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77 ltd 1000 rebuild 16 Oct 2020 06:47 #836968

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More work done.im getting close.
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77 ltd 1000 rebuild 27 Oct 2020 11:26 #837828

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Back on 2 wheels,brakes bled,have to finish all the little stuff.

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77 ltd 1000 rebuild 28 Oct 2020 04:54 #837860

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Looks really nice. Where did you find the new spitfire tires?
1976 KZ 900 A4 kzrider.com/forum/11-projects/613548-1976-kz-900-a4
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1978 KZ 1000 B2 LTD
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77 ltd 1000 rebuild 28 Oct 2020 06:35 #837867

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Wasn't easy,front was on ebay and the rear I found at a local bike shop. They are pretty scarce.
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77 ltd 1000 rebuild 24 Dec 2020 14:09 #840527

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My new seat came in from z1 enterprise,along with the find of a year my grab rail she's looking dang near done
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77 ltd 1000 rebuild 26 Dec 2020 15:12 #840613

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First time outdoors
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77 ltd 1000 rebuild 26 Dec 2020 15:24 #840616

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Very nice! Well done!
I have a couple of Z1B's restored, an '80 KZ1000LTD restored, a 1981 KZ550 restored and a 2008 KLR 650 for off road fun. My wife has a 2019 Suzuki DR 650 for on and off road.

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77 ltd 1000 rebuild 26 Dec 2020 16:44 #840619

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Great job... Solid!

Still a little gealous, I’m looking for RWL tires for my 1976 Kz900 LTD. I can’t find any. I find the 100/90-19 S11 front but can’t find a matching rear. There was a NOS but it was 150/80-16. Not sure how old. What size did you find for the rear?
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77 ltd 1000 rebuild 27 Dec 2020 10:11 #840644

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It's a 130/90/16 a friend of mine works at a dealership and was able to locate one on somebody's shelf.
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