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74 Z1A 06 Jul 2021 11:40 #851385

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In the back of my garage I have had a Z1 engine sitting on a engine stand for about 25 years now. one day I got to looking at it to see what it would take to get it running. The top end needed to be completely reworked. Two new valves, valve guides, new pistons and rings. The bottom end gears and shifter forks was in good condition. I did replace oil seals and bearings while I was in it. I needed other tings like friction plates, Ignition system, carbs and a couple of side covers. After the engine was said and done with I thought it would be cool to find a frame! (Can you guys see where this is going?) One and a half  years later I'm thinking I should of had someone around to kick my BUTT for starting this project. I have had to buy every nut , bolt and components to build this thing, including spokes. I'm on the down hill side of this project now. the only thing is paint work.  Until the wife gives me some more money, I'm Kind of in a holding pattern. It will look good next to my 73 Z1 and my ELR
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74 Z1A 06 Jul 2021 11:49 #851388

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Looking really nice. Keep the faith.

EDIT, Moreover keep momma happy. Ask for St. Nick to help
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
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74 Z1A 06 Jul 2021 13:13 #851396

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For starting with just an engine you're doing pretty good!  Are those carbs black?
I have several restored bikes along with a 2006 Goldwing with a sidecar. My wife has a 2019 Suzuki DR 650 for on and off road.

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74 Z1A 06 Jul 2021 13:20 #851397

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Looking Good!  You're ahead of me,  I have a rolling chassis and an unassembled motor at this point.  I've lost some of my interest in the project because the PO has not been helpful in getting a duplicate title for me. In NE you can obtain a Bonded Title,  but that appears to be a real PITA. 

Mike
Former M.E. at Kawasaki Motors Manufacturing, Lincoln, NE
1966 W1 (the Z1 of 1966-50H.P. and 100mph!)
1974 Z1
1978 KZ1000 LTD
1976 KZ900B pile O parts
1980 KZ750E
1980 Honda XL250S (I know, wrong flavor!)

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74 Z1A 06 Jul 2021 14:31 #851406

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I am going for a bonded title as well. My 74 is considered a Reassembled Vehicle

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74 Z1A 07 Jul 2021 05:44 #851444

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The carb body's are black. It's a baked on coating that is impervious to petroleum based or chemicals. 

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74 Z1A 14 Feb 2022 18:38 #862369

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buff the paint and get rid of a gremlin or two then it's time to play!!

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74 Z1A 14 Feb 2022 19:00 #862373

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74 Z1A 15 Feb 2022 06:14 #862398

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Nice work, she turned out great!  What type of exhaust / Header is that?
1978 KZ 1000B (73 tribute)
1977 KZ1000 project
1976 KZ 900
1976 KV 75
1976 Honda Elsinore MT250
1974 Z1 900 project
1971 Honda CT70

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74 Z1A 15 Feb 2022 07:08 #862399

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Nice work, she turned out great!  What type of exhaust / Header is that?
DELKEVIC

delkevic.com/complete-systems/kawasaki/1973-models/

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74 Z1A 15 Feb 2022 18:19 #862440

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It is a Delkevic, polished stainless. great finish and center stand friendly. I will say when I initially installed it the bottom of the header was a lot closer to the ground than I liked. I fixed that problem by indexing the muffler about 10 degrees CCW and fabricating my own mount and center stand stop. There mounting hardware is worthless. By making the modifications I was able to get 1 1/2 to 2" more ground clearance.
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