Nice find indeed, I find it odd that it has early VM28's on it with it showing such low miles. Would be interesting to see the engine ID#.
Installing the 28s was considered a performance upgrade at the time, at least by the kids I ran around with.
Former M.E. at Kawasaki Motors Manufacturing, Lincoln, NE
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 pile O parts
1980 Honda XL250S (I know, wrong flavor!)
The slides look good, which is important. The rest just needs a good cleaning.
If the VM28’s were considered a performance upgrade, what was on there originally?
The stock carbs were VM26SS, which I think were among the best ever installed on a Kawasaki. Some people said the top end wasn't quite as good as with the 28's. But the 28's are harder to synchronize...much harder. I have the '76 version on my 1980 KZ1000 LTD. I love them.
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.