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Another one followed me home! 04 Dec 2011 20:26 #491552

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Picked this up this morning. I actually rode this thing before I bought it. Bone stock motor with 28 carbs with pumps, still has the stock air box. Chassis has been raked 5deg and has a 6" over club arm with shocks. It actually rode nice, starts up and runs perfect. Paint is VERY nice. Nice list of new things and stuff been done to it. The guy I bought it off has arthritis and is going in for foot surgery and can no longer ride. Now the hard part is do I keep it? I don't want to be on that show "hoarders".
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Another one followed me home! 04 Dec 2011 20:28 #491554

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That's some custom looking paint there!!
Nice find.
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Another one followed me home! 04 Dec 2011 20:37 #491555

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Keep it! A hoarder is a guy with 100 bikes that don't run. A guy with 100 bikes that run is called a collector. :laugh:
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Another one followed me home! 04 Dec 2011 21:51 #491562

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That'd be an episode I'd actually watch anyhow... :pinch:

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Another one followed me home! 04 Dec 2011 23:01 #491574

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man that is a LSD paint job

i would keep it,i have some bikes and that is one thing i have learned over the years is to keep my bikes.
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Another one followed me home! 05 Dec 2011 00:20 #491586

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If you are that worried about it you can drop it at my house lol no real order if it runs it goes in the shed lol.
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One day we hope to be on horders lol all the old trucks and bikes and most are not quite road ready lol
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Another one followed me home! 05 Dec 2011 00:28 #491587

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Hoarder, Collector potato patato i'm jealous!
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Another one followed me home! 05 Dec 2011 07:40 #491614

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Nice Les....

I realize pictures can be deceiving but it seems as though the paint job was done fairly well... In a weird kind of way, hell of an eye grabber so I'd possibly keep it as is as well....

Should be good with the ladies in a Austin Powers Blue Suede Jump Suit... :laugh:
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Another one followed me home! 05 Dec 2011 10:02 #491627

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Well said Ed. I'd hang on to it but find a good painter really quickly!
Charles
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Another one followed me home! 05 Dec 2011 10:25 #491631

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Very nice. Keep it for sure. The paint is, well.. different, but you won't have to worry about seeing another like it!
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Another one followed me home! 05 Dec 2011 14:55 #491688

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i vote to keep the bike and the aaaaaaaaaaaaaaacid ttttttttttttttttrip paint job man!!!!!!!! :laugh:

the 70's paint jobs are as cool now as they ever was. :)

unless you did NOT like the paint jobs from the seventies,in which case they suck as much now as they did then :pinch: .

i wore bell bottoms as a kid and thought everything about bikes in the seventies was cool so i may be biased. :P .

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Another one followed me home! 05 Dec 2011 17:42 #491720

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531blackbanshee wrote: i vote to keep the bike and the aaaaaaaaaaaaaaacid ttttttttttttttttrip paint job man!!!!!!!! :laugh:

the 70's paint jobs are as cool now as they ever was. :)

unless you did NOT like the paint jobs from the seventies,in which case they suck as much now as they did then :pinch: .

i wore bell bottoms as a kid and thought everything about bikes in the seventies was cool so i may be biased. :P .

leon

omr still wears bell bottems and platform shoes! :woohoo:
ive got a 73 z1 sitting in the barn with the gold/green metalflake body work from back in the day with kawasaki airbrushed in huge letters on tank.
im guessing that must of been somebodys dragbike back in the day ,then they shoved a stock motor back in it and used big motor in something else.
posting from deep under a non-descript barn in an undisclosed location southwest of Omaha.

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Another one followed me home! 05 Dec 2011 19:54 #491747

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Yeah, the paint is wild and actually some nice work, glass smooth. After getting it home and looking at it for a while it kinda grew on me. I believe I started thinking about all the work that went into it. I may keep it just to have something to buzz around on. The Z1R isn't going to be something to just putt around on so maybe I can justify keeping it, at least until I can finish the next project which I'm allready getting parts up for. Got to stay ahead of the game and be prepared for obstacles, right? Heck, I've allready got my next 2 build ideas in my head waiting for the Z1R's finish.
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Another one followed me home! 05 Dec 2011 21:44 #491775

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Here ya go Les... Smoke some of this shit, all better.... B)


1976 KZ900-A4
MTC 1075cc.
Camshafts: Kawi GPZ-1100 .375 lift
Head: P&P via Larry Cavanaugh
ZX636 suspension
Keihin, 29mm CR specials
Kerker 4-1, 1.5" comp baffle.
Dyna-S E.I.
Earls 10 row Oil Cooler
Acewell 2802 Series Speedo/Tach
Innovate LC1 Wideband 02 AFR meter

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Another one followed me home! 09 Dec 2011 09:40 #492317

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I like the paint! Got more pics?
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Another one followed me home! 09 Dec 2011 15:57 #492368

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Keep it if the price was right!
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Another one followed me home! 09 Dec 2011 18:02 #492393

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Old Man Rock wrote: Should be good with the ladies in a Austin Powers Blue Suede Jump Suit... :laugh:


Grrr baby...very grrr! LMFAO! :woohoo:

Nice bike...definitely a unique paint job, but it looks to be n great shape. :)
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Another one followed me home! 09 Dec 2011 18:52 #492400

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I'll try and get some camera pics instead of phone pics. The bike is actually very nice. It needs a little bling so a chrome pipe and engine covers are in order and that swingarm has got to go. I'll put 1 of mine on it.
If things keep up I may sacrifice it for working capitol but have decided to keep it for now.
Les

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Another one followed me home! 09 Dec 2011 19:03 #492404

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les,
the funny thing is you never hear anybody whineing about keeping a bike.

they only whine about the ones they sold :whistle: .


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Another one followed me home! 09 Dec 2011 21:42 #492421

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It is nice. Try and get us some more pictures. I know I'd like to see more of her. Great vintage paint.
Take it from me cuz I found
If you leave it then somebody else is bound,
To find that treasure, that moment of pleasure,
When yours, it could have been.
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