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Bike of the Month. 01 Jun 2015 07:38 #674748

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Good June 1rst Morning KZR
AS promised the KZR administration Team has posted on the home page the JUNE Bike Of The Month

Congratulations to our June Winner 650 ed :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: ;) ;) :woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo: :silly: :silly:



Ed and his 650 , What can you say other than if a perfectly preserved 1977 KZ650-C1 is your favorite bike , than here it is !!!!
Ed has owned the bike since new and it was love or lust at first site. Going from a 1963 highly modified BSA 350 with a 500 engine to the 650 was Like he died and went to heaven.
Eds 650 currently has about 57 thousand miles on it and has never needed any major repairs or rebuilds as the cylinder head has never even been removed. As most of us member s here know Ed does all his own work and is a believer in stock is how its going to be, and all work is performed to our bibles , The factory Service Manual..
Few changes have been done to Eds bike. They include Hagon shocks, tapered steering stem bearings ,a chrome chain guard and a Fiamm horn which he has hidden ..
Ed has ridden a number of other motorcycles over the years but none have taken his heart away from his 650 and he plans on riding it until he can no longer ride. Kinda brings tears to my eyes :pinch:
So please join me in congratulating Ed and his 650 as our June , 2015 Bike Of The Month !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Bike of the Month. 01 Jun 2015 07:43 #674749

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More pictures of Eds bike to follow
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Mr Turbo Race Kit, MTC 1075 Turbo pistons by PitStopPerformance , Falicon Ultra Lite Super Crank, APE everything. Les Holt @ PDM's Billet Goodies . Frame by Chuck Kurzawa @ Logghe Chassis . Deep sump 5qt oil pan. RIP Bill Hahn
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Bike of the Month. 01 Jun 2015 07:53 #674751

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Congrat's. :woohoo:
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Congratulations Ed!
I particularly like the dual platters up front. Have you ever felt that the rear brake is too powerful?
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1968 BSA 441 Shooting Star, 1970 BSA 650 Lightning, 1974 W3, 1976 KZ900, 1979 KZ750 Twin, 1979 KZ750 Twin Trike, 1981 KZ1300, 1982 KZ1100 Spectre, 1987 Yamaha Trailway, 2000 Valkyrie, 2009 Yamaha Roadliner S. 1983 GL 1100
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Bike of the Month. 01 Jun 2015 08:57 #674758

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Excellent ...Think it the cleanest bike on this forum .
Congrats Ed.....
1982 GS1000sz Katana ( #42....17K Miles)
1982 GS1000sz Katana ( # 297....7100k Miles)
1978 Kz1000 Z1R. 10K Miles1
1977 KZ 1000 A ( Project ) 54K Miles
1976 Kz900A4 (Red)21K miles
1976 Kz900A4 ( Green )40Kmiles
1974 Z1 900A ( Project)
1975 GT750m 18k miles
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Bike of the Month. 01 Jun 2015 10:45 #674769

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Good choice Beautiful :cheer: :cheer: bike
Gpz 750 turbo The one I ride
Gpz 750 turbo Not finished
Gpz 750 turbo Not started
Gpz 550 1981
Gpz 550 1983
Bunch of other junk
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Bike of the Month. 01 Jun 2015 11:06 #674776

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Congrats Ed
well deserved
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Bike of the Month. 01 Jun 2015 12:01 #674787

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It's about freakin' time. :)
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Bike of the Month. 01 Jun 2015 12:23 #674789

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Bike of the Month. 01 Jun 2015 13:03 #674791

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Congratulations, ED, You DEFINITELY , deserve it ....I wish I had the same mentality as you did , back in the day !!
Pete
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Bike of the Month. 01 Jun 2015 13:11 #674793

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great bike great job
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Bike of the Month. 01 Jun 2015 13:24 #674795

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Is this the june 2015- august 2016 BOTM :whistle:

Congrats Ed, one of the finer examples of a kz650 that will ever grace this site
my bikes; 80kz1000(project), 77 gl1000, 74 h2 (project)
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Bike of the Month. 01 Jun 2015 13:51 #674799

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Well deserved win.... one of the nicest 650s left today and a hell of a helpful addition to this site.
1978 KZ650 b-2
700cc Wiseco kit 10 to 1.
1980 KZ750 cam, ape springs, stock clutch/ Barnett springs.
Vance and Hines Header w/ comp baffle and Ape pods, Dyna S and green coils, copper wires.
29MM smooth bores W/ 17.5 pilots, 0-6s and 117.5 main
16/42 gearing X ring chain and alum rear JT sprocket....
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Bike of the Month. 01 Jun 2015 15:08 #674816

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Not to mention the knowledge and his contributions to the site.
Thank You
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floivanus wrote: Is this the june 2015- august 2016 BOTM :whistle:

Congrats Ed, one of the finer examples of a kz650 that will ever grace this site


Eds bike is awesome , But their will be a new BOTM in JULY 2015 B) B) B)

But we can discuss a BOTY :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil:
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Did you mean Booty? :evil:
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Bike of the Month. 01 Jun 2015 17:12 #674849

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Well deserved and bout time!! Ed's bike should have been noticed and placed way before now.

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Thanks folks for all the kind words! There are plenty of really nice bikes on this forum, so I was surprised when mine was selected. Thanks again!
Ed
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KZCSI wrote: Congratulations Ed!
I particularly like the dual platters up front. Have you ever felt that the rear brake is too powerful?
Bill


The rear brake feels good to me, and I haven't locked it up although I suspect I could. That may be because I apply a lot more braking pressure to the front than the rear. Ed
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Bike of the Month. 02 Jun 2015 05:25 #674944

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Bump
This deserves to be seen by all :P
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