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Bike of the Month. 01 Mar 2019 20:27 #799504

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Congratulations Jack! Well deserved tribute to a well maintained and traveled KZ. Can you give us some stats on how many states your bike has visited and now many miles you have logged on it. Love how you and your wife share the same passion for travel and motorcycles. Great way to enjoy life.

Dr Gamma, you caught me sleeping at the handle bars my friend, LOL. The night I queued bulej58's bike for BOTM, my brain was fried from having to read and study a Physics chapter on sound waves so I could help my son cram for his exam on the next day. :blink: I'm sure DoctoRot wasn't too cross about it.
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76 KZ900
81 XJ550H SECA (Current Project)
82 XJ550R SECA
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86 FJ1200
74 Z1900
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Bike of the Month. 03 Mar 2019 17:03 #799640

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Bike of the Month. 04 Mar 2019 18:32 #799734

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19 states so far, but we booked 6 nights camping in West Yellowstone and are hoping to pickup 4 more soon.
I got the bike in 82 with 10,000 miles and put another 25,000 before pushing it into a corner of the garage, I figured that when I could afford it I was going to get a Harley like all my friends did but that never happened, kids and mortgage got in the way,
fast forward 18 years, by the wonders of the internet I found you guys, wow!
I now have 92,600 on the bike and I need to do some small things before riding season but all in all she is running real good and it has an awful lot to do with you folks, thank you KZrider's!

Improvements over the years,
Timken roller bearings for the triple tree ( noticeable improvement, smoother steering )35 yrs
Grand Tourismo grips ( 35 years old )
K&N air filter ( simple to clean, lasting forever )
LTD seat ( looking at alternatives )
Halogen headlight ( much brighter )
VHT roll bar and chassis painted frame (60,000 and still looks good IMO)
Progressive shocks with heavy springs ( They work for me )
Progressive fork springs ( noticeable improvement )
Heavy fork oil ( I like a stiff suspension )
530 chain setup (on my second set, I like em)
76 VM26SS carbs ( better performance but less gas mileage then original)
Modern regulator/rectifier combo ( working well) 40,000 miles
Liska cam chain tensioner and idler sprockets
Dual disk front brakes ( big help stopping )
Aftermarket mirrors ( less vibration, better view )
Back to black, stock body parts
Avon Roadrider tires ( Good grip, I get 10,000 miles on the back, more on the front, I hope they keep making them)
Sealed battery
Jardine exhaust ( just enough noise to sound good when getting on the throttle )

1982


2012 Fort Wayne IN


Fry Canyon UT 2017


North Rim AZ 2018
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Bike of the Month. 05 Mar 2019 14:48 #799785

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I was very happy to feature your bike Buddy.
Im sure your KZ has been enjoyed by lots of folks at many camp grounds and rest stops around the country.
Nice Ride Jack !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Bike of the Month. 07 Mar 2019 14:21 #799870

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Bumppppppppppp
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Bike of the Month. 13 Mar 2019 16:39 #800298

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Great looking bike in any colour.

Congrats on BOTM. Well deserved
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Bike of the Month. 14 Mar 2019 17:13 #800360

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Bike of the Month. 14 Mar 2019 18:44 #800366

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Oh wow
THE corner in Winslow Arizona !

How cool is that

Mega!

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Bike of the Month. 19 Mar 2019 18:18 #800687

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Seems nominations are down. We rely on input from our members to chose BOTM not pick and choose what we like. I've seen some pretty good contenders from some of our new members. So lets hear it for next months BOTM. :woohoo:
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Bike of the Month. 20 Mar 2019 00:49 #800703

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Congrats on BOTM. I dig the road trip pics. Thats what its all about.
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Bike of the Month. 21 Mar 2019 19:22 #800811

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Thanks Doc, I've got plenty of road trip pics :)

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Vincennes IN .....................................................................................................................................Ram tough's bike


Rice Lake IL ........................................Rainman and Mecca


Chi Town ...............................................Louhvx , Trevor, Stan, Mad Duck, Me, Greg, SaxJonz, Don from Lansing



Cortez CO .........................................Baldy110, SaxJonz, Bluej58,EddieM, MadDuck, Motor Head, CBX Dave



Creed CO

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Bike of the Month. 28 Mar 2019 18:12 #801196

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Above Jerome AZ


Blue Ridge NC


road to Payson


Taylor park CO


Galena IL


Peoria IL


more cows
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Bike of the Month. 31 Mar 2019 17:50 #801346

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I would like to thank Dave for a opportunity to showboat the bike for a month.
There are a bunch of folks here that really deserve to have their bikes showcased, you know who you are, so what if she isn't perfect, mine sure ain't, just use a crappy camera ;)
We love the mountains and deserts but if you are really looking curves and elevation changes the Smoky Mountain area, Tennessee, Kentucky and North Carolina have the most technical roads we have ridden to date, try to ride them weekdays if you can.
Motorhead told me that Oregon has great roads around Bend, next year maybe.

Well I might as well milk this for all it's worth, " Live to ride ride to live"
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Bike of the Month. 31 Mar 2019 18:02 #801347

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Bike of the Month. 31 Mar 2019 18:45 #801349

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Thanks JD for the kind words
and for stepping up for our March BOTM
See if theses pictures of me out west looks like someplace you have ridden
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Bike of the Month. 01 Apr 2019 04:27 #801358

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Now that's a bike for hauling ass cross country, the Texas hill country is on the list of places to visit , I don't recognize the dam is that Lake Powell?
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Bike of the Month. 01 Apr 2019 05:52 #801360

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Roosevelt Dam About 60 miles east of Phoenix AZ
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Bike of the Month. 01 Apr 2019 11:29 #801371

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Welcome to APRIL !!!!!!!
And a surprise for Davido
On this day we call April Fools Day Ha, Ha
I am now picking some of our BOTMs from public pictures posted here on KZRider
So as members keep a eye out for me as I will be sharing your bikes as Bikes of the Month..
Sneaky Am I not LOL
Davido 's bike a KZ 1000 CSR Custom is a real beauty and I have been hoping to do a feature on it for some time
I like how he shorted up the seat and made use of the Duckbill.
Great Job David !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Perhaps you will share your knowledge of the Bike build
Congratulations Buddy
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Bike of the Month. 01 Apr 2019 12:48 #801376

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Wow,thanks Dave, Im honoured. A nice surprise indeed. The bike is still pretty much as it stands here. I did bin the hydraulic clutch though as I just couldnt get it working right and I replaced the handlebars with a narrower set,though I need to lift them a bit as the cables are a bit cramped . I packed the exhaust baffle a couple of weeks ago and though its still very loud,its not quite so harsh sounding. If anybody has the interest, ( and nothing better to do with their time) theres a link to the build is in my signature. Be warned though,its five years,or so, of posts,so its looong.
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Bike of the Month. 01 Apr 2019 12:57 #801377

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