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Bike of the Month. 02 Jun 2015 15:04 #675017

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Congrats ed! Very much well deserved, an amazing kz specimen and one of the !ostmhelpful, knowledgeable people on KZR!
1980 KZ750H LTD-- pods-- vance & hines 4-1 --speedo/tach/blinker/switch deletes -- brat style
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Bike of the Month. 02 Jun 2015 20:12 #675052

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Congratulations to Ed. Wonderful 650. Ed has been so happy with this bike he has never bought another motorcycle since the purchase. That's a long term relationship to be proud of.
321,000 miles on KZ's that I can remember.
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Bike of the Month. 02 Jun 2015 21:46 #675063

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Beautiful well cared for motorcycle.
'76 KZ900LTD #1773
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Bike of the Month. 03 Jun 2015 05:34 #675080

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Congratulations Ed!
The bike still looks like new
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Bike of the Month. 03 Jun 2015 06:00 #675083

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Congratulations Ed!
Your bike always brings back fond memories of my youth every time I look at it. As if time has stood still at 17 years old (1977). It amazes me this bike has looked this good every single day of its existence without any restorations whatsoever.
Current project 76 KZ900 (This was a Vetter model)
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81 XJ550H SECA (Current Project)
82 XJ550R SECA
Past:
86 FJ1200
74 Z1900
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Bike of the Month. 03 Jun 2015 08:16 #675106

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Thank you to KZJoe900 for all his hands on help getting BOTM up and running. He is amazing !!! :lol:
Look at the fader pics of Eds 650 with text on our home page , WOW This is going to be fun. ;)
Now get those nominations in to me so the Administration team can start picking the rest of the years BOTMs :)
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Bike of the Month. 03 Jun 2015 08:29 #675111

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You guys did a GREAT job with that home page! I'm truly impressed! I look forward to seeing future BOM's there. Thanks! Ed
1977 KZ650-C1 Original Owner - Stock (with additional invisible FIAMM horn)
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Bike of the Month. 03 Jun 2015 11:21 #675125

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The home page tribute is fantastic. The bike looks great in those pics.

This story is too cool. It should be in the pages of Motorcycle Classics.
Old School Is Cool!

1975 Kawasaki 900 (Z1B)
1982 Suzuki GS750E

Northern KY
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Bike of the Month. 03 Jun 2015 11:57 #675131

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Bike is so sweet! Congrats!
1975 Z1 900
1994 KX250 Showroom Resto
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Re:Bike of the Month. 03 Jun 2015 13:41 #675141

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Congratulations Ed. I've been inspired by that bike to dream of owning a 650 one day. And thanks for the sound advice you enthusiastically offer!
Hama

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Re:Bike of the Month. 04 Jun 2015 06:59 #675200

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I will enthusiastically join in....Ed's bike is a constant source of amazement & inspiration, ....I have heard it described as "the day gets a little brighter when you are standing next to Ed's bike" And the man himself is one of the most helpful folks on here...(no mean feat, that!) I still hope to buy you a burger someday, Ed! Thanx SO much for taking the time to help us newbs & not- so newbs keep our babies on the road, and congratulations on making BOM, AND thanx for making the home page look SO nice, LOL!
1978 KZ650 B2
Former rides...1976 CB360T, 1985 Shadow 700, 1985 GPZ750Turbo
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Bike of the Month. 04 Jun 2015 09:00 #675211

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Bike of the Month. 04 Jun 2015 12:19 #675235

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Nice bike Ed! I like it in blue.
1980B4 1000
1978 Z1R
1978 B3 750
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Bike of the Month. 04 Jun 2015 12:43 #675238

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Congratulations Ed!, well deserved, and thanks for the help and advice and inspiration you gave me over the years.
I have a 1980 Kawasaki KZ750 Ltd. I bought new. I recently managed to get it out of my garage after 28 years and put it on the road again (2010). I feel like a kid all over again. Since I have acquired 3 78 KZ1000 Ltd, 1 1981 KZ1000 Ltd, and another 1980 KZ750 Ltd. Love the LTD's.
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Bike of the Month. 07 Jun 2015 19:32 #675665

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great looking bike. also brings back memories. my first kaw was a 77 650. not nearly that good looking but it sure was quick. ride safe.
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Bike of the Month. 08 Jun 2015 06:11 #675698

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Time to start getting nominations in to me for next months BOTM
Its OK to nominate your self or nominate a friend too
Shoot me a PM
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Bike of the Month. 10 Jun 2015 16:33 #676054

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Well deserved Ed!
like Joe said it really brings back fond memories B)
I had one of the first Kz650 Customs in Chicago, put my money down in 76 and had to wait ....and wait...
All Winter I was talking trash with my supervisor who had his GS 750 on order, that was a long Winter :whistle:
When it finally came in they had the blue one that I ordered and a silver one , the guy that got the silver one first tried to pull a switch on me and when that didn't work he tried to grease me a hundred bucks to trade him,
No way!
I loved that bike , sadly I was young and stupid and got into a lot of trouble , I ended up selling it in 79 , at the time it was probably a good idea.
It is great to see such a well cared for machine that is still on the road, hats off to you, I hope some day that I will be able to see it in person.
By the way My supervisor got his GS right around the same time I got my bike so we went out on a fresh factory road at lunch time and I kicked his ass :evil:
78 KZ1000 A2A
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Bike of the Month. 10 Jun 2015 16:39 #676058

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I take it the GS 750 was a dog?
Steve
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Bike of the Month. 10 Jun 2015 19:51 #676091

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It did it to stock CB 750's too ;)
I rode with a bunch of 900's and 1000's and kept up pretty well until we really got cookin.
I wasn't passing any body but they couldn't shake me either, everyone had a lot of respect for that bike.
A buddy had a 74 900 that was totally stock and insanely fast back then, that one forget about it,
to this day it was the fastest thing I have ever ridden, of course I haven't rode on anything newer then mid 80's :blush: besides big twins :laugh:
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Bike of the Month. 10 Jun 2015 20:53 #676104

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The GS750 was a nice motorcycle too, but had the Suzuki electrics problems of the time. I still like the KZ650s, but the GS750 was and is a very desirable motorcycle if one likes 70s models. Whole different beast, the KZ650 was small, the GS750 built almost the size of the GS1000. There are advantages both ways, but I would not mind owning a GS750 still to this day, but those electrics suck.
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