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Bike of the Month. 11 Jun 2015 04:02 #676118

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swest wrote: Congrat's. :woohoo:
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Had Hondas, Harleys and many ,many Z Series Kaws both Std. & LTD's

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Bike of the Month. 11 Jun 2015 08:26 #676140

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Maybe that's why you don't see them around. The CB 750 was a dog. Like riding a log in the turns, slow and break downs were costly. Honda lived on that design as long as they could. I'd be cruising on the FWY, one would come up then back off like the Hogs of today. :evil: They don't want any part of Bossie. :woohoo: The legend lives on. B)
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Bike of the Month. 11 Jun 2015 12:26 #676179

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Congrats Ed. I have to say part of the reason i kept my 650 nearly stock was because of your bike.
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Bike of the Month. 13 Jun 2015 07:26 #676406

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Rare rare rare to see a bike of that vintage still that pristine and ridden. While modded bikes are cool and fun to develop, I always love to see well looked after stockers that remind us where it all started.
Congrats!
1974 Z1A As original as I could get it
'88 ZX750R braided lines, mostly original
KZ1000 project on the bench
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Bike of the Month. 16 Jun 2015 20:41 #676895

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...Sweet ride, Ed!!! :cheer:



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Mean Green Speed Machine!
Current Rides & Projects:
1977 KZ 650-C1 (Sold)
1979 KZ 650-C3 (Project Bike)
1981 KZ 750-E (Project Bike)
1982 GPz 750-R1
1982 GPz 750-R1 (Project Bike)
1980 KZ1000 Z1R (Sold)
1981 GPz 1100-B1
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Bike of the Month. 19 Jun 2015 09:17 #677270

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Hi All
I hope you all are enjoying having Eds 650 as our June BOTM :lol:
It is a very deserving machine and is a 1rst class example of a well maintained and cared for Kaw. ;)
You all have till July to enjoy seeing it grace our home page
Then I will be posting the July BOTM which is already being inputted into our system.
I will never reveal a BOTM early , but I can guarantee It will be another fine example of a KZ B)
So enjoy the current winner , and in July I hope you all enjoy the new featured Bike
Street Fighter LTD
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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. 20 Jun 2015 09:11 #677413

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Dave, who's the nominees? PLS PM me.
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Bike of the Month. 20 Jun 2015 09:38 #677418

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swest wrote: Dave, who's the nominees? PLS PM me.
Steve


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Please look in the Mods area of the site for all info
thanks Dave
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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. 20 Jun 2015 10:55 #677429

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Copy that.
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Bike of the Month. 20 Jun 2015 11:15 #677437

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If ED had just got the platinum Amex out and scoured the country trying to find the very best example he could it would be very impressive and well worthy of BoTM anyway, but keeping a bike that nice from new over nearly four decades is really quite exceptional. :)
1980 Gpz550 D1, 1981 GPz550 D1. 1982 GPz750R1. 1983 z1000R R2. all four aces
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Bike of the Month. 20 Jun 2015 13:40 #677473

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I'm not a stock guy in the sense that I don't really care if my own bikes are stock or not as long as they're well maintained and perform flawlessly (which I care a lot about).

I do however thoroughly enjoy looking at any classic piece of machinery in original condition and have the utmost respect for those who have the skill, time and patience (not to mention money :( ) to bring a vehicle back to it's former glory, guys like GregZ and Mark (Pertonpc) spring to mind.

Still, nothing beats an all original, unrestored, unmolested and extremely well maintained classic motorcycle, as far as that goes they don't come much nicer than this. Congrats Ed, most deserved.
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Bike of the Month. 20 Jun 2015 14:30 #677481

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OnkelB wrote: I'm not a stock guy in the sense that I don't really care if my own bikes are stock or not as long as they're well maintained and perform flawlessly (which I care a lot about).

I do however thoroughly enjoy looking at any classic piece of machinery in original condition and have the utmost respect for those who have the skill, time and patience (not to mention money :( ) to bring a vehicle back to it's former glory, guys like GregZ and Mark (Pertonpc) spring to mind.

Still, nothing beats an all original, unrestored, unmolested and extremely well maintained classic motorcycle, as far as that goes they don't come much nicer than this. Congrats Ed, most deserved.


HERE IS A HINT

Next months BOTM isn't stock :evil: :evil: :evil:
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Bike of the Month. 26 Jun 2015 15:10 #678360

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well done ed that is a very sweet ride you have there ,a credit to you a well loved machine ,she looks mint ,love the old kwaks
well done bike of the month well deserved B)
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Bike of the Month. 01 Jul 2015 00:32 #678910

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Congratulations Lorcan on your incredible turbo!!! That's one bike I would love to see in person.
Lots of engineering on that baaaaaad bike!!!
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Bike of the Month. 01 Jul 2015 02:04 #678911

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Wise choice, love the colour (color for the yanks).

Agree with street fighter, I'd love to see a great non -stock, there are some classics worth a mention.
First Permanent ride the Z1R since Dec1977 (220,000km) as of June 2015
Second permanent bike 1989 FJ1200 my work horse, growing on me, great bike.
Third ride is now the Frankenstein GPZ1100, now if only I can ride three bikes at once?

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Bike of the Month. 01 Jul 2015 04:08 #678912

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That really is an outstanding bike!! Congrats!! Ed
1977 KZ650-C1 Original Owner - Stock (with additional invisible FIAMM horn)

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Bike of the Month. 01 Jul 2015 05:36 #678923

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Good Morning KZR and Welcome to the July BOTM :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:
I promised to use bikes that are stock and modified , and I think this Months BOTM shows just how far a 750 can be taken.

So Please Join Me In Welcoming LORCAN to BOTM :lol: :silly: ;)

Parnell Lorcan is a dedicated member of the Fast is Never Fast enough Club. But how can you blame a man for having a lust for speed when his Dad races into his 70s and owns a Kawasaki Dealership.
I don't plan on even trying to give you members a accurate description of all the work and changes that have gone into Lorcans GPZ 750 Turbo. I will leave that to Lorcan , as only he knows the answers to all the potential questions. But I will say Great Job Buddy !!!!!!!
Lorcan also has a drag only 750 with a one piece body that he races and is also the Pilot of the Storm bike which is returning to the track soon. Look Lorcan up and view more information on the 750 Turbo site which he manages
GREAT BIKE PARNELL !!!!!!! Thanks for sharing it with us here at KZR
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Bike of the Month. 01 Jul 2015 10:44 #678956

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...Congratulations on such a sweet and successful ride.

...My helmet's off to you! :)
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Current Rides & Projects:
1977 KZ 650-C1 (Sold)
1979 KZ 650-C3 (Project Bike)
1981 KZ 750-E (Project Bike)
1982 GPz 750-R1
1982 GPz 750-R1 (Project Bike)
1980 KZ1000 Z1R (Sold)
1981 GPz 1100-B1
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Bike of the Month. 01 Jul 2015 10:56 #678958

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Congrats Lorcan... :)
Michael
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1977 KZ1000A
1978 KZ1000A
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Bike of the Month. 01 Jul 2015 12:27 #678967

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Hey, thanks guys!! Very kind of you to think of me, I should pop in here more often!
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