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1978 KZ1000 for sale - What is it worth? 22 Sep 2022 11:16 #874259

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Well the LTD is just a title, its the same bike as the A1 just came with a different tank, seat, wheels and a few other bits and pieces. Look at the positives here, wire wheels off an A1 or A2. Police tank, they still fetch a few dollars, decent exhaust plus the original, Got a nice Z1 reproduction seat, looks near new. Its a blank canvas and i guess at a good price, i wouldnt turn my nose up at it, in fact i would probably by it out form under you, im actually going to look at and LTD this Sunday with a bit of an identity crisis too. see if ye can spot the different parts on this girl.
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1978 Z1000 (currently working on)
1978 Z1r "skinny tank" (currently working on)
1978 Z1r "fat tank (gathering parts)
1979 z1000st (currently working on)
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1978 KZ1000 for sale - What is it worth? 22 Sep 2022 11:34 #874261

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Don't discount a ltd,  my own looks nothing like one and does the same job without me worrying about having a stock original
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1978 KZ1000 for sale - What is it worth? 22 Sep 2022 16:03 #874276

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I never will understand negitive LTD remarks or  values on the market.
When I bought mine new it was a step above the regular KZs.
sportier gas tank lines. triple disc brakes, bobbed  chrome fenders. 
Chopper styled seat and pipes  with mag wheels
Flashier paintjobs .
 Oh well . Toeach his own.
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1978 KZ1000 for sale - What is it worth? 23 Sep 2022 14:14 #874353

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So i bit the bullet and put my money where my mouth is today and added another horse to the stable, 78 kz1000 Ltd, you could be missing a deal with that bike if you pass it up, dont let 3 letters brake the deal, a Z is a Z.
06 Gsf 1200 bandit, 08 Triumph tiger 1010
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1975 Z1 (currently working on)
1977 Z1000 ( running and in storage)
1978 Z1000 (currently working on)
1978 Z1r "skinny tank" (currently working on)
1978 Z1r "fat tank (gathering parts)
1979 z1000st (currently working on)
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1978 KZ1000 for sale - What is it worth? 25 Sep 2022 01:29 #874475

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Do the LTD's on the 900/1000 not have more rake? On the 750's the LTD is at 30° whereas the 750E has 27°. I always assumed that was why people didn't want an LTD frame.

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1978 KZ1000 for sale - What is it worth? 25 Sep 2022 01:41 #874477

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Do the LTD's on the 900/1000 not have more rake? On the 750's the LTD is at 30° whereas the 750E has 27°. I always assumed that was why people didn't want an LTD frame.
not to my knowledge, smaller rear wheel with larger tyre, maybe shorter shocks,  mine has shocks the same length as the  a1/2, handles great.
 

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1978 KZ1000 for sale - What is it worth? 25 Sep 2022 02:32 #874478

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Do the LTD's on the 900/1000 not have more rake? On the 750's the LTD is at 30° whereas the 750E has 27°. I always assumed that was why people didn't want an LTD frame.



 

Not on the early big 4's mate, apart from tabs, exhaust and battery mounts and a few other bits and pieces the 73 to 78 frames were all the same. the Z1r is where things started to change but the rake stayed the same. Its just the sigma in the name, it was Kawasaki trying to make a chopper form a road bike but the bones of the LTD and all its siblings are the same.
06 Gsf 1200 bandit, 08 Triumph tiger 1010
05 Yam xv1700 , 02 Hon shadow 1100
1975 Z1 (currently working on)
1977 Z1000 ( running and in storage)
1978 Z1000 (currently working on)
1978 Z1r "skinny tank" (currently working on)
1978 Z1r "fat tank (gathering parts)
1979 z1000st (currently working on)

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1978 KZ1000 for sale - What is it worth? 25 Sep 2022 02:42 #874480

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My 82 Ltd has an extra 2 degrees over a "J" and the forks are 20mm longer
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1978 KZ1000 for sale - What is it worth? 25 Sep 2022 02:55 #874482

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My 82 Ltd has an extra 2 degrees over a "J" and the forks are 20mm longer
 

Yea i think it was in 81 is where the start to play around with Rake on the LTD. Once again correct me if im wrong but even the 1980 B4 had the the same rake as the original big 4's.
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1975 Z1 (currently working on)
1977 Z1000 ( running and in storage)
1978 Z1000 (currently working on)
1978 Z1r "skinny tank" (currently working on)
1978 Z1r "fat tank (gathering parts)
1979 z1000st (currently working on)
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1978 KZ1000 for sale - What is it worth? 25 Sep 2022 09:04 #874498

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My 82 Ltd has an extra 2 degrees over a "J" and the forks are 20mm longer

 

Yea i think it was in 81 is where the start to play around with Rake on the LTD. Once again correct me if im wrong but even the 1980 B4 had the the same rake as the original big 4's.

That makes sense - the 1980 750H must have been the first experiment. Must have gone over well so they decided to mess with the big bikes :)
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1978 KZ1000 for sale - What is it worth? 25 Sep 2022 09:18 #874501

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I could be wrong (would not be the first time) but in 81 both the CSR and LTD (1000's) change to a leading front axle fork (axle in front of the fork not at the bottom of the fork) which most likely changed the rake numbers.
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1978 KZ1000 for sale - What is it worth? 25 Sep 2022 09:22 #874503

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Wouldn't that just change the trail (shorten it for the increased rake)?

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