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Complete but dissasymbled 1974 Z1900 engine 30 Nov 2019 12:20 #814767

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Someone sells a complete KZ 1000 ccm engine with carbs on craigslist for 200$ in a basket!!!



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Complete but dissasymbled 1974 Z1900 engine 30 Nov 2019 18:33 #814780

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Where is that at? I'd be all over that if it's reasonably close.

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Complete but dissasymbled 1974 Z1900 engine 30 Nov 2019 19:56 #814782

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Scirocco wrote: Someone sells a complete KZ 1000 ccm engine with carbs on craigslist for 200$ in a basket!!!


That’s the true example of a basket case ;) :P :P :P
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Complete but dissasymbled 1974 Z1900 engine 30 Nov 2019 20:04 #814784

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Ok it’s found a new home. Here is how I found it. No time to dig into it other than looking at the cams and pistons for aftermarket stuff. Appears bone stock. 66mm bore and no noticeable markings on the cams

1976 KZ 900 A4
1976 KZ 900 B1 LTD
1978 KZ 1000 B2 LTD
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Complete but dissasymbled 1974 Z1900 engine 01 Dec 2019 03:16 #814787

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baldy110 wrote:
Where is that at? I'd be all over that if it's reasonably close.


I forgot to add the craigslist link:

sfbay.craigslist.org/sfc/mpo/d/san-franc...gine/7025481362.html

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Complete but dissasymbled 1974 Z1900 engine 01 Dec 2019 05:34 #814790

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Looks like a early motor to me not a 87/88. Another CL scam?
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Complete but dissasymbled 1974 Z1900 engine 01 Dec 2019 06:00 #814793

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Maybe a 1977/78, but definitely not 87/88.
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Complete but dissasymbled 1974 Z1900 engine 01 Dec 2019 09:28 #814799

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TexasKZ wrote: Maybe a 1977/78, but definitely not 87/88.


I think the SFbay seller is a little dyslexic. Regardless we know what it is and if it wasn't 2,100 miles away it would be in the back of my pickup already.
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Complete but dissasymbled 1974 Z1900 engine 01 Dec 2019 09:37 #814800

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The NIB engine is probably one of a kind in the world. Over my price range a tad, but like they say.. "they don't make em anymore".
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I've seen that NOS 900 listed before a few months ago...
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Complete but dissasymbled 1974 Z1900 engine 01 Dec 2019 16:58 #814818

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The one in the basket is a Z1 engine. I can tell by the end of the cam covers and by the "903" on the barrels. My guess is it's from 1976, based on the carbs.
I have a couple of Z1B's restored, an '80 KZ1000LTD restored, a 1981 KZ550 restored and a 2008 KLR 650 for off road fun. My wife has a 2019 Suzuki DR 650 for on and off road.

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Complete but dissasymbled 1974 Z1900 engine 01 Dec 2019 17:28 #814819

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hardrockminer wrote: The one in the basket is a Z1 engine. I can tell by the end of the cam covers and by the "903" on the barrels. My guess is it's from 1976, based on the carbs.


Hope your wrong because that might be the one I've been looking for. I need one for my '76 LTD900

I cant believe we don't have west coast members that would be all over that deal...
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Complete but dissasymbled 1974 Z1900 engine 01 Dec 2019 17:45 #814820

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Too far from me. Looks like a typical CL scam.
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Complete but dissasymbled 1974 Z1900 engine 02 Dec 2019 05:29 #814830

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The barrels may have been bored, but there is definitely a 903 scribed on the front. The engine could also be a 73 to 75, or it could be a KZ engine but the cam cover is definitely Z1. The ends of the cover are nicely rounded. KZ covers are also rounded but they have a definite ring on them. The carbs are not Z1 but they could have been added to an early Z1 engine afterwards. Assuming they were put on the engine at the factory makes this a Z1 engine from 1976.

I'm 99% positive the engine is a Z1 and 90% positive it's a '76.
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Complete but dissasymbled 1974 Z1900 engine 02 Dec 2019 07:44 #814833

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Ser # on the case pad is difficult to make out, but appears to start with Z1E 03(8?) 4xxx . That, and the long (appears to be 80mm), smooth (no knurling), raised - shoulder (not flat edge-to-edge) pad would indicate Z1-A or KZ900, depending on the 3rd. digit. The question is what is the third digit (3 or 8) of the ser. #? That would go far to identifying it's production era.

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Complete but dissasymbled 1974 Z1900 engine 02 Dec 2019 08:04 #814834

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slmjim+Z1BEBE wrote: Ser # on the case pad is difficult to make out, but appears to start with Z1E 03(8?) 4xxx. The question is what is the third digit (3 or 8) of the ser. #? That would go far to identifying it's production era.

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Slim Jim, the black cased engine is the one I purchased the serial number is Z1E 034XXX. I thinks it’s a Z1A900. Appears to be bone stock. Haven’t really had time to dig into it yet. Your input is welcome
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Complete but dissasymbled 1974 Z1900 engine 02 Dec 2019 08:14 #814836

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Mikaw wrote: I've seen that NOS 900 listed before a few months ago...


It's not unusual to advertise things for over a year in order to get rid of them. That motor needs a collector to justify spending that much moolah on a NOS engine. Not surprising he is shaking the CL nut tree hoping for a buyer with $7K to fall out with his wallet open.
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hardrockminer wrote: The one in the basket is a Z1 engine. I can tell by the end of the cam covers and by the "903" on the barrels. My guess is it's from 1976, based on the carbs.


Nice complete basket case engine and carbs. Too bad it's so far, it would be sitting here now.
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