My bike is a 1980 kz1000. Now I have been told it is an “A” but it has also been classified as a police bike. It has the police trim and solo seat. So my question is the exhaust is garbage has anybody cut the exhaust off the header pipes ( which seems to be one unit) and welded on new slip ons. If so some slip one say won’t work with LTD models. Since my bike has mag wheels, disk brakes front and rear does that make my bike a LTD? God there is so many classifications for this one bike I can’t keep it straight. I just want to keep the bike as close to original as possible. Thanks in advance
Cross reference the frame number to figure out the model. The 1980 1000 came in several flavors. Once you figure that out, you might find more detailed information or someone may be able to help you out a little easier.
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Year & Model '80 KZ1000-C3:Police
Color(s) Police White
Frame No. Range KZTOOC-502517 - 503513
VIN Range JKAKZCC1vAB503514 - 503715
Engine No. Range KZTOOAE090731 -111503
Engine No. Location RH top crankcase, below carburetor
Wildbill, I went back and looked at the photo you posted in your first thread. As long as nobody modified an “A” to look like a “C” then you don’t have an “A”. It would take a lot of work to fab up the running board mounts and such. Good chances it a “C”. I”ve heard your version call the windshield model because it doesn’t have the full faring. 650ed has it correct. Find the vin and all will be right.