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Exhaust help 01 Aug 2020 19:23 #832060

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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
1980 kz1000C

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Exhaust help 01 Aug 2020 19:39 #832061

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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.


If the below doesn't get you there, try here for more options
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

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Exhaust help 01 Aug 2020 19:41 #832062

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And just so you can have the "A" and "C/Police" in one spot...

Year & Model '80 KZ1000-A4
Color(s) Ebony
Frame No. Range KZTOOA-523551 - 527553
Engine No. Range KZTOOAE092601 - 092900 & KZTOOAE093001 - 110764
1977 KZ1000 LTD B1 (needs fine tuning)

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Exhaust help 01 Aug 2020 19:49 #832065

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Look at the steering stem neck of the frame. There you should find the VIN which should show the exact model of the bike. Ed
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Exhaust help 01 Aug 2020 19:55 #832067

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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.
1976 KZ 900 A4
1976 KZ 900 B1 LTD
1978 KZ 1000 B2 LTD
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Exhaust help 02 Aug 2020 06:16 #832089

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Thanks guys. That website helped a lot. According to the vin, frame and engine numbers it is a police bike.

Now to find a exhaust and windscreen. Let the search begin lol
1980 kz1000C

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