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1976 KZ900 A4 fore sale 22 Apr 2019 15:30 #802637

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You will be hard pressed to find an untouched unrestored 1976 KZ 900 A4 3620 original miles in this condition
The only thing that is not original is the seat. It came with the King Queen seat which I do have and is in excellent condition. I also have the crash bar. I did put new tires on that closely resemble the factory tires. I do have the original tires and tubes that came on the bike from the factory and are in excellent condition. The pipes have zero rust right side pipe has small dent in it, the yellow factory marks are still on the carb.The tool kit looks like it was made yesterday the gap gauge still has the plastic on it. I also have the original manuals and warranty card. Have lots of pictures available and a video

Engine Vin Z1E 107035
Frame Vin Z1F 098998
Made In Japan

Bike is located on Vancouver Island and would consider delivery to Washington State, Oregon,Idaho for a fee

Price is 15,000.00 USD

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1976 KZ900 A4 fore sale 22 Apr 2019 16:30 #802643

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I fixed your pictures so all members could see them easily.
Please use insert all tab next time .
Nice Bike .
Pricey but Nice
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1976 KZ900 A4 fore sale 22 Apr 2019 17:33 #802646

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Very Nice! Amazing how another one pops up! In such nice condition!
Thanks for fixing pics Dave!
How it sells for that??? Great for the future of the KZ900.
If you have the resources? Consign it with Mecum or Mid-America or Barrett Jackson.
Good Luck! I'd be in for $7,500
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1976 KZ900 A4 fore sale 22 Apr 2019 18:31 #802652

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Thanks for the advice z1kzonly
Had to start price some where, not a lot of bikes out their in stock condition like this. Europe and Austraila pricing seems to be on the rise for these bikes. , $7500.00 is a to low but thanks for the offer.
John

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1976 KZ900 A4 fore sale 22 Apr 2019 20:46 #802661

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We promised each other we would only do Z1's.

Then here comes this reference/museum piece...

Must... stay... strong!

Must...









resist,,,









temptation...









AAARRRG!


Good Ridin'
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1976 KZ900 A4 fore sale 23 Apr 2019 05:43 #802675

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The wounded Zed is crying for your attention!
I ride Z1's. I have a couple of '75's, plus an '80 KZ1000LTD. My lovely Sweetums rides a 1981 KZ550.

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1976 KZ900 A4 fore sale 23 Apr 2019 07:09 #802687

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Im thinking Bike of the Month
SEND PM WITH BOTM NOMINATIONS
Original owner 78 1000 LTD
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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1976 KZ900 A4 fore sale 23 Apr 2019 07:21 #802688

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1973
1974
1975
1976 completes the Story plus it does have a Z1 in the vin. Think of this bike as Cinderella and you have opened your home to the very pretty stepsister

Cheers John

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1976 KZ900 A4 fore sale 23 Apr 2019 07:29 #802689

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Don't forget the 77's. :whistle:
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1976 KZ900 A4 fore sale 23 Apr 2019 10:08 #802693

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John, some history on the bike please... Are you the original owner? Why is the mileage so low?
I ride Z1's. I have a couple of '75's, plus an '80 KZ1000LTD. My lovely Sweetums rides a 1981 KZ550.

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1976 KZ900 A4 fore sale 23 Apr 2019 11:21 #802696

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I am the second owner. The original owner bought the bike in Havre Montana. Parked it in his garage in 1980 in Asquith Saskatchewan Canada, he had health issues, the last registration was in the bike so it coincides with her story. In 2014 they had to move him to a home, thats when I found out about the bike. He was a postal worker and so is my friend he new his wife and told him about the bike that is how I found it. Tank had some rust in it so cleaned it, took petcock apart cleaned, so far still working well, I put some inline fuel filters in, had carbs cleaned and balanced and went through all mechanical and electrical everything works. And spent a lot of time polishing and cleaning. Changed the tires on it even though the stock tires looked perfect "still have the stock tires they will go with bike." I have put on about 200 miles since I bought it. Not sure if my thinking is right or wrong but I have cleaned the bike without taking parts off IE: Mufflers Fenders did not want to have the bolts/screws scuffed or damaged. One front fork seals leaks a bit but not bad enough for the little road time it gets to change it. I hate to treat it like a trailer queen and maybe I should just ride it and enjoy it. I go back and forth it. I am just not sure how many are around that are this stock with this few of miles in this condition.

I hope this answers a few of your questions

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1976 KZ900 A4 fore sale 23 Apr 2019 12:32 #802705

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If it "speaks" to you, ride it. That's what it was built for.

Be prepared for a multitude of spontaneous conversations. Resign yourself now to never being able to be in a hurry. No matter where you stop, it's likely that someone will strike up a conversation that will go something like,
"WOW! Nice KZ (or Z1)!"
"Had one just like it!"
"Wanna sell it?"



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1976 KZ900 A4 fore sale 23 Apr 2019 12:41 #802706

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Yes, John, it does thanks! After I posted I was looking at the photos and realized the reg card was in one of them. I was interested because I am from Saskatoon originally and used to frequent the Kawasaki dealer there around the time your bike was new. I had a Z1B back then and have two now.

I followed up on the name on the card...it appears he passed away in 2017 after a long history of illnesses. Too bad, but I guess we're all heading that way someday. I take it to mean that we're only holding our bikes in trust for a few short years until someone takes over for us.

I have to say that your bike is the nicest and most complete original KZ900 I've ever come across. If I was on the Island (I live in Chase) I would drop by to see it and chit chat a bit. My first thought was that your price was too high, but after looking at the photos and realizing it's all original except for the air in the tires....I think that bike deserves that price. Good luck with the sale and thanks for the history. It's always interesting to explore a bike's past.

Oh...there was a green one for sale in Vancouver a month or two ago for the same price. Also mostly original but it had repro pipes if memory serves. I don't know if it sold.
I ride Z1's. I have a couple of '75's, plus an '80 KZ1000LTD. My lovely Sweetums rides a 1981 KZ550.

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slmjim+Z1BEBE wrote: If it "speaks" to you, ride it. That's what it was built for.

Be prepared for a multitude of spontaneous conversations. Resign yourself now to never being able to be in a hurry. No matter where you stop, it's likely that someone will strike up a conversation that will go something like,
"WOW! Nice KZ (or Z1)!"
"Had one just like it!"
"Wanna sell it?"



Good Ridin'
slmjim & Z1BEBE


Yep! I'm getting that nowadays with my resto Jim. I had an offer to trade straight up for a brand new Z900RS but who would come over to admire and chat if I had one of them?
I ride Z1's. I have a couple of '75's, plus an '80 KZ1000LTD. My lovely Sweetums rides a 1981 KZ550.

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1976 KZ900 A4 fore sale 23 Apr 2019 15:47 #802717

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Your welcome to stop in anytime Hardrockminer always up for a ride and a chat.

Saskatoon is my hometown as well Just moved back to the Island a year ago from Saskatoon and actually the guy that went through the bike and did the carbs was the old owner of Custom cycles which was the Kawasaki dealer. He is about 75 now.

Cheers John

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1976 KZ900 A4 fore sale 23 Apr 2019 20:50 #802724

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Wow! Small world! I bought a tank and plastic parts from them...came from a Z1A and were painted black. I wanted a change from my blue and really liked the 74 badges. I think I paid $150 for them.

If you come through Chase please stop in. We're away for the next two months but will be home after that.

The photo shows my current herd.

I ride Z1's. I have a couple of '75's, plus an '80 KZ1000LTD. My lovely Sweetums rides a 1981 KZ550.
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Beautiful Bikes

Cheers John

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1976 KZ900 A4 fore sale 24 Apr 2019 09:50 #802749

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JPK455 wrote: Thanks for the advice z1kzonly
Had to start price some where, not a lot of bikes out their in stock condition like this. Europe and Austraila pricing seems to be on the rise for these bikes. , $7500.00 is a to low but thanks for the offer.
John

Hello John, No, I know this motorcycle is well worth $$$ the mid-teens! I was not insulting you by any means! That was just me saying what I would go in general for a 76 KZ900. I am not in the market anymore. I'm done. I have been into these for 40 years. I have been through about 20-25 bikes 73-80. We used to buy /sell these for $300-$500 all the time! I even got them for $100 with titles! I've Taken these out of the system! I have sold to exporters. sold dismantled bikes on ebay etc. I was a drag racer, custom street builder. All those stories you have heard a 100 times? Ya' true! About throwing out stock parts, cutting stock exhaust pipes off to make loud! Cutting stock air boxes in 1/2 to remove. And so on!
Prices at the big name auctions this year have brought these mid teen prices for the KZ's. As I have stated in the past, the KZ900 is the new (Z1) as all the Z1's, all 88,000 have been used up, disappeared, trashed or restored. So any remaining Z1 with matching VIN / Engine is very collectible and can demand a high price.
And yours being an original! It is exceptional!!
So every time Brad Shellhaas - (oinkjohnson) or Chuck Tullberg - (machIVmotors) dismantle a complete original for ebay! It increases the value of the next whole motorcycle! But as an investor? This time window is winding down? Average age of a Z1-KZ enthusiast is around 55-70 yrs. old.
Of course just my opinion! The Z1 Kaw needs a major Big Name! A Discovery Channel TV series show, to make more of the average younger crowd aware, and not just cafe or bobber. Do a restoration of a root beer brown / orange 73. I'd like to see Johnny Bova or Dale Walksler of even Jay Leno have a 6 week series pop up for a world wide audience!
Ok, enough!
Good Luck. Hold firm on price, seek out offers and info.
My last 76 900 is a hybrid of 20 different parts bikes. cut up frame, hand made parts, all work i have done over 20 yrs. All reverts back to the late 70's when I seen Pro Stock Z1's and knowing Paul Gast and the infamous "PUPPET" I envisioned this, my last build when I was 16 yrs. old. I'm 61 now.

If I had any disposable cash flow? I would be making a serious offer.
Livin in "CheektaVegas, NY
Still have a Kaw! 76 KZ900 Pro-Street.
Went thru 25 of these in 40 yrs.

And The Old Girl, Harley 75 FLH Electra Glide,
Old faithful! Points ign. Bendix Orig. carb.
Starts everytime!

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1976 KZ900 A4 fore sale 27 Apr 2019 09:54 #802903

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JPK455 wrote: Thanks for the advice z1kzonly
Had to start price some where, not a lot of bikes out their in stock condition like this. Europe and Austraila pricing seems to be on the rise for these bikes. , $7500.00 is a to low but thanks for the offer.
John

Hello John, No, I know this motorcycle is well worth $$$ the mid-teens! I was not insulting you by any means! That was just me saying what I would go in general for a 76 KZ900. I am not in the market anymore. I'm done. I have been into these for 40 years. I have been through about 20-25 bikes 73-80. We used to buy /sell these for $300-$500 all the time! I even got them for $100 with titles! I've Taken these out of the system! I have sold to exporters. sold dismantled bikes on ebay etc. I was a drag racer, custom street builder. All those stories you have heard a 100 times? Ya' true! About throwing out stock parts, cutting stock exhaust pipes off to make loud! Cutting stock air boxes in 1/2 to remove. And so on!
Prices at the big name auctions this year have brought these mid teen prices for the KZ's. As I have stated in the past, the KZ900 is the new (Z1) as all the Z1's, all 88,000 have been used up, disappeared, trashed or restored. So any remaining Z1 with matching VIN / Engine is very collectible and can demand a high price.
And yours being an original! It is exceptional!!
So every time Brad Shellhaas - (oinkjohnson) or Chuck Tullberg - (machIVmotors) dismantle a complete original for ebay! It increases the value of the next whole motorcycle! But as an investor? This time window is winding down? Average age of a Z1-KZ enthusiast is around 55-70 yrs. old.
Of course just my opinion! The Z1 Kaw needs a major Big Name! A Discovery Channel TV series show, to make more of the average younger crowd aware, and not just cafe or bobber. Do a restoration of a root beer brown / orange 73. I'd like to see Johnny Bova or Dale Walksler of even Jay Leno have a 6 week series pop up for a world wide audience!
Ok, enough!
Good Luck. Hold firm on price, seek out offers and info.
My last 76 900 is a hybrid of 20 different parts bikes. cut up frame, hand made parts, all work i have done over 20 yrs. All reverts back to the late 70's when I seen Pro Stock Z1's and knowing Paul Gast and the infamous "PUPPET" I envisioned this, my last build when I was 16 yrs. old. I'm 61 now.

If I had any disposable cash flow? I would be making a serious offer.


Sounds like you have had a lot of fun over the years and thanks for appreciating the stock condition of this bike. I may consider a auction if interest here does not happen wanted it to go to a good home so thought I would start here on this forum.

Cheers JPK

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1976 KZ900 A4 fore sale 27 Apr 2019 22:31 #802929

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What is an average 1976 KZ 900 worth these days?

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