Hello fellow KZers. I’ve been the proud owner of a 77 kz900 for half my life now. I’m 32. I love my vintage stuff and take pride in owning something old that you can work on and I’m blessed to have many things like this! I have used the site several times over the years for varying issues, and appreciate the knowledge base presented here. I have something I’m a little stumped by and I haven’t figured it out.
My bike has the old HUGE two seater seat. It never bothered me, but it’s getting very cracked up and pathetic looking. I’m looking to replace it with something more low profile to give it a sleeker look. My seat measures about 28 inches long. The seats I’m finding to replace that say “it fits” are about 21” long. Will these actually work or am I missing something? Let me know what you think and if I can provide more information to help answer my question. This bike had aftermarket fairings and windshield, and saddle bags etc. it was set up to be a cruiser. Is it possible that the fender was replaced to allow for these items and as such the seat was larger?
I have an old seat like that, and I compared the seat pan with a step seat pan and their the same. I rebuilt my seat and used the old foam because even the old foam is superior to the kit foam you can buy, also I used marine Naugahyde as it is 2x thicker. If the seat latch and hinges haven't been altered or is not a universal set up I would bet you have the same as I. Im like swest ,,, the older I get the wider I get but my ass gets narrower!! that is why I've bought a corbin. Best on the market IMHO.
If you don't have pics it didn't happen!!
Appears to be a stock LTD seat
Stock seats for all KZ 900 or 1000s should fit
PS I fixed your pictures
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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