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Better Than Nothing---The rebirth of a Superbike. 17 Oct 2020 21:08 #837110

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Dr. Gamma wrote: If you are looking for a light set of 18 inch wheels, look into find like some 1986~1987 GSXR750/1100 wheels. The early 1100's had a 2.75X18 front and a 4.00X18 rear. The 750 had a 2.50X18 front and a 3.50X18 rear. And they don't weigh much at all!!!

If my Morris on my MK II start to come apart, I might have to adapt the extra GSXR1100 wheels I have for my GSXR750 LTD.


That post was from 2016. Seems like maybe it's time to dig out those GSXR wheels?

Of course, gazing at your KZ1000 parked in the living room doesn't sound so bad.
'78 Z1-R in blue , '78 Z1-R in black, '78 Z1-R in pieces
My dad's '74 Z1
'00 ZRX1100

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Better Than Nothing---The rebirth of a Superbike. 06 May 2021 15:38 #848104

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WOW!!!!!! Over 50,000 views now of the restoration of my old Kz1000 MK.II Superbike!!!!!!

Took a number of years to reach that number, but it finally did!!!!

Thanks to all the members that left me such great comments over the years.  I hope all who read through my thread enjoyed it.

Its been since Oct. 17th of last year that someone posted any comments.

Going to try to hit a few more vintage bike shows with it this year.   

I hope I get to meet some more KZR members at some of these future bike shows!!!! 


 
1972 H2 750 Cafe Racer built in 1974.
1976 KH400 Production Road Racer.
1979 Kz1000 MK. II Old AMA/WERA Superbike.
1986 RG500G 2 stroke terror.
1986 GSXR750RG The one with the clutch that rattles!

Up in the hills near Prescott, Az.
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Better Than Nothing---The rebirth of a Superbike. 06 May 2021 16:34 #848108

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Awesome bike..!!
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Better Than Nothing---The rebirth of a Superbike. 06 May 2021 17:39 #848115

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Why would you do this to me? Now I have to read 41 pages. 
1978 KZ1000-A2
kzrider.com/forum/11-projects/613296-1978-kz1000-a2-barn-find

1978 KZ400-B1

2022 Z900RS SE

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Better Than Nothing---The rebirth of a Superbike. 06 May 2021 19:36 #848123

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Why would you do this to me? Now I have to read 41 pages. 


It isn't too bad to go through. I added lots of pictures to look at!!!!
 
1972 H2 750 Cafe Racer built in 1974.
1976 KH400 Production Road Racer.
1979 Kz1000 MK. II Old AMA/WERA Superbike.
1986 RG500G 2 stroke terror.
1986 GSXR750RG The one with the clutch that rattles!

Up in the hills near Prescott, Az.

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Better Than Nothing---The rebirth of a Superbike. 06 May 2021 20:12 #848125

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You mean I gotta read this thread again?! Cool!
I don't have a plan and I'm sticken' to it! '77 KZ 650 / 750 GPz custom project in progress
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Better Than Nothing---The rebirth of a Superbike. 07 May 2021 16:01 #848184

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I did it! Probably should have been working...

Awesome build. Your level of knowledge and skill is all too rare these days. 
1978 KZ1000-A2
kzrider.com/forum/11-projects/613296-1978-kz1000-a2-barn-find

1978 KZ400-B1

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Better Than Nothing---The rebirth of a Superbike. 07 May 2021 17:36 #848192

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Yes! Bob is a Great Knowledgeable Man! I followed his work all along over the years! I even privately messaged him back when his bike was up for the bike of year! I am not a road racer per say! But his information covers all the bases!
I have sent him a few private messages also. For some information!
I even asked him about Arizona weather and real-estate. As I would love to Leave Sorry Ass New York State!
Always a Class Act Gentleman! Thank You Bob!
Great Guy!!
Great Motorcycle!!
He is an asset to the Kawasaki  Universe!
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Livin in "CheektaVegas, NY
Went thru 25 of these in 40 yrs.
I SOLD OUT! THE KAW BARN IS EMPTY.
More room for The Old Girl, Harley 75 FLH Electra Glide,
Old faithful! Points ign. Bendix Orig. carb.
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Better Than Nothing---The rebirth of a Superbike. 09 Jul 2021 15:21 #851520

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I do have a question Bob,  since you have an original GSXR with 18" rims, and the original (on your MKII) Morris style magnesium wheels, can you do me a flavor?

I need to know if the front disc rotor bolt pattern on the GSXR front wheel is the same as the one on the Morris Magnesium front wheel.  I thinking about getting a set of the replica S1 style from rotors and AP brakes, and I want to keep my GSXR 18" wheels. 

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Better Than Nothing---The rebirth of a Superbike. 09 Jul 2021 17:18 #851524

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The Morris front mags use a six bolt pattern. My early model 18 inch GSXR front wheel is only a five bolt pattern.

The I.D. is like 64.00mm on my Kosman rotors that mount to my Morris wheel adapters.

 
1972 H2 750 Cafe Racer built in 1974.
1976 KH400 Production Road Racer.
1979 Kz1000 MK. II Old AMA/WERA Superbike.
1986 RG500G 2 stroke terror.
1986 GSXR750RG The one with the clutch that rattles!

Up in the hills near Prescott, Az.
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Better Than Nothing---The rebirth of a Superbike. 11 Jul 2021 01:51 #851556

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Thanks Bob for the info on the brake rotors!

577Nitro—JS

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Better Than Nothing---The rebirth of a Superbike. 18 Nov 2021 14:43 #858048

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Its not my MK.II Superbike, but I didn't want to start a whole new topic!!! So I posted it here.

A friend sent me a photo of my '80 Kz750E that I raced back in '81 to '83.

Believe this photo was shot at Blackhawk Farms sometime in those three years. Might even be Grattan Raceway up in Michigan.

Not sure anymore. Old age has set in!!!!!

 
1972 H2 750 Cafe Racer built in 1974.
1976 KH400 Production Road Racer.
1979 Kz1000 MK. II Old AMA/WERA Superbike.
1986 RG500G 2 stroke terror.
1986 GSXR750RG The one with the clutch that rattles!

Up in the hills near Prescott, Az.
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