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Bike of the Month. 01 Oct 2023 05:01 #889956

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congrats on your beautiful bike!
1978 KZ 1000B (73 tribute)
1977 KZ1000 project
1976 KZ 900
1976 KV 75
1976 Honda Elsinore MT250
1974 Z1 900 project
1971 Honda CT70
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Bike of the Month. 01 Oct 2023 16:11 #889984

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I Love It !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Original owner 78 1000 LTD
Mr Turbo Race Kit, MTC 1075 Turbo pistons by PitStop Performance , 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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Bike of the Month. 02 Oct 2023 07:18 #889991

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Sweet build, well done.

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Gpz750R1 1982
Gpz750A1 1983
Gpz1100A2 1984
FZ750 1985
Gpz900R -91
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Bike of the Month. 02 Oct 2023 16:49 #890013

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I haven't been able to follow this thread for ages, my mistake as the bikes shown have been excellent, its amazing how many great looking Z's exist, keep this show going.
First Permanent ride the Z1R since Dec1977 (220,000km) as of June 2015
Second permanent bike 1989 FJ1200 dyno'd 140RWH, great bike.
Third ride is now the Frankenstein 1981 GPZ1100B1, getting new/ refurbished 83-84 motor soon
Forth my work bike FJ1200 1989 (same type as above)
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Bike of the Month. 03 Oct 2023 04:16 #890023

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I haven't been able to follow this thread for ages, my mistake as the bikes shown have been excellent, its amazing how many great looking Z's exist, keep this show going.
I am doing my best Bozo but the membership seem to be shy about sharing and it's "like pulling teeth" in many cases to get material 

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Bike of the Month. 31 Oct 2023 11:56 #891163

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I know I'm a couple of hours early this month but got a busy day tomorrow. Keeping the "green theme" going this month as we move from South Africa to Sweden for this lovely resto-mod R1 of Anders (purchased in a deal we can only dream of  ) so over to Anders:
Honestly, I never thought that I would own a bike again up until eight years ago when I was offered a Gpz750 -82 in a swop for a bottle of whiskey. The guy asked for a bottle of Grants, but that was even to low for me. So for a bottle of Highland Park (approx 40 USD) it was mine.In a pretty sorry state, ran like crap and looked like it spent some serious time in a hen house.
I had a Gpz750 -82 back in the days, racing and road racing, so the idea of resto-modding it, giving it the brakes and the roadholding that I had wished for in the eighties was given. Now eight years later and a stable consisting of four bikes and countless hours spent in the workshop tinkering with them, I am pretty happy that I am back riding. I use all my bikes during the summer months, not only weekend cruising but also riding to and from work on a daily basis. If I’d known then what I know now I would have saved endless hours as I tried quite a few things that didn’t work. But in the end it turned out just as I wanted, I am not looking for a concourse condition. I want it nice, but it should look like it is being used. I still have a few things to do, engine covers needs some new paint, but that will come when I change the clutch. I have a set of newly painted carbs laying around. But with the other four bikes, especially my resto-mod build on a Gpz1100 -84 and an endless stream of friend that needs carbs rebuilt, it constantly gets pushed back .It's an absolute blast to ride, I really wish that I had the 810cc engine that I had in the eighties, that power and the handling this bike has would be the perfect combo.The resto-mod recipe:
  • ·         Gpz750R1 1982
  • ·         Zephyr 1100 43 mm fork
  • ·         ZR750 17’x2.5 front wheel, 120/70x17
  • ·         ZXR400 310mm front discs
  • ·         GSX600R K4 Tokico four pots front callipers
  • ·         Zephyr 750 Swingarm
  • ·         ZXR400 17’x4.5 rear wheel, 160/70x17
  • ·         ZXR400 Tokico full floating rear calliper
  • ·         Öhlins period correct shocks
  • ·         Delkevic 4-1 stainless exhaust
  • ·         Homemade rear-sets with modern foot pegs.
  • ·         Opel 308 Signal green paint from the seventies
Thanks guys for all the help during the build, and the build thread is: GPZ750R1 -82 Will it be yet an other green Kwack - KZRider Forum - KZRider, KZ, Z1 & Z Motorcycle Enthusiast's Forum

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Bike of the Month. 31 Oct 2023 14:48 #891168

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Mean green. Love it!! 
77 ltd1000 80 ltd1000 78kz1000a ,02 red zrx 12r, 94 cb1000 big one ,03 valkyrie (my couch) 65 olds 442
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Bike of the Month. 31 Oct 2023 18:41 #891173

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Looks great! Fantastic Job.
1978 KZ 1000B (73 tribute)
1977 KZ1000 project
1976 KZ 900
1976 KV 75
1976 Honda Elsinore MT250
1974 Z1 900 project
1971 Honda CT70
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Bike of the Month. 01 Nov 2023 01:57 #891179

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Nice Bike!
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Bike of the Month. 02 Nov 2023 03:54 #891207

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You had me at GREEN !!!

Uber cool machine!

Well done!
'81 GPz 550 D1 Click this link: www.kzrider.com/gallery/kz-550/1981-gpz550d1-9094#joomimg
'81 GPz 1100 B1 ELR "Tribute" www.kzrider.com/forum/11-projects/617040-1981-gpz1100-b1-rst
'82 Yamaha YB100 Fizzie
'79 Suzuki GT200 X5 TWO STROKE TWIN - SMOKER!
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Bike of the Month. 03 Nov 2023 15:23 #891263

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Simple changes that still look original, great bike
First Permanent ride the Z1R since Dec1977 (220,000km) as of June 2015
Second permanent bike 1989 FJ1200 dyno'd 140RWH, great bike.
Third ride is now the Frankenstein 1981 GPZ1100B1, getting new/ refurbished 83-84 motor soon
Forth my work bike FJ1200 1989 (same type as above)

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Bike of the Month. 01 Dec 2023 00:33 #892245

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As we move into December (hard to believe we have managed a full twelve months so far since the re-birth of this feature) we are back in the UK for this stunning Harris Magnum from Malcolm (many  of you will know I have a weakness for the Magnum range from the brothers Harris) so over to Malcolm for the "low down"It was the late 70s I together with a couple of friends were involved in production racing with an RD400. One weekend we were at Snetterton racetrack in Norfolk when I saw a bike I had never seen before just leaning against the fence, I went over for a look the badge on the tank said “Magnum”. I knew straightaway I was going to have one, a few months later I found one advertised in motorcycle news (a weekly motorcycle newspaper in the UK) for £2500. I had to pay off the finance on the Honda 250 I was currently riding, then went to London to buy my “Harris”. I had to collect it with a trailer because I couldn’t afford to insure it straight away.After having it a couple of years it was time for an upgrade, so it was off to Harris to see what was available. The shopping list ended up being long and expensive!!!
  1. ·         Dymag Wheels
  2. ·         Lockheed brakes
  3. ·         Marzocchi forks
  4. ·         Harris yokes
  5. ·         New Harris fairing and dual seat
  6. ·         And finally off for a custom black paint job
After a few months with my shiny new bike, I stuck it “head on” into the front of a car because of a side stand malfunction. So it was back to Harris to have the Frame checked this Led to me being off the road for 12 years as I just couldn’t afford to rebuild following the accident.Once I finally got it back on the road I used the bike for 3 years or so but it started to look a bit dated with its skinny wheels so, I bought the running gear from a ZX9R and got Harris to make me a one off swinging arm. I had all the intentions of getting it back on the road quickly but, other things came along and it got pushed to the back of the shed for a good 20 years.About 3 years ago I thought to myself I’ve got to get the old girl back on the road so “back out with the spanners and wallet”!!The engines has been completely rebuilt with new everything, the head was rebuilt by Ray Debben (a well-known UK drag racer) with bigger valves, APE springs and Z650 “under bucket” shims rebore and Wiseco 1015 pistons, Kenny Harman cams, cranks been welded and balanced, 29mm smoothbores, heavy duty clutch and ape gearbox bearings. The electrics have also been upgraded with a MotoGadget V2 unit with switches and keyless ignition.It’s been a lot of work getting all this stuff to fit but I’m happy with it. I’m 62 now and just want to enjoy it till it gets to heavy.
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