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Bike of the Month. 06 Jun 2024 12:06 #900371

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Yes! All of the Above!
What a nice feeling to see a finished project.
I have felt this feeling over the years.
Is the latest big motorcycle finished?

Marty in Buffalo, NY
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.
Starts everytime!

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Bike of the Month. 07 Jun 2024 06:26 #900421

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Beautiful bike.This is why I love this site,to see the love and work folks put in these kz's is the best. Great work. I too like the black motor.
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. 30 Jun 2024 11:27 #901541

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Apologies for being a few hours early this month, got a busy day tomorrow - Staying in Europe this month with a move to Scandinavia for Jonas's stunning "J" yet another example of the great work you guys do - over to JonasI bought the bike 2018 after a couple of years “bike hiatus”, having small kids and no time to ride. Before that I had a short take at custom bikes, riding a Victory. Well, I like the look of these classic bikes, and when I found one locally I bought it quick. It had Öhlins shocks and looked like a true 80s super bike. Condition was pretty rough and my ambition to start was to get it fixed up and clean. I repaired the speedometer, changed the ignition lock and refurbished chassis parts like brakes and swing bearing. Also rebuilt the carburettors and ignition parts. It started to run pretty good, However, It had this engine rattle so 2 years ago I removed the engine and started rebuilding it. Replaced cam chain, guides, pistons 0,5 and got the head refurbished by an engine shop. Not really planned, but I took the opportunity to powder coat the frame at the same time, and this winter I got the tank and fenders a new fresh coat! I have intentionally never added up all the costs, especially all the NOS-parts. I have found parts in the UK, Germany, Netherlands, Norway, Greece, US, Japan and the Philippines (new upper cam chain guide!) and I have probably forgot a few countries. There is still some small parts still in their original paint, but they are getting scarce! It’s good to have some work for winter left…This restoration would not have been possible without this forum! Thanks a lot for all the contributions.
It is also appropriate to thank my wife. When the bike was finished this spring, I almost dropped it when lowering the centre stand. Bike fell towards the floor, but my wife somehow saved it with her knee!? She got a scar and I had to buy her a diamond necklace, I’m not sure what would have been cheapest. Anyhow bike survived 



















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Bike of the Month. 30 Jun 2024 15:24 #901563

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Wow, i love the black paint and decal job. It looks amazing on his bike, all my 4 thumbs up for his great skills.

Here is my ( not a BOTM Kawasaki ) in permanent progress black beauty project bike.

 
 
 
 
 

and the next stupid money wasting up-grades......

 
 
 
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Bike of the Month. 30 Jun 2024 20:58 #901571

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Congratulations Jonas on a well deserved BOTM !
Love the colors but I can't decide between stripes or no stripes in your photos.
Scotty

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welded Z1 crank
Andrews 1X Cams
Delkevic 4 into 1
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Bike of the Month. 01 Jul 2024 05:44 #901581

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Fine result & well-deserved Congrats!

Good Ridin'
slmjim & Z1BEBE
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A Rider looks at your odometer and tags.

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1974 Z1-A x2
1975 Z1-B x2
1993 CB 750 Nighthawk x2
2009 ST1300A

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Bike of the Month. 01 Jul 2024 06:45 #901584

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Really nice looking build, looks fantastic.
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, 1983 fully recon motor fitted LOVE THIS BIKE
Forth my work bike FJ1200 1989 (same type as FJ above)
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