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Bike of the Month. 10 Jun 2015 16:33 #676054

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Well deserved Ed!
like Joe said it really brings back fond memories B)
I had one of the first Kz650 Customs in Chicago, put my money down in 76 and had to wait ....and wait...
All Winter I was talking trash with my supervisor who had his GS 750 on order, that was a long Winter :whistle:
When it finally came in they had the blue one that I ordered and a silver one , the guy that got the silver one first tried to pull a switch on me and when that didn't work he tried to grease me a hundred bucks to trade him,
No way!
I loved that bike , sadly I was young and stupid and got into a lot of trouble , I ended up selling it in 79 , at the time it was probably a good idea.
It is great to see such a well cared for machine that is still on the road, hats off to you, I hope some day that I will be able to see it in person.
By the way My supervisor got his GS right around the same time I got my bike so we went out on a fresh factory road at lunch time and I kicked his ass :evil:
78 KZ1000 A2A
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Bike of the Month. 10 Jun 2015 16:39 #676058

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I take it the GS 750 was a dog?
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Bike of the Month. 10 Jun 2015 19:51 #676091

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It did it to stock CB 750's too ;)
I rode with a bunch of 900's and 1000's and kept up pretty well until we really got cookin.
I wasn't passing any body but they couldn't shake me either, everyone had a lot of respect for that bike.
A buddy had a 74 900 that was totally stock and insanely fast back then, that one forget about it,
to this day it was the fastest thing I have ever ridden, of course I haven't rode on anything newer then mid 80's :blush: besides big twins :laugh:
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Bike of the Month. 10 Jun 2015 20:53 #676104

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The GS750 was a nice motorcycle too, but had the Suzuki electrics problems of the time. I still like the KZ650s, but the GS750 was and is a very desirable motorcycle if one likes 70s models. Whole different beast, the KZ650 was small, the GS750 built almost the size of the GS1000. There are advantages both ways, but I would not mind owning a GS750 still to this day, but those electrics suck.
321,000 miles on KZ's that I can remember. Not going to see any more.

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Bike of the Month. 11 Jun 2015 04:02 #676118

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swest wrote: Congrat's. :woohoo:
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Have 1975 Kawasaki Z1-B & 2003 Harley Davidson Heritage Softail Classic
Had Hondas, Harleys and many ,many Z Series Kaws both Std. & LTD's

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Bike of the Month. 11 Jun 2015 08:26 #676140

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Maybe that's why you don't see them around. The CB 750 was a dog. Like riding a log in the turns, slow and break downs were costly. Honda lived on that design as long as they could. I'd be cruising on the FWY, one would come up then back off like the Hogs of today. :evil: They don't want any part of Bossie. :woohoo: The legend lives on. B)
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Bike of the Month. 11 Jun 2015 12:26 #676179

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Congrats Ed. I have to say part of the reason i kept my 650 nearly stock was because of your bike.
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Bike of the Month. 13 Jun 2015 07:26 #676406

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Rare rare rare to see a bike of that vintage still that pristine and ridden. While modded bikes are cool and fun to develop, I always love to see well looked after stockers that remind us where it all started.
Congrats!
1974 Z1A As original as I could get it
'88 ZX750R braided lines, mostly original
KZ1000 project on the bench
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Bike of the Month. 16 Jun 2015 20:41 #676895

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...Sweet ride, Ed!!! :cheer:



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1979 KZ 650-C3 (Cafe Project)
1982 GPz 750-R1
1981 GPz 1100-B1
2005 H-D XL1200C
2006 H-D XL1200C
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Bike of the Month. 19 Jun 2015 09:17 #677270

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Hi All
I hope you all are enjoying having Eds 650 as our June BOTM :lol:
It is a very deserving machine and is a 1rst class example of a well maintained and cared for Kaw. ;)
You all have till July to enjoy seeing it grace our home page
Then I will be posting the July BOTM which is already being inputted into our system.
I will never reveal a BOTM early , but I can guarantee It will be another fine example of a KZ B)
So enjoy the current winner , and in July I hope you all enjoy the new featured Bike
Street Fighter LTD
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Bike of the Month. 20 Jun 2015 09:11 #677413

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Dave, who's the nominees? PLS PM me.
Steve

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Bike of the Month. 20 Jun 2015 09:38 #677418

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swest wrote: Dave, who's the nominees? PLS PM me.
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