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Z-900 guges on a 1976 kz-900? 24 Jul 2021 18:48 #852471

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I have the 76 harness, but with earlier idiot light steering head, gauge mount, maybe it was crashed...
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Z-900 guges on a 1976 kz-900? 24 Jul 2021 19:04 #852474

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I’m sorry I misspoke I’m our PM. Those look to be the correct gauges but the idiot light and meter bracket are for a Z1. I’m 99% sure the top triple clamp is interchangeable from the Z1 to the Kz
1976 KZ 900 A4 kzrider.com/forum/11-projects/613548-1976-kz-900-a4
1976 KZ 900 B1 LTD
1978 KZ 1000 B2 LTD
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Z-900 guges on a 1976 kz-900? 24 Jul 2021 19:12 #852478

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no apology needed, but no they are different, just adds to the mystery

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Z-900 guges on a 1976 kz-900? 24 Jul 2021 19:24 #852482

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What I’m saying is the triple tree s from the Z1 and Kz are interchangeable. I bet the bike was wrecked and someone swapped in Z1 trees
1976 KZ 900 A4 kzrider.com/forum/11-projects/613548-1976-kz-900-a4
1976 KZ 900 B1 LTD
1978 KZ 1000 B2 LTD
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Z-900 guges on a 1976 kz-900? 25 Jul 2021 04:27 #852495

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It's always interesting to see what people have done to these old bikes over the decades.  Sometimes it's necessity.  Sometimes it's just preference.  I think Mikaw is correct.  The gauges are probably '76.  The tach for sure isn't from a Z1.  The dash is definitely Z1A or B.  (lettering is under the light)

The rake and trail are the same for a Z1 and a KZ 900 so the triple trees are interchangeable, but the mounting holes for the dash may be different. 
I have a couple of Z1B's restored, an '80 KZ1000LTD restored, a 1981 KZ550 restored and a 2008 KLR 650 for off road fun. My wife has a 2019 Suzuki DR 650 for on and off road.

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