KZ900 Really!!!

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    larrylarry Veteran Member

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    Had one of these back in the day. If you had one you know how fast they were an how they didn't stop so well!!!! I was looking at some on line, cheapest one I saw was 9500.00 WOW then I saw this one 19,000.00. Fully restored. It to bad I didn't have the forsight to save it. I can't believe the price!!
     

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    indy camaro Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    Wow for sure ! I had a KZ 1000 near mint with a 6" extended chromoly swing arm, and a Vance & Hines sidewinder pipe. Sold it for $1500 about 15 years ago.
     
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    I had a black and gold 78 KZ1000. Bought brand new for 3k. Still kicking myself for trading it for a truck in 82. Loved that bike, quirks and all.
     
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    Had a Kaw H2 750 triple ring dinger death trap back in the day. Rode a friend's KZ1000 and that was a mind blower. All the power, smooth, really a nice sound. Then I got a Harley and everything else was history. But those Kawasakis were really something.
     
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    Sure, the KZ was awesome, but who remembers the Honda CBX? [​IMG]
    Now THAT's an old school muscle bike!!
     
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    CBX's bring big money these days!
     
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    indy camaro Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    I work with a guy that has one of those. He asked a few years back if I'd like to ride it, I said NO thanks !
     
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    72 Z1 900 orange and black! One fast SOB! Sold it in 85 and went to Harley's. Never looked back.
     
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    I love the old school import bikes. I had a Yamaha XJ650 Seca Turbo years ago...it never did run right and nobody wanted to work on it-even the dealer. :( Traded it for a Fazer...nice bike!
     
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    I had a 1980 KZ1000E years ago and it actually scared me. I'm not known for being afraid of equipment but the three guys who had it after me all agreed it was a scary bike. The 4th one extended the swing arm and went through the engine to make it a drag bike. turns out the engine was already bored out. I was leaning forward on it and it was bogging so I grabbed a handfull of throttle. when it caught, it came up on the back wheel with my fat butt leaning forward and in third gear.

    I've currently got a 2003 ZG1000 Kawasaki Concours. The girlfriend wants to go riding and I no longer have the upper body strength to ride it with a passenger. This is my third Connie. My first one had 6000 miles when I got it and 110,000 when I sold it. SAM_0387.JPG
     
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