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    Let's See Your Old Kaw
    on: January 29, 2022, 03:40:18 pm
    January 29, 2022, 03:40:18 pm
    My 1981 GPz1100. Had one back in the day, but sadly sold it for college funds that were needed more. Reliving my youth, I found another that was owned by the original owner, and had sat neglected for years. Brought it back to life, and enjoyed it for a number years, but sold it in the spring of 2020. Gone, but not forgotten!



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    Re: Let's See Your Old Kaw
    Reply #1 on: January 29, 2022, 05:35:56 pm
    January 29, 2022, 05:35:56 pm
    Never had an 'old' kawi but my brother had a late 70's kawi 1100 that was turbo'd.
    I road it once, watching that big boost gauge kick-in I'd have to say was a little scary!  :goggle:

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    Re: Let's See Your Old Kaw
    Reply #2 on: January 29, 2022, 06:53:22 pm
    January 29, 2022, 06:53:22 pm
    I've  had a 'few' 1970s Kawasaki  2 T Triples (plus others)

    I could  post  some pictures  but don't want to bore other members who have seen them before    :180: 
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    Re: Let's See Your Old Kaw
    Reply #3 on: January 29, 2022, 07:00:02 pm
    January 29, 2022, 07:00:02 pm
    *Originally Posted by Ace50 [+]
    Never had an 'old' kawi but my brother had a late 70's kawi 1100 that was turbo'd.
    I road it once, watching that big boost gauge kick-in I'd have to say was a little scary!  :goggle:
    FWIW, there were no Kawi 1100 in the 70’s, at least, from the factory.
    First 1100 have been 1981 KZ1100A (shaft) and 1981 KZ1100B (Gpz).
    2017 Versys 1000     1983 KZ1000J3
    1982 KZ1000J2        1982 GPZ 1100
    1982 KZ1000J2 (yup, a second one)
    1983 KZ750L3

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    Re: Let's See Your Old Kaw
    Reply #4 on: January 29, 2022, 09:01:10 pm
    January 29, 2022, 09:01:10 pm
    *Originally Posted by Claude [+]
    FWIW, there were no Kawi 1100 in the 70’s, at least, from the factory.
    First 1100 have been 1981 KZ1100A (shaft) and 1981 KZ1100B (Gpz).

    You could purchase these at a Kawasaki dealer:
    https://ridermagazine.com/2014/09/04/retrospective-kawasaki-kz1000-z1-r-tc-turbocharged-1978-1979/

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    Re: Let's See Your Old Kaw
    Reply #5 on: January 29, 2022, 09:22:31 pm
    January 29, 2022, 09:22:31 pm
    *Originally Posted by Ace50 [+]
    Of course. But it was a 1000, not a 1100.
    2017 Versys 1000     1983 KZ1000J3
    1982 KZ1000J2        1982 GPZ 1100
    1982 KZ1000J2 (yup, a second one)
    1983 KZ750L3

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    Re: Let's See Your Old Kaw
    Reply #6 on: January 29, 2022, 09:23:37 pm
    January 29, 2022, 09:23:37 pm
    *Originally Posted by TYKE [+]
    I've  had a 'few' 1970s Kawasaki  2 T Triples (plus others)

    I could  post  some pictures  but don't want to bore other members who have seen them before    :180:
    Looking at your bikes never bored me... :001:
    2017 Versys 1000     1983 KZ1000J3
    1982 KZ1000J2        1982 GPZ 1100
    1982 KZ1000J2 (yup, a second one)
    1983 KZ750L3

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    Re: Let's See Your Old Kaw
    Reply #7 on: January 30, 2022, 01:24:28 pm
    January 30, 2022, 01:24:28 pm
    *Originally Posted by Claude [+]
    Looking at your bikes never bored me... :001:

    I run the risk of boring others, but I loved them all and always enjoyed others looking at them and recalling their youth  :169: 

    So apologies to those who have seen some of them and are bored looking at them, but here's some for you to (hopefully) enjoy

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    ZRX 1200 R alongside my then 2019 Versys 1000


     

     


    My 1980 TZ 250 with Phil Read onboard, closely watched by me, he was quick at disappearing into the distance   :008: 


     

    Part of the collection in my Rev Shed

     


    Kawasaki F6A 

     

    Kawasaki F 7

     

    Kawasaki S3A (400cc)

     


    Kawasaki Monoshock special build with 400 frame and 500 ported engine plus Ohlins (Suzuki) suspension and running gear   H1b 500 in background


     


    Kawasaki KZ 400 (4 stroke) and a brand new N.O.S bike with 1 mile recorded

     

    Bridgestone 350 GTO at Stafford Classic show ..... look closely and you can just see my mates N.O.S Kawasaki H2B in the background  :028: 

     

    Suzuki GT 750 (Kettle/Water Buffalo) 

       

    A Kawasaki KDX 500 (well modified and well used...great fun)

     

    Kawasaki H1b 500cc

     

    Kawasaki H2C .....a truly beautiful bike, but not the most enjoyable to ride...(which was the S3A) 

       


    There are others including some british bikes

    Enjoy




     



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    Re: Let's See Your Old Kaw
    Reply #8 on: January 30, 2022, 03:52:27 pm
    January 30, 2022, 03:52:27 pm
    *Originally Posted by Claude [+]
    Of course. But it was a 1000, not a 1100.

    Guess your right about that, he must have had it bored out as I remember him saying 1100.
    He started modifying it when the later year bikes started to be as fast or faster than it was, without a turbo!   :5:

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    Re: Let's See Your Old Kaw
    Reply #9 on: January 30, 2022, 05:47:40 pm
    January 30, 2022, 05:47:40 pm
    Tyke, sorry but you still failed at boring me... :001:
    Great collection you have; particularly the triples.
    2017 Versys 1000     1983 KZ1000J3
    1982 KZ1000J2        1982 GPZ 1100
    1982 KZ1000J2 (yup, a second one)
    1983 KZ750L3

     


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