Thread: KZ owners?
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Old 01-03-2009, 07:41 AM   #23
Joined: Apr 2008
Location: Rindge NH
Oddometer: 51
1980 kz1000 LTD B4

picked it up 3 yrs ago out of a tool shed, bike was a mess, rust dents etc. but mechanicaly not to bad. Stripped it down, re painted it back to factory, including decals, new rubber,and found a brand new Jardine exhaust sytem for it.I am the third owner, turns out i knew the original owner AND the salesman that sold in in January 1980!! both of whom were floored to see it in its restored state after 28 yrs. i got the bike with 9600 miles on it, bike now has 23K on it. I just picked up a ZZR1200 to keep the miles down on the KZ some. It was a blast restoring it and riding it. Am in the proccess of installing a Lockhart oil cooler on it too. Looking forward to spring to bring the beastie back to life for another yr. JT
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