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Fate....or just a lucky find 2 weeks 1 day ago #28827

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I saw that on eBay: really lovely example.
Amazing to get your old bike back :woohoo:
"Success consists of going from failure to failure without the loss of enthusiasm " Winston Churchill.

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Fate....or just a lucky find 2 weeks 1 day ago #28828

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My new addition has arrived. Safely tucked away until the weather warms and dries up.
1985 ZG1300 dfi
1977 Z1000 a1
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Fate....or just a lucky find 2 weeks 22 hours ago #28829

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What a superb engine. I like that distinctive whistling sound these produce. Are they as bulletproof as they appear, or are there weak spots, such as the cam chain tensioner?
How does the condition of the bike compare to when you last owned it?

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Fate....or just a lucky find 2 weeks 20 hours ago #28830

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biltonjim wrote: What a superb engine. I like that distinctive whistling sound these produce. Are they as

biltonjim wrote: What a superb engine. I like that distinctive whistling sound these produce. Are they as bulletproof as they appear, or are there weak spots, such as the cam chain tensioner?
How does the condition of the bike compare to when you last owned it?


I believe the engines are almost bulletproof. They were quite smokey back in the day, but that was largely due to them often being thrashed from day 1. The sound yes, very distinctive, local dogs used to go nuts when my brother on his z1r and myself rode past.
Condition when I sold it in 2000, was very good, despite not riding it for around 10 years prior. I had filled the motor to the filler cap level to preserve the needle roller crankshaft bearings with oil, ( never ran it like this). Everything else was coated in a thin rust preventative called waxoyle. Underneath that coating was an excellent bike.

The bike today is fantastic , obviously had a recent restoration done to a very high standard. It has lost all of the chromed parts I did in the 80s, swing arm, brake calipers engine casings, speedo tech lower casings side stand.
Tomorrow it goes in a vac bag until the weather changes and the roads are salt free.

1985 ZG1300 dfi
1977 Z1000 a1

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Fate....or just a lucky find 2 weeks 5 hours ago #28831

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Very nice indeed
1980 KZ1300 B2 Touring/A2
1990 ZZ-R1100 C1
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Fate....or just a lucky find 1 week 6 days ago #28832

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1980 KZ 1300 sr# KZT30A-009997
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