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First KZ1300 3 months 4 days ago #29313

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Just acquired my first KZ1300.  I've restored MANY different kinds of vintage Kawasakis, if it went fast in the 70's or 80's, I've had one.  Just never had a chance to get one of these, fell into my lap basically for next to nothing.  Really good shape cosmetically, runs but carbs leak, 10K original miles.  Tank and body work appears nice, not sure about that front fairing but it appears to match the stock paint?  It's an 81 model I believe, which makes it an A3?  Anyways, will be posting MANY questions as I go, thanks for letting me join!  

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First KZ1300 3 months 4 days ago #29317

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...  Anyways, will be posting MANY questions as I go, thanks for letting me join!  
 

Actually it's our pleasure to welcome you to KZ1300.com!
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Bill
1947 Indian Chief, 1968 BSA Shooting Star, 1970 BSA 650 Lightning, 1974 Kawasaki W3, 1976 KZ900 A4, 1979 KZ750 B4, 1979 KZ750 B4 Trike, 1980 KZ550, 1981 KZ1300, 1982 KZ1100 Spectre, 1985 Kawasaki ZN1300, 1987 Yamaha Trail Way, 2000 Honda Valkyrie Tourer, 1981 GL 1100, 2009 Yamaha RoadLiner S

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First KZ1300 3 months 4 days ago #29318

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First layer of dirt is off, here are a few picks.  Best $1300 bucks I've ever spent!  Couldn't get there fast enough!

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First KZ1300 3 months 1 day ago #29324

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Welcome, and yes, I would have bought it, too. If we get the engine-number we can confirm it is an A3.

Best regards from Switzerland/ Germany

Holger
Z1300 A1/ KZT30AG built 1979
frame KZT30A 004285
engine KZT30A 000288
location: borderland-triangle France/ Germany/ Switzerland, Europe

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First KZ1300 2 months 3 weeks ago #29377

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Always fun to jump onto a new learning curve. The kz will keep you busy and test your patience... 

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First KZ1300 1 month 1 week ago #29587

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So I got the carbs done, bike is up and running fine.  Just need a new gas tank to try and ride it, and the tank has been found and on it's way.  Here's my next question.  This 81 C model, according to the service manual, has a "Fuel Tap, Solenoid Fuel Valve".  I have no idea how this routes to the tank/petcock?  I just used an external fuel supply directly into the carbs to fire it up for a few minutes, can somebody lead me in the right direction to hooking this up?  Picture attached!  
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