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Not a Yam nor a 2stroke (sorry)
« on: December 11, 2018, 09:02:35 PM »
Restored this in 2013,my mate PJ(Paul Leslie) rebuilt the engine for me,sounds beautiful and runs sweet,to be honest it was doddle to restore much easier than my 400c.The Z1 parts are easier to source and the pattern parts you get are spot on and fit unlike a lot of the rd bits.
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Re: Not a Yam nor a 2stroke (sorry)
« Reply #1 on: December 11, 2018, 09:23:53 PM »
that is lovely
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Re: Not a Yam nor a 2stroke (sorry)
« Reply #2 on: December 11, 2018, 09:47:58 PM »
A timeless classic

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Re: Not a Yam nor a 2stroke (sorry)
« Reply #3 on: December 11, 2018, 10:07:24 PM »
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Re: Not a Yam nor a 2stroke (sorry)
« Reply #4 on: December 11, 2018, 10:35:50 PM »
That is my all time fave Kawasaki by a mile. Nice job matey, I'm not jealous, no, no. Not at all  :D

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Re: Not a Yam nor a 2stroke (sorry)
« Reply #5 on: December 11, 2018, 11:46:54 PM »
It"s sister ain"t bad either,can"t wait to get pic of the 400c with them.
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Re: Not a Yam nor a 2stroke (sorry)
« Reply #6 on: December 12, 2018, 12:39:47 AM »
Very nice, you should be proud of your collection so far


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Re: Not a Yam nor a 2stroke (sorry)
« Reply #7 on: December 12, 2018, 07:36:10 AM »
I am Colin love the z1"s,when i traded my Blue 75 rd250  for my first 400c in 76 i wanted a z1 then but couldn"t afford it,the yam was £660 on the road the later z900 was double that so a no brainer really but can"t say i was disapponted  having the 400c i loved it.Had to wait till 2011 to realise my dream now i have 2 happy days.The zeds are the only ones i have left from this lot pic was in 2014 .Still got these 2 so life"s not too bad.
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Re: Not a Yam nor a 2stroke (sorry)
« Reply #8 on: December 12, 2018, 07:46:07 AM »
Big aircooled Kwacks and Yam strokers, the best combination..... 8) 8) 8) 8)
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Re: Not a Yam nor a 2stroke (sorry)
« Reply #9 on: December 12, 2018, 09:39:26 AM »
Wow, now that was an impressive collection of big bikes


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Re: Not a Yam nor a 2stroke (sorry)
« Reply #10 on: December 12, 2018, 06:03:08 PM »
that a vmax there nice. :)
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Re: Not a Yam nor a 2stroke (sorry)
« Reply #11 on: December 12, 2018, 07:15:19 PM »
Yep full power Model vboost removed,k&ns with stage 7 dynojet kit fitted changed the standard pipes for Laser Pro stocks it sounded evil , it was fast very fast,vmaxes you either love them or hate them ,personally i thought it was a great bike and i gave it a lot of stick and thought handling was ok for a big heavy bike even on the twisty bits,wish i still had it,.Only thing i did"t like about it was the black painted engine,a very very big black painted engine a pain to keep looking good,yep sold it and now have another Yam with a black engine,mmmhhhh maybe i do like them really. :D
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Re: Not a Yam nor a 2stroke (sorry)
« Reply #12 on: July 26, 2019, 08:20:33 AM »
Oh what bikes. The Z's you guys have are wonderful.
I also liked the Z650. Never owned a Z (and probably never will)
However my first ever restore project was a GPZ750R1 1982.
pulled from a hedge from the most uncaring of owners
being used as a donor bike. all for 200£.
Did it as 100% standard.


Smooth on the road those GPZ's, smooth power delivery .
Was the end of the big air cooled four strokes.

But the Z's are the exact equal in coolness to air
cooled RD's.
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Re: Not a Yam nor a 2stroke (sorry)
« Reply #13 on: July 31, 2019, 12:40:24 PM »
Very nice jools,you did well getting that for £200 that must have been a few years ago, you can still get gpzs for reasonable money but slowly creeping up price wise.I had the model after yours the 750 unitrak sold that in 2001 for £400,if only you had room to keep all your old bikes i would never sell any. lusted after the red gpz 900r but like you with the z1"s missed the opportunity i think,
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Re: Not a Yam nor a 2stroke (sorry)
« Reply #14 on: August 01, 2019, 05:47:53 AM »
My GPZ is not to your standard on the Z.
The Z is a true eye turner , fabulous.

Bought GPZ in 2015 , which tells you how awful
it was. It drove me to almost madness doing it but
perfect training to get my old RD back on the road.
I feel sorry for bikes that are becoming donor bikes.... you see.

I don't know about you but when intent on a blast
say a 70 miler there is only one bike that makes me smile.
The RD of course. I can't seem to ever understand why but
it seems to sit at the back of the garage daring you to
get on it .......once you get on it - then you know why again .
When you put back in garage normal brain activity ensues and it
becomes that bike only to be used when your old enough again......
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