This came up on craigslist, almost 3 1/2 hour drive for me but after ZORO's good words I'm getting it, or at least trying like heck. I just spoke with the owner, a very nice 52 yr. old gentleman who said he knows the original buyer and the second owner. He being the third. I got pics coming and some of the specifics are; clear title, 22K miles, engine number is KZT00JE-005524, all factory except the added oil cooler and a Kerker 4-1. It runs and is inspectable, it does have a tick on the top end that goes away as the bike warms up (valve maybe?). He was very honest about every aspect of the bike, at times it sounded like he really didn't want to let it go but I told him my intentions to do a frame off and that it would be treated well and he liked that. He had one other interested party but he said that guy wanted to load the bike and take it to the nearest dealer and look into the ticking sound, etc., etc. Below is the original craigslist posting and I will put up the other pics he took tonight as soon as I get them. Just wanted to share the excitement!!!!!!!
Kawasaki 1981 KZ 1000 LTD