A business card was left on my bike a few weeks back for factory parts. Went to the website and found that it looked legit and the guy is local. Emailed and called to find out that he had one diaphragm and one cover for my master cylinder!!! How great is that?
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The guy even brought the parts back to his home/office since I couldn't make it by the warehouse. He told me that every few years he'll send out tons of letters to dealers asking for old parts to clear their inventory. The parts he gave me were original and unused. Again, super nice guy.
1980 kz1000 LTD Maxine a.k.a. Mad Max
Thanks for the parts suppliers lists. I have a question though, can any KZ from 1977-1980 fit on a 1977 KZ750B twin? I am looking specifically for a tank and seat that I am unable to find on Ebay. Any help would be great as most of the people on this site seem to be very knowledgeable. Thanks for the help guys.
anyone know of any Canadian vendors. Duty/shipping and exchange can really add up when you need a lot of parts.
There's a bike shop in Dover Ohio, Lehman's Big Open Road, that has gotten a huge inventory of 70s-80s Japanese bikes for salvage. Owen's also a Z1 guy at heart. You can call them at 330-602-6736, I believe they're working on a web site.
I am also doing an early Kawasaki part myself, because I have a 90 Zephyr 550 and no one listed or was apparently willing to make the part I needed. I make the manual cam chain tensioners for Kawasakis, both the diamond body like the 550 uses and the square body the air cooled 650-1000 fours used. It is apparent these two bodies are the only two Kawasaki uses, with the plunger depth being the only difference. Visit the web site with the short cut in my signature. It is presently under construction, but still gives some information and background. Or feel free to contact me direct from this site via email by clicking on my user name.
I got a pilot jet for my bike for just over 5 bucks shipping and all. Most places I found you either had to buy 4 or they wanted $8 shipping for one tiny jet.
I figured since I got such a good deal on the price and service I would put in a plug for them here.
1983 GPz 750
1985 LTD 454
I love the help here. Lots of sites to check out. I have one that I haven't seen on here. OutWestMotorsports.com
I tried oldbikebarn with horrible results. They sent the wrong carb kit and when they took the payment it took a month to get the parts. I emailed the hell out of them with no response and forget calling them. I sat on the phone on auto hold every time then it hung up on me. I sent back the kits and another month later no refund. So much for customer satifaction.
ill add my site also parts-4-sale.com
so far i have 2 thousand part numbers listed and have many thousands to list.
I have had an excellent relationship with Z1 Enterprises. The sales staff is very helpfull and always willing to work with you to try and get you the parts that you need in a timely manner. I highly recommend them.
where can you go for custom exhaust I want very custom any help would be appreciated thank you and does any distributors have catalogs.
This one looked professional enough that a Kerker/Supertrapp employee put his card on the seat at Mid Ohio, asking where I bought it. You can pretty much do whatever you want. In the U.S. I got regular steel bends from JC Whitney. Do a google search for mandrel bent tubing. You can even go stainless.
This is a priceless service to us old bikers.......................
I have used Ricks he had the Gas cap I needed for my83 KZ1100
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ricksmotorcycle some good folks they have helped me out
Checked the link out and found it bad so i replaced it with a good one
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ebay has lots of parts for the kawasaki csr
look closely at the honda cb 750 parts sales companies as many parts simply and directly interchange with many looking like the kawasaki parts.
Southaven Kawasaki-Yamaha has a great selection of parts for Vintage Kawasaki and Yamaha motorcycles. You can send a list of part numbers to Don@sky-cycles.com and he will check them and get back to you pretty quick. They ship all over so it is easy to do business with them. They are pretty fair about their prices, and can usually offer you a discount if you buy more than one part. Give them a try, they made it worth my while when i restored my Z1 and my XS650.
Great topic and links! I have bought many parts from most of the sites listed. Another great site that sells vintage Japanese motorcycle parts is www.z1parts.net.
And the guy that mentioned about some older Honda CB750 parts look like they are fitting Z1 KZ models, I think he is correct!
1973 z1 900 (thumbs up)
Exhaust systems, ignition switches, gasket sets, and other odds and ends.
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