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RideOrDieWarren
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Hey guys,

Im usually on the sport pages. I justed wanted to say that I will be part of the Vintage pages as I am pickng up a sweet 77 on Saturday, Dec 8th.


Get your towels ready your going to need it(for the drooling). :biggrin:

Enjoy,





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My engine cases will never look like that in a million years! How anyone can maintain a 30 year old bike like that is unbelievable. Good find, and welcome to the old folks section











I'm gonna go hide now, before they all hunt me down and throw rocks at me!
 

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Very nice looking machine, you're going to love it.
 

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Wow, that's practically show restoration quality there.

You're right, I'm drooling. :D
 

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Very nice. There is a local teen who is riding a KZ1000 here that looks to be a twin.
 

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Nice looking bike I really like the paint job. It is not an LTD though, it has an LTD seat and grabrail as well as the mag wheels and dual disc front brake setup along with the LTD side cover emblems but that is all. The frame is an 1000 A model as are the fenders and the headlight ears and bucket. Check out the serial nunber it should start with KZTOOB for the LTD model I think you will find the serial number on this bike will read KZTOOA . It is a really nice looking bike I just don't want you to be misled thinking it is an LTD.
 

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RideOrDieWarren
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Nice looking bike I really like the paint job. It is not an LTD though, it has an LTD seat and grabrail as well as the mag wheels and dual disc front brake setup along with the LTD side cover emblems but that is all. The frame is an 1000 A model as are the fenders and the headlight ears and bucket. Check out the serial nunber it should start with KZTOOB for the LTD model I think you will find the serial number on this bike will read KZTOOA . It is a really nice looking bike I just don't want you to be misled thinking it is an LTD.
Thanks.

I was doing some research last night about KZ's and getting insurance quotes.

I couldnt find a 77 LTD. 76-78 were KZ1000's. 78+ had LTD's?


Not sure yet how many miles are on it. It was a full restoration. So the emblems were probably added after the fact.
 

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RideOrDieWarren
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So according to the "Stinkin' Badges" man :biggrin:, there is a 77 LTD the B1.

The owner emailed me saying his is the "A" model.

Doesnt really matter to me. Its nice and it sounds awesome!

I'll get more info about the other stuff on the bike. I know the swing arm was extended 3", not sure how yet. But at least it has the drag stance. My friend and coworker is also an avid rider and we've been talking about bike drags. This may be a good candidate for some weekend fun!
 

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Congrats! You trading the EX250 for it?
 

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RideOrDieWarren
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Nope. Keeping the 250 for commuting to work. Trading my 98 Jeep Wranger for it. I dont drive it and didnt want to keep it anymore. I have only put 8100 miles on it in a year and a half.
 

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My engine cases will never look like that in a million years! How anyone can maintain a 30 year old bike like that is unbelievable. Good find, and welcome to the old folks section











I'm gonna go hide now, before they all hunt me down and throw rocks at me!
Where do they find these bikes that look like they just came out of a time warp from a new showroom.
 

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I've done a little research into how to get the engine back to looking like the new original cast look. So far all I've found is vapor blasting but that doesn't seem to be very popular in the U.S. Anyone found anthing else on this subject? I know it's not elbow grease and polishing by hand thats getting between those fins that well. :tongue:
 

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Do you think media blasting and following up with a dremel would do it?
 

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I've seen the results of most types of blasting except vapor and those don't give the look I want. I've never seen or considered the effects a dremel would have as a followup treatment but thats definitely an idea to consider. The only drawback to that would be getting into each and every little area between those fins.
 
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