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Hi all as you know i picked up a 1980 z1r for 500 bucks a great deal.After cleaning up the years of dirt i noticed the motor was all non painted .After looking at pictures of the bike the motors had some black paint in them .So now im not shure what i have.Now the bike came with a spare motor in peices but all there.Yep you guessed it that motor was black so you would think that was the org motor right nope . I did a little research on the motor numbers but im not shure what motor goes to what year heres a break down of what i have any help would be great thax.

motor on bike# kzt00ae073903
frame #kztood19142
spare motor #z1e114256
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Don't think so, but I'll look it up when I get a chance.
 

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Yea im not shure was told it was but who knows with a used bike.The build date is10/ 79 so i guess that would make it an 80 model.I have heard stories of last model years getting different parts that were laying around just guessing here but who knows.If its not the org. like to find out what it came of of.
 

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Yea im not shure was told it was but who knows with a used bike.The build date is10/ 79 so i guess that would make it an 80 model.I have heard stories of last model years getting different parts that were laying around just guessing here but who knows.If its not the org. like to find out what it came of of.

It's a rare bike that is that old with all of it's original parts. Mine is called Piece for a good reason!
 

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yea the bike has all its parts and is a z1r that much i know .Pant is in ok shape and has a kerker header on it and a lockhart oil cooler on it .It ran a year ago so im shure i can get it going.
 

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hey thax for the info im in connecticut too tolland county.So are you saying that motor is org on the bike.Im trying to keep it org.or it was replaced with an A motor?
 

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the 1000 motor thats in it runs just trying to find out if its org to the bike.
You have a 1000 motor and a 1000 frame. Unless you plan on restoring it, selling it for top dollar to someone who is willing to pay for a totally original, bike, it really doesn't matter. Sorry, don't mean to be a turd, just wanting to know what your intentions for the bike are.
 

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I can answer your question. Your spare is a 900. Your motor is a 1000A motor. Your frame is a Z1-R. There were no mechanical differences between a z1r and an A model motor so ride it.

motor on bike# kzt00ae073903- 1978 KZ1000-A2
frame #kztood19142- 1980 KZ1000-D3 (Z1-R II)
spare motor #z1e114256- 1976 KZ900LTD or 1977 KZ900-A5 ? Not sure but it's a late 900 engine.
 

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motor on bike# kzt00ae073903- 1978 KZ1000-A2
frame #kztood19142- 1980 KZ1000-D3 (Z1-R II)
spare motor #z1e114256- 1976 KZ900LTD or 1977 KZ900-A5 ? Not sure but it's a late 900 engine.
That was a lot of work! Answered his questions, too.
 

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Thax for all the info guys same motor but not the org. thats ok.As you can see im a mid 80,s gpz guy . These older kz bikes are new to me but im starting to like them more and more.The old school look i guess. thax again for all your help.
 
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