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Whitey: it sounds like we have the same bike 87 ninja 750r :)


i picked mine up for really cheap as the guy selling it had to get rid of it quickly. it's a great "little" bike and gets me to work. I have been slowing working on the ultimate sin for sport-bikes, adding luggage :) i have side-bages and seat pack on order. as i ride to work, and am bit of a paranoid, i follow my Military be prepared or die idea. I carry a set of emergency gear, full set of clothes, emergency gas tank, and various other things you don't need until you REALLY need them.
 

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1983 KZ1100L (LTD)

I posted this link in the Meet & Greet Section so please forgive the repeat.

I just bought this bike from a friend... 10600 original miles when I got it on Saturday. Today I'm rolling past 11000. I was out of riding for a while (10+ years), but it's nice to be back.



Thanks for adding the VINTAGE section.
 

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OOPS, Might Help if I wrote what it was!

1983 KZ1100L (LTD) Shaft Driven


I had it inspected today and the shop that did it was sincerely impressed with the condition of it. Kinda makes one feel good when they've just bought it and a certified mechanic tells you that it's in primo shape.

NICE! I'll toast to that!
 

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Put some pictures up Guest, be interesting to how it looks with all the luggage on her. Shoot for a few years all I had was a bike and learned how to grocery shop, pick kids up from school and just about anything else I had to tote.
Monjoho would love to see some pics of that zx900, the top gun bike. In my opinion that is probably the bike that put sport bikes out for the public. Diffinetly what opened my eyes to 'em. Had me going to the Kawasaki dealer and dreaming when I was like 14 or 15 yrs old. I would really like to have one someday.
 

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Otis that is sharp. Somebody really took care of her and discs front and back, thats nice to have. How do you like the shaft drive? I only drove one bike with it and was amazed at how smooth it was and quiet, just hate not being able to change gearing but the factory seems to do a good job on the gearing selection.
 

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Hey Whitey,

Two of the three bikes I've owned have been shaft driven (V45 Sabre (750cc), Katana, and this one (83 KZ1100 L) and I love it. You're right, they are quiet and I haven't really realized any reduction in torque or get up and go. I do a bit of riding with my wife on the back and am honestly past the age where I need to go from 0-100 in 4 seconds so the acceleration is great for me. I do the speed thing in my plane :<).

Actually, I am really happy about the "interest" in riding from my wife. I've had the bike out for fun rides only 5 times since I got it last week, and she's been on the back each and every one of them. Who knows, we may have to do the cross country thing this summer.

Thanks for the compliments on the bike. I just got it inspected the the Harley shoppe that did it was quite impressed; that was a good feeling becuase I give those guys a lot of credit for evaluation of bikes.

Anyway, I'm loving it thus far and plan to put some more miles on it in the near future.

Safe Riding!
 

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Me and a buddy that I ride with was talking about how big of a difference it makes when the wife enjoys riding. His wife loves it, and even gets excited about buying things for it, while mine just mumbles under her breath when I buy a can of chain wax and talks about the life insurance policy. :roll: I guess alot of it is my fault due to how I used to be with bikes, acting like a fool flying everywhere I went. Funny as I get older I enjoy them more and drive slower.
 

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Hello all, new to the site and thought I'd say hey. Here's my "vintage" bike. It's still a few weeks away from being done.
It's a 1974 H1 modified a bit.

 

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welcome to the board :wink:

looks like its coming right along! - is that the original color on that bike?
 

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Welcome wasp, that looks mean as hell, love the look of the old cafe and vintage racers. What bike did the forks and wheels come from? :?:
 

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No, not the original color. It's Kawasaki Factory Glo Green from PJ-1. It's an epoxy paint, really tough.

The front end is from a ZX7R. Took some thought and a good deal of machine work but it's on. Swingarm is from a CBR F3. Another item that took a little thought!
 

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H1 WASP, are the H1s pretty common over there? I mean it has been years since I have heard of anybody other than on the net having one here in the states.
That is gonna look nice and I bet imbarass quite a few of the unknowing. Half of the people I know have not even heard of a 2 stroke street bike.
 

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:shock: awesome - are those pipes bassani?-wish i could take it to the dragstrip :lol:
 

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They're not too common at all, just gotta know where and when to look (and be a bit lucky!).

The chambers are original Denco stingers. Took some work but they look pretty good now.
 

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Greetings Everyone----- I love Vintage bikes. :D ..I have been online shopping for new touring style bikes, but have decided to stick with the classic styling of the older bikes. Put another bid on ebay on a kawi 750 LTD. Don't like the fat boy look or the cafe style of riding. Found A 1999 Kawi Concourse that is a lot like my beemer, but the price tag is too high..

Heather
 

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guys, i just finished my first mechanics job on a 1976 KV 100. I got it running by cleaning the carb and just cleaning everything out and refilling. I was wondering if I should ride it though cause it only has 213 original miles. I just got if for riding in town where it's to hilly to ride my bike, and it has been sitting since 78. If you have any info, let me know. I'm new to the game, but I love the bike. :?:
 

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check everything rubber, tires ,brakelines or cables, fuel lines, EXPECIALLY TIRES AND BRAKELINES/CABLES!!. Time does a terrible job on these items
 

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I checked all the rubber pieces and some are in need of replacing, mainly just covers to levers, but overall the bike is in great condition and very rideable. I was wondering if it would be too nice to ride. Is it worth more to let it sit? Cause I believe the KV's were only made in 1976 here in the u.s. I doubt too many of them still only have 215 miles. Anyway, I just did'nt know if a collector would rather have it, than some first timer.
 
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