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KZ geezer
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I found this site awhile ago but had trouble logging in :-| Last fall I acquired a 1983 KZ 550LTD M1 (shaft drive), like new with only 12,000 miles on it, but it was too late in the season to ride it much. The bike had been stored by the original owner since 1995 and was taken out of storage due to an impending forest fire.
I live in a valley beach town surrounded by mountains. I wanted to ride with my friend on a 2000 Harley but I didn't want to spend that kind of money and all last winter I wondered how the 550LTD would climb the mountain passes around here eg 20 miles of 7-9% uphill grade with a 70 mph speed limit. Well it turned out just fine, the bike now has about 16,000 miles on it, everything works perfectly, and it is just the nicest all round bike to own and ride. I especially like it's CV carbs, electronic ignition, high revving engine, shaft drive, 6 spd transmission, pep power and pickup, reliability, and fuel economy.

Happy New Year everyone and good riding :grin
 

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Motorcycle Momma
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Oldcoldankles,

Welcome to the forum......Glad you didn't give up!!!.
Happy New Year!!!!!! I love the vintage bikes!!!! Got a couple of them myself.

We all have a lot of fun up here.

Heather
 

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Hey oldcoldankles!! I just recently joined this forum too. A real friendly bunch of people here.
Happy New Year!!
 

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KZ geezer
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Thanks for the friendly welcome everyone, this forum has a lot of great features - one question though - what time zone does this forum operate on as it seems like it is about 7 hours away :)
 

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welcome, glad you were able to get that ride back on the road, but what a great find!
 

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oldcoldankles...i like that sig man...welcome to the forum :wink:
 
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