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:?: Hi everyone, I have just found an old Kawasaki trail? bike on a farm and I need some help identifiying what model it is. It has no identification plate but the following VIN is stamped on the head stem F9F-15074.
It is a two-stroke single with 343cc stamped on the barrell. It has an up pipe to the left and drums all round. It has a rotary valve carb on the right of the motor and induction is drawn through the motor like on a KS125. In fact it looks similar to a 1974 KS125 but it has a huge motor.
What are your thoughts everyone??? :shock:
 

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Its OK It is a F9 350.

I have worked it out it is a F9 350 from 1972 to 1975. Who can tell me a bit about these bikes?
How many of these were made?
Are they considered collectable these days?
Are they raced today in vintage MX or enduros? Are they compeditive? :roll:
 

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Uncle Tone,

Where in Australia are you from??? I used to live in Exmouth, WA!!!!

Welcome to the forum. We have lots of fun up here.

Heather
 

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Thanks Tron and Heather

:lol: Hi there Tron and Heather! Thanks for taking the time to reply to my message. I was wondering if anyone was out there.

Tron, thanks for your info on the f9. They are very rare in Australia. Of all things I am missing on the bike, would you believe I need a carb needle!
Do you or anyone else know where I can get one?

Hi Heather, I live in Western VIC. Why are you in the U.S now? Do you miss the lovely W.A weather? :roll:
 

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I used to be in the US Navy. I was stationed at Naval Communications Station Harold E. Holt for 4 years....I DOOOOOOOOOOOO miss the great weather. And the peace and quiet of the outback. I would very much like to go there and see what it is like now. They have a major cyclone hit some years back that did some major damage.

Try looking for your parts on uneedapart.com

Heather
Yank :lol:
 

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I was a Kawasaki dealer in Canada wayyyyyy back when f9s were new, and I raced one as a flat-tracker and ice racer. It was an incredibly good performer and reliable as heck. Dont know how the collectibility might rate, but it is a bike of which I have many fond memories. The real beauty of it was the rotary valve allowed asymetrical inlet timing, and a little judicious trimming could yield a LOT of power.

Good luck with it.

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G'Day, Uncle tone,

The guys were able to ID the bike for ya...did you ever find the part you needed. It will be a sweet little bike when you get her up and running!!!!

Heather
The Yank :D
 

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Alright did alot more research and I believe mine to be a 1973 Kawasaki 350 F9 (Bighorn) Sorry to waste your time. Just read below if you want to see how you sound when you didn't search before (stupid)

Have a good one, :)
Brian








Just Bringing this thread back instead of starting a new one!

I just bought a Kawasaki and at this point I'm not sure what it is exactly. I'll give you all the info I know about it and if you could help me out would be great!

Vin on the case starts with F5E
On the sticker up from it says 73 so I thought it to be a 1973
It says 350 on the oil tank
I looks just like a 74 model bighorn in ever aspect.

Heres the Sticker on the front of the bike.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v246/somevwdude/IMGA0477.jpg

Heres the '74 Bighorn off of Kawa Twin, is this my bike?
http://www.kawatwin.com/F5_F9.html#F9B_1974

And heres some pictures of it, Hope they help identifying (sp?) it!
http://photobucket.com/albums/v246/somevwdude/

Thanks for anyhelp! Sorry if nothing makes since, not sure what to post/ask.
Brian

EDIT: Of course didn't think the engine might not be original, Theres the Vin on the sticker (F9F-06096)
 

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It's a 73 F9A. Your engine # should be somewhere between F5E 24485 and F5E 32000.
 

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uncle tone said:
Hi Heather, I live in Western VIC. Why are you in the U.S now? Do you miss the lovely W.A weather? :roll:
where abouts in wetern vic u from mate, i'm from ballarat area?!?
 
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