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Another KZ1300? How many is enough? 1 week 4 days ago #32750

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Getting excited. Saturday head south w truck and trailer to look at properly indoor stored A1. Owner says he has lots of spare parts too. Have the address, Google shows a nicely kept house with tidy yard.. always an indication.

Come on Saturday!

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Another KZ1300? How many is enough? 1 week 4 days ago #32751

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how many 1300s do you currently own?

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Another KZ1300? How many is enough? 1 week 4 days ago #32754

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I’m excited too, Don!  Please keep us posted.
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Another KZ1300? How many is enough? 1 week 4 days ago #32755

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good luck :-)
1980 KZ1300 B2 Touring/A2
1990 ZZ-R1100 C1
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Another KZ1300? How many is enough? 1 week 2 days ago #32768

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I only have 2. A 1979 and 1980. Bought the 79 new. Picked up the 80 for 500 USD. Between the two, the 1980 is in better shape. Just haven't got around to  it yet.

 

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Another KZ1300? How many is enough? 6 days 1 hour ago #32770

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Many months ago, as in, IIRC, 2 years ago, a guy named 'Bob' posted on KZ1300.com he had a 79A1 for sale. I contacted Bob. Liked him. Retired TRW engineer, smart, with humor. Then, as often happens,  life. Work for me, some medical stuff for him, some laziness on my part. So time passed. But we texted or called infrequently, kept the 'deal' alive.

Bob bought the KZ new. Being an engineer, he made some minor improvements. And, being a multi-talented engineer, (mechanical, electronic, machinist) he was also smart enough to buy spare KZ OEM parts that 'statistically might be required for subsuquent evolutions'. My words not his but you get the gist of it.Bob had moved into a new to him house. Parked the bike, after having carbs sync'd and what not, covered it with full intentions of riding it again. Then, life happened.38 years later, the bike would see daylight. What condition would it be in? I respect Bob's privacy and won't say location, but it's a beach town. Then again, covered and indoor stored.  Guess we'll find out.First things first.

2002 Dodge dually got oil change and wash job. She's a 20 footer truck. Greater than 20 feet looks great.. but fresh spray as the English say is on the schedule.
New tires for the lil trailer. Spare too!
Ok then, daylight is burning. Got hold of my bud Don J who will be my co-pilot.
We arrive. Bike on the left.
38 years later? What will it look like? Georgous, beautiful, or...
Pulled the cover, tried to air the tires.. rock hard with 0 psi... but put *some* PSIGs in.. then...

 

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