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1981 KZ1300 for sale 1 month 8 hours ago #30481

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For sale is my 1981 KZ1300 with 7798 US miles on the ODO. I rescued it a year ago having sat for 30 years, got it cleaned up and running with help from you guys.

The downers first. The carbs will have to be cleaned thoroughly. The idle screws are capped (thanks, EPA) and I have not drilled them out. The pipe for the #1 cylinder isn't as hot as the rest, I can hear that at least one cylinder is not pulling it's weight, and it won't idle. None of the plugs are fowled nor look lean from what I recall; it is not missing and I've gotten as high as 37 mpg and 25 mpg doing 80+. The fuel solenoid went bad as they all have so you have to manually turn on and off the fuel, but I retained the solenoid. I have the windshield for the Windjammer III; I just took it off for the summer months and still clear. It's cigarette lighter works; I just keep it in the pocket. The fairing is cracked on the right side; I have repaired it with a bracket. You can thank the previous owner for the paint on the gas tank being lightly frayed and paint on the front fender's faded/corroded presumably from brake fluid. The turn signals blink fast at around 5000 RPM's. The headlight works fine on bright; the low beam is took weak to matter. The right engine cover is cracked which I repaired with Permatex and it held for a couple of months, but it just started seeping again. A welder said that the crack is too recessed to be welded. It uses oil though I don't know where it's going as it doesn't smoke nor do the plugs fowl.

The plusses are the low miles, new Avon tires, new battery, new plugs, and I verified that the valves are in spec. When the mains open up, the thing roars and you can hear the whooshing of the air. The cooling system works immaculately. Even at high speed on a hot day, the gauge creeps up a bit, but backs off when you do. It stays cool riding around town does not trigger the electric fan; I had to test it to make sure it works. Aside from the above, the electronics work. I have a new, spare clutch cable in the trunk in you break one away from home. The trunk and a fairing locking pockets and the trunk has a backrest pad. The seat is likely a Mustang as the previous owner had one on another bike. Included is what appears to be the original took kit which didn't look like anyone touched it before me. The air shocks still hold air; you need them when over 80.
I am selling it because it's larger and heavier than normally care for and, after putting a couple thousand on it, I decided the maintenance isn't worth the nice ride. Bike is located in Presho, SD US and the title is so clear that you can fold it and use it burn ants on the sidewalk. Potential buyers are welcome to look, but not welcome to insult me by pointing out it's flaws.

Having researched ads on line, I'm asking $5000 and you guys get first crack before it goes on Flee-bay. (The last pic is a 'before', just for kicks).
1981 KZ1300, '98 Suzuki GSF1200S, '80 Honda CT110, '11 Honda CBR250, '75 Honda CL360, '00 Honda XR100R
Speak softly and mount a fast bike.

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