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bike replica's

PostPosted: Wed Sep 25, 2002 11:03 pm
by moko
hi, i know this is the replica cars section;but i was wanting to build bike replica like goose's kz1000.does anyone know of parts,fairings,decals in the US that somebody makes;i saw the bike a japanese shop did.any shops or importers.......thanks

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 26, 2002 4:04 am
by allan
the bike is a z1000 a1 1977 model not a kz as a lot of people have sugested i am biulding the bikes from the movie trust me its not a kz1000

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 26, 2002 4:45 am
by PursuitSpecial
how can you tell it is a z and not kz?

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 28, 2002 10:06 am
by Neobrit
Image@PursuitSpecial theres not a great difference between the 2 apart from the obvious the kz on the side panels .The main reason for this was designation for the American and rest of the world markets (kz is for the states) although all z1000 frame and engine numbers begin with kz as well .The kz also has different electrics that varies from state to state, mine is an import and the headlight is on all the time and has a hazard flash function on the indicators .The carbs are also different too they are jetted slightly smaller to meet the emissions regulations and have an accelerator pump to aid acceleration.There`s probably a few other things but I cant think of them right now , basically you would be hard pushed to tell a z from a kz if you replaced the decal on the side panel especially if the bike was wrapped in a La Parisenne style faring :)

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 30, 2002 11:04 am
by allan
actualy neobrit there is a visual difference the collors are different two for the us and two for aus the kz came with the front disc brake callipers on the back same as the a2 were as the z100 a1 came with callipers on the front and no mag wheels were avail on either bike till the j model or the mark2 as some would knowthe side cover badge is a good start aus a1 has z1000 and us kz1000 which is part of the diecast badge not an sticker as on the goose bike the kz has higher handle bars and a different seat as yanks love there crusers so it was restyled slightly for us model will get back to you on the colers though!!!!

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 03, 2002 10:51 pm
by Neobrit
ImageThanks allan I stand corrected ,I was speaking from a laymans point point of view but its good to hear from an expert ! :)

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 09, 2002 1:45 am
by allan
neobrit


you were right on the carbs and the jetting and i just had to look at my z1000 and what do ya know the frame starts with (kz) yer always learn sumthing !were does youre hazard switch mount next to the clutch lever??

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 10, 2002 7:54 pm
by Neobrit


ImageAllan


yes the hazard switch is mounted next to the clutch on the bottom of the switch block ,also the pass/flash is disabled .By the way what model Zed is yours ? If you ever need any part numbers check out this link http://www.buykawasaki.com its got access to micro fiche views and part numbers of all kawasaki`s back to the early 70`s also this club is not too bad for advice sometimes http://groups.msn.com/ClassicKawasakiClub/_messageboard.msnw?pgmarket=en-gb


see ya

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 13, 2002 2:19 am
by allan
neobrit


mine is a 1977 z1000 a1