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KZ650 – 700cc Race Cam Equipped Rocket | 2

You can rebuild an engine quickly or you can take your time and be anal as fuck.  That’s why it has taken me so long to post this final follow-up (Part 2) to my KZ650 Performance Project.  Truthfully I just took my sweet ass time while still being anal about every step.  See Part 1 to […]

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Kawasaki KZ Police Bikes

I really dig the KZ police bikes pre 2005. There’s something I really like about the stock hard bags with crash bars, 18″ mags front and rear, floorboards, fairing with the 2 additional lights, and above all it’s a badass KZ1000 motor. If I could afford another bike I would absolutely own one of these. […]

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Number 8 Wire Motorcycles West Coast Trip

Our buddy Colin just started out on a pretty long motorcycle camping trip touring the west coast. Check out some of the photos if you want to feel more cabin fever during this week+ of rain we’ve been having in Philly. Check him out on Instagram: number8wiremotorcycles Ready to roll!! It's been mad but both […]

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Z1 – KZ porn

                                                                                                                                                  

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KZ650 Performance Project | 1

If you’ve ever taken a look at a KZ650 and researched its history you will know that it was produced to be faster, lighter, and more powerful than any other 650 and 750 during the mid-to-late 70’s.  For that reason I had desired this bike for awhile.  I spotted one on craigslist for $500 and jumped […]

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Kz750 swing arm stretch | 2

First step in modifying… Take a good part and render it useless.   I’ve also found that one of my favorite bikes is based off a 77 or 78 CB750F that has a wheelbase of 58.9″. My modifications should give it a comparable look with the rear wheel placement. ****EDIT the wrenchmonkee bike description says it […]

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KZ750 swing arm stretch | 1

I’ve decided to give the KZ a little more length in the rear for looks and function. This is a bunch of work for a slight change but I think it really gives the KZ improved proportions. Looking through some of the old magazines in the shop I found a Cycle Guide from ’81 with […]

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Z1 frame is welded

See my other post here regarding how my 74 Z1 frame was cracked. Adam helped out big time and welded the frame where it was cracked. Creating those extra frame braces and gussets was not easy so huge thanks. We did all this and placed the bracing and gussets based on pics we’ve seen from […]

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New Kawasaki H2R

I love my Kawasaki Z1. Muscle bike shit… pretty cool. The original Kaw H1 (500cc) and H2 (750cc) were 2-stroke triples. (Below) It depends on how you look at it. The H1 and H2 came out before the Z1 did. So technically they were the first Kaw muscle bike (sort of). However, the Z1 was […]

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Z1 frame is cracked

Shit… My kawasaki z1 frame is cracked. Anyone know anything about fixing frames? That’s the z1… The frame is cracked to the point where it’s sort of scary. Both my main downtubes are cracked. The left one is cracked all the way through. All the way around. Can’t believe I never noticed it. Adam randomly […]

Piston Trigger’s 1979 KZ650

As this is my first post I would like to introduce myself. My name is Alex and you would find me riding around Philly on my blue KZ400 or the newly finished KZ650 and sometimes on a gray sportster. I am originally from Tallinn, Estonia. It’s a tiny pixel on the map located in the […]

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1980 Kawasaki KZ750

I’ve been into the KZ750’s for awhile now (old post sweating KZ’s) and I’ve been keeping an eye out for a deal. Well, this week this KZ popped up on craigslist and I went and bought it on Friday after work. The owner had moved to Florida and needed to sell it so was able […]

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1984 Kawasaki GPz900r

Wow. BikeEXIF actually had something on it I found interesting. In case you didn’t know… Kawasaki muscle bikes completely dominated the drag strip in the 70’s and 80’s. Umm… you’ve heard me talk about the Z1 / kz900 / kz100 before right? The GPz was the next generation and equally, if not more badass. 900cc. […]

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Small and rare sport bikes

I don’t know if you’re like me, but I just can’t get interested in most sport bikes. I hate how the mindset of dumb americans is “bigger is better”. For example… most dumb jocks think; “I want to get a motorcycle… of course I’m going to get a crotch rocket. A 600cc is lame. I’m […]

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More KZ race bikes

So sick… I think the z1 / kz900 / kz1000 has become my favorite cycle. For a crappy old 70’s bike… man they can make some power. Pics are from here: http://elcorramotors.blogspot.com

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Kawasaki KZ750

suck it Alex, more old bike shit… I’ve been really interested in the KZ750’s lately. They definitely do not get the same attention as the CB’s or KZ900/1000’s but have a lot to offer and have a good base for modifying. It’s a basically a bored out KZ650 with better cams and other performance modifications […]