1978 KZ1000

by Steve Paitsel
(Charlottesville, Virginia, USA)

1978 KZ1000

1978 KZ1000

1978 KZ1000


Bike was given to me from a friend back in 1990. The bottom cases and cylinder head where damaged.


I had a 1974 Z-1 parts bike.
So I used the 1974 engine parts from it along with the chrome cases, rear end, fenders, electrical lines and some other misc. parts to get the bike back on the road.

So the bike is about 1/3 1974 and 2/3 1978.
Stock engine, 29mm Smooth Bore Carbs, Dyna 30,000 volt coils, Dyna electronic ignition, Bassani exhaust. Runs great, still alot of fun.

In the process of restoring my 1975 Z-1 from ground up.
Ride Safe
Steve

That's a lovely ride Steve. Those Bassani pipes are the icing on the cake! Love to see some close-ups and please get back to us when the '75 is done. Cheers!

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Nov 21, 2015
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the good old days NEW
by: larry

Steve, absolutely beautiful, I had one as a kid, I'm 60 now...best times for sure. Don't ever let it go!

Mar 19, 2014
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by: Av8r49a

Hi,
Can you please remove my comment with my email address? It comes up in a search and I think a malicious person used it to find my email and try to hack it.

Thx
Bill

Mar 19, 2014
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by: Av8r49a

Hi,
Can you please remove my comment with my email address? It comes up in a search and I think a malicious person used it to find my email and try to hack it.

Thx
Bill

Sep 12, 2013
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Nice seat NEW
by: av8r49a at yahoo dot com

Would like to have a seat like that. Where can I get one? Thx! Bill

Apr 06, 2011
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Sweet
by: Chris

Nice job. I to am restoring a Z1(74). You got to love these big bore Kaws.

Apr 06, 2011
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nice driveway
by: KZKevin

Hey Steve I'm a sucker for the KZ1000 and that one of the nicest I've ever seen you lucky bastard!

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