Saturday, December 25, 2010

1973 900 Z1. An Astounding Restoration!

I'm lifting this post straight out of The ADV rider thread I saw it in.  Too good to let it pass.  Thanks 1upand4down.

In 1973 my dad bought this 900 Z1 new. I was 16 years old and he would let
me ride it. He had other Kaw's he would let me ride like a 69 and 71 500 H1's.
But there was nothing like the Super four 900. He sold the Z1 in 1975 to a friend of mine brother-in-law and he sold to his son's friend a few years later.
I bought the Z1 back in 2005 and did a complete restro. Took about 3 years to
complete but was worth every minute and dollar. My dad got to ride it some that year and he really enjoyed it. He's 79 now and I'm not sure if he
will get to ride it any more but maybe. It's suppose to be in the next issue of Moto Retro Illustrated magazine. 


  1. absolutely one of the nicest Z1's I've ever seen.
    Great job!!!

  2. Beautiful. Had one of these back in the late 70's, and it never looked as good as this. Great job.

  3. the crem de la crem buddy!!


  4. I used to sell kawasaki from my shop in n/vancouver BC
    they sold for as low as $2,150.00 can you believe that! and many of them are still being used daily with no major repairs-points were initially troublesome but a cdi kit came out apx 74 and that made the bike bullet proof!-would go around the planet till your ass broke off lol.

  5. As i used to see it like i was 10 or 12 years old in 73. It's a beauty.


Blogs I'm Following