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  • graeme Posts: 142
    Stock Poster graeme
    02 Jul 2018 07:28 PM
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  • chriso Posts: 2785
    south canberra
    Forum Legend chriso
    02 Jul 2018 07:41 PM
    Quoting graeme on 02 Jul 2018 07:28 PM
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    Would be nice to have one with no ks on it but I am not one to be able to buy a bike and let it sit.
  • paulybronco Posts: 12714
    Forum Legend paulybronco
    02 Jul 2018 08:04 PM
    Nice bikes but Graeme do you have parkinson's.....
  • Baloffski Posts: 1952
    Victoria
    Motor Head Baloffski
    02 Jul 2018 08:30 PM
    Loved those lights on (dash) was a flash from olden days.
  • Retroman Posts: 1058
    The far west
    Performance Poster Retroman
    02 Jul 2018 08:50 PM

    Owned every option of these back in the day , Z1 , Z1A , Z1B , Z900A4 , Z1000A1 , Z100A2 , 1972 to 1978.

    Even a 1983 Eddie Lawson replica in 1985 !

    By the time I got into them it was 1983 onwards and none were 100% stock at the time. Came and went rapidly , sometimes 2 in a year.

    Some well 'Mad Maxed" ( ie well scruffy !) and some of them very clean and original bar 4:1 exhausts

    Yes I know , shoulda kept them all...

    There is a bloke here in Perth who has/had 16 variants ( mostly "Mad Maxed" of course !) but he had kept every one he ever owned

  • SoftailSteve Posts: 2505
    Forum Legend SoftailSteve
    03 Jul 2018 11:01 AM
    same model as the one I had I think it was about $2300 new  . love to have another
  • Baloffski Posts: 1952
    Victoria
    Motor Head Baloffski
    03 Jul 2018 11:35 AM
    Quoting SoftailSteve on 03 Jul 2018 11:01 AM
    same model as the one I had I think it was about $2300 new  . love to have another
    $1850.00 with a bikini fairing, at Boltons Adelaide 197sumtin.
  • Retroman Posts: 1058
    The far west
    Performance Poster Retroman
    03 Jul 2018 11:47 AM

    PS the example in the grainy photograph is a "yankee" model. ( By far the most of them always were !)

    No seat strap , red rear reflectors on the shockies , shorty chrome rear guard

    Had them in my mix as well, 1974 Z1A my brother bought for $900 in West coast USA and rode across the states to Baltimore on it.

  • Baloffski Posts: 1952
    Victoria
    Motor Head Baloffski
    03 Jul 2018 12:26 PM
    Quoting Retroman on 03 Jul 2018 11:47 AM

    PS the example in the grainy photograph is a "yankee" model. ( By far the most of them always were !)

    No seat strap , red rear reflectors on the shockies , shorty chrome rear guard

    Had them in my mix as well, 1974 Z1A my brother bought for $900 in West coast USA and rode across the states to Baltimore on it.

    Bloody hell, that would have been a tale and a half. excellent shit, what a journey. They were a reliable beast with jetting and shims sorted, no big deal.
  • graeme Posts: 142
    Stock Poster graeme
    03 Jul 2018 07:01 PM
    I bought one of the last z900s in adelaide when the 1000 came out I sold it and bought a z1r from Bolton’s that they had sprayed black I still have this motor in a 900 frame that I swapped with a mate motor has never been touched
  • dyna13 Posts: 176
    Stock Poster dyna13
    03 Jul 2018 07:17 PM
    Quoting Retroman on 02 Jul 2018 08:50 PMedited: 02 Jul 2018 08:52 PM

    Owned every option of these back in the day , Z1 , Z1A , Z1B , Z900A4 , Z1000A1 , Z100A2 , 1972 to 1978.

    Even a 1983 Eddie Lawson replica in 1985 !

    By the time I got into them it was 1983 onwards and none were 100% stock at the time. Came and went rapidly , sometimes 2 in a year.

    Some well 'Mad Maxed" ( ie well scruffy !) and some of them very clean and original bar 4:1 exhausts

    Yes I know , shoulda kept them all...

    There is a bloke here in Perth who has/had 16 variants ( mostly "Mad Maxed" of course !) but he had kept every one he ever owned

    Doesn’t happen to do chroming?
  • Retroman Posts: 1058
    The far west
    Performance Poster Retroman
    03 Jul 2018 11:18 PM

    nah mate , not the "chroming" dude. I met him also back in the late 90's and he had a coupla nice 900's.

    The bloke with "16" or whatever it was lived in the northern suburbs of Perth one suburb north of me.

    He had one original Z1 Jaffa ( which was a "survivor" ie scruffy but all there , 4 pipe system and all ! ) and a huge range of Bitzas

    He had at least one Z1R fairly stock in colour and everything.

  • Krash Kinkade Posts: 2824
    Forum Legend Krash Kinkade
    04 Jul 2018 06:05 PM
    I never road them, but mates owned them. I was always on Harley's and the blokes riding those bikes used to put a lot of rubbish on me riding a Harley. the Harleys are no faster my old bike can still run 11's and still going .
    now look at you lot, welcome you took a while to wake up!
    ( had to do that!! ) it was always, Harleys not reliable, cost too much, well they never let me down and the valve went up a long way like Panheads ($3k , shovel $4.5 k ) & people with good ones they still ride anywhere won't sale them.
  • boxa Posts: 692
    Performance Poster boxa
    20 Jul 2018 04:10 AM
    Remember when they came out they were the dogs bollocks , but could'nt afford one , Now i can  still like them even went in to buy one , but thought fook em , I  pay to much for everything else , there not worth 18 grand ,
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