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KZ750 L-3 Oldie

Discussion in 'Moto Club' started by 19-2, Oct 11, 2006.

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    19-2

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    This is a 1983 KZ750 L-3. Did a little trading around to get it. 20k original miles. Was bought new by a preacher in 83. It was garage kept and covered most of the time. Everything on the bike is original except for the windshield and it has cruse control.
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    SCHWING!!

    I love it!!! Cherry ones are hard to find.
     

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    Cool! Love the paint/grafix - old school! The blocky "modern" shape of lights and instruments are natty too. I didn't realize Kawa put triple discs on those things.

    About the only thing I would change is that National Cycle windscreen. Really detracts from the lines of the bike to me. Plus you could sell it on e-bay for some bucks.
     
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    My favorite 2 things
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    fnfalman Chicks Dig It

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    Very nice. The last of the UJMs.:banana:
     
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    Oh, yeah, looks very cool with that windscreen off. The instruments look sooooo 80s! You did really well to find that bike in such excellent condition.

    Don't know about last of the UJM, though. My '03 Honda CB750 might disagree.
     
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    Hell, I don't even know what a UJM is. Fill in the old man ok?
     
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    UJM stands for Universal Japanese Motorcycle. Back in the day all bikes from japan were about the same. You modified them for track or touring etc.
     
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    Got it. Thanks
     
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    I was thinking of trying to find an old CB700S, but now maybe I'll try to swing a KZ750 someday instead.
     
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    If ya lived closer I would do some traden with ya. I am an old Honda Man
     
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    epsylum Boolit Hoze

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    That would look sweet sittin next to one of mine.

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    Is your GPZ a 750 or 1100?
    I had an 1100, with fuel injection. It never did run right, I bought it new even though it was several model years old. It would die while running down the road for seemingly no reason. After 2 trips to the dealer to try and track down the problem, I traded it back to the dealer for a BMWR80RT.
     
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    I really think yours would look sweet sittin next to mine.
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    NYGunman o.oO0Oo.oO0Oo.o

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    They are nice bikes. I paid $200 for this one but it needed some work. I parted it out instead. I wish I didn't. Oh well. ~ Jim

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    Beautiful bikes in this thread! Nice doggie too.
     
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    Saweeeeet! I've posted a few pics in the past of my 81 KZ550. It's got just over 8k on it. It may be up for sale soon, a recent job change has limited its use...
     
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    1100. The FI is quirky but hadn't had issues until a couple years ago (I got it 10 years ago). It has ben sitting waiting for some parts to get it back into shape. My brother wants to ditch the FI and put some carbs on it (like real KZs have ;) ), but that requires a whole new ignition as the FI "black box" controls that too.

    I did get to ride it in the Rockies in CO though. After 2 days of throwing that tank into corners, I rode a VFR-800 demo bike through HSTA. It felt like I just jumped onto a MotoGP bike the handling was SOOOOOO much better.