Kawasaki Z1A 1974, long MoT
Price: £10 000 ≈ $12699 ≈ €11671
Item location: Woodbridge, UK
Seller notes: “Not a museum piece, but a practical and reliable bike that looks pretty, and "right", and turns heads.”
Bought in 1995 when I was living in Texas, and came home to Suffolk with me in 2000 – so we've owned it over half its life. The engine was rebuilt by specialists in Houston, a haven of early Z 900's. Very reliable runner, I regularly did good trips in it around South East England visiting relations.
Videos are at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VmNoXauPg9k
The improvements made are all reversible, and those original parts come with the Z1Electronic ignition – the original points set are supplied. The original rear shock absorbers are supplied, with their chromed shrouds and reflectors. The chain oil reservoir, and its beautiful pump, are boxed up: useful when the bike was made, but the advent of o-ring chains made it superfluous. Other handy kit comes with the sale, including... Spanners for setting the drive chain adjustment. Air & oil filters, new spark plugs. Continuous chain tool. New brake pads & shoes. Details Frame Z1F-39547 "Z1-A" 1974 Engine Z1A-051040. Swing Arm 4 03 Mar 74 Brake torsion bar 4 2 Feb 74 Front disc 9A 74 Handlebar switch blocks Chrome f/wheel rim TAKA8AGO ??? BX19 4A 303 Jan 74 Chrome r/wheel rim TAKA9AGO 215BX19 4A 303 Jan 74 Locks 755 Z1/Z1A/Z1B
Since advertising I now have: photos of the Frame & Engine numbers; and a video of me kickstarting the bike easily: https://youtube.com/shorts/8dSI3USt6PE