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1980 Kawasaki Other on 2040-motos

US $4,000.00
YearYear:1980 MileageMileage:5 ColorColor: Blue

Richmond, Texas, United States

Richmond, Texas, United States
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Kawasaki Other tech info

Engine Size (cc)Engine Size (cc):1,015 WarrantyWarranty:Vehicle does NOT have an existing warranty TypeType:Standard For Sale ByFor Sale By:Private Seller

Kawasaki Other description

Do you live on the wild side?  Do you like to stand out in a crowd? Do you grab life by the balls and scream for more?  Then do I have the bike for you!  
This 1980 KZ1000E has been stretched, chopped, lowered, and turned into the most ridiculously awesome scoot on this continent.  
With the hydraulic foot clutch, you'll be laying down the rubber and smoking every other vehicle that dares to pull up beside you at the line.  
The jockey shifter, made from a eagle-headed knife handle, will cry fury as you jam through the five speeds on this transmission, and the stretched driveshaft will push you to where you've never dreamed to go before.  
The custom exhaust pipes leave no doubt as to where you've been, and the custom rear fender may once have graced a street sign, but it's all anyone will ever see of you as you race off into the sunset. 
Not that you'll ever want to stop, but the new brake pads on the rear and each front brake will reign in these 88 horses between your legs.  
Be sure to catch the ground with only your right foot, though, as the clutch will only stay in if you press with your left.  
The pumper-action carb will give you no lag as you again yank that right grip, and the roar of the engine will be as an angel's song.  
Be wary of traveling too far, though, for the two-tone deco tank will only hold 2.2 gallons of fuel.  
Pack wisely, and load your bag upon the backrest, held tightly by a 4 point safety harness.  
A tool bag up under the LED headlights holds essentials when traveling light.  

This bike was purchased by me in 2009, and ridden daily until disassembled and sent to Cycle One Manufacturing for a hardtail, stretch, and engine rebuild.  They took it down to the cases and gave the whole thing a once over and a clean bill of health.  I fabricated the rear fender hoop, sissy bar, linkage steering system with handlebars, and foot controls and pegs, as well as the hydraulic clutch mount and jockey shifter. The shift lever is a knife with the handle as the head of an eagle.  There's also an etching of an eagle on the blade, and I made sure the mount points didn't ruin it.  Also the key seized in the lock at some point, so I replaced that with an industrial kill switch and some relays. Pretty much the only thing untouched is the ignition, but the finicky points system was replaced by a solid state unit by the previous owner.  The exhaust pipes block the frame where a kickstand would go, so it sits on the center stand only, but it is balanced and pretty easy to get her up on there. But be careful on soft surfaces.  
The odometer was faulty when I bought it, but I put 8 thousand miles on before sending her out.  New odometer shows the miles since the rebuild, currently around 5000.  I still ride, so the number will go up.  
Every nut and bolt that I could find has been replaced with stainless steel, and every fluid was changed in preparation for an Iron Butt ride last month. 

Things replaced New:
  • fork seals
  • clutch plates
  • brake pads
  • regulator/rectifier
  • headlight bulbs(with LED) 
  • exhaust flanges
  • oil filter
  • battery(with Lipo)
  • brake fluid front and rear
  • clutch fluid
  • grips
  • throttle cables
  • spark plugs
  • fuel filter
  • Tach and speedo gauge
  • main wiring harness( I built my own because my state does not require turn signals)
  • mirrors
  • tail light
  • hydraulic foot controls.  Both sides use wilwood master cylinders. 
Things she needs:
  • tachometer cable.  This one has started to leak oil
  • front tire.  Its near the wear line.  But no cracks, no dry rot. I've just worn it out.
  • starter brushes cleaned.  I would do it, but I'm selling her, and I kick start 99% of the time.  
  • A new rider.  Bring cash and a helmet and ride her away.  If you dare.

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