1980 Kawasaki Other on 2040-motos
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.
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Kawasaki Other for Sale
Moto blogThu, 14 Aug 2014 00:00:00 -0700
Kawasaki Motors Corp., U.S.A. announced recently that it will donate a Ninja 650 sportbike for auction at the Oceana SeaChange Summer Party, attended by some of the largest supporters of Ocean Conservation in Hollywood including Ted Danson, Sheryl Crow and this year’s special guest, Leonardo DiCaprio. Proceeds from the auction of the Ninja 650 will go to Oceana’s mission of ocean conservation, a shared goal by Kawasaki who’s global mission is “working as one for the good of the planet.” Some of Oceana’s victories include protecting Sperm Whales from California Fisheries, upholding Shark fin bans in the United States and many other policy victories for marine life and habitats in more than 150 countries.Thu, 22 Aug 2013 00:00:00 -0700
We met up with Adam Extance motocross champ and son of five time Dakar finisher Mick Extance, whilst on one of their Kawasaki Motocross Experience days in Mansfield. Adam took the Ghost for a lap chasing Bridgestone sponsored 15 year old Rob Yates, a motocross rising star for 2014. Full camera review to follow.Mon, 01 Jul 2013 00:00:00 -0700
The 91st running of the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb is in the books, and while much of the media attention focused on Sebastien Loeb demolishing the outright course record, setting the first eight-minute lap with a 8:13.878 — over 90 seconds faster than the previous lap record —in his Peugeot 208 T16, history was made in the motorcycle divisions as well. Below are the times for all the motorcycle competitors in this year’s event. As expected, Carlin Dunne aboard the Lightning electric superbike, took top honors among all motorcycle competitors, marking the first time an electric motorcycle has done so.
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