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Up for sale is a beautiful 1983 Kawasaki Spectre 750.
A little background on the bike: Kawasaki designed the Spectre to be the anti-chrome bike with the black and gold paint scheme. (It was also available in red) The bike is shaft driven, so there is no having to mess with a chain or belt. This bike was mostly ridden year round.
This bike was overhauled last year, in May of 2015 by Lincoln Cycle & ATV in Lincoln, NE. I can not remember what was all done, but do remember exhaust valves and valve guides were replaced, timing was checked, brakes were checked and flushed and several other services. This motorcycle runs flawlessly, and will cold start every time. It is carbureted, so it takes a minute to warm up, but it is one of the smoothest motorcycles I have ever ridden. The engine is quiet, powerful and responsive. I've had several comments on how incredibly smooth it is to ride.
In addition, here are is the other work I can remember on it:
New tires, May 2015
New battery, April 2016
New voltage regulator, January 2016
New seat cover, January 2016
New paint, May 2015
There has been a lot of careful work done on this bike to make it original as possible. Current odometer is at 19,XXX and I will continue to add miles. This is a daily driver .This bike will also include the following:
Two Vetter hard-sided bags, with paint that was done to match in May of 2015. They will come with their original Vetter mounting frames, and the key. They need new screws for the lids as the old ones were rusting. (Standard hardware from any store $5) I bought the bags and frames off of another Kawasaki Spectre owner, only to find out his was the large frame 1100 and the bolt holes DO NOT LINE UP. You can get the frames to line up, but not completely, I believe anyone with a welder and an hour should be able to fabricate a new bolt hole--they're not that far off.
This will come with a new generator cover. As far as I know, the bike has not been laid down (at least it hasn't by me). The generator cover currently on is scuffed up, but not scratched. It looks like wear from rubbing on the side of a garage or something. The new one looks awesome and has the original paint on it from what I can tell.
This will come with the original owners manual and a Haynes manual
I also have a box of extras, O-rings, wires and other miscellaneous items. Everything I can find will be thrown in.
Issues: For some reason, the right front turn signal stays on. I've been told this may be due to the switch assembly needing cleaning, I'm not sure, I never looked into it. The left signal works without issue. Every now and then, I do get a slight drop of oil from the shifter. I looked into it, and for what would be required to stop an occasional drip isn't worth the trouble.
Buyers in the area are more than welcome to test drive the motorcycle with $1500 cash in hand.
Lastly, yes, you can ride the bike home. If the bike doesn't sell for a fair price, I'll be riding it six hours back home, it's just that smooth. Good luck bidding, and please do not hesitate to message me with any questions.
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