I need a air filter and I would rather not get a K&N. Does anyone know of a regular filter to fit this bike. All suppliers jump over this model (e). I am sure there must have been more than a few bikes made with this airbox.
They made a bunch of motorcycles with that airbox setup. To be precise it was a 1979 KZ1000ST and a 1980 KZ1000ST Sorry but ST parts are model specific, never used before and never again and never on any other KZ. For that reason parts for the ST are a big problem, even things you'd think would be generic like an air filter. Nope.
Actually, the ST airbox is one of Kawasakis greatest engineering feats! So many parts buried so far into the frame of the bike. I considered myself pretty clever just rooting the airbox out of my project bike. Problem is, I doubt I am smart enough to get it all back in again so it will never see its way into my bike. You could try z1enteprises.com for a replacement filter but as already said, the airbox was DEFINITELY a unique bit!
If you want to see it, I can post a picture a little later... gotta get my kids to bed.
Hello there.I have a 79 KawLTD1000,airbox,Vance and Hines pro pipe(No baffle), 112.5 mains(does not pull at all over 5000rpms)One size up on the pilot jet...115.5 I think...Middle position on the needle jet/jet needle...U know the name.Idle is erratic because I need to replace those cracked and hard airbox boots. I'm thinking maybe 115.5 or 117.5's on the mains?????? Carbs have never been balanced.Stock wires,ignition.(I know I have to invest in Dyna3 ign.)Can you suggest what to do for the above 5000grand rpm's. I think it's big time lean. Plugs read dark though. Can ya help? Lenny Less