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TOPIC: 1979 kz1000st (e)

1979 kz1000st (e) 8 years 5 months ago #48760

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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.:S
1979 KZ1000ST (Canadian) Electronic Ignition, 4 into 1 header,K&N air filter
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1979 kz1000st (e) 8 years 5 months ago #48776

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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.
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1979 kz1000st (e) 8 years 5 months ago #49071

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!
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1979 kz1000st (e) 8 years 4 months ago #49825

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Did you try the dealership?

I find them from time to time on Ebay too.
1979 KZ1000E1 Bad Juju (For Sale)
1984 KZ550F2 (For Sale)
2006 ZG1000A6F (Totaled)
2001 ZRX1200R (Sold)
2001 Sprint 955i ST (daily rider)
2004 GL1800 (Our 2up Touring Platform)
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1979 kz1000st (e) 8 years 4 months ago #50122

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Ya the dealer is on crack they want 85.00. I made one and it works just fine....better than the old one at leas as there wasn't any!! It cost 7.00 thats more like it.
1979 KZ1000ST (Canadian) Electronic Ignition, 4 into 1 header,K&N air filter
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1979 kz1000st (e) 8 years 4 months ago #50190

Try UNI...

http://www.unifilter.com/online%20catalog/streetkawasaki.html

It looks like they make a filter that fits the stock airbox... I'll agree with WG though... once I finally got my air box out, I decided not to go back to stock.

Good luck!

Post edited by: KZReeder, at: 2006/05/26 08:06
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1979 kz1000st (e) 8 years 4 months ago #50354

Hey,
I was down at the shop this afternoon and took a look at the stock filter that I have... it looks almost new. If you want it, I'll send it to you... just shoot me an address at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

If you want to see it, I can post a picture a little later... gotta get my kids to bed.


-Claude
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1979 kz1000ltd 8 years 4 months ago #52035

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
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1979 kz1000ltd 8 years 4 months ago #52185

Lenny, Start your own thread. Thread hijacking makes confusion out of any thread... Thanks
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1979 kz1000ltd 8 years 4 months ago #53345

ooops! I'm new to this thing. Sorry, LL
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