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1976 Kz 900 A4 29 Jun 2020 14:54 #829364

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Mikaw wrote:
...Im sending you Ginkgo Biloba

:laugh: :laugh: :laugh: no need for some brain memory support drugs but who knows in the future maybe... :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:
What did you say at last?????? :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:

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1976 Kz 900 A4 29 Jun 2020 15:15 #829370

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Are you sure that isn't Rocky Balboa?.. I forget.....
1982 KZ1000 LTD parts donor
1981 KZ1000 LTD awaiting resurrection
2000 ZRX1100 not ridden enough

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1976 Kz 900 A4 29 Jun 2020 15:22 #829375

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ANDREA...Wait or was that ADRIAN
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1976 KZ 900 B1 LTD
1978 KZ 1000 B2 LTD
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1976 Kz 900 A4 29 Jun 2020 20:52 #829408

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I think I have a front rim in good shape from a '76. It's a 5H if memory serves, but like others here my memory doesn't last as long as it once did. You're welcome to the rim...I may even find the hub if you want.
I have a couple of Z1B's restored, an '80 KZ1000LTD restored, a 1981 KZ550 restored and a 2008 KLR 650 for off road fun. My wife has a 2019 Suzuki DR 650 for on and off road.

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1976 Kz 900 A4 30 Jun 2020 05:22 #829417

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HRM Thank you.

I have a front 5f 305, completely laced. Actually I bought it from Asphalt900... I just sent a rear 5e 305 off to be chrome plated... I’m more in need of direction on the correct front tire... I’m having a hard time identifying the F6B, nothing comes up on an internet search... the K87 rear I have, that’s a Dunlop Goldseal...

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1976 Kz 900 A4 04 Jul 2020 11:36 #829764

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Small progress today... couldn’t find information on the front F6B and the K87 is sold out till August. So I went with the tt100 roadmaster. Hope it’s correct enough. Rear is held up as USPS is still slow getting the rim to NY for chrome Plating...

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1976 Kz 900 A4 04 Jul 2020 12:09 #829768

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Very cool to see a bike built in Lincoln during the first year of my 43 year career getting so much love! I very possibly had my grubby little hands on it. Any idea if the original color was bronze or green?

Mike
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1976 Kz 900 A4 04 Jul 2020 12:14 #829770

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This is an F6. I have them on both my Z1's. They don't look at all like the original F11.

I bought the last one from a guy on ebay - retro-motorcycles. He is also a Facebook friend...lives in Seattle and sells Z1 stuff.

The second photo is an original F11 on a friend's Z1 S/N 1006. He completely restored it but doesn't intend to ride it. It sits in his LR.



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krazee1 wrote: Very cool to see a bike built in Lincoln during the first year of my 43 year career getting so much love! I very possibly had my grubby little hands on it. Any idea if the original color was bronze or green?

Mike


Would love to see some photos of your W1! I've been looking around for a while but they're pretty rare.
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1976 Kz 900 A4 04 Jul 2020 12:23 #829772

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This the trouble I’m getting in to... this is claimed to be an F11 front and a K87 rear... looks like yours that was claimed to be a F6

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1976 Kz 900 A4 04 Jul 2020 12:30 #829773

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Definitely not an F11. They haven't made them for years but occasionally a bike shop will find one in old stock. Here's a better view of the tread. (Same bike) It's what I remember from back in the day...I'll look at my old bike photos to see if I have any showing the tread.

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1976 Kz 900 A4 04 Jul 2020 12:43 #829774

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Apologies Mikaw...my head is on backwards today. The OLD Z1 front tire was an F6. The tires I have on my bikes are Dunlop Gold Seal F11.

I do have an old photo from the '70's of my Z1B, showing the tread. Here it is. That's my mother on the back. We were just playing around for the photographer...my Dad.

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