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My 1982 KZ750R1 17 May 2020 11:54 #825939

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Just beautiful. You forget how great these bikes look in the original Firecracker Red.
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Jim
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My 1982 KZ750R1 17 May 2020 17:58 #825974

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David, I have owned this bike for 23years. After many years of trying to get the wife of 34 years to let me display it in our house,she finally said ok. At this point in my life being 58years old ,I no longer have the drive to bring it out of the garage and into the house. It is in a climate controlled garage and just knowing I have it at this point is good for me.

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My 1982 KZ750R1 17 May 2020 23:59 #825986

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Very nice. I like the choice of color for the exhaust.
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My 1982 KZ750R1 18 May 2020 05:05 #825990

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That is a Factory finish from Kalgard Products. I personally never liked the color. Would prefer black chrome like the stock pipes. It is period correct though.

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My 1982 KZ750R1 18 May 2020 05:07 #825991

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That is a brand new Kawasaki tank on there. There has never been gas poured into it. Never any sun damage to the tank. Thats the real Firecracker Red!

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My 1982 KZ750R1 18 May 2020 18:05 #826051

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I simply don't understand how you can't bring yourself to ride it at least on special occasions. As much as I may like something it never stays a "safe" or "garage" queen. I'm funny about that sort of stuff. I figure I am only here for a short time and by God I am going to enjoy and use what I worked hard to get. Once I am gone then the item becomes someone else's property anyway. Absolutely stunning looking motorcycle by the way.

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My 1982 KZ750R1 18 May 2020 18:46 #826053

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gpzed wrote: David, I have owned this bike for 23years. After many years of trying to get the wife of 34 years to let me display it in our house,she finally said ok. At this point in my life being 58years old ,I no longer have the drive to bring it out of the garage and into the house. It is in a climate controlled garage and just knowing I have it at this point is good for me.


That's a shame. I've owned my 1977 KZ650-C1 since it was brand new (43 years), and I ride it whenever the weather is good. It now has 62,000+ miles. I'm 71, so to me 58 years old sounds a bit too young to quit riding. Very nice bike, but you should ride it while you can. I bet the next owner will. Ed
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My 1982 KZ750R1 19 May 2020 08:53 #826083

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Rick, I owned 6 motorcycles all at once and rode 5 of them at times. I sold all but this Gpz750 to remember my past. I sold my 1983 KZ1000R in 2011 which I thought I would never sell. I rode sport bikes for 25 years. I am OCD about by vehicles. Its very hard and a lot of work to keep them at the level That I want. I don't ride any more because of a medical condition I have. I count myself lucky to have never crashed or hurt myself riding the way I did. Today I just love going into the garage and seeing the bike under a cover and knowing that I have it. It is completely dry stored. No gas in the carbs since 1997 ( they were cleaned thoroughly) or the tank. Once you start it you constantly have to keep running it. Brakes were completely rebuild with all new seals and Dot5 silicone brake fluid to resist corrosion. So it sits in brand new condition.
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My 1982 KZ750R1 19 May 2020 08:54 #826084

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Next owner might be the Barber Museum

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My 1982 KZ750R1 23 May 2020 21:46 #826423

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Great job and beautiful. In 1982 I was torn between the GPZ750 and GPZ1100 and decided to opt for the 1100 mostly to get rid of carbs. I never regretted getting rid of the carbs as the fuel injection on mine was fine. I miss my 82 GPZ.
321,000 miles on KZ's that I can remember. Not going to see any more.

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My 1982 KZ750R1 31 Jan 2024 05:51 #894666

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I know this is an old topic and maybe you won't see my comment but I was wondering if you still have the bike .
What an amazing condition to keep a motorcycle like that . 
I personally have mine in the living room, that way I can see it every day and enjoy it , although I ride it every week or two.
I think a bike like yours is the best furniture a man can have.
Congrats!
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