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KZ Engine & Frame numbers 02 Feb 2021 13:35 #842852

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Hey Folks,
Texas KZ has complied this ten page spread sheet that lays out years, model designations, frame and engine numbers and more.
Check out "KZ by the Numbers" here:
www.kzrider.com/filebase/category/64-general-chassis?start=10
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Thank you Texas KZ.
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1978 KZ 1000 B2 LTD
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KZ Engine & Frame numbers 02 Feb 2021 15:53 #842870

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I agree, I have done something like it but not to the extent Texas did. Great info to have on hand!!!!!
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KZ Engine & Frame numbers 02 Feb 2021 16:08 #842874

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Bravo ! Thank you Texas KZ .

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KZ Engine & Frame numbers 02 Feb 2021 16:17 #842877

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Y’all are welcome. If you come across some reliable info for the missing Zephyr and copsicle numbers, let me know and I will add it.
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KZ Engine & Frame numbers 03 Feb 2021 10:49 #842922

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Great job; I'm sure it took a LOT of time and effort to collect and post all that information!!! Thank you for pulling all that info together and putting it once place!

I did notice one thing that might be a bit off and that is the engine number for the 1977 KZ650-C1. The spreadsheet shows the engine number for the 1977 KZ650-C1 as starting with KZ650BE01785208, but my 1977 KZ650-C1 has KZ650BE024201 as its engine number. I bought the bike new in April 1977, so I know it's the original engine and engine number, but I don't know what the first 1977 KZ650-C1 engine number is. Ed
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Thanks, Ed.
What does the back of your fsm say? After wading into this mess, I am less confident that Kawasaki kept really tight records. It is also complicated by the times big K used the same engine series in different bike models
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Unfortunately, the back of the manual isn't much help. Below is what it shows. Ed

1977 KZ650-C1 Original Owner - Stock (with additional invisible FIAMM horn)
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Sigh. I will try to find my source for that and see if I miss typed or read the wrong number.
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Great job; I'm sure it took a LOT of time and effort to collect and post all that information!!! Thank you for pulling all that info together and putting it once place!

I did notice one thing that might be a bit off and that is the engine number for the 1977 KZ650-C1. The spreadsheet shows the engine number for the 1977 KZ650-C1 as starting with KZ650BE01785208, but my 1977 KZ650-C1 has KZ650BE024201 as its engine number. I bought the bike new in April 1977, so I know it's the original engine and engine number, but I don't know what the first 1977 KZ650-C1 engine number is. Ed
Ed, that beginning number should be 017852. I am not sure why I put the 08 on the end. I shall blame it on COVID.........
I will try to get that correction posted this week. Thanks for pointing out my error.
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KZ Engine & Frame numbers 10 Feb 2024 03:06 #895063

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That is excellent work & it looks like you have put a lot of effort into it. Thanks.
I do have a quick question though, I have a KZ750b twin, my engine No is KZ750BE039465. I contacted Kawasaki UK as I wanted to date it correctly to get an age related No plate.
They contacted Kawasaki Japan who checked their records & said it was an early B4 manufactured in July 1978.
I did query this as I thought all B4's were made in 1979, but I was told early B4 were actually manufactured in 1978 & then shipped around the world, although a lot of them were not actually sold until 1979.
They also confirmed my engine No & frame No are correct for the bike.
As you can imagine I am now a bit confused as your list shows the 1979 KZ750B4 starting at KZ750BE033101 & mine is KZ750BE039465 & 1978?
I am sorry about querying this being a newbie to the forum.

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KZ Engine & Frame numbers 10 Feb 2024 03:20 #895065

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Great work!

One small correction please:
1981 GPz550 D1 has twin rear shocks, not mono.

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