1982 KZ1000J For Sale

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US $9.300.00
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Thiensville, Wisconsin, United States
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Description 1982 KZ1000J

This is an exceptional KZ1000 J2 Sports with just over 5,100 miles.

I've owned the bike for 11 years.  I found it with 3200 miles.  It was stored in a walkout basement under cover since the late '80s and it was not running, but I paid up for it anyway.

Recent service:

Valve clearance adjustment (all were still in spec)
Valve cover gasket
New intake boots
Carb rebuild with fresh orings
New airbox boots
New vacuum and fuel lines
New fuel filter
Basically the fuel system has completely been gone through recently.  I'll admit that I have not yet dialed-in the carbs properly but everything was set to factory spec.  Someone that is good at tuning should have an easy job with this.  Earlier on I replaced the original Bridgestones with some new Bridgestone Battleaxe tires.  Front brake caliper was rebuilt, new pads.  At that time, I also replaced air filter and petcock. Even though the bike is not ridden much, it is maintained.  Annual oil changes, lubrication of cables, recent brake flush, etc.  I'm not aware of any needs apart from the carb tuning. 

The engine is very strong and it shifts well.  It sounds great and is pretty thrilling to ride.  It feels pretty agile for an older bike.  This bike is mechanically very similar to the eddie lawson replica- same cams, same power.  A de-tuned version of this motor was used up until the mid 2000's in police bikes, so most parts are available.

The pictures really tell the story on this.  The bike is not perfect, but it is pretty stunning.  This is original paint and it is beautiful on the front fender, tank, side covers and rear cowl.  The chrome and body work are excellent.  There is a very small mark on the tank.  The only thing currently not original on the bike are the handlebars, which are a bit lower than stock - I have the originals that will come with the bike along with the original tool kit and genuine Kawasaki service manual, owners manual, and clear Wisconsin title in my name.  I'd like to see this go to an enthusiast.  The mileage and condition makes this one very rare.

Send questions through email and I will call you or will write back to you if you prefer.  Thanks for looking.

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