Old 01-14-22, 07:04 PM
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Originally Posted by Smokinapankake View Post
Kawasaki KZ something or other. Looks like it’s missing the turbo unit. Nice find!
Originally Posted by Roger M View Post
Nice! 78?Z1R with turbo piping! Very very cool.
I have the carb and turbo here in the pile somewhere, I've had this for a long time, finally gave into a good friend who wants to get it done up before we're too old to do it or ride it.

Yep, 78 Z1R Turbo "factory" build sold through Kawasaki dealers by an ex exec, no warranty and no saving grace, these were brutal.

This was Kawi's answer to the XS11, CBX, and GS1000 that had all surpassed the KZ1000 after a long run of Kawi dominance.

https://ridermagazine.com/2014/09/04...ged-1978-1979/

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