Zed not dead

Kawasaki Z1100, Neil Prendergast, Pre­ston, Lancs

Practical Sportsbikes (UK) - - News -

Af­ter a six-year break from bik­ing, I stum­bled upon what is now my 1983 Kawasaki Z1000 J3. It’d been taken in part-ex at a lo­cal bike shop as a non­run­ning un­fin­ished project. For me it was love at first sight. Over the win­ter months the tank was lined, carbs ul­tra­son­i­cally cleaned and Dyno­jet­ted.

With fresh fuel she fired up. The en­gine is al­legedly bored out to 1073cc. I haven’t got a clue what the forks or swingarm are off. I think the wheels are ZX-7R. It may not be to the taste of purists but it has plenty of poke and han­dles far bet­ter than I thought it would.

Nice res­ur­rec­tion from a pile of old bones

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