How to restore Kawasaki Z1, Z/KZ900 and Z/KZ1000.
By Chris Rooke. Paperback 224 pages ISBN: 978-1-787111-58-5 Published by Veloce. www.veloce.co.uk Available from Renniks Publications. (02) 96957055.www.renniks.com RRP: Aust$65.00 As well as general restoration guides for all the 900/1000 models, this book chronicle the process for a KZ900 from start to finish. Along the way, the author shares his mistakes and the problems he encountered, in order to make the task of other restorers simpler. The book follows the established format for Veloce’s Enthusiast’s Restoration series, with the tasks broken into logical chapters which are written in a clear and entertaining manner. Rooke says he chose to restore the KZ900 rather than the Z1/Z1A/Z1B because of the skyrocketing prices for the earlier models, but the basic principles (and many of the parts) are identical. He did discover what many of us know however, that the final cost usually exceeds the market value of the motorcycle, but then, you can’t out a price on the pleasure derived from countless hours tinkering in the workshop. A very comprehensive and informative book that should be a companion for anyone contemplating a similar project.