1981 Z1000 H MKII

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‘The Z1000 was orig­i­nally in­jected, but it was so bad they swapped it for carbs on the MKII. I bought this with its orig­i­nal mo­tor, but I’m not in­ter­ested in restora­tions so I re­moved it and fit­ted a Ban­dit 1200 in­stead with flat slide carbs. I paid £900 for the bike and I reckon the whole project cost me less than £2500 as I sold the orig­i­nal parts to Z1 fans to fund it. I con­verted the Ban­dit’s swingarm to a twin shocker to keep the retro look and used the Ban­dit’s 17-inch wheels.’

Black and gold get­ting just a bit out of hand here

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