RE: Kawasaki Z1: PH2 Heroes

RE: Kawasaki Z1: PH2 Heroes

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Raygun

2,777 posts

66 months

Wednesday 5th December 2018
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Were the carbs slightly smaller on the Z900 compared to the Z1?

cwis

828 posts

125 months

Wednesday 5th December 2018
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Greeny said:
My Jota is a 1975 (just about)
Interesting! What colour is the frame?

BigJ77

5 posts

82 months

Wednesday 5th December 2018
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Here's a short film about the relationship between the Z1 and CB750:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YW4_YZ3Skh0


Zedboy

589 posts

157 months

Wednesday 5th December 2018
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The original beast and the best. Never bettered.

blade7

8,866 posts

162 months

Wednesday 5th December 2018
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Zedboy said:
The original beast and the best. Never bettered.
Ever ridden a GPZ900?

chris4652009

1,153 posts

30 months

Wednesday 5th December 2018
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blade7 said:
Zedboy said:
The original beast and the best. Never bettered.
Ever ridden a GPZ900?
I'd say probably not

LuS1fer

35,361 posts

191 months

Wednesday 5th December 2018
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BigJ77 said:
Here's a short film about the relationship between the Z1 and CB750:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YW4_YZ3Skh0

This tells the full and more interesting story.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HESIjHvOjtw

Janluke

1,611 posts

104 months

Wednesday 5th December 2018
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Raygun said:
Were the carbs slightly smaller on the Z900 compared to the Z1?
Yes, 26mm and 28mm I believe

Russ T Bolt

1,125 posts

229 months

Wednesday 5th December 2018
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Raygun said:
TorqueDirty said:
I remember this bike having the nick name "The Widowmaker" back in the day.

TD
H1 500 got that title.
I was about to post the same.

I had an H1 back in the day, truly scary handling, but it was quick.

MuscleSaloon

828 posts

121 months

Thursday 6th December 2018
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Not wanting to go off topic but any Zed lovers bought a Z900RS ? The couple I've actually seen in person look superb, spent ages looking at them ! Tempted to chop my S1000R for one for the looks alone !.

Greeny

1,350 posts

205 months

Friday 7th December 2018
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cwis said:
Greeny said:
My Jota is a 1975 (just about)
Interesting! What colour is the frame?
Black, Red paint

Raygun

2,777 posts

66 months

Friday 7th December 2018
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Janluke said:
Raygun said:
Were the carbs slightly smaller on the Z900 compared to the Z1?
Yes, 26mm and 28mm I believe
I thought I remember that, it made the Z1 that little more desirable back in the day.
Back in the early 90s in the early days of importing old bikes back from America Weatherley's at Harleston in Norfolk brought back a 1972 750 Kawasaki four, it looked exactly like a Z1.
ps Just been reading up on it, it was called a Z2 and made for the Japanese market so I'm guessing it onced belonged to an American serviceman based in Japan

Edited by Raygun on Friday 7th December 03:56

cwis

828 posts

125 months

Friday 7th December 2018
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Greeny said:
cwis said:
Greeny said:
My Jota is a 1975 (just about)
Interesting! What colour is the frame?
Black, Red paint
Must be a really REALLY early one put together by Slaters. I guess they were in the factory's good books so got the '76 model year bikes early.

I'd keep hold of that if I were you! The earlier ones were quicker too.....

Mine's a '77. In tiny pieces at the moment.


Blackpuddin

9,320 posts

151 months

Friday 7th December 2018
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Raygun said:
Janluke said:
Raygun said:
Were the carbs slightly smaller on the Z900 compared to the Z1?
Yes, 26mm and 28mm I believe
I thought I remember that, it made the Z1 that little more desirable back in the day.
Back in the early 90s in the early days of importing old bikes back from America Weatherley's at Harleston in Norfolk brought back a 1972 750 Kawasaki four, it looked exactly like a Z1.
ps Just been reading up on it, it was called a Z2 and made for the Japanese market so I'm guessing it onced belonged to an American serviceman based in Japan

Edited by Raygun on Friday 7th December 03:56
Aye, the Z2 is mentioned in the story.

Greeny

1,350 posts

205 months

Saturday 8th December 2018
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cwis said:
Greeny said:
cwis said:
Greeny said:
My Jota is a 1975 (just about)
Interesting! What colour is the frame?
Black, Red paint
Must be a really REALLY early one put together by Slaters. I guess they were in the factory's good books so got the '76 model year bikes early.

I'd keep hold of that if I were you! The earlier ones were quicker too.....

Mine's a '77. In tiny pieces at the moment.
Frame No is 3400, the first currently on Laverdamania list, by some margin!