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Re: Let's see your non-SOHC4 on the road
« Reply #1675 on: October 04, 2019, 03:41:25 pm »
A couple of shots from last week's ride -

Frisco, UT



Great shots, Greg.  What the story on these casitas?

Thanks Stev-o.  Those are charcoal kilns. There are similar kilns scattered all over the west especially near mining sites, but these at Frisco are some of the larger ones I know of.
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Re: Let's see your non-SOHC4 on the road
« Reply #1676 on: October 05, 2019, 03:24:39 am »
None of these are mine but this is the sort of company I'm forced to keep these days

And it looks like my shyte phone is only going to let me post on pic at a time, this could take a while......
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Re: Let's see your non-SOHC4 on the road
« Reply #1677 on: October 05, 2019, 03:27:35 am »
At least these were Japanese, gets worse from here on
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« Reply #1678 on: October 05, 2019, 03:28:38 am »
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« Reply #1679 on: October 05, 2019, 03:30:05 am »
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« Reply #1680 on: October 05, 2019, 03:31:34 am »
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« Reply #1681 on: October 05, 2019, 03:32:42 am »
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« Reply #1682 on: October 05, 2019, 03:36:14 am »
And finally, a couple of cars, 46 Pontiac and a 50s Alfa 4WD fire chief's command car
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Re: Let's see your non-SOHC4 on the road
« Reply #1683 on: October 05, 2019, 03:43:08 am »
This motley collection came together as our bike club is off interstate in a few weeks for a vintagish Brit/US dirt Hill climb and it was thought best to have a test day which was just as well as all the vintage stuff had issues that were better worked out today than on the side of a gravel track 600km up the road
Also lunch was excellent
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Re: Let's see your non-SOHC4 on the road
« Reply #1684 on: December 22, 2019, 07:45:35 pm »
Here is my 78 Kawasaki kz1000ltd, finally out for a ride.  I have been working on this bike off and on (mostly off lol)for like over 10 years.  Felt great to finally ride this old rocket ship.
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Re: Let's see your non-SOHC4 on the road
« Reply #1685 on: December 23, 2019, 02:51:29 am »
That's a beautiful Zed (or "Zee" as you guys call them) Sean, I'm really getting excited about starting on mine. The battery is dead sadly, but I'll hook another one up and do my best to kick start it (the 12.5:1 Moriwaki 1100 pistons make the XS650 seem almost easy, by comparison) as it's "kick only". I might have to change that..........

I read a really interesting post on FB about the "KZ" vs "Z" nomenclature, the later Kawasaki's were only given the "KZ" nomenclature in the US and Canada, not in Europe, or Oz. A German guy explained that KZ was the abbreviation of the words "Concentration Camp" (German: Konzentrationslager, KZ or KL) so someone at Kawasaki decided that using the nomenclature "KZ" might be considered a little insensitive in Europe.   
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Re: Let's see your non-SOHC4 on the road
« Reply #1686 on: December 23, 2019, 08:14:13 am »
yeah Terry, mine takes a very hefty boot to kick over as well.  It has 1075 MTC pistons (I am not sure what comp. ratio, guessing around 11 to 1) and Andrews 2x cams, a ported cylinder head, and vm29 Smooth bores.  I have not gone full stupid on it yet, as the chain, sprockets, and tires are god only knows how old, and sketchy...but a 3/4 throttle blast through the gears felt like it might give my 82 gs1100 a challenge on the drag strip.

That is interesting about the z versus kz nomenclature.  I may have heard that story, and other explanations before.  But I don't remember.  Anyway, it seems the Japanese often handle the American market "differently" than the rest of the world.  They sure don't send their best products here anymore.  Maybe that might change with the introduction of the Euro 5 emissions and mileage standards.
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Re: Let's see your non-SOHC4 on the road
« Reply #1687 on: March 04, 2020, 11:19:50 pm »
Out in the wilderness of the west coast of Tasmania, weekend before last. Hardly any traffic.

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Re: Let's see your non-SOHC4 on the road
« Reply #1688 on: March 05, 2020, 06:45:49 am »


That is interesting about the z versus kz nomenclature.

Yeah, nice bike Sean.   I'm sure you guys know, I love the Kawasakis too.

In USA, the last "Z1" was sold as the 1975 year model, then they were known as a KZ900 for one year and then the KZ1000 was introduced for '77. They started manufacturing them in the U.S around this time.

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Re: Let's see your non-SOHC4 on the road
« Reply #1689 on: March 10, 2020, 07:16:40 pm »
My '83 wing on it's maiden voyage to Tenn. and Illinois to test the "camp bike" setup.
Worked fine for 2k mile round trip.
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Re: Let's see your non-SOHC4 on the road
« Reply #1690 on: March 24, 2020, 12:37:34 am »
My '97 GL1500 SE at work.
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Re: Let's see your non-SOHC4 on the road
« Reply #1691 on: March 25, 2020, 02:32:46 am »
My old Sporty on the way back from my 200 mile ride to the Mad Max show the other weekend, I had a great ride to the event, I'd had CT guided injections into my spine the day before so was feeling no pain, but had a hell of a headwind on the way home, so had to stop a few times to walk around and give my back a rest, even sat behind some "Grey Nomads" towing a caravan to get out of the wind, for a few miles. Still had a great ride. ;D

March Mad Max madness 14 Mar 2020 2 by Terry Prendergast, on Flickr
I was feeling sorry for myself because I couldn't afford new bike boots, until I met a man with no legs.

So I said, "Hey mate, you haven't got any bike boots you don't need, do you?"

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Re: Let's see your non-SOHC4 on the road
« Reply #1692 on: March 25, 2020, 11:14:23 am »
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Re: Let's see your non-SOHC4 on the road
« Reply #1693 on: March 25, 2020, 05:06:11 pm »


Took this Harris bonneville out for a shake down ride after not being on the road for a few years.
Didn't miss a beat during a 90 minute ride.
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Re: Let's see your non-SOHC4 on the road
« Reply #1694 on: March 25, 2020, 06:39:45 pm »
That is a beautiful bike Ken, I think I want it........... ;D
I was feeling sorry for myself because I couldn't afford new bike boots, until I met a man with no legs.

So I said, "Hey mate, you haven't got any bike boots you don't need, do you?"

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Re: Let's see your non-SOHC4 on the road
« Reply #1695 on: March 25, 2020, 07:02:01 pm »
Somewhere in the Everglades.

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Re: Let's see your non-SOHC4 on the road
« Reply #1696 on: March 26, 2020, 06:33:27 am »
That is a beautiful bike Ken, I think I want it........... ;D

+1...have always wanted a Bonneville, dual carbs right?
The other model only had a single, was the Tiger?

Got more pics?
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Re: Let's see your non-SOHC4 on the road
« Reply #1697 on: March 26, 2020, 05:01:37 pm »
https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/324110863699?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649

Its on ebay . Selling for a friend. It's actually better than the pics.
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Re: Let's see your non-SOHC4 on the road
« Reply #1698 on: March 27, 2020, 02:27:09 pm »
^^^Nice.  You should buy it!^^^


Filled my H2 up with non-eth and it is running so good!






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Re: Let's see your non-SOHC4 on the road
« Reply #1699 on: March 27, 2020, 06:46:10 pm »
Took my CBX into the Strzelecki Ranges, south of Warragul (Victoria, Australia) this morning.  There are some fantastic roads around here!





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