Bike of the Month Aug 09.


Owner: Kano's KZ1000J1, MA, USA.

Make Model Kawasaki KZ1000J1
Year 1981

Engine Air cooled, four stroke, transverse four cylinder, DOHC, 2 valve per cylinder.

Capacity 1170 Bore x Stroke 75mm x 66 mm Compression Ratio 10.25:1

Exhaust Laser 4 into 1,


Filters K and n air filters,(pods),

Ignition / Starting CDI / electric Dyna 2000, pickups, coils and billet rotor.

Max Power 125hp @ 8500 rpm

Max Torque 9.3 kg-m @ 7000 rpm,

Transmission / Drive 5 Speed / chain,

Front Suspension Inverted telescopic, coil sprung, oil damped,spring preload fully adjustable

rebound damping force 14-way adjustablecompression damping force 13-way adjustable.

Rear Suspension 13 1/2 inch Dual gas charged Ohlins piggy-back spring preload
shocks, 100mm wheel travel.

Front Brakes 320mm Disc Tokico - Front twin 6 piston caliper

Rear Brakes 240mm back single 4 piston caliper

Front Tire 120/70 ZR17 Bridgestone BT56 J Spec

Rear Tire 180/55 ZR17 Bridgestone BT56 J Spec

Dry-Weight 222 kg

Fuel Capacity 21.4 Liters

Fuel Consumption average 36.6 mp/g

Standing ¼ Mile under 10 sec

Top Speed 147 mph

Other interesting additions.

Goodridge stainless clutch and brake lines,

hydraulic clutch slave off a zx,

Zx11 clutch and brake resevours (02),

ELR custom made billet tree and riser,

Aluminum alloy swing arm off GSX-R 1000 (02),

Hayabusa inverted forks (09),

Hayabusa wheels (09),

Coerce Racing Carbon Fiber Front Fender,

PMFR Clutch release kit installed.

Gimble rear sets,

ZX10 Push pull throttle (08),

APE cam chain adjuster, ape clutch springs,

APE billet breather cover,

530 chain and sprocket conversion,

Quadflex gel battery,

CB900 Starter 0.8kw,




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