KZ1000R.com Bike of the Month April 2012.

1983 Z1000R Peter, AKA (Vadurace) Vienna, Austria.
 

My Simple Story.

This is my 4th ELR project during a 30 year period.

I actually wanted to do no more after the 3rd project, but i guess this bike was meant to be,

 I bought two Japanese  "Road Rider“ magazines in hand.



And oh boy, the virus broke out again and my blood turned to green.



I caught this 80‘ AMA virus at the age of 16 years when I was at my first bike show.

On a tuning exhibition location I saw the Videos "This is Daytona“ and "Fast Freedie“.

 I watched them at least 100 times.


 

I think every ELR fan knows that feeling.



Accidentally I found a R2 in good condition now i could begin the project.



The target was as little compromise as possible for road ride in Austria.



The genesis can be seen on this homepage, the pictures speak for themselves.



It took a lot of time, money and nerves.

 There have been many setbacks and disappointments but I hope the bike is impressive.

Motorcycle: Kawasaki Z1000R, R2, 83, 35000 km (21 900 miles) in good condition,

 

 Newly painted bodywork,



Engine:


Fully serviced,

Drive:
Chain 520, 14 and 45, 6mm offset sprocket with sprocket custom made,

Carburator:


 

Keihin 33 CR, by Dynoman Performance Products,

Petcock:
Suzuki GS 650 G,

Throttle:


by PMC Performance Parts, later gray anodized,

Oil cooler


and conical ignition cover:

 
1981/82 S1, by Kipkawa, ignition cover modified,

Exhaust:


Kerker Replica with springs by PMC Performance Parts,

Baffle Kerker Large Megaphone, Medium 2“ Competition adapted,

Electrical:


 

Harness built and modified for KZ1000J Speedo,

Handlebar switches:

Honda XR125 modified right,

left, original new part,

 


Speedometer and Ttachometer:

KZ1000J new parts,

new Black Chrome Cover,

Frame:


 

Sand blasted and powder coated. All bearings new,

Footpegs:


and engine mounts:


1982 S1 footrest, by Kipkawa,

swingarm:

by FMP - Fabricated Motorsport Products,

Lower triple clamp:

by FMP - Fabricated Motorsport Products,

forks:

Serviced, new progresive springs, 35mm fork extensions custom made and chromed,

Shocks:


by Works Performance shocks, springs new painted,

Wheels:



by Mavic magnesium "Morris style“, front 3 x 18, rear 5 x 18, chain wheel bearings and carrier adapters are custom made,

Brakes:

Discs Front 330 mm, Rear 240 mm,

 

plus adapters are custom made,

later modified-adapted and gray anodized,

Saddle:

Handmade from a fellow upholsterer,

Stickers and badges:

by Reproduction decals and self-made,

Rubber:
by Reproduction Decals,

Windshield:

New by MRA, clear,

Various Nuts and Bolts.



I know this is not the hell of a story, but I hope it's OK.

Best Regards
Peter.

There are more pictures of the restoration of this great bike in the gallery here.

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