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1973 Kawasaki Z1 900 Survivor

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Country: USA
Region: NC
Make: Kawasaki
City: Durham
Zip: 27701
Model: Z1 900 Survivor
Year: 1973
Mileage: 27500 Miles
Color: Brown / Orange
Condition: Used
Engine: 900 cc
1973 Kawasaki Z1 900 Survivor
I acquired this Z1 from a friend who had it since new. My first thought was to restore it, but I decided to keep it as original as possible. They are only original once.
I replaced the battery, changed the oil, bled the front brake and checked the pads, cleaned and adjusted the carburetors, replaced the rubber intake runners, replaced the sparkplugs, checked the valve clearances (found in spec), replaced the mirrors with aftermarket copies, replaced the sealed beam head lamp, recovered the badly torn seat with an original copy kit, replaced the tires and tubes with Dunlop K70's, replaced the fuel tank, side covers, tail cover with a newly painted Japanese Doremi body kit in original brown metal flake and orange. I have kept and am including the original mirrors, body panels and tank for the new owner for future restoration consideration. Everything else, including the rare exhaust system is original for this machine. Included with the original body and tank is the original owners manual and a few of the original tools (sparkplug socket, closed wrench, shock wrench, extension, screw driver).
I did clean and polish all of the chrome and frame parts and found them to be in great condition. The left outer muffler has a small worn through scrape underneath, (see picture), but is repairable. The original paint on the frame does show minor scrapes and wear as a machine this old will. The wiring loom is in good condition without any repairs or modifications. The tachometer is slow to respond but seems to get better the more I run it. The engine starts easily, idles well, and runs through all five speeds as designed. It does not smoke and has no bad noises. There aren't any oil leaks. The clutch works smoothly without slipping or grabbing.

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