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Kawasaki Z650C
« on: October 06, 2018, 06:43:52 PM »
Just came in. 1978 C2 with 24.000 km.
Needs some TLC, big service etc.
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Re: Kawasaki Z650C
« Reply #1 on: October 06, 2018, 06:47:29 PM »
Lovely looking machine Uli. They look just right...

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Re: Kawasaki Z650C
« Reply #2 on: October 06, 2018, 06:58:10 PM »
Nice one Uli just like mine  ;D ;D
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Re: Kawasaki Z650C
« Reply #3 on: October 06, 2018, 07:14:42 PM »
 :D

Bike came with a Moto Italia fairing (painted in stardust silver), Tomaselli and sport footpeg. And a white Giuliari (already sold in eBay). Not sure what I do with that stuff.
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Re: Kawasaki Z650C
« Reply #4 on: October 06, 2018, 07:17:52 PM »
Paul, where do you buy parts for her?
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Re: Kawasaki Z650C
« Reply #5 on: October 06, 2018, 07:23:50 PM »
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Re: Kawasaki Z650C
« Reply #6 on: October 06, 2018, 07:28:50 PM »
Did a guy called Charlie buy the seat.
He is nuts on them and Alpha exhausts ;)
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Re: Kawasaki Z650C
« Reply #7 on: October 06, 2018, 07:46:16 PM »
No it sold here in G.

I was surprised, sold within a few hours at 125€.
I always thought white Giuliari look, well yes ....you know it.


Thanks for the link.
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Re: Kawasaki Z650C
« Reply #8 on: December 01, 2018, 06:53:36 PM »
Been asked to swap the Z650C with a CB500four. Sitting in a warm garage since years. Needs wake-up.

What do you think?
« Last Edit: December 01, 2018, 07:03:01 PM by Sgt.Pinback »
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Re: Kawasaki Z650C
« Reply #9 on: December 01, 2018, 07:24:48 PM »
Personally uli I would keep the z650....


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Re: Kawasaki Z650C
« Reply #10 on: December 01, 2018, 07:41:00 PM »
I'm with James. The Honda is very nice but the 650 just looks right.

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Re: Kawasaki Z650C
« Reply #11 on: December 01, 2018, 07:42:45 PM »
Come on lads can't talk like that on a Honda site! ;)
One day I'll have the time to restore it, not just talk and dream....

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Re: Kawasaki Z650C
« Reply #12 on: December 01, 2018, 09:43:36 PM »
Cant decide. Love them both. Had a CB500 when I was 20.

How is the market for both?

For Z650 here is hard. For sellers.
« Last Edit: December 01, 2018, 09:50:52 PM by Sgt.Pinback »
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Re: Kawasaki Z650C
« Reply #13 on: December 02, 2018, 09:27:27 AM »
Another vote for the 650, from a 500/550 owner now and a past 650 owner (35 years ago). I'd have one if I was younger/stronger.
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Re: Kawasaki Z650C
« Reply #14 on: December 02, 2018, 11:47:37 AM »
That tank makes it a late 500 but if the exhausts are good i would say the Honda has a higher value(and cheaper parts).