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Offline Sgt.Pinback

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Re: Kawasaki Z650C
« Reply #15 on: December 02, 2018, 12:06:01 PM »
She’s a 75 or 76 with the bigger Tacho/speedo. Pipes are good.
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Re: Kawasaki Z650C
« Reply #16 on: December 02, 2018, 12:18:32 PM »
If the Zed was a B model....then it would be a no brainer.

The later C's are less sought after. For me...I would have to ditch the stock pipe for an old skool Harris 4-1, add a 2-4 seat and paint the wheels flourescent orange. Renthal bars. Could be made to look really sweet, but in stock trim they are a bit less pretty. Only had B's myself....one of which had a Gpz750 motor in place of the stock 650 lump.

I know the 500 would be slower....but it looks really pretty....even in brown...
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Re: Kawasaki Z650C
« Reply #17 on: December 02, 2018, 12:29:16 PM »
It always amazes me that the Z650, particularly the  B1 model has never risen steeply in value.
I had a B1 once but being a Honda man through and through somebody saw it in my garage and offered me reasonable money for it, which I took and gladly embarked on a Honda 400/4 resto (the one I still own). But looking back it was a really lovely designed bike in terms of bullet proof engine, handling etc. I bet if Kawasaki had made it a four piper instead  of 4 into 2 it would be an entirely different story today as it would genuinely have been deemed a baby Z1. The Z1 four pipes have to be the most beautiful looking set of 4 into 4 pipes on any bike IMHO.
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Re: Kawasaki Z650C
« Reply #18 on: December 02, 2018, 01:55:25 PM »
Parts for the Honda are about half the price of the Z, but that said the Kawasaki still has my vote.
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Re: Kawasaki Z650C
« Reply #19 on: December 04, 2018, 10:03:44 PM »
Deal done. My mate, a serious Kawa collector, desperately wanted that 650 and  swap with his CB500Four.

Done that because the CB has 48hp which is the max. power for beginners and I will give her to my daughter when she does her license.

The “agio” is a CB350K (with drum brake, I think it’s a K2 or K3), rolling chasis with engine in pieces. Hope everything is there in the boxes and the engine is not toast.
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