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1973 z1 900
|1973 z1 900|
|p chartier said 2012-01-26 11:43|
I purchased this bike brand new in 1973. It was January and the dealer had not sold any yet. After purchasing it I was in contact with Pop Yoshimura in California who recommended a kit which I purchased for about $300. U.S. The kit boosted the 903cc engine to 1033cc\\\\\\\īs and came with an oil cooler. Other than that it looked stock. Needless to say this engine far outweighed my expectations. With the extra horsepower I was able to tear up all the roads in my area of the woods. 0 to 60 was just under 4 seconds and it topped out at about 142ish. Back then this was unheard of. The bike would go through rear tires and drive chains in a heartbeat. The chain technology had not caught up to it, and they were the most expensive thing about owning this bike. In subsequent years I added Koni shocks and that helped a lot. Handling never was an issue. The first Z1\\\\\\\īs had shorter swing arms I believe and it made for a rougher ride. I have owned other motorycles since then, but none surpassed the sheer excitement of riding this beast.
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