1978 Kawasaki Z1R 1000 Turbo TC Z1-R No Reserve Auction KZ1000 KZ

1978 Kawasaki Other

Kawasaki Other 1978 technical specifications

Item location: South San Francisco, California, United States
Make: Kawasaki
Model: Other
SubModel: Z1-R
Type: Sport Bike
Year: 1978
Mileage: 4,634
Color: Black
Engine size: 1,000
Vehicle Title: Rebuilt, Rebuildable & Reconstructed
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1978 Kawasaki Z1R 1000 Turbo Bike... (This is a No Reserve Auction)
(Please Do Not Bid If You Do Not Intend On Completing The Transaction Serious Bidders Only Please)

This bike will need restoration it has not ran in many years and will need to be gone through.
The bike shows only 4634 miles on the speedo 99% complete bike motor turns the fairing and all other plastic body parts are original OEM Kawasaki.
I acquired this bike about 8yrs ago just the way you see it in the pictures the person I bought the bike from had it for over 20yrs he had it running maybe 10 or 12yrs ago when he put a new Rajay Turbo Unit on the bike and did a few other things he never really rode the bike just started it up and went around the block hence the low miles he was kinda scared of this bike.

Nothing has been changed on this bike in 28yrs this bike is a matching numbers 1978 Z1R 1000 which came in light blue not black.
What ever changes updates or swaps that have been made to this bike were done over 28yrs ago that is about how long I have known the bike for it is in the same form it was from that time so it must have had the turbo and black cosmetics added shortly after it was bought new.

All engine & frame numbers are present and read clearly.
Engine Number: KZTOODE-008748
Frame Number: KZTOOD -008744

pictures were taken just before this posting.
this is a un-restored bike 37yr old machine.
The bike has it's share of scuffs/scrapes/scratches and rust spots the black plastic cosmetics look to be free from cracks.
See pictures for exact cosmetic condition.

Other details I am no export on these bikes even though I have owned may Kawasaki's over the course of 30yrs I am a Suzuki man..
a few things about the bike it has a key the key works the ignition & seat lock any key will work the gas cap.
The front rim is a 19" not the original 18" the bike has a spider exhaust head pipe front braided brake lines the brakes are not working the bike does roll the tires hold air the inside of the gas tank is a real mess the previous owner coated the inside of the gas tank many years back the coating over the years has since peeled away and separated from the inside of tank and there is rust.
Inside of tank will need some serious precision high pressure waterjetting or waterblasting or similar process to remove all the debris & rust inside.
The dash cover has a section missing on the left side ear (see pictures)

This bike has not been registered in over 28yrs I had the original title for the bike but it was lost several years back when I moved.
The bike is long out of the DMV system so it will come with a bill of sale.

This is about all I can remember if you have any questions please ask before bidding I would expect who ever bids on this bike will already know exactly what it is and have experience with these bikes and know how truly rare it is.

*Pickup only no shipping will be provided it is your responsibility to arrange shipping for the motorcycle if needed.
a company named 'Uship' is pretty reasonable they ship motorcycles just about anywhere in the states contact them for more info if needed.
Uship seems to be one of the cheapest motorcycle shippers nation wide but they also sub contract there drivers from
independent sources.
Alternatively there is another company here in California that ships motorcycles nation wide I heard from someone who used them before and said they provided a good service the company is called: Eagle One Express

* Upon purchase a non refundable deposit of $500 to Paypal is required within 24hrs of purchase.
* The remainder balance to be paid in the form of a US Postal Money Orders within 7 days of purchase or direct deposit of certified funds can also be arranged or cash in person no other exceptions.
* All sales final no implied warranty for said vehicle.

I reserve the right to end this auction early for any reason serious buyers only please.

This motorcycle has been described in detail sold as is as all used items are sold.
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