1973 Z1 DAYTONA RECORDS VIDEO. "SO FAR SO FAST"
This is the complete 1973 Z1 900 Daytona records video.."SO FAR SO FAST."
The Z1 shattered the 24 hour World Record with an average speed of
109.641mph plus 45 other speed records. The #2 bike used in this video is
kept at KMC in Irvine California their Heritage Museum, and is in the same
condition as it was in 1973. Several photos of it can be seen at this
site.http://www.kawasaki-z-classik.com/forum/index.php.plus much more
interesting information on the complete Z1 story.
The riders were.. Bryon Farnsworth, Yvon DuHamel, Hurley Wilvert, Masahiro
Wade, Cook Neilson (Cycle Magazine) , Gary Nixon, Art Baumann, John Weed
(editor Motorcycle Weekly)
Ron Hamby Crash April 6 2013
Video posted with permission of race team. Driver Ron Hamby he and mark
Oates own the car together. The chassis is from Johnny gibbons and it has a
Fulton bbf in it I am just the all around tuner we hope to have it back out
in a cpl months, Red Jason Hall
Getting the '73 Kawasaki Z1 900 Running
1973 Kawasaki Z1 900. This bike was the fastest street bike when it was
made. It has a double overhead cam four cylinder engine with four carbs.
Did a little driveway ridin after we got it runnin.
Kawasaki KZ1300 fuel injected Turbo project
Kawasaki Z1300 turbo by Richard
The particular Z1300 turbo is the
handwork of Richard Fluttert from the Netherlands.
Richard had already built 3 versions of carburetor Z1300's some years ago
but after a career in Superbike racing he remembered those earlier builds
and wanted to build one again.
This one is based on a fuel injected 1989 legendary six anniversary edition
never sold in the US.
_ The turbo uses a Rajay F40 turbine
housing and a F Flow compression wheel.
_ A high volume Scavenge Pump is mounted to return the oil from the turbo to the engine.
_ The blow off valve is from a Subaru STI and the external wastegate comes
_ A high pressure fuel pump and two fuel pressure regulators were added and
a lamda probe welded in the Exhaust
sends fuel/air mixture data to a cockpit display.
_ The ignition is changed.
_ The bike has about 200hp with 8psi turbo pressure.
Photography by Vincent Bruger
Video by Farid Bessamé
Music by Farid Bessamé