This Clip was shot in 1985 by Tom Hoover and edited by Craig Smith. It features Lisa Kelly of the "Celtic Woman" performing her hit "The Voice" Music mimmics the events and pace of our lives! 1045cc motored, 640# w /rider, classic "Modified" of the 80s. A 7-time National Record Holder, runs a 9.54 on this pass in 1985 at Osceola Dragway. Thanks to Craig Smith for the digial editing. http://www.cafepress.com/pixbymp
1974 Kawasaki Z1 Dragbike in 1985 "Old Zs Never Die!"
This is a 25 yo (1985) VHS video of my old Z1 making a 9.54 pass. This is a
7-time National Record Holding Z1. All-time bests are 9.39 @ 138 in the 1/4
and 5.87 @ 116 in the 1/8th. I bought this bike new in March of 1974 and
still own it today. (2010) There isn't/never was a turbo, Nitrous,
big-block, slider clutch, tach, shiftlight, 2-step or any other such
garbage on this bike. Strictly "seat of the pants". The motor was built by
Mark McIntosh of M&M Racing Louisville Ky in 1978. It is 1045cc with 31mm
CR carbs and carried 640# in it's record settng form.
Haters,Squids,Stunters or most Hardly/Zuki Lovers will not be able to
appreciate this motorcycle or the era in which it was created. It can't do
"Stoppies", I don't "stand on the seat" and "Wheelies" are limited by the
bar set-up. "It is what it is": A historic example of a record setting
"Modified" of it's era and preserved exactly as it was in 1986. Old Zs
KAWASAKI Z1 Z１A custom Mach chief 900super four KZ900
Zet moxa cautery) is total displacement 903 to which Kawasaki Heavy
Industries did the manufacturing sales from 1972 to 1976 It is a motorcycle
of cc ..Kawasaki, Z1 (Zettowan), and Z900 (...
The main parameter(North America specification)
* The first year of manufacturing: 1972
* Total length × width × total height: 2200(A European specification is
45)× 865 × 1170mm.
* Mainframe: Steel pipe double Cradle
* Suspension form:
o Reception desk: Sata telescopic
o Rear: Chokedamp enclosed shock absorber ×2
o Front wheel: Disk brake(single)
o Rear wheel: Drum
* Dry weight: 230kg
* Engine type: Z1E type (four valve parallel cylinders of four air cooling
* Total emission: 903 Cc
* Boa × stroke: 66 × 66mm
* Compression ratio: 8.5
* Max power: 82 hp/ 8,500 rpm
* Max torque: 7.5 kg-m/ 7,000 rpm
* Z1(August, 1972?Initial type in July, 1973):(In the middle of the model)
The execution of the oil leak measures of the central cam chain tunnel.
* Z1A(August, 1973?July, 1974):A change in the engine ignition timing and
black painting of the engine are abolished, and the brake shoe remainder
amount indicator is newly established in a rear brake.
* Z1B (August, 1974?): It changes with the change of the capacity of the
fuel tank and the chain oiler abolition "900" the seal chain adoption and
the emblem styles of type.
* Z900-A4 (model in 1976): Front wheel double disk making (Only a European
specification :), change in the ignition system, Shaiki change by the
antipollution policy, and maximum output/torque → 81 ps/ 7.3kg.
A basic frame (Though the displacement improved) and the engine block are
succeeded as it is though Z1000 (-A1) is put on the market in 1977, and a
peculiar silhouette to Z1 is lost by two muffler making.