Just a video of the fire up of my 300 horsepowerturbo charged 1978 Z1R turbo drag bike.
Here's a link to my new bike with a similar motor on alcohol.
Kawasaki Quarter Mile King 1979
Video is from the International Drag Bike Association (IDBA) World Finals
in 1979. Features Sid Pogue, Terry Vance, Vickie Farr and more.
This is one segment from the restored video player “ Kawasaki Good Times
Theatre”. The Good Times Theatre video players were used at Kawasaki
dealerships in the 1970’s for customer viewing on the showrooms.
This restored video features great Kawasaki moments from the mid to late
1970’s. Audio quality on the restored video is fair, but clearly
understandable. This is a great piece of Motorcycle History. Hope you enjoy
ACE CAFE KAWASAKI DAY 2014 part 1 of 2
Featuring the rare Z1R-TC(2) turbo.
The 1978 TC earned a reputation as a fearsome, barely controllable brute
that was king of the quarter mile. Just the sort of reputation that sells
bikes -- motorcyclists have always been a weird lot of madmen, and when you
tell them something is just "too fast" and brutal you can be sure they will
be lining up to buy it. Of course some of the legend is just that -
legend. "My best friend's third cousin's uncle got this turbo bike that will do 200 miles per hour and
power wheelie in 5th gear. It's a secret prototype you won't find in the
catalogues because its too fast, he bought it right from the factory. Swear
to god guys, it's the truth."
250 of the original powder-blue models were made with moderate success;
sales would improve in 1979 with the introduction of the TC2. This is the
most recognizable TC, with black paint set off by striking Molly Design
neon graphics that make it look like a turbocharged surfboard. '79s were still based on
'78 Z1-Rs (including a few unsold TCs) as Kawasaki had discontinued the
slow-selling model that year. The TC2 incorporated a better 4-1 header,
improved lubrication, and a milder 6 psi Boost setting (still adjustable by the owner
for maximum grenade potential, though). turbo lag was reduced, as was overall power, but
reliability was improved. The proper internal reinforcements for any sort
of longevity were still optional.
250 TC2s were made before California laws changed and the party ended. From
1980 on no production vehicle could be sold with Exhaust modifications, so the TC became
verboten. Shame too, because sales were picking up in 1979 as the legend
grew. It wouldn't be until 1982 that another production turbo bike would be available, when the
legendarily ugly but well engineered Honda CX500 turbo "Plastic Maggot" hit the market. It would be
followed by a short trend towards turbocharged middleweights - which would all be
discontinued by 1985 due to high cost, high complexity, and insurance
blacklisting. The Z1R-TC beat them all to market, and trumped the later
bikes for outright performance (at the expense of any form of longevity).
The TC has become a rare collectible; with only 500 examples in the US and
Canada, and with a reputation as a violent street brawling brute, it's
little wonder than Z1R-TC values are rising steadily and available bikes
are getting snapped up by enthusiasts "in the know" about Kawasaki's
off-the-record psychotic turbo bike.
It's the truth guys, my aunt's boyfriend's half brother's best friend said
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)
Real not retro - Modified Kawasaki Z1
Kawasaki Z1A action. An original 1970's bike modified to perform for 2012.
Just having some fun learning how to use editing software with footage from
a GoPro mini camera.
This was an old nail that I restored and modified. It now handles superbly
and is really quick.
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clutchhub rebult tubaki camchain keihin FCR37 moriwaki racing exhust
ohlins fork brenbo caliper
tecnomagnesio wheel moriwaki swingingarm yosimura KYB rear shock
dyna2000 Dyno 105hors
power at 10000 rpm peg PMC ears oir coorer core with thermostat frame
work add 4 pipes and 2plate oil controled clutch
TEST RETRO | KAWASAKI 900 Z1 (1973)
Essai retro Kawasaki Z1 900 - La Kawasaki 900 Z1 lança la mode du toujours
plus en 1973. Plus de cylindrée, plus de puissance, plus de vitesse. Elle
devint ainsi la plus prestigieuse moto de route. La Moto Classic essaie un
exemplaire quasi neuf de cette icône de la moto moderne et de ses 4
célèbres échappements chromés…
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