Just a video of the fire up of my 300 horsepower turbo charged 1978 Z1R turbo drag bike. Here's a link to my new bike with a similar motor on alcohol. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pmz05fpxuWg&list=FLyjqY5usyoXmTyaU8alXNQg&index=14

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Tribute To Bobby Briggs who died Nov. 7th 2010. Great man.
Dedicated to a great man who always had a warm handshake and smile for anyone. He died Nov. 7, 2010 peacefully at home but those he inspired can live on to try to be like him. He supported local racers and was known for his Briggs Bash "No Haters" drag racing series. He was a no-bullshit straight shooter and would fix your bike only charging what you could afford. He fixed the very first Z1 Kaw that I ever bought almost 20 years ago. This was filmed at one of his last Briggs Bash events. Watch as turbocharged Kawasakis once again dominate the field. (what Bobby rode...see Bobby's street bike at 1.26 min) Real riders. Real drag racing on a beautiful Sunday in sunny Cleveland Ohio at Thompson Drag Raceway. The 9th Annual Briggs Motorcycle Bash was filmed by joeveal@aol.com on 5-16-10 (joeveal buys motorcycles) email: joeveal@aol.com

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 it.

Kawasaki KZ1300 Turbo
The bike has JE pistons and parts from Mr turbo such as Mikuni Flatslide HSR 42 with a float bowl spacer kit to get enough fuel. Richard made an own Exhaust for his bike with Mr turbo u-bends and stock Exhaust parts. The bike has plenty of power with just 6 lb. of Boost. The Wide Band Commander is for analyzing the air-fuel ratio. update: see my new project http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rQRUpdps7W8

Z1 R turbo next run with three inches shorter Yoshi 18 5 2012