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FOR SALE: 1974 Kawasaki Z1A

#1 PostAuthor: Z1Amos » Tue Oct 08, 2019 6:31 pm

FOR SALE: 1974 Kawasaki Z1A £15,995

New;- coils, plugs, battery, master cylinder.
Genuine UK bike, not a USA import. I have owned this bike since 1986,it has lived in my kitchen since then.
Stainless steel 4 into 4, genuine Kawasaki luggage rack. Runs as sweet as a nut.

Some of the paint on the tank has lifted due to fluid leak from old master cylinder
which I didn't see until too late (see Piccy).
Otherwise it is in excellent condition.

I am not riding the bike anymore, so time to sell. I would like it to go to a Zed enthusiast
who is going to look after it, hence I am putting in on the forum before going public.

Let me know if you are interested.
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Re: FOR SALE: 1974 Kawasaki Z1A

#2 PostAuthor: A1John » Tue Oct 08, 2019 7:39 pm

Nice bike but I think your price is a little optimistic.

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#3 PostAuthor: Garry.L » Wed Oct 09, 2019 5:54 am

Good luck with the sale but as above, I think you'll need to rethink your price given how non-standard the bike is.
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#4 PostAuthor: Ultim8pc » Wed Oct 09, 2019 10:15 am

Garry.L wrote:Good luck with the sale but as above, I think you'll need to rethink your price given how non-standard the bike is.

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#5 PostAuthor: chrispyduck » Wed Oct 09, 2019 12:31 pm

Good luck but given the market it would need to be near £14k.
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Re: FOR SALE: 1974 Kawasaki Z1A

#6 PostAuthor: Sgt.Pinback » Wed Oct 09, 2019 12:38 pm

How much does it count being a UK bike?
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#7 PostAuthor: warren3200gt » Wed Oct 09, 2019 1:13 pm

Nothing to me, they are all Jap. Most uk bikes are brown rust stains on the garage floor by now. I prefer dry state us bìkes.
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#8 PostAuthor: Sgt.Pinback » Wed Oct 09, 2019 1:24 pm

To me this is a project bike, a basis for a restoration that lacks some hard to find and expensive genuine Z1 parts.

How much is such a UK resto basis more worth than a comparable US or EU resto basis?
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#9 PostAuthor: warren3200gt » Wed Oct 09, 2019 1:54 pm

To me its not worth anymore to me than a us bike, if anything probably less. I personally dont understand the fascination with uk bikes. The climate is much harsher to all the components here and restoring one is generally a higher cost.

If you reason that they all came from japan and were only registered in the relevent countries you may as well buy the best you can at a price point regardless of registration origin country.
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#10 PostAuthor: A1John » Wed Oct 09, 2019 1:54 pm

Sgt.Pinback wrote:To me this is a project bike, a basis for a restoration that lacks some hard to find and expensive genuine Z1 parts.

How much is such a UK resto basis more worth than a comparable US or EU resto basis?
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Re: FOR SALE: 1974 Kawasaki Z1A

#11 PostAuthor: ZedHead » Wed Oct 09, 2019 2:58 pm

Bearing in mind that Z1B's restored with repro parts have sold for £20k in the past and dealers like Frank would probably put at least another £5k on top if restored to a high standard with genuine parts. It does make prices on bikes in this condition speculative.

Good luck with the sale. Take the advise given by the guys here in the helpful spirit it is intended.

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#12 PostAuthor: warren3200gt » Wed Oct 09, 2019 7:33 pm

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Kawasaki-Z1A ... Sw99RdnhHe

Comparative, iI know which I would buy.
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Re: FOR SALE: 1974 Kawasaki Z1A

#13 PostAuthor: ZedHead » Thu Oct 10, 2019 10:29 am

warren3200gt wrote:https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Kawasaki-Z1A-Early-1974/383202212790?hash=item5938a1bbb6:g:-kkAAOSw99RdnhHe

Comparative, iI know which I would buy.


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Re: FOR SALE: 1974 Kawasaki Z1A

#14 PostAuthor: DogsbolloxofZ1B » Fri Oct 11, 2019 9:47 pm

Afraid this is very overpriced and you can easily invest
£10K restoring to A1 and still would struggle to
get your asking price. Good luck.

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Re: FOR SALE: 1974 Kawasaki Z1A

#15 PostAuthor: Sgt.Pinback » Fri Oct 11, 2019 10:09 pm

If UK bike doesnt count 10k GBP I see max 6.000
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