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z1000r identification help

#1 PostAuthor: glav666 » Fri Apr 20, 2018 8:27 pm

Hi guys, i've been offered a Z1000R at very reasonable money. I was wondering if anyone knew how to check if its a genuine one or a copy? Am iI right in saying that the sixth or seventh letter of the frame number should be an R? Also do the frame and engine numbers match? or is it the usual 500 or so numbers out?

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Re: z1000r identification help

#2 PostAuthor: weaver » Sat Apr 21, 2018 7:14 am

Yes frame number will have an R in it,numbers wont match but you can check engine number range on zpower website

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Re: z1000r identification help

#3 PostAuthor: glav666 » Sat Apr 21, 2018 9:51 am

weaver wrote:Yes frame number will have an R in it,numbers wont match but you can check engine number range on zpower website



Thanks weaver, Am I also right in saying it should have an 18" front wheel instead of a 19"?
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Re: z1000r identification help

#4 PostAuthor: weaver » Sat Apr 21, 2018 3:39 pm

not sure on that mate some one who does will post up

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Re: z1000r identification help

#5 PostAuthor: Ratty » Sat Apr 21, 2018 6:06 pm

Yep 18" front wheel.

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Re: z1000r identification help

#6 PostAuthor: chrisNI » Sat Apr 21, 2018 9:42 pm

The 1100R had the 18” wheel the 1000R is 19”.

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Re: z1000r identification help

#7 PostAuthor: Zardos » Sat Apr 28, 2018 9:45 am

glav666 wrote:Hi guys, i've been offered a Z1000R at very reasonable money. I was wondering if anyone knew how to check if its a genuine one or a copy? Am iI right in saying that the sixth or seventh letter of the frame number should be an R?

I have a Z1000R frame on my workbench and can confirm that the Z1000R 1982-83 frame numbers start with KZT00R.
My bike is a Z1000R2 and my frame number is KZT00R-006420 and has a 19 inch front wheel.

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#8 PostAuthor: chrisw1 » Sat Apr 28, 2018 8:08 pm


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Re: z1000r identification help

#9 PostAuthor: chrisw1 » Sat Apr 28, 2018 8:09 pm

The link above should tell you all you need to know

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Re: z1000r identification help

#10 PostAuthor: chrisNI » Sat Apr 28, 2018 9:12 pm

Is kz100r.com still operating? What’s the homepage link?

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Re: z1000r identification help

#11 PostAuthor: Zardos » Sun Apr 29, 2018 9:39 am

chrisNI wrote:Is kz100r.com still operating? What’s the homepage link?


The home page is http://kz1000r.com/ but you will get a 403: Forbidden message.

But some pages do still work like the one that chrisw1 posted and this one for downloads http://kz1000r.com/downloads/

I'm not sure if kano is still active on the web.

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Re: z1000r identification help

#12 PostAuthor: chrisNI » Sun Apr 29, 2018 9:56 am

Was Kano still running it? It would be a shame if it went tits up as it had all the registry information. We contacted them as a club a couple of years ago when whoever was running it was complaining about hosting fees offering to support it but they never responded.

Zardos wrote:My bike is a Z1000R2 and my frame number is KZT00R-006420 and has a 19 inch front wheel.



That’s an interesting number - does that mean the all frame numbers were sequential irrespective of the prefix? If there were 4300 Uk/Euro/row bikes and 1200 US and they started at 1101 they’d have had to be added together to get past 6400. So for instance there would only be one 1403 irrespective of the prefix rather than a KZT00R-001403 AND a JKAKZCR1* DA001403? Otherwise on a run of 4300 the last Euro bike would have been KZT00R-005400... where’s the registry when you need it...?

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Re: z1000r identification help

#13 PostAuthor: Zardos » Mon Apr 30, 2018 9:30 am

The last email address I had for Kano was kano@kz1000r.com

I have made a mistake - I quoted the wrong frame number.

My frame number is KZT00R-006421 and KZT00R-006420 is another Z1000R2 originally owned by Chris Mullen also here in New Zealand. Mine was white, his was green.

I was looking in to VIN numbers and found this document - it may be of interest to you: http://www.thisoldtractor.com/mg_manual ... cation.pdf


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