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Earliest model Z1 in the UK?

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Earliest model Z1 in the UK?

#1 PostAuthor: SUPERHUNK » Fri Jan 08, 2021 6:46 pm

Hi.

My 1973 orange and black bike has engine number Z1E 00073 and frame Z1F 00171

Was originally in Australia and imported in the mid 90s. Has kph speedometer, 4 into 1 but otherwise is all more or less original. Wish I had the money to bring it up to spec. I also have some invoices for new parts fitted and some magazines about the King of the Road which I will share! Sort of regret throwing away a full set of carbs and a back wheel.

In storage so just photo of photo for now.
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Re: Earliest model Z1 in the UK?

#2 PostAuthor: chrisNI » Fri Jan 08, 2021 7:47 pm

Certainly an early one...

Welcome along btw :welc if you’re having an issue getting the pic up there’s a handy guide here...

viewtopic.php?f=2&t=46954

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#3 PostAuthor: 8 Valve Mark » Fri Jan 08, 2021 8:11 pm

the 1st Z1 unveiled the Earl's Court show is in the uk. a fellow member here may well be restoring it at some point..

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Re: Earliest model Z1 in the UK?

#4 PostAuthor: z2.john » Fri Jan 08, 2021 10:09 pm

SUPERHUNK wrote:My 1973 orange and black bike has engine number Z1E 00073 and frame Z1F 00171

Do you have the correct numbers? The first 100 Z1 had matching Engine and Frame numbers

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#5 PostAuthor: Philippe » Sat Jan 09, 2021 4:31 am

Hi SUPERHUNK

welcome to the club!
Show us some pictures as soon as you can, I'm very curious to see the details of that early bike.
What a find!
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Re: Earliest model Z1 in the UK?

#6 PostAuthor: chrisw1 » Sat Jan 09, 2021 5:18 am

On the club stand at Stafford a few years ago there was a very early rough unrestored one ......frame number 2 ?

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#7 PostAuthor: KeithZ1R » Sat Jan 09, 2021 8:40 am

you will find this usefull viewtopic.php?f=2&t=46954
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#8 PostAuthor: SUPERHUNK » Sun Jan 10, 2021 10:26 am

z2.john wrote:
SUPERHUNK wrote:My 1973 orange and black bike has engine number Z1E 00073 and frame Z1F 00171

Do you have the correct numbers? The first 100 Z1 had matching Engine and Frame numbers
Yes pretty sure> however the MOT messed up by putting KZ1 instead of Z1 creating a lot of confusion! Are there any KZ serials?

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#9 PostAuthor: chrisNI » Sun Jan 10, 2021 12:11 pm

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#10 PostAuthor: ADRIAN H » Sun Jan 10, 2021 6:34 pm

SUPERHUNK wrote:
z2.john wrote:
SUPERHUNK wrote:My 1973 orange and black bike has engine number Z1E 00073 and frame Z1F 00171

Do you have the correct numbers? The first 100 Z1 had matching Engine and Frame numbers
Yes pretty sure> however the MOT messed up by putting KZ1 instead of Z1 creating a lot of confusion! Are there any KZ serials?


KZ refers to frames that were American made Z900’s from 1976 onwards.
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