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It lives again at last

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It lives again at last

#1 PostAuthor: jmbay » Tue Jul 25, 2017 10:04 am

Well finally! I bought this back in 1997 but it has been under wraps in the garage, covered in WD, for the last 15 years ever since the boy was born. It has survived many a financial crisis but I finally managed to get the old girl MOT'd and back on the road. Just a little nervous on the first ride but 5 miles in and a great big beaming smile appeared on the old boat race!

Still a bit to do to, re-spoking and such like but I think I'll just enjoy for a while.

I would only put a 4 into 4 on if I was considering selling cus I just love the noise of the 4 in 1, nothing quite like it!

New to this site (forgot to tell the insurance man - doh) but I have enjoyed looking at all the other pics of the finest looking bikes ever built!

Only issue I have is the historic tax thing, headstock sticker advises Aug 76 (which is quite late for Z's I believe) but log book says 1977. Any advice on how I prove to DVLA that it is 1976 which will allow me to tax for free?

Thanks :D :D
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#2 PostAuthor: wheelysteve » Tue Jul 25, 2017 3:25 pm

Well done for getting it back on the road :D

On the logbook it should say somewhere "declared manufactured " and the year. This is what the DVLA has used on my US models for historic status.
1975 Z1B Candy Red
1975 Dogs Z1B
1976 Z900 A4
1977 Z650B1
1978 Z650B2
1978 KZ1000D Z1R
H***a Blackbird

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#3 PostAuthor: Andrew_s » Tue Jul 25, 2017 3:47 pm

Very nice Z900, enjoy it whilst the sun is still shining.
Phil Churchett's old Z900 A4: PRE 2R - https://www.flickr.com/photos/115740825@N05/albums/72157680116996884
1993 FireBlade https://www.flickr.com/photos/115740825@N05/albums/72157683771843155
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#4 PostAuthor: Pigford » Tue Jul 25, 2017 6:22 pm

Well lush - great story too :beer
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#5 PostAuthor: Desperate Stan » Fri Jul 28, 2017 10:06 pm

Lovely bike! well worth hanging on too :D

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#6 PostAuthor: Arctic Fox » Wed Aug 02, 2017 8:39 pm

Did the historic tax on my z900 earlier this year, mine was logged and I had proof that it was 1st registered in 76, so it worked out. Because it was on SORN I had to tax it, apply for status and then got a refund, such is official behaviour!
Given you suggest yours shows registration in 77, I suggest you just wait until after the date shown in V5, proving otherwise will probably take that long anyway......

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