Hello Guest User,

Please feel free to have a look around the forum but be aware that as an unregistered guest you can't see all of it and you can't post.

To access these 'Registered Users Only' areas simply register and login.

z1000j3

Post pictures of your bikes without having to pull them to bits to qualify for Projects. Club eligible Z based bikes only please, anything else should be in the bottom shed.
Please use it wisely and be respectful of other peoples' pride and joy....
Message
Author
frizzy
Regular Poster
Posts: 19
Joined: 8th Nov 2012
Location: newcastle upon tyne

z1000j3

#1 PostAuthor: frizzy » Thu Aug 24, 2017 6:05 pm

this is my toy ive had since new in 83, I added the extras in the first couple of years, it had been stood since 1993 till 2009, so just done the head 3 years ago and a 1075 kit last winter. she goes like stink and I shouldn't be riding her like that lol, but its so addictive
DSC_0106.JPG
nearly finished

DSC_0074.JPG

20160302_224651.jpg

20160303_001542.jpg

DSC_0101.JPG

frizzy
Regular Poster
Posts: 19
Joined: 8th Nov 2012
Location: newcastle upon tyne

Re: z1000j3

#2 PostAuthor: frizzy » Thu Aug 24, 2017 6:07 pm

and she's done 53000 miles

Julian_Boolean
100Club
100Club
Posts: 485
Joined: 20th Oct 2016
Location: Ipswich

Re: z1000j3

#3 PostAuthor: Julian_Boolean » Thu Aug 24, 2017 6:32 pm

Nice, looks like it could still be 1983
In 1983 I had a TS50
A collection of parts pretending to be a Z1100R and a H****

User avatar
Kwackman
100Club
100Club
Posts: 130
Joined: 13th Nov 2009
Location: Belfast

Re: z1000j3

#4 PostAuthor: Kwackman » Thu Aug 24, 2017 8:10 pm

That looks nice.
I only started biking in 81, so I have more affection for these models that the Z1s etc from the 70s.
Nice to see a full length rear mudguard too!
2006 ZRX1200R
1982 Z400J project

ex owner of Z1100R
GXI 2752 are you out there?

User avatar
tlc
International Rep
Posts: 5367
Joined: 6th Nov 2007
Location: Aylesbury

Re: z1000j3

#5 PostAuthor: tlc » Thu Aug 24, 2017 8:14 pm

That's lovely.
Asphalt Cowboy Z1100R, 1981 Z1000J

User avatar
ZedHead
Hardcore
Hardcore
Posts: 2440
Joined: 9th May 2009
Location: Darlington
Contact:

Re: z1000j3

#6 PostAuthor: ZedHead » Thu Aug 24, 2017 8:25 pm

Nice job

frizzy
Regular Poster
Posts: 19
Joined: 8th Nov 2012
Location: newcastle upon tyne

Re: z1000j3

#7 PostAuthor: frizzy » Thu Aug 24, 2017 9:27 pm

thanks guys, pleased you'se like, she still gets the looks when I park her up. But never let her out of my sight. she handles well too. the only embarrassing thing is it runs on 600 diversion tyres which do my street cred no good at all lol

User avatar
BigZCas
100Club
100Club
Posts: 277
Joined: 17th Dec 2016
Location: Bagworth, Leicestershire

Re: z1000j3

#8 PostAuthor: BigZCas » Thu Aug 24, 2017 9:55 pm

Really nice,
Love the paint :)
US 1978 Z1000a2, Luminous Green
UK 1974 Z1a 900, Candy Tone Brown/Orange

Julian_Boolean
100Club
100Club
Posts: 485
Joined: 20th Oct 2016
Location: Ipswich

Re: z1000j3

#9 PostAuthor: Julian_Boolean » Fri Aug 25, 2017 8:32 am

Just for my curiosity, how much did it cost in 1983?
A collection of parts pretending to be a Z1100R and a H****

User avatar
redzee
100Club
100Club
Posts: 134
Joined: 15th Sep 2011
Location: Shrewsbury, England

Re: z1000j3

#10 PostAuthor: redzee » Fri Aug 25, 2017 8:58 am

Very nice, great looking bike,
I have one the same but in black and gold, and just like you I bought it new in 1983. The J3 was the only model J to have the Z on the sidepanel in red, hence where my username comes from. Mine was £2499 from the Shrewsbury Kawasaki Centre for the record.
Eight valve grunt.
Remember, growing old is inevitable, growing up is optional.

Z1000J3, RD350(1973), RD250E, TZR250 2MA,

Julian_Boolean
100Club
100Club
Posts: 485
Joined: 20th Oct 2016
Location: Ipswich

Re: z1000j3

#11 PostAuthor: Julian_Boolean » Fri Aug 25, 2017 9:04 am

From memory, my wage in 1983 was about £2500 p.a.
A collection of parts pretending to be a Z1100R and a H****

kev edwards
Hardcore
Hardcore
Posts: 1778
Joined: 3rd Apr 2009
Location: leverington UK

Re: z1000j3

#12 PostAuthor: kev edwards » Fri Aug 25, 2017 12:47 pm

She's a beauty, nicely done.

frizzy
Regular Poster
Posts: 19
Joined: 8th Nov 2012
Location: newcastle upon tyne

Re: z1000j3

#13 PostAuthor: frizzy » Fri Aug 25, 2017 5:38 pm

she cost me 2300 in july 83, I'm planning to get her repainted this winter but its finding someone who can guarantee the same colour match, I have a brand new tail unit in the box as a match. since the pics were done I had the fairing done to see if a guy could math it.

frizzy
Regular Poster
Posts: 19
Joined: 8th Nov 2012
Location: newcastle upon tyne

Re: z1000j3

#14 PostAuthor: frizzy » Sun Aug 27, 2017 10:01 am

front mudguard and fairing painted to try and match
received_10154398380373543.jpeg
received_10154398380373543.jpeg (88.18 KiB) Viewed 618 times
[attachment=0]

nick pearce
100Club
100Club
Posts: 280
Joined: 28th Feb 2009
Location: Gloucester

Re: z1000j3

#15 PostAuthor: nick pearce » Tue Aug 29, 2017 7:46 pm

Very good taste there. Not many J3s left now. Enjoy it mate.
N Pearce


Return to “Show us Yours”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests