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Z1B-900

#1 PostAuthor: Chris71 » Sun Oct 27, 2019 8:49 am

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Here's a picture of my 1975 Z1B-900 all date codes are right. I got it for a bargain and have done a small amount of work, exhaust, chain guard, airbox and detailing, very low mileage (4600k).
Any ideas on a value?

Many thanks

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Re: Z1B-900

#2 PostAuthor: Ultim8pc » Sun Oct 27, 2019 9:57 am

Looks very nice.
Which value are you looking for? Insurance or resale?
Opinions on value will vary. We need more info on what's original and what's not though.
Just watch the sold prices for them on any of the major selling platforms and you will soon have a realistic re-sale value.
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Re: Z1B-900

#3 PostAuthor: Garry.L » Sun Oct 27, 2019 10:33 am

Chris71 wrote:20191017_172524.jpg

Here's a picture of my 1975 Z1B-900 all date codes are right. I got it for a bargain and have done a small amount of work, exhaust, chain guard, airbox and detailing, very low mileage (4600k).
Any ideas on a value?

Many thanks


Nice B.

A properly restored 'B' with period correct (to the bike) parts could make anything up to £14-15K (UK) . Yours looks very nice but paint and incorrect carbs would knock that value, plus as said above it also depends on how the rest of the bike was restored, ie using mainly pattern or original parts.
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Re: Z1B-900

#4 PostAuthor: chrisNI » Sun Oct 27, 2019 2:36 pm

For insurance I’d have thought it would have been in around that anyway.

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Re: Z1B-900

#5 PostAuthor: Philippe » Sun Oct 27, 2019 4:36 pm

Hi Chris
you have a very beautiful bike, on the continent you could easy ask 13500 Euro or even more if it has the correct carbs and the correct head light (Yours have the z900A4 carbs and an H4 headlight)
Anyway a bike that you can ride without problems if the engine had a rebuilt with new camchain parts.
It's a stunning example, well done!
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Re: Z1B-900

#6 PostAuthor: Chris71 » Sun Oct 27, 2019 4:49 pm

Cheer guys, the bike has 29mm smoothbore carbs, the rest of the bike is orginal just the exhaust and airbox and chain guard are pattern parts.
The bikes date is 1/75 and all the date codes are 12/74. I'll look for some original carbs as for the paint well I'll live with it for a while.
I only paid $15knz (7.5k UK).
I really wanted a insurance value to replace so thanks..

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Re: Z1B-900

#7 PostAuthor: chrisNI » Sun Oct 27, 2019 8:22 pm

The 29mm smooth bores are an upgrade... :D

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Re: Z1B-900

#8 PostAuthor: Ultim8pc » Sun Oct 27, 2019 9:30 pm

Chris71 wrote:Cheer guys, the bike has 29mm smoothbore carbs, the rest of the bike is orginal just the exhaust and airbox and chain guard are pattern parts.
The bikes date is 1/75 and all the date codes are 12/74. I'll look for some original carbs as for the paint well I'll live with it for a while.
I only paid $15knz (7.5k UK).
I really wanted a insurance value to replace so thanks..

Thanks for the info.
I wouldn't be insuring for less than £14k.
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Re: Z1B-900

#9 PostAuthor: Garry.L » Mon Oct 28, 2019 10:20 am

Chris71 wrote: as for the paint well I'll live with it for a while.


TBH it's more the positioning of the stripes, the paint itself looks pretty close.

Pic below is my old 'B', Paint & Stripes are factory original but was re-lacquered to cover a little fading. Note the bottom stripes rise from the back of the tank to run square with the 'Fixed' Badge. It's a mistake many painters make and stripe level with the bottom of the tank thus making the badge look wrong and giving the illusion that from the side the tank looks too high at the rear.

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Re: Z1B-900

#10 PostAuthor: Chris71 » Sun Nov 03, 2019 2:33 am

Garry.L wrote:
Chris71 wrote: as for the paint well I'll live with it for a while.


TBH it's more the positioning of the stripes, the paint itself looks pretty close.

Pic below is my old 'B', Paint & Stripes are factory original but was re-lacquered to cover a little fading. Note the bottom stripes rise from the back of the tank to run square with the 'Fixed' Badge. It's a mistake many painters make and stripe level with the bottom of the tank thus making the badge look wrong and giving the illusion that from the side the tank looks too high at the rear.


Wow great info, your spot on I did think it didn't look right some how, hell now I see that can I live with it! :oh


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