1981 Kawasaki KZ1000J Custom

SOLD FOR: $9,471

Reserve price has been met.

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Description

Additional photos of this 1981 Kawasaki KZ1000J are available here for your perusal.

This Kawasaki KZ1000J is VIN: JKAKZGJ19BA003655, Engine #: KZT00JE011982.

The seller found this 6 or 7 years ago in the back of a Kawasaki dealership. “It had been sitting outside of an apartment since 1992-1993. The owner brought it to the dealership to restore it with $3,000, and the dealer said it would cost more than that just to make it a rider.”

How the seller acquired it.

How the seller acquired it.

He then built it up as a a tribute to the KZ1000R Eddie Lawson Replica, with several Kawasaki OEM parts and upgrades.

The seller on Mulholland Highway.

The odometer shows 36,262 miles, however the dash was replaced after the odometer stopped functioning. It took the seller 2.5 years to track down a UK-market speedometer which goes up to 160 miles per hour (the stock goes up to 85). True mileage is estimated to be roughly 30,000.

In addition to the 160 mph speedometer, this KZ features the following modifications:
Kerker race headers and exhaust.

Kawasaki GPz1100 oil cooler.

Kawasaki GPz1100 foot controls.

Kawasaki GPz1100 fairing.

Kawasaki KZ1000R ELR fuel tank.

Kawasaki KZ1000R ELR seat.

ZRX1200 shocks rebuilt by Race Tech.

Progressive fork springs.

Mikuni flat slide carbs (the seller notes that they are 80% dialed in)

Aftermarket fork brace (the seller believe it’s a Daytona unit).

Battery tender lead.

Recent new parts include Dyna ignition coils, igniter box, and voltage regulator. The oil and filter will be changed before the auction ends, as well.

The seller recently had a valve job done but he notes that it could use some rings as there’s a little blow-by. He adds that “it deserves a 1,100cc kit but if I do that I’m going to want to keep it!” He’s letting this go to make some space as he’s also working on a KZ1000 hot rod project.

He notes that the carbs need to be dialed in and synced and the turn signal relay should be cleaned, adding that “to be awesome, it should get fresh GPz1100 cylinders, pistons, and rings.” The sale includes the stock carbs and GPz1100 cylinders.

Cosmetic Blemishes:


The tire date codes are 0413 and 1917.

Currently located at our facility in Santa Monica, California (please make an appointment for an inspection), this Kawasaki is offered on a clean California title with registration current through September 2021.

Have any KZ1000 stories or questions about this listing? Let us know in the comments!

Additional Information

Location

Santa Monica, California

Year

1981

Make

Kawasaki

Model

KZ1000

Mileage

True Mileage Unknown

VIN

JKAKZGJ19BA003655

Title

Clean

Title State/Country

California

Private Party/Dealership

Private Party

Additional Charges

No

Total Bids Placed: 32

Auction has ended.

Highest bidder was: PC83

Bidder Name Bidding Time Bid Auto
PC83 May 20, 2021 9:51 am $8,851
Tilac999 May 20, 2021 9:51 am $8,751 Auto
Tilac999 May 20, 2021 9:49 am $8,300 Auto
PC83 May 20, 2021 9:49 am $8,200
Tilac999 May 19, 2021 6:02 pm $8,100 Auto
drzhivagofast May 19, 2021 6:02 pm $8,000 Reserve
Tilac999 May 19, 2021 5:43 pm $7,600 Auto
drzhivagofast May 19, 2021 5:43 pm $7,500
Tilac999 May 17, 2021 7:33 pm $7,100 Auto
bmackrell May 17, 2021 7:33 pm $7,000
Tilac999 May 17, 2021 12:45 pm $6,300
CJBonura May 17, 2021 12:45 pm $6,200 Auto
CJBonura May 15, 2021 2:08 pm $6,100
DLevitt May 15, 2021 2:08 pm $6,000 Auto
CJBonura May 15, 2021 2:08 pm $5,900
DLevitt May 15, 2021 2:07 pm $5,600 Auto
CJBonura May 15, 2021 2:07 pm $5,500
DLevitt May 15, 2021 1:27 pm $4,100 Auto
blade1 May 15, 2021 1:27 pm $4,000
DLevitt May 15, 2021 1:27 pm $3,900 Auto
blade1 May 15, 2021 1:27 pm $3,800
DLevitt May 15, 2021 1:26 pm $3,700 Auto
blade1 May 15, 2021 1:26 pm $3,600
DLevitt May 15, 2021 10:03 am $3,100 Auto
Damianroadracer May 15, 2021 10:03 am $3,000
DLevitt May 15, 2021 10:02 am $2,600 Auto
Damianroadracer May 15, 2021 10:02 am $2,500
DLevitt May 15, 2021 10:02 am $2,100 Auto
Damianroadracer May 15, 2021 10:02 am $2,000
DLevitt May 15, 2021 10:02 am $1,600 Auto
Damianroadracer May 15, 2021 10:02 am $1,500
DLevitt May 14, 2021 8:39 am $1,000
Auction started May 11, 2021 11:00 am
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Shipping Information

Continental US:
Haul Bikes will ship anything sold through Iconic for $660 in the Continental US, and Iconic will handle the paperwork on your behalf. You do not need to crate your bike or drain the gas/disconnect the battery if you go with Haul Bikes. We are glad to work with the shipper of your choice as well, but you will have to arrange it.

Please note:

  • spares/extras will have to be shipped separately via FedEx or similar.
  • the fee includes $15,000 of insurance with a $500 deductible. Additional insurance can be purchased at a cost of $50 per additional $5,000 of value.
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