No Reserve - 1983 Kawasaki KZ1000R Eddie Lawson Replica

SOLD FOR: $18,832

Reserve price has been met.

This auction ended on September 1, 2022

Winner: Z1RBob

Winning Bid: $17,600
Buyer Fee: $1,232
Total: $18,832

Description

Click here for an CycleVIN Motorcycle History Report on this 1983 Kawasaki KZ1000R Eddie Lawson Replica. Additional photos are available here for your perusal.

After Eddie Lawson won the 1981 AMA Superbike Championship, Kawasaki created a limited edition model for 1982 based on the KZ1000. It was called the KZ1000R ELR (Eddie Lawson Replica), and it was an instant legend. The 1982 model had Eddie’s signature on the tank, but after Kawasaki/Kerker won the AMA Superbike Championship again that year, they updated the decal on the top of the tank to remove Lawson’s penmanship and add a second year of success.

The 1983 model (also known as the KZ1000R2) also differed in terms of the stripe layout on the tank, the style of the gauge cluster, the style of the sidecover emblem, a 10mm longer swingarm, cams from the GPz1100, and slight changes to the cylinder heads – we recommend you check out KZ1000R.com for all the information you could want about these fantastic motorcycles. They note that just 1,200 units of the ’83 model were built.

All North American-market ELRs came with a Kerker exhaust.

Manufactured in December of 1982, this example is VIN: JKAKZCR15DA002784, Engine #:KZT00JE042125.

The odometer shows 6,236 miles.

Maintenance:
In preparation for the listing, the seller had us clean and sync the carbs, clean the petcock, rearrange the tail section of the wiring harness, clean/adjust/lube the chain, and install a new clutch push rod seal, shift shaft seal, counter shaft seal, and transmission gasket seal. We also installed a new clutch push rod. Daniel and Steve did the work, they note that the brakes are at 80%/90% front/rear and that the battery, oil, lights, kill switch, and horn are OK.

Modifications:
This bike was previously restored – we note that the side covers were originally red (presumably off a GPz1100) and have been repainted.

The fairing and tank are original ELR.

Cosmetic Blemishes: please see the album up top for all known cosmetic blemishes. Here is a selection:





Inside of the tank:

It is riding on Michelin tires with date codes of 1518 and 3618.

The sale includes two keys.

Currently located at our facility in Santa Monica, California (please make an appointment for an inspection), this Kawasaki is offered on a clean Montana title. Have any ELR stories or questions about this listing? Let us know in the “Comments” tab!

Additional Information

Location

Santa Monica, California

Year

1983

Make

Kawasaki

Model

KZ1000R Eddie Lawson Replica

Mileage

6,236

VIN

JKAKZCR15DA002784

Title

Clean

Title State/Country

Montana

Private Party/Dealership

Private Party

Additional Charges

No

CycleVIN

https://cyclevin.com/JKAKZCR15DA002784.pdf

Total Bids Placed: 41

Auction has ended.

Highest bidder was: Z1RBob

Bidder Name Bidding Time Bid Auto
Z1RBob September 1, 2022 12:03 pm $17,600 Auto
oldcentennial September 1, 2022 12:03 pm $17,500
Z1RBob September 1, 2022 12:01 pm $17,100 Auto
oldcentennial September 1, 2022 12:01 pm $17,000
Z1RBob September 1, 2022 12:01 pm $16,100 Auto
oldcentennial September 1, 2022 12:01 pm $16,000
Z1RBob September 1, 2022 12:01 pm $15,800 Auto
oldcentennial September 1, 2022 12:01 pm $15,700
Z1RBob September 1, 2022 12:00 pm $15,600
ssreliance September 1, 2022 12:00 pm $15,500 Auto
ssreliance September 1, 2022 12:00 pm $15,300 Auto
oldcentennial September 1, 2022 12:00 pm $15,200
ssreliance September 1, 2022 11:58 am $15,100
Z1RBob September 1, 2022 11:58 am $15,000 Auto
Z1RBob September 1, 2022 11:58 am $14,600 Auto
oldcentennial September 1, 2022 11:58 am $14,500
Z1RBob September 1, 2022 11:57 am $14,100 Auto
ssreliance September 1, 2022 11:57 am $14,000
Z1RBob September 1, 2022 11:57 am $12,100 Auto
oldcentennial September 1, 2022 11:57 am $12,000
Z1RBob September 1, 2022 11:57 am $11,600 Auto
oldcentennial September 1, 2022 11:57 am $11,500
Z1RBob September 1, 2022 11:44 am $11,300 Auto
oldcentennial September 1, 2022 11:44 am $11,200
Z1RBob August 27, 2022 8:45 am $11,100
Damianroadracer August 27, 2022 8:45 am $11,000 Auto
Damianroadracer August 27, 2022 3:08 am $10,100
Z1RBob August 27, 2022 3:08 am $10,000 Auto
Z1RBob August 27, 2022 3:08 am $9,100 Auto
Damianroadracer August 27, 2022 3:08 am $9,000
Z1RBob August 27, 2022 3:08 am $7,100 Auto
Damianroadracer August 27, 2022 3:08 am $7,000
Z1RBob August 26, 2022 6:50 pm $6,100
INDY August 26, 2022 6:50 pm $6,000 Auto
INDY August 26, 2022 8:20 am $5,100
BUYBID22 August 26, 2022 8:20 am $5,000 Auto
BUYBID22 August 25, 2022 10:49 pm $2,445
DDR August 25, 2022 10:49 pm $2,345 Auto
DDR August 25, 2022 3:10 pm $1,100
u430006 August 25, 2022 3:10 pm $1,000 Auto
u430006 August 25, 2022 2:15 pm $1 Reserve
Auction started August 25, 2022 12:29 pm
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