Three is Not a Crowd: 1978 Kawasaki Z1-R

Trace St. Germain revives a Kawasaki Z1-R, his third, which was literally found in a barn.

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by Nick Cedar

 1978 Kawasaki Z1-R

Engine: 1,015cc air-cooled DOHC inline 4-cylinder, 70mm x 66mm bore and stroke, 8.7:1 compression ratio, 90hp @ 8,000rpm (factory), 73.13hp @ 7,500rpm (period test)
Carburetion: Four 28mm Mikuni VM28SS
Transmission: 5-speed, chain final drive
Electrics: 12v, coil and breaker points ignition

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