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TAG : Kawasaki

Bob Leonard’s Kawasaki Bushmasters

I saw in a recent edition of Motorcycle Classics that editor Richard Backus’ first bike was a 1971 Kawasaki Bushmaster. So was mine. When I got back into motorcycling after a 35 year break to get married, raise kids, etc., the first thing I wanted to do was find and restore a Bushmaster like ...

Gary Webster’s 1976 Kawasaki KZ900

Rider: Gary Webster, Torrington, WyomingAge: 60Occupation: Retired railroad engineerRides: 1976 Kawasaki KZ900, 1976 Kawasaki KZ900 LTD, 1982 Kawasaki 1000 LTD, 1982 Suzuki GS1100GK, 1986 Honda XL600, 1994 Yamaha GTS1000, 1986 Yamaha FJ1200, 2003 Harley-Davidson FXDWGGary’s story: “I’ve ...

My Kawasaki B8

I was reading the November/December issue of Motorcycle Classics when the Kawasaki B8 story caught my eye. When I was a kid in 1967, I had a paper route in Ballston Lake, N.Y. On my route, I noticed one of my customers had a motorcycle leaning against his house. I finally got the nerve to ask ...

Gary Vailes’ 1973 Kawasaki Z1

Rider: Gary Vailes, Medina, TennesseeAge: 58Occupation: Steel workerRides: 2012 Suzuki V-Strom, 1973 Kawasaki Z1Gary’s story: “In 1968 my Dad bought a new Kawasaki W2 650. After that, Dad had two Kawasaki H1s. The last H1 was a 1971 and Dad would occasionally let me ride it. I was 15 years ...

Blown Clutch on a Kawasaki H1 500

Editor’s note: If you’re having trouble with that old Suzuki, BSA or BMW, Keith Fellenstein is your guy. From motorcycle tuning tips to detailed motorcycle engine repair, he can draw from a wealth of experience to help guide you to success. Send questions to: Keith’s Garage, 1503 SW 42nd ...

Kawasaki KZ750 Advice

Editor’s note: If you’re having trouble with that old Suzuki, BSA or BMW, Keith Fellenstein is your guy. From motorcycle tuning tips to detailed motorcycle engine repair, he can draw from a wealth of experience to help guide you to success. Send questions to: Keith’s Garage, 1503 SW 42nd ...

Simon Wall’s Yamaha XJ750RJ Seca

Rider: Simon Wall, Mansfield, MassachusettsAge: 50Rides: 1982 Yamaha XJ750RJ Seca, 2000 Kawasaki ZRX1100Simon’s story: “I’m the third owner of this Seca. My friend Matt bought it in 1994, and he had it when he met and dated his wife before marrying her. It went into his basement in 2001 ...

Starting Issues With 1989 Kawasaki Eliminator 250

Editor’s note: If you’re having trouble with that old Suzuki, BSA or BMW, Keith Fellenstein is your guy. From motorcycle tuning tips to detailed motorcycle engine repair, he can draw from a wealth of experience to help guide you to success. Send questions to: Keith’s Garage, 1503 SW 42nd ...

Kawasaki F7-B: Torque Specs

Editor’s note: If you’re having trouble with that old Suzuki, BSA or BMW, Keith Fellenstein is your guy. From motorcycle tuning tips to detailed motorcycle engine repair, he can draw from a wealth of experience to help guide you to success. Send questions to: Keith’s Garage, 1503 SW 42nd ...

Kawasaki Eliminator 900 Electrical Worries

Editor’s note: If you’re having trouble with that old Suzuki, BSA or BMW, Keith Fellenstein is your guy. From motorcycle tuning tips to detailed motorcycle engine repair, he can draw from a wealth of experience to help guide you to success. Send questions to: Keith’s Garage, 1503 SW 42nd ...

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