Members and Their Bikes
David (member # 90) - 1977 Z1000 A1, 1942 HD, 1972 Ducati
Leon (member # 30) - 1975 A4 Z900
My Bike is a 10/75 build A4 Z900. Purchased at Kawasaki Territory Parramatta Rd Sydney 21/11/75. Original Diamond Green, engine number ZE099861, chassis number ZF095476, rego S1769, registered to 3/3/14.
I have owned the bike since new, 46,000 original k's, original warranty card and purchase reciept. The pics with the 4 bikes was taken at Woolongong in January 1976 and the 3 bikes at the 40th bash in vic last year! 36 years apart same bikes sames mates! One bike, a 1974 Z1A met a firey death about 20 years ago!
The two pics directly below were taken on 22/11/75.
Karl (member # 80) - 1973 Z1 900
My bike is a Concourse 1973 Z1 900 which I have had for about 18 months. It was totally restored from the ground up by Carl Norling (Hunter Valley). The bike has won a couple of trophies, Best Japanese restoration Healesville Classic show, Best Jap bike Nthn Beaches historic show Townsville, but is also my weekly ride and I go on runs with mates and also the Townsville restored motorcycle club.
Some Info: Frame No Z1F-15180 Engine No. Z1E-15349 Bike spent all of its previous life in the Hunter River Valley and I am the third owner. All original except seat which is a reproduction from Z1 enterprises. New rings on a standard bore, no detail missed has the yellow quality control dots in all the right places, plastic cylinder numbers for the plug leads, all instruments professionally rebuilt, chrome by Hamilton chrome. Complete down to the chain oiler. Done just over 500 miles since rebuild.
I look after the basics but if it needs anything serious I take it to Clark Camp as I am just a bush mechanic, so I leave it to the master. I have had many bikes over the years, both on and off road, European and Japanese but love this the best. Z’s rule!
Darryl (member # 28) - Z1000
"I have always loved the Z900 and Z1000s and finally had the opportunity to buy one. I bought the bike in Sydney sight unseen (had it checked out by a Kawasaki dealer first though) in 2010 and rode it home to Gladstone. The bike was sold new in Gosford and lived most of its life in the Newcastle/Sydney area. I was lucky enough for the previous owners to keep the original owner’s manual. I am amazed how popular these bikes still are as whenever I park it somewhere there is usually somebody waiting for me to return to have a chat about it."
Sludge (member # 69) - 1975 Z900
Miguel (member # 3) - Z1000A
"Only those with a long history with the club will be familiar with this bike. It spends more time under restoration than it does on the road. My third bike, this one I purchased from the original owner in 1987, 24 years ago. Bike has a custom made fairing, seat, sidecovers and ductail. Custom paintwork is harlequin metal flake over silver duco, sealed with 6 coats of 2pac clear. Silver powdercoated frame, engine is silver and upholstery is silver. Swing arm polished aluminium, wheel are polished alloy with stainless spokes and hubs are powdercoated silver. I love it!"
Miguel - 1980 Z1000H
"This is a 1980 Z1000H. Currently pawned to another Z Owner through neccessity, we're soon to be re-united. Some day I will restore it to its former fuel injected glory!"
Miguel - 1981 Z1300
"This was my 1981 Z1300, much modified (tastefully). CBX style fairing with custom screen, twin saddle seat, fibreglass panniers and topbox, custom made towbar with checkerplate pillion running boards, and custom made trailer. It had Stainless Exhaust with supertrap mufflers, fluid clutch conversion and GPZ1000RX front brakes. Another casualty of my financial instability it was replaced with another one the exact same model."