27th January 2014 at 6:40 pm #9569
thanX for posting the Typenschein.
Best matching translation would be “Type Description”.
There is already the dual front disc brake shown !!! Maybe that is a speciality for austrian market ?!?
Is it a Z750LTD S1 and a half ???
All bikes that were originally imported to Austria have the most complete official documentation I know. There are not only frame numbers and some technical data noted, but also drawings attached to it.
An old german document for vehicles, prior to EU papers, is called “Fahrzeugbrief/direct translation is vehicle letter” and is the document that prooves you are the owner of that vehicle and has a lot of technical data but no drawings.
The some thing from the states (USA) just has the frame number and “date of first authorisation for road use” on it and no further data.
Attached the Fahrzeugbrief of my LTD, The Black Lady:
Left hand side shows the technical data and changes, right hand side is flipped in and shows some administrative remarks.
Cheers, Michael27th January 2014 at 7:23 pm #9510
Ah Thank You guys for clearing that up. That is the equivalent of what we in the UK call a ‘Log Book’ but I must admit both seem in more depth than ours. We just quote the basic facts and those can generally be changed with little fuss.27th January 2014 at 8:15 pm #9619
“There is already the dual front disc brake shown !!! Maybe that is a speciality for austrian market ?!?
Is it a Z750LTD S1 and a half ???”
yes, dual front discs are original. I did some further “internet research” and apparently Kawasaki produced two versions of S1 model. If you look at the document I got from Kawasaki, the S1 model pictured there is “American sports model”. It has single front disc, shorter rear fender, indicators are on the handlebars at the front and under seat in the rear. Maybe there are some other differences as well, I’m not sure.
I found one S1 American model on the internet (at least I think it is), it looks like the one in the description. Here is a photo:28th January 2014 at 7:59 am #9570
great finding !
So your S-model is even more rare !
I have to change the description of your S1 on the models page ;-)))
Cheers, Michael30th January 2014 at 9:11 am #9620
after all this talk about S1 model, I was wondering whether you know of any S2 models?
Marko30th January 2014 at 10:25 am #9571
to be perfectly honest, I must say that I may have never seen (or recognised) an S1 or an S2 model 🙁
Mainly there are the Bs,
LTD Y1 (spoked wheels, chain) and
LTD K1 (cast wheels, BeltDrive) present in Germany.
Some M/CSRs, at least two Y2, one G model known, but no S model at all.
That’s a list from my own, more than 15 years of experience in the german Z750Twin community.
OK, let’s get a LTD K1 and swap the belt with a chain and we’ve got a close to S2 😉 (As far as I understand :-)))
Cheers, Michael30th January 2014 at 11:40 am #9621
Or I could find one “square” engine and just swap them, and than I could have S1 or S2! 😀21st March 2014 at 4:03 pm #9622
I need your help again…
I am trying to find an air filter, and so far I have been told by Slovene motorcycle shops that it is impossible to find! I have located some on the eBay, and I need to know whether those are the right one’s, for example: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/KAWASAKI-KZ750-Twin-1976-1979-K-N-Air-Filter-KA-0750-/271019767161?pt=UK_Motorcycle_Parts&hash=item3f1a097579
So, can you tell me if this is the right filter, or where could I get one?
Marko21st March 2014 at 8:05 pm #9511
kaptainkwakKeymaster21st March 2014 at 10:31 pm #9623
you are right – I found Cross references on K&N page, and apparently I need to find filter K&N KA-7500
Marko23rd March 2014 at 5:52 pm #9551
TangoParticipant23rd March 2014 at 8:34 pm #9624
Thanks Tango, I already ordered the correct one and should arrive in a week or so. I also measured the old filter and this one is the right size.
Marko23rd March 2014 at 8:35 pm #9625
Oops, double post!23rd March 2014 at 8:55 pm #9572
can’t send PMs at this time.
What about your plans to join us for the 2. International Twin Meeting in Belgium ?
Maria and me will start early Friday morning, 13th of June 2014.
Not decided yet to go by bike or to pick a car and a trailer with the bikes and additional stuff in it.
Just let me know and we can plan accordingly to serve you best 😉
Cheers, Michael23rd March 2014 at 9:15 pm #9626
I have to apologize my hesitation and thank you for you concern.
I have already decided that I will do my best to join you at the meeting. I hope I will manage to sort all the things I want in the bike until June, but anyway, you can count me in (unless there will be a really bad weather forecast 🙁 ).
As far as your plans are concerned, I suggest the opposite – that you plan whatever suits you best, I will surely find a way to join you :-). But if you plan to start Friday morning that would be perfect for me also.
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