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1976 Kawasaki Z900A4 - OAW210P Full Re-build to Concours for sale.
The Z900A4 is the final version of Kawasaki's legendary Z1. The 1976 model features a range of improvements introduced by the factory which included a revised frame, new bodywork, new carbs, new electrics, lights and instruments.
Condition. - This superb example was fully re-built by us in 2001. She has covered only 1000 miles since that time and is an outstanding example. She is fitted with factory twin front disk brakes.
Preparation. She will be road tested for over 30+ miles and serviced by us. She will be independently MOTed and given another check-over and test ride before delivery.
Warranty. Three months from delivery.
Delivery in UK. Delivery is available in our van at 45p/mile, charged on total mileage within the UK.
Model History. For Kawasaki Z1-Z900 model history and road tests click here
Frame # Z1F - 506064
Engine # Z1E - 103928
Mileage 31841 miles
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NB. The Price for a comprehensive re-build of this type is very high because of the cost of parts and the considerable time involved. Our fully restored bikes are between £15000 and £25000, including the bike, labour and tax. It would be possible for us to "restore" a Z1 for much less. Such a bike might look as good and cost only £8000 to £10000, but there would have to be compromise on the quality and extent of the work. This is not what we want to do!
The small number of fully re-built concours machines we restore, are either for sale or can built to order for you.
Kawasaki Z900s have always been our speciality and we sell around 45 to 50 Z900s every year. Generally the Z1-900s we sell range from around £2500 to £10000 (for show condition). However, each year we restore two or three Z900s aiming for 100% "as new" concours condition, the best quality we can achieve. These are much more expensive and range from £15000 to £25000. It would be possible for us to "restore" a Z1 for much less. Such a bike might look as good and cost only £8000 to £10000, but there would have to be compromise on the quality and extent of the work, which is not what we want to do!
On these fully re-built 900s every thing we can replace with new parts or restore to as new specification is done. We are setting out with quality as our objective and that means of course that we sacrifice cost! These bikes are very expensive to rebuild to this standard.
Each bike is completely stripped down and re-built using genuine new parts where possible and to original factory specification. The bike is completely stripped down and checked. Work starts from checking and re-jigging the frame etc..
The engines are stripped down and casings and castings cleaned by Steve Smethurst using a barrelling process. Our engines are fully re-built and work includes crank restored by SEP, new pistons and rings and re-bore as required and new clutch. The engine's head will be fully re-built with for example, all new valves, guides and seals as a matter of course. We expect to spend around £4000 - £5000 on the engines alone. And yes, if you would like metal plug caps we can fit them!
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