This Z1 was manufactured in October 1972 and first registered in February 1973.
It currently belongs to Ben Pinckney of Virginia, USA.
Ben is selling the Z1 so if you are looking for a '72 Z1 in great condition, this is your chance.
To view Ben's ebay listing (which features more photographs) click any of the images on this page.
Below is the description in the ebay listing.
1972 Kawasaki Z1
Date of Manufacture: October, 1972
Frame VIN: Z1F-01345
Engine VIN: Z1E-01283
This motorcycle can be shipped anywhere in the world.
VIDEO and MORE PHOTOS at the end of description. (See
ebay listing - click any image on this page)
I am selling my rare 1972 Kawasaki Z1 (low matching VIN). This bike has been a part of my
personal collection for two years. I bought this bike from the original owner, and it comes with the original title
from when it was purchased in 1973. Clear, open title signed by the original owner.
This is an original 1972 Kawasaki Z1 that has not been modified. The engine runs and performs
properly as it should, no smoke, no leaks, starts right up, idles and revs up with no hesitation, sounds good and
very powerful. Recent professional tune-up including carburetor rebuild and synchronization, ignition timing set,
new points, condensers and spark plugs, oil change and new oil filter, new air filter, new o-rings in petcock,
valve clearance checked and within specs, timing chain adjustment, original master cylinder resealed and new brake
fluid. Professionally cleaned and detailed. Seat pan and rare black foam are original with a reproduction seat
cover. This bike has brand new exhaust pipes, new chain and sprockets and tires are newer with hardly any miles.
All of the lights and electrical functions properly.
The body set (tank, tail piece, and side covers) are original. The paint on these parts is
original. The paint on these parts is faded, especially the tail piece and top of tank. Personally I prefer not to
repaint these parts, only original once and I like the way it looks with some patina. There are no dents in the
tank and it is rust free and clean on the inside. The chrome on the fenders and rims is original and rust free.
This bike has all of its original date coded parts including the following parts unique to the
low VIN Z1 bikes. Correct and original as follows; speedo and tach, headlight brackets with the seam on the
backside, no rib carbs with code 1470, very early narrow handle bars, very early swingarm with no date code,
original black petcock, original cylinder with raised 903 cc, original cylinder head with vacuum ports, and
original engine cases with casting mark on left front corner.
Correct year-specific original parts with early VIN date codes are as follows:
Brake Rotor: 7K
Front Rim: 2I 303
Rear Rim: 2J 303
Brake Stay: 2 10
Controls: 2 9
Swingarm: No Code - too early in production
As you can see in the photos and video this is a very nice motorcycle that looks and operates
very well. By the way, if you are viewing this listing on a mobile device the embedded video may not display.
Please go to a desktop and check out the video of this bike in operation! All of the photos and video of this bike
were shot just prior to listing on January 19, 2017.
Please pay by electronic bank transfer to my account or by cash in person. Checks and paypal are
not accepted. Sold as is, no warranty.
I will gladly assist your shipper with loading the bike and I can make recommendations on
quality shippers that I have used both domestic and international. If you would like this motorcycle crated I can
provide a new high quality reusable factory made crate for an additional fee. All shipping costs and arrangements
are the buyers responsibility.
Please don’t hesitate to give me a call if you have any questions 276-768-8198. Thanks for
To view the ebay listing for this Z1, click any of the images on this page.