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1972 Kawasaki Z1

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

Mileage: 33,110

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:

Shocks: 29

Brake Rotor: 7K

Front Rim: 2I 303

Rear Rim: 2J 303

Brake Stay: 2 10

Controls: 2 9

Carbs 1470

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 bidding!



To view the ebay listing for this Z1, click any of the images on this page.

1972 Kawasaki Z1

To see the video, click the link below...


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