Where did you get yours from ??????
Matt Jones - Melton. Happy to ride past Peter Stevens to get any Kawasaki stuff from a great dealership, besides, country back roads to get there (with a zig-zag) and their service and parts are second to none.
Great bike .... i was too young to get the 1973 Z1- 900.
I was too young too but by the time I got my licence the Z900 and Z1000 were about $1/cc secondhand. My first few big road bikes were all Z series and when I later went drag racing it was a pro stock 1428cc Z900 motor and cradle. You didn't have to be riding when they came out to love the heritage.
1: the 12 year old faithful Z1000 (and a wad) was swapped for a Z900RS Thursday morning.
2: Headed to the Anglesea on Great Ocean Road Thursday after work to get some squiggles in before dark.
3: Lorne, Apollo Bay, Lavers Hill and watched the sunset at Port Campbell
4: Getting cold, bugs, kangaroos were out and a couple of dopey wallabies in the middle of the road so got a bed in Warnambool (didn't try and put the bike inside by did consider it)
5: Up early and out in the countryside, miles of wheat was a contrast to the salt air and in the distance I could see the Grampians so headed to where the "HIGH FUN AREA" signs are.
6: Went and found a the only place names I know starting with "Z" - Zumstein and Mt Zero
Took the bike back to Matt Jones for it's first service a day after getting it with 1030km on the clock. They serviced it and I went and did another 350km that afternoon.
It's a great thing to keep your licence and see some scenery in comfort, that's the reason I bought it. Handles well, tips in nice in the twisties and you don't mind doing speed limit (+10% or 20%) on it. The tall 6th gear is nice for low RPM cruise and the torque in the mid-range is pretty much all you need for heaps of fun in the twisties in 4th gear (roll on roll off tip-in roll-on)... it was like riding an auto and only needed 3rd for the tightest of hairpins along the go road.
Since the pics were taken a week ago, I received the optional center stand. Well worthwhile for easy chain oiling on long rides.
Great bike and I look forward to the boys trip to Tassie on it late January.