I'm sure some of you may recognise this? i got it as a Z650(B) front wheel? it ended up like this 2nd pic, for my Bunt hardtail. Should have looked more closely as its different. I knew it was narrower, but i also knew Z650's came with different widths. this one has smaller bolt holes for the discs & 38mm dia bearings instead of 40mm (or possibly the other way around?) it has stamped on both sides J19X1.85 DOT, F-1027, ASAHI 2 & of course Kawasaki, anyone hazard a guess as what its from?
Photos from Dave Lucas's post
thanks, but are you sure? my last Z650 had a 19 on the front & i have another later 19 rim from a 650C? twin discs & the larger hollow hub
my z650 was 18" had a z550 with a 19" and my bro had a 750 LTD that had a 19"
Know anyone who wants a garish pearl purple/green 19 inch front? lol wish i had inspected it properly before i spent days on the prep & paint! ffs.
wish i still had my z650 , i got rid of all my kwak spares yrs ago including an almost complete gpZ11 b1 lol , i could kick myself every morning in hind sight but i know no one with old kwak's now bud , this is the only kwak i got now and its hardly recognisable , gpZ1100 uni-trak '83
It's off a z440 definitely z550 had a 5 spoke wheel I had one of them aswell as the 650 and shit loads of other bikes if you get stuck gis a shout
the "voices" keep telling me to buy another bike. i've got a Z750 twin motor in my Bunt hardtail, an 04 zx12r an 04zrx1200r & a VN15 sitting waiting to play again, no such thing as too many bikes, but i miss my old 650, the wallet doesnt tho!
doubt i'll buy another bike tbh , i like this one too damn much lol
Dave Lucas it's a KZ440 wheel.... found one on ebay to compare. http://www.ebay.com/itm/1981-Kawasaki-KZ440-Front- Wheel-F-1027-J-19-X-1-85-DOT-Japan-Including-Space r-/141379278855
I'll buy the tank off you
you would'nt be able to afford it lol
early cb1300 tank mate got it to fit with a few whack's with a rubber hammer and some heat
Yeah I've got one
it would'nt fit one of them now trust me
lot's to do still mate , i gotta build the engine at some point , maybe get debben to do that as i'd like it blue printed , head skimmed new valves ported and gasflowed new cam's too gotta buy a set of carb's 41mm kehin's i'm thinking all new electric's , got a pair of oval carbon can's off my gsx14 to go on it too but need them shortened by 3"and link pipes altered to fit them , engine in the frame is empty casing's just so i could build the exhaust i got another engine all painted up and polished ready to be built
Will be good to see it all done
it will , been a long build so far around 9 yrs lol , i'm disabled by a crash i had 20 yrs back 120 mph highside , fund's have held me back on it tbh but i'll crack on in my own time , i'm in no rush
Same with me mate my body's knackered aswell just do what I can when I can keep up the good work though mate
oh i will mate bikes run thru my veins
bought the bike fairly standard off my mate hess who was in the movie , i bought a vampire motorcycle back in the 80's , he died in a bike crash nearly two years back so it would be nice to a bit of him into the paint job , we were both kwak mad back in the day
thanks guys, z440 it is then.
Definitely Scott Morris mate that would be a fitting tribute if you put him on the tank somewhere, always sad when we loose someone but we all got to go at some point
Lester BMX Mags
too true mate only hope i'm lucky enough to go out in a blaze of glory and not in some boring nursing home shitting myself and knowing nothing about it lol