A guy I met at Sturgis in August gave me this abandoned bike, and I proceeded to spend hundreds of dollars on it. This is what I started with:
I thought it would be unique to paint it Kawasaki green with a purple stripe like the new ZR1200 has. But after painting it, I saw on the Kawasaki triples board that this is actually pretty common. Here's what I ended up with:
I still have some work to do to get it running right. Carb work, I hope, is all it needs. I hope I don't have to replace the crank seals, but that may have to be done.
I love the smell, the noise, the smoke. The hooligan bikes of the '70's were Kawasaki triples.