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1979 KAWASAKI Z1300A1 for Sale, 6 Cylinder classic Kawasaki, original and unrestored.

John Wyatt’s actual bike, less than 2,500 miles.


1979 KAWASAKI Z1300A1 For Sale (1)1979 KAWASAKI Z1300A1 for Sale, John Wyatt’s actual bike, in Unrestored condition with less than 2,500 miles showing.

Model: KZ1300 / Z1300 A1
Reg: FDV 346T
Taxation class: HISTORIC VEHICLE
Cylinder capacity ( cc) 1286 CC
Type of fuel: PETROL
Number of seats, including rider 1
Wheelplan: 2-WHEEL
Vin/Chassis/Frame No. KZT30A-005314
Engine number: KZT30AE004767
Colour: BLUE (Metallic)

This KZ1300 was owned by John Wyatt, who passed sadly away recently. John was a very well known and respected motorcycle restorer. He wrote the Bay View book “Original Honda CB750”, and was the owner of Rising Sun Restorations.

John had a collection of bikes, most of which were unrestored. As the availability of NOS parts became more of an issue, he preferred to find low mileage original examples with no pattern parts on them and then improve them to the best of his ability. Johns saying was “They’re only original once pal!”

John spent a lot of time finding the right bike and found this one in 2017 in Montana eventually. He spoke to the owner at length, who had bought it new and the only change he had made away from standard was to fit gas shocks, but he’d kept the originals, which came with the bike and are now fitted.

When the bike arrived, it had an 80mph speedo fitted. This was at a point in America when bikes were limited to 80mph. That speedo was showing only 1,409 miles and was the main reason John bought it. the original speedo will be included in the sale. John then changed it for a used speedo that went up to 160mph. An NOS one would have looked out of place. Add John’s mileage to the original speedo and total miles are less than 2,500!!

When it arrived from the States it was given a full service, new tyres fitted and then Mot’d at 18,603 miles on the replacement speedo. It now has 19,516 miles, so under 1,000 miles in John’s ownership. He Mot’d it and rode it a few hundred miles every year, If you check the MOT history you will see the latest V5C change is dated 29/3/2021. This is because it had been taxed incorrectly as a bicycle so DVLA re-taxed it correctly as a historic vehicle and re-issued the V5C.

Any major work was done at Rising Sun Restoration’s workshop, the following has been done :- Carbs stripped and re-built with new diaphragms, brakes stripped and re-built, fork oil changed, radiator taken off and cleaned, exhausts taken off, engine cleaned and we assume the headlight was changed to UK specification.

Out of all the bikes John owned, this was the one he spent most time tinkering with. It was invariably the one on the bench at his house. He went through it from front to back. His ethos was that it should remain unrestored and not be torn down, but if it could be improved by replacing worn parts with NOS items, then that’s what he did. If you look closely at the pictures you will see, there are NOS switches, levers, fuel tap, rubbers, plug caps, rubber carb holders, brake light switch, hoses, indicator lenses, bolts, washers, cables, clips, guides etc. etc. we can’t be more definitive because I can’t ask him.

Dave Marsden at Z Power advised John to fit a cam chain tensioner modification, believed to be from a from a Kawasaki ZZR

Please note this is an un-restored bike, and as such there is evidence of very limited wear. John wouldn’t re-paint it because that would be restoring, so it wears a very low number of the very tiniest of marks.
You really have to look hard, I am just being extra picky : ( : )

The bike was Mot’d regularly (you can check online), even though it is exempt. The current MOT expired in March 2021 but will come with a new 12 month Mot for the next lucky owner.

The Kawasaki KZ1300 / Z1300 Motorcycle has been kept in heated garage with a trickle charger attached and under a bike cover, The condition of this Fabulous classic machine can only be described as unbelievable.

2 Kawasaki keys.

Genuine tool kit under seat with all correct tools.
Front fork air pressure gauge still in its sleeve, item no. 16 in the parts book.
Original Kawasaki Handbook in its plastic sleeve.

A bike-specific Kawasaki logo indoor cover.
Trickle charger
Genuine Kawasaki KZ1300 Workshop manual
A new reprint of a KZ1300 parts list.
Genuine Kawasaki Z1300 (not KZ1300) sales brochure
Genuine Kawasaki KZ1300 owner’s manual
DVLA V5c UK registration document
Vintage Japanese Motorcycle Club Certificate ( Stating the Kawasaki Z1300 A1 as authentic ) also showing bike as being manufactured in June of 1979

Price: £SOLD

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