Krazy KZ900 : May 08, 2008

Krazy KZ900
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File Name: 20D_22631
Model: Canon EOS 20D
Lens: Canon EF-S 10-22mm F/3.5-4.5 USM
Date: 05.07.08 8:46pm
Focal Length: 10mm (16mm)
Shutter: 1/3 s
F-Stop: F5
ISO: 400
Program: Aperture priority
Metering Mode: Evaluative
Flash: Off
Focus Mode: Manual focus

Krazy KZ900

Comments: 3   Views: 769   Like/Fave (18)   Des Moines
05.08.2008
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Thirty years ago, my dad purchased this '77 Kawasaki KZ900 A5. Back in the 70's, these bikes were the absolute fastest thing you could slap between your legs. But of course, nothing is ever fast enough as-is! Lots of internal engine work and 20 pounds of turbo boost later, it was running a control limited 10.20 @ 130 mph in the quarter mile. The front wheel didn't like to stay on the ground so well.

Fast forward 3 decades. The turbo is long gone, but the bike is mine and she's a blast. Vintage Japanese engineering, living on for another generation. Met a guy who has a handful of these bikes (and lots of parts) while out a Gray's Lake Tuesday night. I gave him my card, so this could be interesting. :)

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ami bradwell   05.08.08 6:54am  
You're just sitting there, posing with your bike.... completely oblivious to the giant alien on top of the quest building, poised for attack!!

Run, husband! RUN!
Mark   05.08.08 1:01pm  
I was just noticing how his left hand could cover his whole head... or how his head looks photoshopped onto this body. Ahh, perspectives.
Mom   05.08.08 8:46pm  
Am so proud you brought the bike back to life!

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