Kawasaki Z1, Z/KZ900 & Z/KZ1000 is for all owners and enthusiasts of the legendary Kawasaki Z1 900, Z/KZ900 and Z1000 built between 1972 and 1980. The book covers the complete restoration of a 1976 KZ900, from the sourcing of the bike to its completion as a fully restored machine. Every area is covered starting with advice on the different models, spares availability, and where best to source a bike to restore. Every area of the restoration is then covered in full detail including the engine, frame, gearbox, wheels, suspension and forks, brakes, ancillaries, bodywork and electrics, accompanied by hundreds of clear color photos to illustrate the text. Additional work on a 1974 Z1A model adds complementary information. What really sets this manual apart, however, is the style in which it is written: not as some dull and distant workshop manual but in a friendly, humorous manner by an enthusiast of many years who is able to involve and entertain the reader, as well as guiding them through the restoration process. This is the third restoration guide from Chris Rooke, whose previous works have been a massive hit with mechanics, enthusiasts and restorers throughout the world.
The latest in possibly the best series of enthusiasts' restoration manuals ever published covers Kawasaki's legendary big fours that were produced from 1972 until 1980 in intricate detail. With help of no fewer than 794 full-colour photographs, Chris Rooke guides the lucky owners of these bulletproof classics through every aspect of bringing them back to their former glory. This beautifully produced glossy 224-page paperback represents the best price any owner of these superb classics is ever likely to spend, and in 52 well-thought-out chapters plus an index, the step-by-step guide follows the well-proven formula. - Old Bike Mart. General hints and tips abound and even the seasoned restorer will pick up the odd nugget or two. If you are looking at or contemplating a restoration project they would make a sound investment prior to and certainly while contemplating the project. So, if you have a Kawasaki Z1 or any of the variants it is worth investing in, but if not, have a look at others in the range which may include your make an model as they could be money well spent! - Ian Kerr. If we were restoring a Zed-series Kawasaki, we'd buy this book. It's as simple as that. - Sump.
Chapter 1 Choosing a model to restore
Chapter 2 Buying a bike to restore
Chapter 3 The ten golden rules for a successful restoration
Chapter 4 Dismantling the bike
Chapter 5 Removing and dismantling the engine
Followed by a series of chapters covering different parts of the restoration process.