Kawasaki Z-1500-2

Discussion in 'Australian Motorcycles' started by Martin Taylor, Oct 8, 2004.

  1. A mate in Tassie saw this bike in a museum. According to the blurb it's
    one of two imported into Oz.

    Looking at the style of the bikini fairing (simialar to what I had on my
    then new 82 GSX-1100) and the tank, which is similar to the Z-1000, it
    looks to be around 1980 vintage. And it's apparently based on the Z1300,
    which makes sense, given that it looks a lot like it.

    Were the Z1300s fuel injected or carby?

    I've never heard of this particular model before. My only knowledge of
    fuel injected Kawasakis is the GPZ-1100 of similar era.

    Any of you guys seen or heard of this before?

    The museum is (if I recall what my mate reckons) the Tasmanian Royal
    Auto Car Museum, Launceston.


    Each file's between 500 and 700kays in size.
    Martin Taylor, Oct 8, 2004
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  2. Martin Taylor

    Knobdoodle Guest

    It just looks like a fairly modified Z1300 to me. (The muffler, spotties
    I'm sure it's a home-built.
    [The green Z13 was carby everywhere, the black one was carby here and EFI
    in the USA. I think it was discontinued before we got the EFI one here but
    it lasted a lot longer in the US]
    Knobdoodle, Oct 9, 2004
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  3. Martin Taylor

    Goaty Guest

    Hammo heard a rumour that they had some sort of fuel electronics, but he
    never found a working example :)

    Goaty, Oct 9, 2004
  4. early models were Carby, later models were FI
    I had a FI model, held 6.8 litres of oil in sump, but only held 3 litres of
    water in cooling system
    Mick Chester
    Baileyana Embroidery, Oct 11, 2004
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