Kawasaki Z1300

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Kawasaki Z 1300

Kawasaki Z1300

John H Licensed to About.com

Six cylinder are rare. They have an engine note and are very to ride. Today, six cylinder are amongst some of the most classic machines available.

at the Koln motorcycle show of Kawasaki produced the longest run of street bikes with a engine known as the Z1300. The was produced from 1978 1989. Although the basic underwent a number of changes, the bike was essentially in production for years.

Bucket and Shim Valve

The Z1300s had a water cooled 1286-cc 4-… engine two valves per cylinder. The cams against a bucket and shim for valve clearances (over type) which were driven (chain tension was via a spring loaded plunger).

was fully electronic while was via three dual barrel CV carbs .

Final drive on the Kawasaki was via a a system ideal for the long touring rider.

Service and

Maintenance on the Z1300s is relatively The ignition systems were a change from the points and systems fitted to many of the cylinder machines of the time. The clearances needed periodic but rarely needed any change of before 10,000 miles.

The on these machines require balance checks to ensure economy and performance, but is a relatively job for the home mechanic with a set of gauges.

The six cylinders were arranged (across the frame) making the a very wide motorcycle resulted in a lack of ground during cornering.

At 653 lbs(297 the Kawasaki was a heavy motorcycle but was only evident at low speeds or maneuvering around a workshop. as a long range touring the Kawasaki z1300s were not to flick through bends but did a degree of comfort on long or on interstate highways.

Oil System Problems

It should be that Kawasaki experienced oil systems problems on their Z1300s (the sump was increased to 6-liters (from 4.5 on the A2 model starting at engine KZT30A-006201.

1981 saw the Z1300A3 built at Kawasaki’s factory in in the US. The new model had gas rear shocks and an electronic ignition system.

The single biggest change to the came in 1983 with the of the Voyager. Referred to as the “car doors,” the Kawasaki came dressed for touring with a fairing. side panniers and touring related components squarely at the US touring market.

In the Z1300 was modified to include injection. Besides making the even smoother to ride, the injection increased the HP to 130 and improved its economy.

An early version (1979 A1) in condition is valued around

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