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PostPosted: Sun Apr 08, 2012 11:11 am    Post subject: Old Kwak 900 Reply with quote

Spotted this in a local shop that I only just realised existed. I have no idea what it is... Shop was closed at the time but peering through the dirty windows there seems to be a load of old (classic!?!?) stuff in there. Will go and visit properly at some point and see what they have.

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 08, 2012 11:45 am    Post subject: Re: Old Kwak 900 Reply with quote

nosnowking wrote:
Spotted this in a local shop that I only just realised existed. I have no idea what it is... Shop was closed at the time but peering through the dirty windows there seems to be a load of old (classic!?!?) stuff in there. Will go and visit properly at some point and see what they have.



Looks like a Z1 / Z900 and the colours would be late 70's probably 1979 be nice to see some more pics Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 08, 2012 12:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Its been bastardized, by the aftermarket swing arm and exhaust. Zorst should be chromed four pipe ...... Twisted Evil
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 08, 2012 10:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Zorst is a Harris, a bloody good system in it's day.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 08, 2012 10:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Zorst is a Harris, a bloody good system in it's day.

2 Thumbs up Have the system fitted to my z750. Swing arm looks like a Metmachex....both popular mod's in the day. Cool
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 08, 2012 10:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

moriwaki wrote:
megawatt wrote:
Zorst is a Harris, a bloody good system in it's day.

2 Thumbs up Have the system fitted to my z750. Swing arm looks like a Metmachex....both popular mod's in the day. Cool


Yup this is what you would have expected to see


Here is a 1975 bike with a Harris



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PostPosted: Sun Apr 08, 2012 11:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Its been bastardized, by the aftermarket swing arm and exhaust. Zorst should be chromed four pipe ...... Twisted Evil

Also looks like fork lowers have been swopped around to re-position calliper behind the forks. If it runs would probably make a good project bike, providing the price is right. Rolling Eyes Although the four pipe systems are now as rare as rocking horse shit. Wink

Keep us posted when you check out the shop Chris. Cool
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 08, 2012 11:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

moriwaki wrote:
Tango wrote:
Its been bastardized, by the aftermarket swing arm and exhaust. Zorst should be chromed four pipe ...... Twisted Evil

Also looks like fork lowers have been swopped around to re-position calliper behind the forks. If it runs would probably make a good project bike, providing the price is right. Rolling Eyes Although the four pipe systems are now as rare as rocking horse shit. Wink

Keep us posted when you check out the shop Chris. Cool


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 09, 2012 12:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It was only an empty promise. Now I have to go back and talk to some beardy bike collector Rolling Eyes

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Ok, when I get back darn sarf I'll get some more details, under the guise of sourcing classic bikes for a collector Smile
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 09, 2012 7:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I had a black chrome Harris fitted to my Z1000ST. A lovely looking and sounding system.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 10, 2012 8:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tusky wrote:
moriwaki wrote:
megawatt wrote:
Zorst is a Harris, a bloody good system in it's day.

2 Thumbs up Have the system fitted to my z750. Swing arm looks like a Metmachex....both popular mod's in the day. Cool


Yup this is what you would have expected to see


Here is a 1975 bike with a Harris


the top one is either an early US model which only came with single front disc but optional twins hence the mounting points on the fork and those relflectors moved back to the frame after a while too Speccy a cousin of mine has a totally original one in boxes in his shed ....criminal.....always had a hard on for one of these as a yoof
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PostPosted: Sat May 12, 2012 11:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

First bike I ever owned was just like the one in that window. It was the last of the Z900s, in green, with a black 4 into 1 and an aftermarket swing arm.

Mine also had a chromed rear luggage rack!

Bloody fast in its day, I think only the Laverda Jota could give it a run for its money, but I seem to remember it handled as if the frame had a hinge in the middle....

I eventually sold it to buy a car, and then later replaced it with a GPZ900R when they were first released.
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