Kawasaki KZ1000 MKII Restomod – BikeBound

Kawasaki KZ1000MK2 Restomod

AC Sanctuary’s MKII Missile… 

In 1979, Kawasaki launched the KZ1000 MKII, which supplied new angular styling and a slight energy increase out of the 1015cc DOHC inline 4 engine, now making 93 bhp. The crank had been rebalanced with bigger journals, the cams had been fiercer, and carbs had been up 28mm. Two Wheels journal was capable of hammer off a quarter-mile time of 12.1 seconds on interval tires, and hit a high pace of 135 mph.

Kawasaki KZ1000MK2 Restomod

What’s extra, the double-walled body tubing across the steering head had tidied up the dealing with, although the Mark II nonetheless didn’t carry out in addition to the interval Suzuki GS1100, which had air forks and shocks.

“The Z1000 Mark Two is a lusty performer regardless, missing not one of the really feel of the grunty mid-range efficiency anticipated from an enormous roadster 4 — it’s simply that different Japanese one-litre bikes can do fractionally higher even when it’s unattainable to select in a seat-of-the-pants analysis.” –Two Wheels, 1979

Kawasaki KZ1000MK2 Restomod

This KZ1000 MKII is the work of Japanese grasp Hiroyuki Nakamura of AC Sanctuary, who’s been turning out a few of the baddest restomods on the planet since he opened his store within the Nineteen Nineties. This one was constructed for one fortunate proprietor — fortunate sufficient to personal a number of AC Sanctuary RCM (Radical Customized Manufacture) builds! Says Nakamura:

“It’s proof that you simply’ll like your RCM, and it’s an important pleasure to have the ability to produce one other one for this proprietor.”

Kawasaki KZ1000MK2 Restomod

The body has acquired RCM’s Stage-II reinforcement and alignment, setting it up for twin 17-inch OZ Racing wheels, Öhlins suspension, Sculpture braced swingarm, and Brembo brakes.

Kawasaki KZ1000MK2 Restomod

The engine has been punched out to 1105cc with a Wossner piston equipment, Kent cams, outsized valves, 37mm Keihin FCR carbs, and Nitro Racing hand-bent titanium exhaust. An oil cooler and high-pressure pump helps maintain temps down and lengthen the lifetime of this monster engine.

Kawasaki KZ1000MK2 Restomod

All in all, that is one monster MKII, and we’re greater than a bit jealous of the proprietor!

RCM-596: Within the Builder’s Phrases…

Kawasaki KZ1000MK2 Restomod

Lately, the variety of house owners who personal a number of RCMs has elevated — the proprietor of this machine additionally owns an RCM-540 Ninja Kind-R and two of the RCM-376 KZ900 fashions.  So we added this RCM-596 KZ1000MK-II this time.

Kawasaki KZ1000MK2 Restomod

From the manufacturing aspect, it’s proof that you simply’ll like your RCM, and it’s an important pleasure to have the ability to produce one other one for this proprietor.

Kawasaki KZ1000MK2 Restomod

It has a ST-II bolstered body made for 17-inch wheels, together with OZ Racing wheels, Öhlins suspension, Italian Brembo brakes, and first-class merchandise. The swingarm and stem that join them are RCM’s unique model SCULPTURE.

Kawasaki KZ1000MK2 Restomod

For the engine, we used many countermeasure components in numerous locations, whereas making use of his expertise as an RCM proprietor. Piston bore is 73mm, with high-performance Kent cams and large valves, Pam’s generator conversion equipment and twin plugs. FCR carburetor and Nitro Racing Titanium Megaphone EX muffler.

Kawasaki KZ1000MK2 Restomod

This makes for a responsive, high-torque engine that transmits energy by way of a 6-speed cross transmission + EVO system. Because the oil temperature rises with the extra energy, an oil cooler is used as a countermeasure together with a excessive stress oil pump.

Kawasaki KZ1000MK2 Restomod

Made-to-order primarily based on a favourite mannequin and punctiliously personalized within the manufacturing course of —
this can be a actually luxurious one, which was created with cautious consideration.

Construct Sheet

Chassis (17 inch)

Body Authentic body reinforcement, ST-II
Drive chain line offset, in-line processing
Laydown processing
Powder coating after blasting
Steering stem SCULPTURE Φ43 SP stem KIT TYPE-1
Handlebar Daytona RCM Idea handlebar and RCM Idea grip ends
Entrance Fork Öhlins E×M package deal
Entrance wheel OZ Racing GSAA RS-A for ZRX1200 3.50-17
Entrance brake Brembo CNC radial caliper GP4RX
(Grasp) Brembo Racing radial brake grasp
(Brake hose) Allegri shorto system
(Disc) Sunstar works increase Ф320
(Help) SMB radial mount multi-caliper help KIT
Entrance fender Nitro Racing Ceiling Fender Equipment (Kind Bare, FRP)
Swingarm Sculpture 17-inch vast swingarm, gunmetal end
Rear Shock Öhlins black line rear shock
Rear wheel OZ Racing GSAA RS-A for ZRX1200 6.00-17
Rear Brake Brembo nickel 2POT caliper
(Grasp) Nissin Grasp φ14
(Brake hose) Allegri shorto system
(Disc) Sunstar works increase φ250
(Help) SMB
(Torque rod) SMB inflexible mount
Tire (Entrance) Pirelli Rosso Corsa II 120/70ZR-17
(Rear) Pirelli Rosso Corsa II 190/50ZR-17
Drive chain EK530RCM
Sprocket (Entrance) 530-18/21mm offset
(Rear) Sunstar 530-43
Chain line 21mm offset from regular 87mm to 108mm
Different SMB D chain slider


Backstep Nitro Racing
Tandem step Nitro Racing
Seat Daytona RCM idea COZY seat
Drive sprocket cowl Nitro Racing
Clutch Grasp Brembo Racing radial clutch grasp
Paint Okushin

Air consumption/exhaust/cooling/electrical system

Muffler Nitro Racing hand-bent titanium megaphone, one-off
Carburetor Keihin FCR Φ37 carburetor
Gasoline Cock Pingel
Ignition system AS Wotani SP2 twin plug specification
Cooling system Nitro Racing 9 inch 13 steps higher flip
Bore/Stroke 73mm/66mm
Displacement 1105cc
Piston Maker Wossner
Crank Centering Correction
Cylinder After changing the PAMS EST liner, boring
Clutch Pam’s clutch housing full conversion
Mission 6-speed cross mission + EVO system dock clearance shim adjustment
Valve IN Pam’s HF valve (Alpha)
Vavle EX Pam’s HF valve (Alpha)
Valve information Valve information substitute
Valve seat Sheet lower processing
Cylinder head Decrease floor minimal floor grind
Cam chain EK cam chain
Timing components SMB inflexible loafer all one package deal
Cylinder Stud SMB chromoly cylinder stud bolt
Cylinder nut SMB chrome molybdenum nut
Camshaft Kent excessive cam
Different Pam’s generator conversion equipment, sort Ⅱ
Yoshimura digital temp meter
Tachometer stack / clubman tachometer set up
SMB excessive stress oil pump

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