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  1. #1
    BadAss Hooligan
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    1986 kawi concours

    This seems like the place to put this.
    We have a 86 concours coming in to the shop on trade this wknd. It's got approx 76000 kms on it. I've always kinda wanted one to have as a touring bike to add to the stable with my zrx 1100 and vfr750. My price would be in the $1000 Canadian range.
    Any feedback on these "old school " Kawasakis? I've sat on a few but never logged any miles on one.
    Thanks

    Sent from my speak & spell.
    1999 green ZRX 1100

  2. #2
    CarlM
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    Location
    Central California

    Re: 1986 kawi concours

    I have peg lowering brackets for it someone can for shipping
    Last edited by green12; 02-09-2019 at 05:59 PM.


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  3. #3
    BadAss Hooligan
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    Re: 1986 kawi concours

    Got a pic finally.

    Sent from my speak & spell.
    1999 green ZRX 1100

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    2009 Hooligan of the year
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    Sep 2001
    Location
    Austin, TX

    Re: 1986 kawi concours

    I have quite a few seat miles on a silver ‘86 model just like that. Handles amazingly well at speed. At parking lot speeds it is seriously top heavy, ESPECIALLY when that 7 1/2 gallon fuel tank is topped off. Great bike though.

  5. #5
    Mouthy Mofo
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    The frozen north, Alberta, Canada

    Re: 1986 kawi concours

    And a WIDE bike if you install the factory touring bags!
    Silver REXs are sooo subtle - they slide right under the enemy's radar, then WHAM - they're dead!

    03 REX - Akra, K&N pods, Ivan's jets, Teds Advancer, airbox out and chainguard, Chrispy's mirrors, Biscuits rearsets, Greg's brace, Armz shift linkage, Wog's seat, 'n some other stuff

    84 KZ1100R - Yosh, K&N, fork brace
    82 GPz 550 - Hindle

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    BadAss Hooligan
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    Jul 2013
    Location
    Austin TX.

    Re: 1986 kawi concours

    I've got an 01 model and like Chris said it's REAL top heavy with a full tank till moving fast enough to get your feet on the peg's.
    Number one thing to watch is the petcock they leak and will hydro lock the motor's carbs do not have over flow tube's.
    Tire's choices are getting slim as they run an 18 front and 16 rear.
    Motor's are rated 4 hp higher then a ZRX1100.

  7. #7
    BadAss Hooligan
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    Re: 1986 kawi concours

    Well it's in the trailer to come home next time I take the truck to work. Needs fork seals and fluid changes. Brand new Michelin rubber on it. Still has factory hard bags with it.

    Sent from my speak & spell.
    1999 green ZRX 1100

  8. #8
    BadAss Hooligan
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    Shiny Side Up ^

    Re: 1986 kawi concours

    Big Harry

    "As you swim the river of life, do the breast stroke. It helps to clear the turds from your path!"
    George Carlin

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    Hooligan
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    Minnesota

    Re: 1986 kawi concours

    I was looking pretty hard for a good one a while back but got my ZZR1200 instead when it popped up one day on Craigslist. Anyway, much Youtube about hydraulic lock on the Concours due to fuel leaking past the petcock and resulting in bent pushrods from a cylinder full of gas. You can check this by measuring distance from piston crown to spark plug hole at TDC for all pistons and compare them. If one is different you might have a problem.
    The 2...4...10 rule: always know what is 2 seconds, 4 seconds, and 10 seconds down the road.

    '01 ZRX1200R ... '03 ZZR1200 ... '84 GPZ900 ... '83 KZ750 ... 7 Hondas ... 1 Yamaha

  10. #10
    Nubby Hooligan
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    in my garage

    Re: 1986 kawi concours

    I have a nearly new set of hella-bars if your interested.

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    Devils’ Advocate
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    Re: 1986 kawi concours

    They all need my Tensioner Tamer and +4º advancer.

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    BadAss Hooligan
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    Nova Scotia, CANADA

    Re: 1986 kawi concours

    Quote Originally Posted by KWICK View Post
    They all need my Tensioner Tamer and +4º advancer.
    Good to know. I'll keep that in mind.

    Sent from my speak & spell.
    1999 green ZRX 1100

  13. #13
    BadAss Hooligan
    Join Date
    Jan 2003
    Location
    God's Country

    Re: 1986 kawi concours

    My friend had a mint one that hydrolocked and bent a rod because of a leaking petcock, so check that too.
    "Enjoy your body, use it in every way you can. Don't be afraid of it or care what other people think of it... It is the greatest instrument you will ever own". Baz Luhrmann

  14. #14
    BadAss Hooligan
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    Nova Scotia, CANADA

    Re: 1986 kawi concours

    Poor pic but the connie made it home finally. Fork seals, fluids changed, carb sync, exhaust leak, odd foot pegs.....that's the to do list so far.

    Sent from my speak & spell.
    1999 green ZRX 1100

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    BadAss Hooligan
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    Mar 2009
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    Nova Scotia, CANADA

    Re: 1986 kawi concours

    Quote Originally Posted by green12 View Post
    I have peg lowering brackets for it someone can for shipping
    Sent you a pm.

    Sent from my speak & spell.
    1999 green ZRX 1100

  16. #16
    CarlM
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    Location
    Central California

    Re: 1986 kawi concours

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  17. #17
    BadAss Hooligan
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    Nova Scotia, CANADA

    Re: 1986 kawi concours

    Quote Originally Posted by green12 View Post
    I'll send you a pm.

    Sent from my speak & spell.
    1999 green ZRX 1100


 

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