1978 Kawasaki KZ650 SR

This was one of “The Alexandria Three” that my buddy Greg Ownby and I bought for a good deal up near DC this summer. My long-time friend Devin Bousquet bought one of them from us and it became part of the family. We gave it “the treatment” with an ’04 Gixxer 1000 front end and a slimdown. Jetted with pods and a proper 4-into-1 exhaust, this one is silky smooth with plenty of power. Canister shocks from Mike’s XS are adjustable and have just the right look. A custom electronics tray under the seat keeps everything looking skeletal and clean. Everyone pitched in — even Devin’s mom who made the seat cover on her industrial strength sewing machine. In fact, she’ll probably be doing seats for all the bikes soon. (Photos: Adam Ewing).



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