Jimmy the Goose, larger than life and twice as ugly! Kawasaki KZ1000 MFP

I still remember the first time I saw Mad Max. It was on a TV that had a dial that went from UHF to 13. The TV was housed in a big ornate wooden cabinet covered with a doily and a vase of flowers on top. Thinking back on it now it seems very strange to have witnessed such violence on such a beautiful piece of furniture. To be honest I really don’t remember the violence. What I remember most is the leather, cars and most of all, the motorcycles. I was raised in a family of motorcycle riders but none of them road bikes like the ones I saw in this movie. These were all blacked out and sounded like sports cars. They looked dirty and ridden. I immediately fell in love with them. The only problem was I was 6 years old. My only access to such a motorcycles at the time were cheap toys from China.

Fast forward to 4 or 5 years ago. I’m working full time, my bills are paid, and my obsession of motorcycles is finally something I can act on. I have a couple bikes in my shop and one of them is a 1977 KZ1000. The exact make, model and year of Goose’s bike from the movie I saw as a kid. I didn’t really go searching for that exact bike but when I saw a opportunity to own one I jumped at the chance. I won’t be jumping at the chance to own this because it’s not in the cards but somebody should.

Like the sign says, “speed’s just a question of money. How fast you wanna go?”

Kawasaki KZ1000 MFP For Sale on eBay

Here’s the seller’s take down.

Up for sale is a unique 1977 Kawasaki movie tribute bike from Mad Max . Very detailed, only minute differences compared to the original movie bike such as better quality tires, drilled rotors, and reversed front calipers to lower the center of gravity, Tarozzi fork brace and rear sets.Highest quality three stage urethane paint, powdercoating, chrome plating and aluminum polishing. I personally hand built this bike and put alot of engineering into the structure under the faring.

The exhaust head pipes are Jardine 4 into 2 crossover and the megaphones were hand built along with the baffles. The exhaust was designed for a specific sound when 4 and 1 and 2 and 3 fire together.

I put 1,300 miles on this bike last summer and it was a head turner winning 1st place trophies everywhere.

The bike has a cache that many generations recognize.

Everyone that has driven it compares it’s ride and handling to a Ninja ZX11.

Original low miles engine

Stage 3 kit with K&N oval filters

Carburators by Wired George

Progressive front fork springs

NOS KZ shocks

New wiring harness

New controls

Gel grips

Bridgestone Battle Ax Tires

Original tool kit and owners manal

Braided stainless steel brake lines

Dot 5 synthetic brake fluid

Rebuilt front and rear calipers

Brand new front brake master cylinder and rebuilt rear

New chain and sprockets

New front and rear wheel bearings

New tapered steering bearings

Pingell petcock

Siren and blue lights work

Caswell epoxy lined gas tank

Professionally upolstered custom modified seat pan and new foam

Under the tail section is hollow and secure with enough room for a jacket

Under the seat is a tray for the tool kit with room to spare for cellphones etc.

sold with a clear title, bill of sale and voided registration.

You’ve seen it!… You’ve heard it!… and you’re still asking questions? What a turkey! Hey, fella! You’re a turkey! Why aren’t buying this right now?

Click here to own a very unique replica of movie history.


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  1. December 3, 2012

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