Steve Zahner of Yorba Linda with his 1975 Kawasaki H1 500
Country of Origin: Japan
Engine: 500cc Triple
Transmission: 5 speed
Owner: Steve Zahner
City: Yorba Linda
Congratulations to Steve Zahner of Yorba Linda for winning Bike of the Month with his 1975 Kawasaki H1 500.
Steve won a plaque provided by Russ Brown Motorcycle Attorneys.
This is Steve's first motorcycle restoration, a project that has taken him the last three years. He obtained the bike from his neighbor who originally intended to restore it.
During the restoration, Steve made several updates to the bike to modernize it. He updated the heads to run on 91 octane pump gas, changed the carbs to 32mm Mikuni, upgraded the front
brake caliper to a two piston with braided lines and added Higgs Speed stainless steel pipes that reduce the weight of the exhaust system.
The paint work was done by LRC, Left Right and Center in Bridgport Connecticut LeftRightandCenter.net.
They are highly regarded in the H1 community. Steve pointed out that the logos and stripes were all paint, no decals were used.
The castings and casings were cleaned up locally here in Orange by Parts Reborn PartsReborn.com owned and operated by Steve Armstrong who attended the meet today.
Thank you Steve for bringing your Kawasaki out for all of us to see. See all the photos in our February Gallery.