to the North American Kawasaki Triples Club (NAKTC). This club was formed
in August 07, 1998, with the purpose of promoting the preservation of
Kawasaki 2-stroke Triples to generate tons of excitement. Our
logo integrates triple letters of: H, K, and S. H stands for H-series
(Hyper, Hysteria); K represents KR & KH-series (Kick-butt,
Knock-out); and S for S-series Triples (Serious, Stimulating).
To be eligible
as a member, you only need to have passion for Triples regardless of
geographical location and ethnic background. Our mission is to enjoy
classic bikes with always safety in mind.
"Ride it once and live
The final touches on NAKTC logo was done by Gunnar Linn, President of SKTC.
Founders: Y.T. Bui (U.S.) & Gordon Norrie (Canada)
and Jeannette are very passionate about their triples as it shows on
this '69 H1. You normally would see modifications done on later
models, so attacking a first year H1 takes a lot of careful thoughts.
When modifications are done right, it looks like it came from the
factory floor. With the aggressive stance, GP stype exhaust cannister,
modern rubbers, dual disks, sporty fender and modern gauges blending in
with stock looking body, this H1 is probably the best example of a
Look further down for more exciting stuff
I decided to post a shotgun style restoration projects
and keep the updates
as frequent as possible. I welcome comments, questions and critiques. I
don't want to take forever to get the projects done. But if I can't
locate the parts, the delays are inevitable. Of course, I have to
balance work, family, classes, NAKTC site and these multiple bike
projects and hope I don't get burnout. Wish me luck because I need it!
Please check back for frequent updates as these projects are meant to
be pseudo interactive.
Project 1975 H2C Restoration: Got an email
from a guy that
he wants to sell an H2C that he bought brand new in 1976.
Below is the exact emai:
I have a 1975 H2C for sale.
I bought the bike in April of 1976 and had an accident in May of '76. the bike has 790 original miles. The tires are the exact tires that came off of the showroom floor. It needs a seat, carbs (someone was going to rebuild in 77 and took the carbs. Not seen him or them since). A front fender, a left front shock and a rim for back tire; current one is bent and a left hand side cover. Other than those parts the bike is completely there.
If interested please call: 217 XXX-XXXX. I live in Glenarm, ILL.
Immediately, I got suspicious and a little excited, so I called the guy up to find out what's the scoop. It turns out that he crashed it and never got it fixed since 1976. He didn't say how bad was the crash and I did not ask. On August 16, 2008, he delivered the bike to my house for $800. It only took me a split second to assess the bike and figured out that the crash was not minor. I think it did some somersaults and a cartwheel. Any way, I am determined to bring life back to this bike. Any surprises I find, you'll find out soon because I will try to post soon after.
Left side cover and seat are missing in action. Has to be the roughest but lowest mileage that I've ever encountered