Me and my Kawasaki KZ1000 Restoring, customizing, and painting a vintage motorcycle.

An ebook

Old motorcycles can live many lives. This vintage Kawasaki was neglected and tired, but the author restored it and upgraded it with modern parts and styling. "Me and my Kawasaki KZ1000" describes the detailed work and labor of love that went into rebuilding a modern classic. Over 270 photos illustrate the modifications, restoration, and stunning final result. The author relates both technical and personal challenges, which had to be overcome to bring his dream bike to life. The book includes a link to an online video, so you can see and hear the finished bike in action!

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About the author

Nelson Hallgren is a lifelong motorcycle enthusiast with experience; racing, trail riding, adventure touring, and restoring countless bikes over the years. He has owned the same 1978 KZ1000 for almost two decades. Nelson has owned, ridden, tinkered with and crashed more than thirty Japanese and European motorcycles since he began riding at age 10. He worked as a motorcycle technician and a video editor; before earning a Master of Science degree and embarking on a career as an Instructional Designer creating e-learning materials. Nelson is married, with two kids. Born in Seattle, WA he now lives in Northern California's motorcycling paradise.

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KZ1000 Burnout Video


Motorcycle Adventures

2010 Quest for Moab! 16 days of dirt riding
from Sacramento to Moab, UT here.

2009 Six Days in the Desert: Black Rock Adventure Ride here.

2009 High - Low Dual Sport Ride here.

2009 Lost Coast Dual Sport Adventure here.

2007 Hwy 36 and Trinity Alps California motorcycle road trip here.

2005 Northern California motorcycle road trip here.

2004 Southern California motorcycle road trip here.