Sam Williams Kawasaki

Discussion in 'WERA Vintage' started by fat bloke, Feb 8, 2018.

  1. fat bloke

    fat bloke Well-Known Member

    About 15 years ago I was fortunate enough to spend a weekend with Sam Williams and he was kind enough to let me do some sessions and a sprint race on his Z1000, a few years ago after Sam's passing I managed to talk to a person about purchasing the bike but at that time somebody else was planning on racing it. Not sure if anybody here knows of it's whereabouts or if it's being raced now but I'd really like the opportunity to own it and race it again.

    So if anybody has an ideas please let me know, thanks
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  2. fastedyamaha

    fastedyamaha Well-Known Member

    I believe that it was sold to a family friend who lives in Chicago. The motor has some valve train damage and is currently in pieces. I would have bought this bike in a heartbeat but didn’t have the money.
     
  3. fat bloke

    fat bloke Well-Known Member

    thanks, when I talked to a friend of the family a few years ago I was told it was going to be raced, just trying to find out if its still out, being raced, looking for a home etc
     
  4. fastedyamaha

    fastedyamaha Well-Known Member

    Not currently being raced as it’s in pieces. To the best of my knowledge the guy who bought it doesn’t race, only does track days.
     
  5. fat bloke

    fat bloke Well-Known Member

    thanks again, if this info could be forwarded to the owner or anybody that knows the owner I would like to put it back out there racing again
     
  6. fastedyamaha

    fastedyamaha Well-Known Member

    I’ll send you a pm with a contact number.
     
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  7. fat bloke

    fat bloke Well-Known Member

    Thanks
     
  8. Duck150

    Duck150 Well-Known Member

    I've race Sam for years and years me Duck 750 and Sam on his Kawasaki Z1 ... so much fun ..... would love to see someone race his beast again .....
     
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  9. fat bloke

    fat bloke Well-Known Member

    that would be my plan to get it back out there
     
  10. Yamaha Fan

    Yamaha Fan Well-Known Member

    I met Sam in 1976.... Helped build a set of pipes for his H1 race bike. I had a great race with him on that 1000 at Barber a few years before he passed, I was in V3 he was in V5, I got by him in some of the turns only to have him motor by on the straights. Great guy, miss him at the track.
     
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  11. fat bloke

    fat bloke Well-Known Member

    thats the plan if I can get hold of it
     
  12. fat bloke

    fat bloke Well-Known Member

    Well that's a no go, current owner doesn't want to part with it, yes it's in pieces right now and has not been raced since the last time Sam raced it

    Maybe in a few more years who knows
     
  13. Pooh

    Pooh Administrator

    At least you know where it is now, that's a start.
     
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  14. fat bloke

    fat bloke Well-Known Member

    Didn't manage to purchase the bike I was looking for but was fortunate enough to be offered one of Sam's other big kwakers so all I gotta do now is get it back to Atlanta from Akron and re commision it

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  15. DougBowie

    DougBowie Active Member

    Nice... please bring it out ...
     
  16. fat bloke

    fat bloke Well-Known Member

    That's the plan Doug
     
  17. CharlieY

    CharlieY Well-Known Member

    Who is this new member Doug Bowie? what happened to Mr. Magoo?
     
  18. DougBowie

    DougBowie Active Member

    Forgot my password....so this happened?
     
  19. Pooh

    Pooh Administrator

    Emailing me can fix a lot of things like passwords....
     
  20. fastedyamaha

    fastedyamaha Well-Known Member

    It should still be in running condition. His crew still gets together every monday to tinker on the bikes. That's also a very tricked out bike, you'll enjoy it!
     
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