I have to admit I really lucked out lately finding this bikes on the cheap. First my XS500 for $200, and now this 79 Kawasaki KZ650 for $500. Found sitting in a shed for the last 10 years. No pitting on forks, mostly original, seat enacted with no holes in it. Only some minor rust and patina with a frozen master cylinder.
Nonetheless, this is my second time around on a bike build so I was easily able to get this bike started within an hour having it in my possession. Below is a picture and video.
I haven't decided what I am going to do with her yet except get her functioning and riding good.