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The Kawasaki J1 was an 85cc street motorcycle manufactured by Kawasaki from 1965 through 1968 and consisted of 4 variants. It was the first Kawasaki model with a rotary disc valve engine and gave rise to the Kawasaki D1 by boring out the J1.

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J1, J1D, and J1L

Kawasaki J1/J1D/J1L


The Kawasaki J1 and Kawasaki J1D have no Superlube System. The J1D has an electric starter. Made from 1965-1968, it had a street-style exhaust sweeping near the ground.

Specifications

  • 85cc
  • 2-Stroke, 1 Cylinder
  • Rotary Disc Valve
  • 4 Speed Rotary Shift
  • Maximum Horsepower: 7.5 HP @6,800 rpm
  • Spark Plug: NGK BGHS
  • Tire Size
    • Front: 2.50-17 4PR
    • Rear: 2.50-17 4PR
  • Color
    • Fuel Tank: Black, Maroon, Balboa Blue,Rocket Red
    • Front Fender: Same as fuel tank
  • Engine No.: (J1) J1E00001-, (J1L) LFEOOOOl-
  • Frame No.: (J1)100001-,(J1L)J1L-00001-
  • Shop Manual No.: 99995-211 (SM-1)

J1T and J1TL

The Kawasaki J1T and Kawasaki J1L, a touring version, shared the same design but had a half chain case, and white sidewall tires. Made from 1965-1967.except for the upswept exhaust system giving these models the slight appearance of having some trail or off-road capabilities.

Kawasaki J1T/J1TL
1969 Kawasaki J1T in Red
1969 Kawasaki J1T in Red
1969 Kawasaki J1T in Red
1969 Kawasaki J1T in Red
1969 Kawasaki J1T in Red


Specifications

  • 85 cc
  • 2 Stroke, 1 Cylinder
  • Rotary Disc Valve
  • 4-Speed Rotary Shift
  • Maximum Horsepower: 7.8 HP @7,000 rpm
  • Spark Plug: NGK B6HS
  • Tire Size
    • Front: 2.50-17 4PR
    • Rear: 2.50.17 4PR
  • Color
    • Fuel Tank: Black, Maroon, Balboa Blue, Rocket Red
    • Front Fender: Chrome
  • Engine No.: (J1T) 00001-, (J1TL) 00001-
  • Frame No.: (J1T) JlTOOOOl -, (JITL) JlTL00001 -
  • Shop Manual No.: 9999521 1 (SM-1)

J1TR and J1TRL

Kawasaki J1TR/J1TRL


Trail version of the Kawasaki J1 and Kawasaki J1L, with upswept exhaust pipe, skid plate, and knobby tires. The J1TR and J1TRL were made from 1966-1967.

Specifications

  • 85 cc
  • 2-Stroke, 1 Cylinder
  • Rotary Disc Valve
  • 4-Speed Rotary Shift
  • Maximum Horsepower:
  • 8.0 HP @7,000 rpm
  • Spark Plug: NGK B6HS
  • Tire Size
    • Front: 2.50-17 4PR
    • Rear: 2.50-17 4PR
  • Color
    • Fuel Tank: Red
    • Front Fender: Chrome
  • Engine No.: (JITRL) 00001-
  • Frame No.: (JlTRL) J1RL00001-
  • Shop Manual No.: 99995-211 (SM-1)

J1M

The Kawasaki J1M is a very rare motocross motorcycle from the B8M era. Very few J1Ms are found in America, because in 1966 very few were even shipped over. The 88cc two-stroke engine, with rotary valve and 4-speed transmission produced 11 hp @ 7,500 rpm.



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