A little about me:

Kawasaki 750 Turbo TailWelcome to my Kawasaki 750 Turbo site. My name is Bob Held and I live in Allentown, Pennsylvania. This 750 Turbo is actually my third turbo bike. When I gave up dirt bike riding and moved onto the street, my first road bike was a 1982 Yamaha Turbo Seca (purchased new as a leftover in 1984) . . . and I survived! After the Yamaha I had a 900 Ninja, a Concours and then a couple (non-running) CBX's. While trying to decide what to do with the CBX's, I bought a pretty nice Honda 650 Turbo from Dan Topping. I rode the Honda for a little more than a year and sold the Concours, CBX's and Honda Turbo to finance a 2004 Yamaha FJR1300 and got hooked on long distance riding (see the Iron Butt Association link). Recently the turbo bug hit me again and I found myself scouring Ebay, Craigslist and any other place I could find looking for a decent Kawasaki Turbo in my price range. My patience paid off and I bought my '84 at a very reasonable price and pretty close to home from Gary Fania in October of 2007. The bike is a nice rider, not perfect but not junk either and 99.9% stock. For now I just want to make sure it is safe (brakes, brake lines, tires, etc) and ride it. If I like it as much as I think I will, then maybe I'll look into suspension upgrades and the like, but for now it's just ride the wheels off the thing. Hope to see you on the road.

General News:

August 2008
  I've finally gotten around to getting Turbo #1 registered and I've been riding it a little more than around the block to shake her down . . . What? . . . Oh, you noticed I said Turbo #1, eh?   While scouring Ebay, I came across a deal I couldn't pass up.   Since I had considered modifying Turbo #1 with more contemporary suspension components, when a rolling chassis with a 'Busa front end, Gixxer 750 swingarm and Gixxer 1000 wheel presented itself, I jumped.   Expect to see a webpage soon but don't expect to see much progress on this project for quite a while.   Between getting the garage in shape to handle these projects, working on Turbo #1 and maintaining the FJR (and helping a friend add a bunch of stuff to his FJR) there will not be much time for Turbo #2 other than cataloging the numerous parts which sweetened the deal considerably and scouring Ebay and the lists for missing components (like fairing pieces).   Until I take the time to get a new webpage up, go here for pictures.

October 2007
  Please don't get your shorts all up in a bunch over the colors I'm using for this site 'cause they don't really match the Turbo at all, do they? I was wanting to use this color scheme for some time now but haven't put up any new sites in quite a while. This one got it. If I get ambitious, maybe I'll try to do an optional, more 'turbo' appropriate color scheme . . . but don't hold your breath   :-)

Disclaimer: Nothing on this website will be of help to the unskilled. Any and all modifications, adjustments, etc shown are to be performed only by skilled mechanics in controlled conditions. If that's not enough of a disclaimer for you f*cking lawyers, click here . . . and have a nice day (yeah right).