Is It a H1F or KH500A8 ?

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Is It a H1F or KH500A8 ?

Postby Tangoman » Sat Jun 20, 2020 9:45 am

Hi

I have V5C for a H1 first registered in the UK on 26th November 1975
Frame number H1F 49948
Engine number KAE 119900
So is this an H1F as its registered 1975 or a
KH500A8 from the engine and frame numbers ?
I thought the KH500A8 was released 1976 ? or were they released before that ?

I look forward to your replies

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Re: Is It a H1F or KH500A8 ?

Postby Tony_d123 » Sat Jun 20, 2020 1:12 pm

I used to have UK KH500 H1F 49955 and it was registered 05/03/76.

Sounds like your bike was sold as soon as it got to the showroom and mine hung around unsold for a while.
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Re: Is It a H1F or KH500A8 ?

Postby scouse » Sat Jun 20, 2020 1:44 pm

If the engine has the lump in top for the neutral plunger then it's a KH500 as the KH has a conventional 1 down 4 up gearbox

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Re: Is It a H1F or KH500A8 ?

Postby Tony_d123 » Sat Jun 20, 2020 3:43 pm

The KH frame also has more gussets and reinforcement on the frame tube junctions. Brake splitter is built into bottom yoke on earlier models (definitely H1E, not sure about H1F).
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Re: Is It a H1F or KH500A8 ?

Postby mraxl » Sat Jun 20, 2020 7:16 pm

Engine & frame #'s are KH500.
A lot of answers are here: http://kawatriple.com/
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Re: Is It a H1F or KH500A8 ?

Postby scouse » Sat Jun 20, 2020 7:40 pm

Forgot no steering damper on the KH

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Re: Is It a H1F or KH500A8 ?

Postby Doctorpayday » Sat Jun 27, 2020 10:39 pm

Is it 1 down and 4 up.

Kh 500s date manufacture May and June 1975.

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