Ultimate MotorCycling Reader’s Rides Profile
Who: Chester Beaver of Watsontown, Pa.
Occupation: Industrial Bandsaw Service Operator
What: 1987 Kawasaki ZL1000 Eliminator
Owned since: 2013
Purchased: North New Jersey
Why this motorcycle: “I test drove one in 1987. It ripped the buttons off my shirt, and I wanted one ever since.”
Mods: Ultra rare air scoop (under 100 made by a performance company that specialized in Eliminators), Powder coated pipes, aftermarket shocks, detailed with black accents all around
Why I ride: “I have ridden all my life, and have never been without a bike. It is something I have always done and will always do. I love the acceleration.”
Other bikes: “The list is honestly too long. I have had well over 30 bikes, but never a Harley, because I like to go fast!”
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