1969 Model

Bodywork Tank- Raised "scallop ridges" on sides. Central petcock. Gas cap not attached to tank. Mounts to frame by two braces on the bottom front and the back mount.
Side cover- Peculiar shape, has "Mach III 500" logo.
Oil Tank- Doubles as RH side cover. Cap accessible on outside. Level check by sight tube in back. "electronic ignition" decal on right side.
Decals/Logos "Kawasaki" name and stripes in blue for white model, black for gray model.
"Electronic Ignition" decal has yellow and red lightning bolts for white model, all white for grey model.
Paint Midnight White, Peacock Grey
Seat No key latch, plain cover, has "Kawasaki" logo in white on back.
Electrical System Turn Signals- were an optional accessory.
"low cover" on distributor housing.
Ignition Early original models had black distributor rotors/caps.
Motor Top End "Bridged" port cylinders.
Motor Bottom End Clutch has sheet metal pressure plate, unconventional (none down five up) shifting pattern.
Wheels/Tires/Brakes Stainless steel fenders.
Instruments Separate, mounted on plate, white numbers and black faces. Ignition switch located on side of tank.
Switches Aluminum housings. Choke is located on Rt. grip, has to be held down.
Steering Damper Friction type, fits in steering head
Cables Grey colored cables.
Miscellaneous Chrome plated chain guard.