|Bodywork||Tank- Flat "slab" sides. Central petcock. Gas
cap not attached to tank. Mounts to frame by two braces on the bottom front and the back
Side cover- Peculiar shape, has decal with "500" against blue-white background, both side..
Oil Tank- Doubles as RH side cover. Cap accessible on outside. Level check by sight tube in back.
|Decals/Logos||Large decals on top and sides of gas tank, sides of oil tank and side cover. Blue stripes and fading gray to blue scheme, with distinctive lettering. Oil tank and side cover have identical decals..|
|Seat||No key latch, plain cover, has "Kawasaki" logo in white on back.|
|Electrical System||Turn Signals- were an optional accessory.
"High cover" on distributor housing.
|Motor Top End|
|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 a plate. White letters and black backgrounds.|
|Switches||Aluminum housings. Choke is located on Rt. grip, has to be held down.|
|Steering Damper||Friction type, fits in steering head|
|Cables||Grey color, some later ones may be black.|
|Miscellaneous||Chrome plated chain guard.|