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Hey from Alberta 23 Jun 2018 19:19 #785769

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I'm not intending to remove the heads or block as the bike runs quite nicely. The work I will be doing on the engine is to clean up and polish such parts as the cases and smaller parts.

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Hey from Alberta 24 Jun 2018 07:11 #785793

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BruceKoukalaka wrote: I'm not intending to remove the heads or block as the bike runs quite nicely. The work I will be doing on the engine is to clean up and polish such parts as the cases and smaller parts.


So why would you pull the engine, just to clean and polish it? Yikes! Trust me, you can clean and polish the engine without removing it or removing anything connected to it. Ed



1977 KZ650-C1 Original Owner - Stock (with additional invisible FIAMM horn)
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Hey from Alberta 24 Jun 2018 21:26 #785850

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Welcome from Lethbridge.

Looks like a great starting point for something fun.

Cheers
Kris
1980 kz1000 LTD
1982 Kz1000B
1980 honda cm400
2x 1993 zx7
1991 zx7 project
1978 km100
1979 'zuk PE250
1993 yz125
....all kinds of other cool shit

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Hey from Alberta 27 Jun 2018 19:50 #786008

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The reason for pulling the engine is to build the frame into a hard tail, as well as deal with wiring reduction ( getting rid of the mass of duplicated wiring that is not being used).

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Hey from Alberta 28 Jun 2018 05:53 #786028

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Hey from Montreal !

What kind of bars do you want to put on ? I have an extra set of New black EMgo drag bars lying around.

Z1 had screwed up and sent me the black ones and I ordered chrome.
1979 KZ1000B3 LTD Glacier Green

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Hey from Alberta 18 Jul 2018 14:33 #787186

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I'm going with the stock style bars for this girl as I like the position they put me at, I've never really cared for drag bars even when I had a cafe style bike back in the mid '80s

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Hey from Alberta 19 Jul 2018 16:56 #787234

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Welcome Bruce.
An easy way to hard tail the rear end is to just remove the shocks and install "struts".
Just lengths of metal, or tubing, that bolt in place of the shocks.
If you don't end up liking the ride, easy to put shocks back on.
Rob.
CANADA
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'78 KZ650 C2, 125K kms, Rickman fairing, Delkevic ex, EI, K&N, ATK fork brace, braced swingarm, Progessive, Koni, 18" Z1R front wheel

'00 ZRX1100, Ohlin's shocks, fork brace, Corbin seat, Gimbel bugspoiler

Need a key for your kz/z? I can make them.

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Hey from Alberta 07 Aug 2018 12:53 #788412

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 I'll just do the hard tail because I prefer that rather than having extra parts that can only complicate matters.

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Hey from Alberta 13 Aug 2018 13:08 #788779

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What a day, my wife and I are getting ready to move so I was out in the garage sorting my tools and the guy that sold me the bike popped in and asked me if I needed a helmet. of course I do, so he gave me a pair of HJC CL10 helmets that he bought when he got the bike, but he very rarely even rode so I now have my bike and a choice of colours for a helmet. By the way they fit perfectly B) B) B)

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Hey from Alberta 13 Aug 2018 17:01 #788789

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Sweet. Christmas in August.
1982 KZ1000 LTD parts donor
1981 KZ1000 LTD awaiting resurrection
2000 ZRX1100 not ridden enough

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Hey from Alberta 13 Aug 2018 19:20 #788799

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Sounds like you are on a karmic roll my friend. Throw a few bucks into the lottery whenever you see this type of thing.
Get your motor running!

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