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Retroactive KZ750E Project Thread 14 Jan 2017 02:02 #752164

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An absolute pleasure to read, and an amazing attention to detail Ed.

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Retroactive KZ750E Project Thread 14 Jan 2017 07:09 #752175

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Excellent photo build production there Mr. Ness!
Quote - " I'm not a professional restoration guy, just someone that has learned a lot" Very nice work Ness!
Ya could a fooled me!
I love that Nason single stage urethane also! I use it on whatever I can with solid colors. And the Trans Star / Marhyde epoxy primer as well!
I also have been using "Matrix" product works great simple 50%/50% color, clear 4:1. I can buy clear for $89 gallon/qt.activator.
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Still have a Kaw! 76 KZ900 Pro-Street.
Went thru 25 of these in 40 yrs.

And The Old Girl, Harley 75 FLH Electra Glide,
Old faithful! Points ign. Bendix Orig. carb.
Starts everytime!

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Retroactive KZ750E Project Thread 14 Jan 2017 09:29 #752180

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So much great info and what a beautiful job !!! Bike of the month was so well deserved.

Have to ask about what you got for that GS1000S. Was surprised when I seen the weight of that guy.... always have wanted one but the cost and to be honest the weight has kinda talked me outta it. Still Torn between a muscle car and another project (love the 77-78 KZ 1000s (semi drag look) with spoked wheels, low bars etc) ......if I pick the later I will follow this guide to the letter.
1978 KZ650 b-2
700cc Wiseco kit 10 to 1.
1980 KZ750 cam, ape springs, stock clutch/ Barnett springs.
Vance and Hines Header w/ comp baffle and Ape pods, Dyna S and green coils, copper wires.
29MM smooth bores W/ 17.5 pilots, 0-6s and 117.5 main
16/42 gearing X ring chain and alum rear JT sprocket....

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Retroactive KZ750E Project Thread 14 Jan 2017 11:06 #752186

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KZB2 650 wrote: So much great info and what a beautiful job !!! Bike of the month was so well deserved.

Have to ask about what you got for that GS1000S. Was surprised when I seen the weight of that guy.... always have wanted one but the cost and to be honest the weight has kinda talked me outta it. Still Torn between a muscle car and another project (love the 77-78 KZ 1000s (semi drag look) with spoked wheels, low bars etc) ......if I pick the later I will follow this guide to the letter.


The GS1000S is about the same weight as a KZ1000. They are both similar bikes in many regards. Value is a notch below a Z1R, but still pretty decent. There is a lot of bad information out in the internet about the number of S's produced; they were a limited release model but not as rare as some claim them to be. At any rate, I made money on both the S's I redid, but I'm not interested in doing another.

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Retroactive KZ750E Project Thread 14 Jan 2017 15:38 #752200

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scubaanders wrote: An absolute pleasure to read, and an amazing attention to detail Ed.

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+1 Very nice work ED.... ;)
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Retroactive KZ750E Project Thread 14 Jan 2017 16:07 #752201

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Thank you for reminding me of what a pleasure it is to ride a KZ750, I almost forgot, its winter here and I haven't been on it for a while, I almost traded it for a Kawasaki Concours, the owner said it was too big for him.
I have a 1980 Kawasaki KZ750 Ltd. I bought new. I recently managed to get it out of my garage after 28 years and put it on the road again (2010). I feel like a kid all over again. Since I have acquired 3 78 KZ1000 Ltd, 1 1981 KZ1000 Ltd, and another 1980 KZ750 Ltd. Love the LTD's.
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Retroactive KZ750E Project Thread 15 Jan 2017 05:06 #752226

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Looks like a brand new bike, respect B)

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Retroactive KZ750E Project Thread 15 Jan 2017 18:55 #752278

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Nice work, you make it look easy!
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Retroactive KZ750E Project Thread 16 Jan 2017 05:01 #752289

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Fantastic Work Nessism. What a beaut!
Jim
Atlanta, GA
2016 Yamaha FJR1300ES
1982 GPz750 R1
1974 Kawasaki H1
1976 Kawasaki KZ400
1979 Yamaha XS650 cafe'
2001 KZ1000P
2001 Yamaha YZ426
1981 Honda XR200 stroked in an '89 CR125 chassis
1965 Mustang
1967 Triumph GT6
1976 Bronco
"If you didn't build it, it's not really yours"
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Retroactive KZ750E Project Thread 31 Jan 2017 12:12 #753322

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Just stunning attention to detail.
One of the nicest Kawasaki's I've ever seen restored.!
1982 Kawasaki Eddie Lawson S1 (1136cc race replica clone.)
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Retroactive KZ750E Project Thread 04 Aug 2017 12:40 #768315

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Updated the photos in this thread! Yeah! Freaking Photosuckit can put it where the sun don't shine! Unbelieveable that they would have the audacity to want to charge people $400/year for a service that was previously free. At any rate, all better now!

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Retroactive KZ750E Project Thread 04 Aug 2017 12:43 #768316

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Yeah considering it's only $15 for a 32 G card and you can keep them forever.
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