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Retroactive KZ750E Project Thread 07 Nov 2017 14:35 #774319

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Beautiful rebuild! I did something similar with my XJ650 a few years ago but didn't tear the bottom end of the motor down. I need to go look into that copy cad kit, those parts came out fantastic and I always struggle with hardware replacement. I too am not a pro, just a guy in the garage after the kids go to bed.
1982 KZ750-M1 CSR
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Retroactive KZ750E Project Thread 18 Nov 2017 07:49 #774742

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Very nice restoration,thanks for sharing,learned a few things from this
Cheers !
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Retroactive KZ750E Project Thread 08 Dec 2017 01:11 #775733

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An outstanding restoration on your KZ750. I really enjoyed looking at all the photos.
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Retroactive KZ750E Project Thread 18 Dec 2017 23:40 #776328

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You are good !
"Fun" to read through your project :)
1981 KZ650-D4, with 1981 z750L engine (Wiensco 810 big bore).

Project:
www.kzrider.com/forum/11-projects/607213...sr-1981-z750l-engine
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Retroactive KZ750E Project Thread 31 May 2018 20:28 #784440

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I realize this thread is a bit old but I would like to know where you got the lines you used for the brakes, I looked at Jegs and all they show is the AN 3 ends. Thanks for the build Nessism I love the bike. I'm presently doing a chopped KZ750H.

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Retroactive KZ750E Project Thread 01 Jun 2018 04:53 #784448

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BruceKoukalaka wrote: I realize this thread is a bit old but I would like to know where you got the lines you used for the brakes, I looked at Jegs and all they show is the AN 3 ends. Thanks for the build Nessism I love the bike. I'm presently doing a chopped KZ750H.


-3 is the correct size for brake lines.

I bought the parts here but there are lots of sources... www.anplumbing.com/hose-ends/speed-seal-steel.html
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Retroactive KZ750E Project Thread 04 Aug 2018 02:52 #788163

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Amazing work! That's one of my dreams for when I have an actual garage, to really take apart a whole bike and restore every tiny bit. Then ride it for another 100k km! 
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Retroactive KZ750E Project Thread 08 Aug 2018 20:32 #788502

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Before you blasted your epoxy primer, how did you prepare the surface? Did you used any solvents? I’m getting my frame blasted and wire wheeling and the other parts that are flat. After I was them with soap and water and dry them, is that okay?

Thanks!

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Retroactive KZ750E Project Thread 09 Aug 2018 05:27 #788512

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Wax and grease remover just before paint. It's applied full wet with a cloth and then wiped off with a dry towel. Soap and water will invite flash rust.

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Retroactive KZ750E Project Thread 09 Aug 2018 11:22 #788526

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Oh okay! What brand did you use? Would simple green do the trick?

Thanks!

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Retroactive KZ750E Project Thread 09 Aug 2018 13:41 #788532

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Would acetone work?

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Retroactive KZ750E Project Thread 09 Aug 2018 15:34 #788551

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Google "wax and grease remover" to find products.
This is one... www.amazon.com/Kleanstrip-Prep-All-Greas...GSW362/dp/B008QDSVPE

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