Welcome, Guest
Username: Password: Remember me

TOPIC:

650 SR 1981 (z750L engine) 18 Mar 2018 05:46 #780403

  • gordone
  • gordone's Avatar Topic Author
  • Offline
  • Sustaining Member
  • Sustaining Member
  • Posts: 1179
  • Thank you received: 50
The last days have I done some paint work on the fenders and the engine, I have attached some photos below. When the paint is dried will I do what is left on the engine, replace and the valve tappet and adjust he valve clearness and store the engine until the weather is warmer, around one month?

The plan is to replace on the small bolts on the engine, at least on the sides, with bolt who has not paint on...

I will also install the brakes front the next days, see what I take first.

Need to clean my work space also after the paining... lot of dust....

1981 KZ650-D4, with 1981 z750L engine (Wiensco 810 big bore).

Project:
www.kzrider.com/forum/11-projects/607213...sr-1981-z750l-engine

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

Last edit: by gordone.

650 SR 1981 (z750L engine) 18 Mar 2018 10:12 #780406

  • ajsfirehawk
  • ajsfirehawk's Avatar
  • Offline
  • Sustaining Member
  • Sustaining Member
  • Posts: 516
  • Thank you received: 89
Nice, keep pitching, you will be riding soon.
79 KZ650 SR
80 KZ1000 Z1 Classic
83 KZ1100 LTD
06 ZG1000 Concours
02 Trans Am ... not enough time
The following user(s) said Thank You: gordone

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

650 SR 1981 (z750L engine) 22 Mar 2018 15:03 #780638

  • gordone
  • gordone's Avatar Topic Author
  • Offline
  • Sustaining Member
  • Sustaining Member
  • Posts: 1179
  • Thank you received: 50
Today have I installed the front fender and the front brakes include the brake lines. I think there is some more air in the system, will check it up later.
I`m planning to not do any thing the next week, take some holidays...

1981 KZ650-D4, with 1981 z750L engine (Wiensco 810 big bore).

Project:
www.kzrider.com/forum/11-projects/607213...sr-1981-z750l-engine
Attachments:

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

650 SR 1981 (z750L engine) 22 Mar 2018 17:50 #780652

  • ajsfirehawk
  • ajsfirehawk's Avatar
  • Offline
  • Sustaining Member
  • Sustaining Member
  • Posts: 516
  • Thank you received: 89
Looks good. I do believe there is supposed to be struts from the bottom of the forks to the lower rear of your front fender. If the front fender oscillates enough to catch the tread while you are riding, it is going to be a $hitstorm. Take a hard look at it partner. A pic of my 79 D2 for reference.

79 KZ650 SR
80 KZ1000 Z1 Classic
83 KZ1100 LTD
06 ZG1000 Concours
02 Trans Am ... not enough time

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

650 SR 1981 (z750L engine) 22 Mar 2018 20:13 #780665

  • 650ed
  • 650ed's Avatar
  • Offline
  • New Member
  • New Member
  • Posts: 15296
  • Thank you received: 2782
ajsfirehawk makes an excellent point! Carefully check the bottom rear of that fender to see if it has been modified. Some had the struts wrapped around the back of the fender and attached to holes as in ajsfirehawk's picture, and some had the struts attached to tabs on the fender as shown in the image below. Someone may have modded your fender to eliminate the holes or the tabs. In any case it looks like there's a lot of unsupported fender there that might cause a problem if you hit a bump. Ed

1977 KZ650-C1 Original Owner - Stock (with additional invisible FIAMM horn)
Attachments:

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

650 SR 1981 (z750L engine) 22 Mar 2018 23:24 #780670

  • gordone
  • gordone's Avatar Topic Author
  • Offline
  • Sustaining Member
  • Sustaining Member
  • Posts: 1179
  • Thank you received: 50

ajsfirehawk wrote: Looks good. I do believe there is supposed to be struts from the bottom of the forks to the lower rear of your front fender. If the front fender oscillates enough to catch the tread while you are riding, it is going to be a $hitstorm. Take a hard look at it partner. A pic of my 79 D2 for reference.


Thank you for your feedback. When I got the bike these was missing and I have driven one season without, so I will look into it, but properly have it like now.
Like the design better, if the vibration will give any problem will I think about cutting the lenght of the fenders instead.
1981 KZ650-D4, with 1981 z750L engine (Wiensco 810 big bore).

Project:
www.kzrider.com/forum/11-projects/607213...sr-1981-z750l-engine

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

650 SR 1981 (z750L engine) 24 Mar 2018 07:18 #780721

  • JMKZHI
  • JMKZHI's Avatar
  • Offline
  • Platinum Member
  • Platinum Member
  • Posts: 2441
  • Thank you received: 53
From internet image searches the KZ650-D4 may not have Fr fender stays, and the 1981 KZ650 manual doesn't show the stays. The JarleF Z650 site has a pic of a D4 without them as well. However, it seems odd that there are 2 holes at the rear of the fender.

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

Last edit: by JMKZHI.

650 SR 1981 (z750L engine) 24 Mar 2018 10:06 #780729

  • gordone
  • gordone's Avatar Topic Author
  • Offline
  • Sustaining Member
  • Sustaining Member
  • Posts: 1179
  • Thank you received: 50
I think the two wholes is for «mudflap»?
1981 KZ650-D4, with 1981 z750L engine (Wiensco 810 big bore).

Project:
www.kzrider.com/forum/11-projects/607213...sr-1981-z750l-engine

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

650 SR 1981 (z750L engine) 24 Mar 2018 12:40 #780735

  • ajsfirehawk
  • ajsfirehawk's Avatar
  • Offline
  • Sustaining Member
  • Sustaining Member
  • Posts: 516
  • Thank you received: 89
I only see the CSR model for 1981 KZ650's. I think you have a 1980 year of manufacture KZ650. Here is the link to the Partzilla front fender for your model. It has the wrap around style strut and those two holes are for mounting. The fenders that don't have struts are shorter. Longer is better for road crap/rain being thrown on you, and your pipes but if it is a look you are after, shorten it up. I would not leave as is without a strut. Party on.

www.partzilla.com/catalog/kawasaki/motor...ltd-kz650-e1/fenders
79 KZ650 SR
80 KZ1000 Z1 Classic
83 KZ1100 LTD
06 ZG1000 Concours
02 Trans Am ... not enough time
The following user(s) said Thank You: gordone

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

650 SR 1981 (z750L engine) 24 Mar 2018 19:42 #780760

  • 650ed
  • 650ed's Avatar
  • Offline
  • New Member
  • New Member
  • Posts: 15296
  • Thank you received: 2782
Kawasaki made a 1981 KZ650-F2 (and 1982 and '83 F models) and to my surprise it has the long front fender with no struts. I don't know if any of those models were imported to the US. See link below. Ed

jarlef.no/Kawasaki/Series/Z/650/Z650F.htm
1977 KZ650-C1 Original Owner - Stock (with additional invisible FIAMM horn)

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

650 SR 1981 (z750L engine) 24 Mar 2018 20:07 #780762

  • mopguy
  • mopguy's Avatar
  • Offline
  • Sustaining Member
  • Sustaining Member
  • Posts: 716
  • Thank you received: 159
Have same tires on my bike, I like them, and will buy them again.
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.

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

650 SR 1981 (z750L engine) 24 Mar 2018 20:17 #780763

  • ajsfirehawk
  • ajsfirehawk's Avatar
  • Offline
  • Sustaining Member
  • Sustaining Member
  • Posts: 516
  • Thank you received: 89

650ed wrote: Kawasaki made a 1981 KZ650-F2 (and 1982 and '83 F models) and to my surprise it has the long front fender with no struts. I don't know if any of those models were imported to the US. See link below. Ed

jarlef.no/Kawasaki/Series/Z/650/Z650F.htm


I've got to believe those models don't have two holes on the back of the fender. Makes me wonder if there was some additional structure inside to avoid oscillation.
79 KZ650 SR
80 KZ1000 Z1 Classic
83 KZ1100 LTD
06 ZG1000 Concours
02 Trans Am ... not enough time

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

Powered by Kunena Forum