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doomwizards 82CSR1000 05 Mar 2019 10:51 #799769

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Hello,

I recently purchased a 1982 CSR 1000 that I will be doing some maintenance and small modifications to in order to get it ready for spring. This is actually my first personal roadbike. Never got my M license but I have a ton of riding experience. Yes, I'll get the license before springtime. Waiting on some parts, but here's how it currently sits.

The current plans are:
Removed the Clip-Ons and installing Clubmans
Raising the headlights and electronics up (PO had them moved down)
Clean up the cables/wiring
New pod filters/Tune the carbs
Eventually make a custom seat (no more king/queen)
Fab up some rear-sets
Wrap the Kerker 4-1 exhaust

Looking forward to browsing the forums and getting to know everyone!
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doomwizards 82CSR1000 05 Mar 2019 13:44 #799779

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Be aware that after Brexit, exhaust wrapping will be illegal in Europe.

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doomwizards 82CSR1000 05 Mar 2019 13:50 #799780

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How much??? If you keep the stock seat on there you don't have to stop on the longer rides to stretch your legs.

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doomwizards 82CSR1000 05 Mar 2019 14:33 #799783

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Wow, nice find. I guess the PO felt that less night vision and a cramp in his back was a more comfortable riding stance.

I owned a 81 CSR years ago, and it was a monster in stock form. That was the roughest bike I ever sold for top dollar in my life. :-) $1800.00 cash and he was drooling. lol (rusty wheels / spokes, broken fins, etc)



Putting it back as close to stock with the air box will probably turn it back into the fire breathing monster it once was. Here is mine just prior to selling it.

1981 Kawasaki Kz1000K1
Located in the Saint Louis, Missouri Area.
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doomwizards 82CSR1000 06 Mar 2019 08:39 #799816

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pipe wrap will finish that poor old kerker off.

leon
skiatook,oklahoma 1980 z1r,1978 kz 1000 z1r x 3,
1976 kz 900 x 3
i make what i can,and save the rest!

billybiltit.blogspot.com/

www.kzrider.com/forum/5-chassis/325862-triple-tree-custom-work

kzrider.com/forum/5-chassis/294594-frame-bracing?limitstart=0

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doomwizards 82CSR1000 06 Mar 2019 09:44 #799820

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531blackbanshee wrote: pipe wrap will finish that poor old kerker off.

leon


You think? It seemed easier than refinishing with ceramic coating. Whats your reasoning for thinking it will finish it off? Moisture?

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doomwizards 82CSR1000 06 Mar 2019 09:46 #799821

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I'd like to eventually get a non broken stock box, just gotta source one.

Looks Good! I'll ride the club-mans for a little bit (friend has a set laying around) and then get a lower rise bar for the long rides.

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doomwizards 82CSR1000 06 Mar 2019 12:46 #799829

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doomwizard wrote:

531blackbanshee wrote: pipe wrap will finish that poor old kerker off.

leon


You think? It seemed easier than refinishing with ceramic coating. Whats your reasoning for thinking it will finish it off? Moisture?


yes sir it is easier which is why you see it used so much..
but, the heat wrap holds moisture and the heating and cooling exacerbate the problem.
a media blasting and some header paint is pretty quick and easy,then in a few years depending on how you store your bike you may have to redo it.
a good ceramic coating is the best bet.but it's all in what you wanna spend your time and money on.
you currently have a nice clean bike and imho pipe wrap would cheapen and add an amateurish touch to it.
hard to beat a flat black kerker on these old beasts.
i submit my own bike as an example.


that's my .02 fwiw,

leon
skiatook,oklahoma 1980 z1r,1978 kz 1000 z1r x 3,
1976 kz 900 x 3
i make what i can,and save the rest!

billybiltit.blogspot.com/

www.kzrider.com/forum/5-chassis/325862-triple-tree-custom-work

kzrider.com/forum/5-chassis/294594-frame-bracing?limitstart=0
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doomwizards 82CSR1000 06 Mar 2019 13:18 #799830

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531blackbanshee wrote:

doomwizard wrote:

531blackbanshee wrote: pipe wrap will finish that poor old kerker off.

leon


You think? It seemed easier than refinishing with ceramic coating. Whats your reasoning for thinking it will finish it off? Moisture?


yes sir it is easier which is why you see it used so much..
but, the heat wrap holds moisture and the heating and cooling exacerbate the problem.
a media blasting and some header paint is pretty quick and easy,then in a few years depending on how you store your bike you may have to redo it.
a good ceramic coating is the best bet.but it's all in what you wanna spend your time and money on.
you currently have a nice clean bike and imho pipe wrap would cheapen and add an amateurish touch to it.
hard to beat a flat black kerker on these old beasts.
i submit my own bike as an example.


that's my .02 fwiw,

leon


Gotchya. Like I said, this is my first road bike and it's hard to not apply what to do to my cars (been building turbo 4 cylinders for a few years). Personally I'm not a fan of how wrap looks, but it has helped a ton with heating on my cars which both have the manifolds ceramic coated.. Those aren't subjected to moisture that often once built (weekend toys and track cars). I've had bad experiences with the autozone exhaust paint chipping away in a short time frame. Like you said, can't beat a clean ceramic coating! Then again I doubt I should have any issues with the CSR.

Thanks for the input. Been going through a lof of member threads and it's pretty inspiring! That's a good looking Z1R!
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doomwizards 82CSR1000 07 Mar 2019 06:57 #799852

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thanks for the kind words.
as you can see in the pics it's time for a re-blast and paint on my header section.
my rear megaphone mount cracked.so i pulled this meg off of the shelf.but it was chrome,so i blasted and painted it black to match.now to get the big kerker emblem riveted back on.although i've been toying with having a stencil cut and painting the kerker back on this meg.a lil bigger and bolder perhaps :evil:

keep us posted on what you do with your bike.i think your is one of the better looking j-models i've seen.



leon
skiatook,oklahoma 1980 z1r,1978 kz 1000 z1r x 3,
1976 kz 900 x 3
i make what i can,and save the rest!

billybiltit.blogspot.com/

www.kzrider.com/forum/5-chassis/325862-triple-tree-custom-work

kzrider.com/forum/5-chassis/294594-frame-bracing?limitstart=0

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doomwizards 82CSR1000 07 Mar 2019 09:19 #799857

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I've seen some newer Kerker emblems that seem to be a lot larger than what is on mine; maybe you could source one of those?

Last night I pulled the gauges and indicators in hopes to clean up their routing. Pulled the front side markers and will re-loom and solder the connections. PO used the twist plugs and it drives me crazy. I need to source a fender and new tail light also. The one currently on there works, but looks terrible in my opinion. I'll upload some photos tonight after i put the new bars on.

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doomwizards 82CSR1000 22 Mar 2019 11:22 #800843

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Tried out the clubmans and already ordered some Drag bars to bring them up and back a little bit. They feel okay, but I know long rides will be terrible with those. . Going to raise the gauges and headlight when they arrive. Cleaned the carbs, Installed some Dynoman Performance K&N Rep filters, and tuned to them. So far so good! Going to fix the leaky fork seal and possibly get new rear suspension. Ordered a rear seat cowl ,PN: 14024-1267, to install (hoping I can make it work without having to cut it up) and fabricate a new seat to. I'd liekto find a set of canadian/euro cam covers to remove the evap system, but worst case I'll make some cover plates.

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doomwizards 82CSR1000 30 Apr 2019 05:24 #803077

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Picked up some euro style bars for the 82. Found an 80 kz1000 CSR parts bike for DIRT CHEAP. Picked it up, took the seat off and started working on a custom seat for the 82. Just got the parts bike running last night and I’m debating on selling or making it a hardtail chopper.

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