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77 KZ650B Restoration/Build 08 Sep 2020 16:19 #834616

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xstreamcanadian wrote: small E guitar string for cleaning jets man, works fantastic. good use for old string


Amen.
Even if you have to buy one, they are dirt cheap.
1982 KZ1000 LTD parts donor
1981 KZ1000 LTD awaiting resurrection
2000 ZRX1100 not ridden enough

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77 KZ650B Restoration/Build 19 Oct 2020 10:02 #837238

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A year since my last update! Lots been done since.

- Ignition points and condensers replaced, timing set
- rebuilt front caliper
- replaced handlebar, redid wiring to switches
- replaced turn signals, rear tail and modified rear fender
- replaced throttle cables
- float heights adjusted
- carbs synchronized
- replaced carb holders/boots
- cleaned out rusty tank with vinegar for 2 days
- repainted tank, rear tail, side panels
- new tires and tubes

She took a few tries but she finally passed the safety inspection a couple days ago! I had to fix the caliper because it was sticking, and the carbs were off because it would bog at weird times. So that's when I decided to replace the boots to avoid any air leaks. Then I realized rust was clogging up my fuel line so I replaced the line, cleaned the filter, cleaned the petcock, and performed rust removal in the tank. After all this, she runs great :) I'm at about 1.5 turns out on my idle screw. Still running with the NGK BR7ES plugs because there's no other choice and they seem to work great.

Here's how she looks now!


'77 KZ650B1 in progress...
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77 KZ650B Restoration/Build 19 Oct 2020 16:32 #837259

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CONGRATULATIONS!
1982 KZ1000 LTD parts donor
1981 KZ1000 LTD awaiting resurrection
2000 ZRX1100 not ridden enough
The following user(s) said Thank You: lakshan

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77 KZ650B Restoration/Build 23 Oct 2020 17:41 #837597

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Looking good.
Enjoy your ride.
I see your in Ontario.
Near Toronto at all?
Maybe we could meet up one day.

Rob
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'78 KZ650 C2, 125K kms, Rickman fairing, Delkevic ex, EI, K&N, ATK fork brace, steering damper, braced swingarm, 18" Z1R front wheel.
'00 ZRX1100, Ohlin's shocks, fork brace, steering damper, ELS +4, Corbin seat, Gimbel bugspoiler.
'11 Ninja 250R

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77 KZ650B Restoration/Build 24 Oct 2020 11:00 #837619

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Great looking bike. I like the black side covers. Enjoy it.
1976 KZ 900 A4
1976 KZ 900 B1 LTD
1978 KZ 1000 B2 LTD
Kowledge Speaks, But Wisdom Listens.
Jimi Hendrix.

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77 KZ650B Restoration/Build 28 Oct 2020 06:42 #837868

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I must say, it looks really nice! B)
1979 KZ650 D2 SR

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77 KZ650B Restoration/Build 01 Nov 2020 15:00 #838110

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She looks great. I wouldn't normally be a fan of white but it's really nice on this bike. Out of curiosity - are those ceramic exhausts?

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