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Carb fitment 20 Oct 2005 13:57 #3026

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I was wondering if the carbs from an 81 kz750 will fit on my 79 kz650, and If they are any better or worse?
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Jason

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Carb fitment 20 Oct 2005 17:53 #3081

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They will fit, but I'll leave it to someone else to express their opinion on whether or not they are better :)
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Carb fitment 21 Oct 2005 06:06 #3192

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The Keihin CVK34 carburetors used on the 81 KZ750 have more performance potential than do the VM24 carburetors that originally came on your bike. Both will will work fine and the bike will run fine with either. The main problem swapping the larger CV carburetors is that you will have to fit a new throttle cable, intake manifolds and aftermarket pod filters in order to use this assembly. This can be costly. Since you are using pod filters you will have to rejet. Rejetting older Keihin carburetors can be problematic because they use a primary and secondary main jet and the primary main jets are difficult to find in larger sizes. You will also need to use larger pilot jets and this style pilot jet is not to be found. It would be easier to swap out a set of BS32 or BS34 carburetors since the jets are easy to find but you would still need the cable, intakes and pods. The pods and new intakes are needed as the OD of the CV carbs (either type) are far larger than the VM24 carbs and the new cable is needed because the cable end that connects to the carbs is much different. I wrote a "how to" for installing CV carbs and it is in the Filebase under non-model specific tips.
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Carb fitment 21 Oct 2005 07:33 #3208

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The airbox off the 750 will also fit on the 650, my nephew is using an 83 GPz750 airbox on his 79 650SR (GPz750 motor).
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Carb fitment 21 Oct 2005 08:24 #3218

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I personally would prefer to use an OEM airbox so subtract the cost of pods and add the cost of a used GPZ airbox if you like.
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