Forum

Login

Register

By registering at the KZrider.com community, you agree to the following terms. KZrider.com reserves the right to remove any posting it finds unsuitable. Members who refuse to play by the following rules will be excluded from the discussion board.

PRODUCT OR SERVICE ADVERTISING IS STRICTLY LIMITED
KZrider is more than a website. Its members comprise a community of KZ enthusiasts dedicated to encouraging and preserving our sport and passion for Kawasaki Z, Z1 and KZ motorcycles. We pursue our passion because we enjoy it, not to make money from it. To that end KZrider.com is not a place for you to solicit sales of any kind. No member is allowed to refer to their own business, or any business to which he/she is associated, through the discussion forum or personal messaging system (U2U). Be aware, the U2U feature has been abused in the past. If any member solicits an unwelcomed solicitation through the U2U system please report that solicitation to the Administrator or Moderators promptly.

There are four exceptions to this policy:
1. As permitted in Classifieds (consumer-to-consumer transactions).
2. An item may be offered for sale as a consumer-to-consumer transaction in any forum where there exists reasonable expectation of being welcomed by another member who has previously posted in the thread ("cold calls" and "door-to-door" solicitations are prohibited).
3. Each member is allowed a simple link (somesite.com) in their signature, which link shall include no description of any kind.
4. Paying advertisers are allowed to post in the Vendor forum.

KEEP IT CLEAN
You may not post libelous or defamatory messages or materials, or include links to such materials in your postings. You may not post messages that are obscene, violent, abusive or designed to harass or intimidate another individual. Pornography, Warez, or any other illegal transactions may not be posted or included in members profiles. No blatant nudity.

BE CIVILIZED
Don't use racial, ethnic, or gender slurs, religiously derogatory comments or any other personal discriminations even in jest. Use of slurs needlessly offends people - whether or not they're a member of the group you've insulted. Respect others' religious beliefs and culture. Recognize that others have religious and personal beliefs which may differ from yours. Stay away from political debates. Keep the language and behaviour appropriate.

USE DESCRIPTIVE THREAD TITLES
When you post a new thread, please give users some idea of what it contains in the title. Thread titles like "Help" or "Check this out!" are cheap ways of getting users to look at a thread they might not care about, and would not have clicked on had the full title "Help, I need credit card numbers!" been used. Furthermore, it helps stop multiple threads on the same subject. When starting a new thread, describe the content of your thread clearly in the 'Subject' line of your post. Don't use vague subjects. Use descriptive and specific subject lines. This helps others decide whether your particular words of wisdom relate to a topic they care about. For example: "HELP!!" is not an appropriate subject and neither is "My bike doesn't run".

PLEASE DON'T SHOUT!
That cap lock key wasn't invented to help you get your message across. Messages written in all caps are annoying, hard to read, and loud.

HAS IT BEEN POSTED ALREADY?
Please look for an existing thread on a subject before you post one about it. Chances are good that your question has already been answered. There is a search feature on these forums, use it. Starting topics that have already been answered in great detail is a waste of everyone's time. Look to see if information you're about to post has just been posted by someone else. Then go ahead and post.

WE HAVE SECTIONS FOR A REASON
The Technical Forums have different sections for a reason. If you're not sure, use your best judgment. 

DON'T CROSS-POST
Cross-posting is when you post the same message multiple times in various threads or forums. We only need to see it once guys. 

STAY ON TOPIC
Keep threads on topic. If you've got something completely unrelated to say then start a new thread. Unresponsive solicitations for consumer-to-consumer sale are prohibited as being unrelated and off topic, but solicitations for consumer-to-consumer sale may be posted in Classifieds.

CONSIDER THE IMPACT OF YOUR WORDS BEFORE POSTING
Adhere to the same high standards (or higher) of behaviour online that you follow in real life. In real life, most people are fairly polite and law abiding. The same rules of behaviour are expected on any list.

MESSAGES SHOULD CONTRIBUTE TO THE TOPIC BEING DISCUSSED
or introduce a relevant idea. If you've read enough threads, you've already learned how annoying it is to go through "Me Too" posts. A "Me Too" is a post that says "I agree with what the other guy said" and otherwise does not add to the content. If you have a comment about someone else's post, tell them via U2U or email. Generally speaking, unless it concerns the entire group and is within the group's stated purpose, you should reply only to the author. Avoid replies or responses to the whole list of yes, no, or "I agree!". This is meaningless and you too would be annoyed to open such a message.

WELCOME TO KZRIDER
If you are a new member, introduce yourself by posting to the New Member Forum. While it's nice to welcome a new member, only do so if they have posted in the New Members forum. There is no need for 50 welcome posts in a technical forum thread.

U2U IS A WONDERFUL FEATURE
Please don't start a topic that is directed at one person that could be put into a U2U to them. If you have a message for one or two posters, use U2U or email.

PICTURE PERFECT
Images & attachments may be posted as long as they are not explicive or offensive. Images are limited in size to 2mb. The Project Forum is for members' rides only and is an ideal place to document your rebuild.

FLAME-WARS
Don't even start them, they will be ended, quickly, and you'll find yourself on the short bus. Flaming: Personal attacks in cyberspace can be particularly vicious. Flaming is the rather nasty art of attacking others on a personal level.

  • Register
Welcome, Guest
Username: Password: Remember me

TOPIC: THIS TIME ITS A DRAGBIKE

THIS TIME ITS A DRAGBIKE 2 years 6 months ago #512708

  • JEFFG1
  • JEFFG1's Avatar
  • OFFLINE
  • Member
  • Posts: 352
  • Thank you received: 18
i figured there would be a few people like the color ( RAMTOUGH IS A GREEN GUY AND THANKS FOR THE INPUT ) RACER 54 i plan on some darker graphics that will make the green pop as if it doest already and i think like you,once i get the wheel painted it will all blend in alittle better. my son and bother in law have green bikes so i had to be careful picking the color that i did not close to theres.i need to get some monster energe get this stuff done so i can get on the motor have all the parts to do it larry c said the head will be done soon ,(cant wait to see that) right now iam having a hard time cleaning the block it is a z1r block and some one painted over it and about half ass sanded it so i have a mess with it what ever kaw puts on them for paint i figure it is powder coat is some tough stuff :angry:
1976 KZ 900 PRO STREET 1977 kz1000 dragbike project
The administrator has disabled public write access.

THIS TIME ITS A DRAGBIKE 2 years 6 months ago #516395

  • JEFFG1
  • JEFFG1's Avatar
  • OFFLINE
  • Member
  • Posts: 352
  • Thank you received: 18
went to the races this weekend got the first smell of rubber boy what a motivator that was. got the frt. wheel painted and put some wheel stripes on i got the ones that have (kawasaki racing)on them those alone changed the look of the bike big time. put the wheelie bars on they looked like they belonged to a funnybike so i cut about a foot off them have to welled gusetts redo the side panels and repaint.
DRAGBIKE216.jpg


DRAGBIKE217.jpg
1976 KZ 900 PRO STREET 1977 kz1000 dragbike project
The administrator has disabled public write access.

THIS TIME ITS A DRAGBIKE 2 years 6 months ago #516438

  • Zedone
  • Zedone's Avatar
  • OFFLINE
  • Member
  • Posts: 387
  • Thank you received: 13
Your bike is looking real good Jeff... keep it up!
1977 KZ1000A1
1977 KZ1000A1 (Superbike Project)
1969 Chevrolet C/10 Short Fleet
The administrator has disabled public write access.

THIS TIME ITS A DRAGBIKE 2 years 6 months ago #516557

  • JEFFG1
  • JEFFG1's Avatar
  • OFFLINE
  • Member
  • Posts: 352
  • Thank you received: 18
(zedone) thanks for your input its really starting to come along.i will have to say today was a good day i have been having a hard time cleaning the motor whoever did the motor before me must have put about 4 coats of powdercoat on it then they painted it somtime after that,iam talking thick shit. i tryed about eveything other than sand blast which i thought about but didnt really want to so i google it and most people said aircraft stripper.i remembered that there was some in the cabinet at work got it today, wow that shit works.spread it on with a paint brush wait about 5 min. and sprayed it off with a hose could not delieve it. the bottom came off real easy still need to hit it 1 more time it should be done, now the top thats a diff. story it is going to need 2 or 3 more times iam going to do it at work we have a pressure washer alot more power

DRAGBIKE220.jpg


DRAGBIKE219.jpg


DRAGBIKE218.jpg






i get this done and new paint i will be on my way i have everything for the motor so it wont take long to build it.
1976 KZ 900 PRO STREET 1977 kz1000 dragbike project
Last Edit: 2 years 6 months ago by JEFFG1.
The administrator has disabled public write access.

THIS TIME ITS A DRAGBIKE 2 years 6 months ago #516559

  • les holt
  • les holt's Avatar
  • OFFLINE
  • Member
  • Posts: 1438
  • Thank you received: 194
Them cases look to be bored for a 1260 kit. You will be in love with the grunt those things have.
I'm going to have to try the aircraft stripper, I've got some stubborn paint to remove off a set of cases as well. You look to be coming along pretty good. ;)

Les
The administrator has disabled public write access.

THIS TIME ITS A DRAGBIKE 2 years 6 months ago #516563

  • JEFFG1
  • JEFFG1's Avatar
  • OFFLINE
  • Member
  • Posts: 352
  • Thank you received: 18
les your correct 1260 - the stripper really works good worth the money. les do you think the carbs i got off you are they jetted even close to this motor ???
1976 KZ 900 PRO STREET 1977 kz1000 dragbike project
The administrator has disabled public write access.

THIS TIME ITS A DRAGBIKE 2 years 6 months ago #516575

  • les holt
  • les holt's Avatar
  • OFFLINE
  • Member
  • Posts: 1438
  • Thank you received: 194
Hard to say but I'm guessing you'll have at least some tuning to do, they were on a bike I bought that was a drag bike only, 1075 big compression with 110 webs.

Les
The administrator has disabled public write access.

THIS TIME ITS A DRAGBIKE 2 years 6 months ago #516702

  • JEFFG1
  • JEFFG1's Avatar
  • OFFLINE
  • Member
  • Posts: 352
  • Thank you received: 18
well home from work thought id show how the motor turned out.iam happy as can be over this now i can make some shit happen,not now thou its to nice out i think i will take the love of my life out to dinner ( cam 2 ) sorry kathy ( wife ) just kiddin i love her too :woohoo:
DRAGBIKE222.jpg


DRAGBIKE223.jpg
1976 KZ 900 PRO STREET 1977 kz1000 dragbike project
The administrator has disabled public write access.

THIS TIME ITS A DRAGBIKE 2 years 6 months ago #516703

  • ramtough_63
  • ramtough_63's Avatar
  • OFFLINE
  • Member
  • Posts: 2669
  • Thank you received: 136
lookin good
1978 KZ1000 A2
Thrown Together To Ride Til Winter
Facebook Page
Free Range Custom Art


1982/83 750R/GPZ
1984 Goldwing 1200 Interstate
1982 Yamahopper QT50
Previous
2 79 HD sporty XLH
02 HD FLSTS Heritage
60's HD Hummer
70's Honda 550 Four
70 Yamaha 100
and various enduros dirtbikes minibikes...
The administrator has disabled public write access.

THIS TIME ITS A DRAGBIKE 2 years 6 months ago #516704

  • les holt
  • les holt's Avatar
  • OFFLINE
  • Member
  • Posts: 1438
  • Thank you received: 194
I know your going dragbike and I seen the breather in the starter hole but I'd really suggest going button start. It can be done even with a big compression motor. Having to have a starter cart every time is a pain. Plus it's cool to lay down a bad fast pass on a button start motor. B)

Les
The administrator has disabled public write access.

THIS TIME ITS A DRAGBIKE 2 years 6 months ago #516765

  • JEFFG1
  • JEFFG1's Avatar
  • OFFLINE
  • Member
  • Posts: 352
  • Thank you received: 18
les holt wrote:
I know your going dragbike and I seen the breather in the starter hole but I'd really suggest going button start. It can be done even with a big compression motor. Having to have a starter cart every time is a pain. Plus it's cool to lay down a bad fast pass on a button start motor. B)

Les
i think your rite on the starter it woulb be alot easyer wonder if kz starters will start 13-1 commp. ???
1976 KZ 900 PRO STREET 1977 kz1000 dragbike project
Last Edit: 2 years 6 months ago by JEFFG1.
The administrator has disabled public write access.

THIS TIME ITS A DRAGBIKE 2 years 6 months ago #516776

  • les holt
  • les holt's Avatar
  • OFFLINE
  • Member
  • Posts: 1438
  • Thank you received: 194
It should, I know some guys go to the honda starters and there is a guy that rebuilds them to do it. I'm sure you've been to dragbike.com, look around and you'll find it.

Les
The administrator has disabled public write access.

THIS TIME ITS A DRAGBIKE 2 years 6 months ago #516783

  • racer54
  • racer54's Avatar
  • OFFLINE
  • Member
  • Posts: 1834
  • Thank you received: 92
Cashio Cycles

8391 HWY 23
Belle Chasse, LA 70037

Contact Paul
504-393-2260 office
504 458 5237 cell
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
1980 LTD (changed over the years), 1979 LTD (being rebuilt), 1977 KZ turbo and various KZ's in various states of build. KLX110
Last Edit: 2 years 6 months ago by racer54.
The administrator has disabled public write access.

THIS TIME ITS A DRAGBIKE 2 years 6 months ago #516813

  • z1kzonly
  • z1kzonly's Avatar
  • OFFLINE
  • Member
  • Shiiiiittttt
  • Posts: 1458
  • Thank you received: 67
Search "Jack" from Ontario Canada. His blue Mark II 1500cc dragbike. He took off the stator and rotor.
Built a starter with some high amp batteries. His dragbike is a starter button bike.
And very nice also.
Down to 1 Kaw! 76 KZ900 Pro-Street

And The Old Girl, Harley 75 FLH Electra Glide

5 HP Briggs Mini-Bike with a Z1R side cover!
That stayed for the grand kid.
The administrator has disabled public write access.

THIS TIME ITS A DRAGBIKE 2 years 6 months ago #516814

  • z1kzonly
  • z1kzonly's Avatar
  • OFFLINE
  • Member
  • Shiiiiittttt
  • Posts: 1458
  • Thank you received: 67
kzrider.com/forum/11-projects/340412-kz-...=20&start=100#450486

Jacks 24 volt lithium starter drag bike
Down to 1 Kaw! 76 KZ900 Pro-Street

And The Old Girl, Harley 75 FLH Electra Glide

5 HP Briggs Mini-Bike with a Z1R side cover!
That stayed for the grand kid.
The administrator has disabled public write access.

THIS TIME ITS A DRAGBIKE 2 years 6 months ago #516890

  • mark1122
  • mark1122's Avatar
  • OFFLINE
  • Member
  • Keep twisting it
  • Posts: 5380
  • Thank you received: 109
Your bike is looking great. B)
i use a Honda starter for my kz1200 but it is only 10.5:1.
the H starters turn over faster than the kz's.

i forgot to check back on your post, u asked about the basket springs.
they are there to take the shock out when u launch. without them the crank and trany would be connected solid, so they compress to lessen any damage to the power train. it is common for them to get week, and brake. i found a broken 1 in my pan. APE has a replacement CLUTCH HUB REBUILD KIT, (spring package) $95.
kzzone.com/clutches.html
I changed mine out . its not dif but u may need a press. u drill out the old rivets , take it apart, and then smooth the inner spring pockets with a dremel. the springs can chew the mating plate surface up. then u press the new rivets in and weld them.
76 kZ, frame gusset work,1200CC.Ported by Larry Cavanaugh,This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 1.5mm.over intakes,.ZRX12 rear end,and seat,96zx9 front end.
01 CBR600F4i Track bike.
Cobourg,Ont.Can.

~ ~ ~_@
~ ~ _- \,
~ (k) / (z)
Last Edit: 2 years 6 months ago by mark1122.
The administrator has disabled public write access.

THIS TIME ITS A DRAGBIKE 2 years 6 months ago #516929

  • les holt
  • les holt's Avatar
  • OFFLINE
  • Member
  • Posts: 1438
  • Thank you received: 194
This thing is looking good! I'm a dragbike person and I'm liking this. Can't wait to see the finished rocket!

Les
The administrator has disabled public write access.

THIS TIME ITS A DRAGBIKE 2 years 6 months ago #516987

  • JEFFG1
  • JEFFG1's Avatar
  • OFFLINE
  • Member
  • Posts: 352
  • Thank you received: 18
THANKS GUY ALOT OF GOOD INFO I WILL LOOK INTO THE STARTER THING THIS WEEK END SURE WOULD BE NICE,MARK I DID CHECK THAT BASKET AFTER YOU SAID THAT AND 2 SPRINGS WERE LOSE SO I AM GOING TO USE ANOTHER ONE THAT I HAD THAT IS GOOD AND TIGHT.I HAVE HAD MY BUTT ON THE ORANGE ONE THE LAST FEW DAYS LOOKS LIKE WERE GOING TO GET ABOUT 5 DAYS OF COLD WEATHER HERE SO I MITE GET ALITTLE MORE DONE ON THIS ONE. GOT TO GET PAINT ON THE MOTOR ,MAKES ALOT OF SENCE 2 DAYS WORTH OF WORK GETTING THE PAINT OFF JUST TO PAINT MORE ON :dry: THEN I CAN BUILD THE SHORT BLOCK ANYWAY
1976 KZ 900 PRO STREET 1977 kz1000 dragbike project
The administrator has disabled public write access.

THIS TIME ITS A DRAGBIKE 2 years 6 months ago #517008

  • Kawboy74
  • Kawboy74's Avatar
  • OFFLINE
  • Member
  • Posts: 191
  • Thank you received: 7
Hey Marty I just left a post in the fallen riders category, we lost Jack this week guys! Great guy with a lot of drag bike talent and know how! Big loss due to the famous c word.
David
1978 KZ1000 B2 LTD fully restored with original exhaust,Dyna pickup
1974 Z1A
Burlington,Ontario
The administrator has disabled public write access.

THIS TIME ITS A DRAGBIKE 2 years 5 months ago #517871

  • JEFFG1
  • JEFFG1's Avatar
  • OFFLINE
  • Member
  • Posts: 352
  • Thank you received: 18
i did some checkin on the starter thing then i checked on the budget thing its not there so that isnt happening this year.stopped up to a buddy of mine and he brought out a extended kiker shaft that sticks out far enough that when you kick it you dont hit the pipe so am going that route.i will still use the outboard starter to. i have been doing some research on the 2 tracks that i will be running at and they dont have a box class unless your in a pro class (iam not) so my question is how do people bypass the box.they unplug them and take them off.now i dont know shit from cupcakes when it comes to this but there is alot of wireing on this thing has anyone ever done this i know this is a shot in the dark but i figure most of them are wired about the same i still want everthing to work. any help would be great if not well iam not sure what to do. i dont know anyone around me that has this stuff.
DRAGBIKE225.jpg


DRAGBIKE224.jpg
1976 KZ 900 PRO STREET 1977 kz1000 dragbike project
The administrator has disabled public write access.
Keyword