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THIS TIME ITS A DRAGBIKE 4 years 10 months ago #512708

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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:

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THIS TIME ITS A DRAGBIKE 4 years 10 months ago #516395

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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.


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THIS TIME ITS A DRAGBIKE 4 years 10 months ago #516438

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Your bike is looking real good Jeff... keep it up!

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THIS TIME ITS A DRAGBIKE 4 years 10 months ago #516557

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(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











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.
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THIS TIME ITS A DRAGBIKE 4 years 10 months ago #516559

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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. ;)

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THIS TIME ITS A DRAGBIKE 4 years 10 months ago #516563

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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 ???

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THIS TIME ITS A DRAGBIKE 4 years 10 months ago #516575

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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

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THIS TIME ITS A DRAGBIKE 4 years 10 months ago #516702

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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:


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THIS TIME ITS A DRAGBIKE 4 years 10 months ago #516703

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lookin good

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THIS TIME ITS A DRAGBIKE 4 years 10 months ago #516704

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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)

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THIS TIME ITS A DRAGBIKE 4 years 10 months ago #516765

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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. ???

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THIS TIME ITS A DRAGBIKE 4 years 10 months ago #516776

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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

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THIS TIME ITS A DRAGBIKE 4 years 10 months ago #516783

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Cashio Cycles

8391 HWY 23
Belle Chasse, LA 70037

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504-393-2260 office
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1980 LTD (changed over the years), 1979 LTD (being rebuilt), 1977 KZ turbo and various KZ's in various states of build. KLX110
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THIS TIME ITS A DRAGBIKE 4 years 10 months ago #516813

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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.

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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.

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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.

THIS TIME ITS A DRAGBIKE 4 years 10 months ago #516890

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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.

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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.
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THIS TIME ITS A DRAGBIKE 4 years 10 months ago #516929

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This thing is looking good! I'm a dragbike person and I'm liking this. Can't wait to see the finished rocket!

Les

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THIS TIME ITS A DRAGBIKE 4 years 10 months ago #516987

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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

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THIS TIME ITS A DRAGBIKE 4 years 10 months ago #517008

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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

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1978 KZ1000 B2 LTD fully restored with original exhaust,Dyna pickup
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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.


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