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New from North TX 03 Nov 2019 14:03 #813498

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Hi all! I’m getting ready to restore my first bike, an 83 LTD 1100. It’s been sitting for about 22 years at my Dad’s place in CO and it’s really rough. Will be a ground up restore. This will be my first and I’m sure I’ll need some help along the way!
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New from North TX 03 Nov 2019 21:12 #813510

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I'd like to extend a welcome to our forum from Arizona. Good wrenching on your project! PICS! We like lots of pics! Ask questions. We are here to share your problems and successes.
I don't have a plan and I'm sticken to it! '77 KZ750 custom project in progress

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New from North TX 04 Nov 2019 06:09 #813524

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Welcome aboard! Don't even start the project without a Kawasaki Service Manual and JIS (Japanese Industrial Standard) screwdrivers. Those screws that look like Phillips are NOT Phillips and using a Phillips screwdriver on them WILL ruin them. If you need more info on JIS just ask. Ed
1977 KZ650-C1 Original Owner - Stock (with additional invisible FIAMM horn)

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New from North TX 06 Nov 2019 05:35 #813621

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Welcome from a fellow Texan. I just signed up here last week and there is tons of info. Good luck on your project.
78 KZ650

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New from North TX 06 Nov 2019 06:25 #813625

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Welcome! I'm from North Texas, also. Near Denton and have quite a few Kawasakis. Holler if you need any help. As I tell my wife, restoring motorcycles keeps my out of jail....and broke! Also teaches the young ones the proper use of swear words!
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New from North TX 07 Nov 2019 05:27 #813665

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Welcome from Georgia. Where are the pics?
Jim
Atlanta, GA
2016 Yamaha FJR1300ES
1982 GPz750 R1
1974 Kawasaki H1
1976 Kawasaki KZ400
1979 Yamaha XS650 cafe'
2001 KZ1000P
2001 Yamaha YZ426
1981 Honda XR200 stroked in an '89 CR125 chassis
1965 Mustang
1967 Triumph GT6
1976 Bronco
"If you didn't build it, it's not really yours"

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New from North TX 23 Nov 2019 09:23 #814401

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Vertex wrote: Hi all! I’m getting ready to restore my first bike, an 83 LTD 1100. It’s been sitting for about 22 years at my Dad’s place in CO and it’s really rough. Will be a ground up restore. This will be my first and I’m sure I’ll need some help along the way!

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As she stands today...
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New from North TX 29 Dec 2019 21:50 #816110

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Vertex wrote:

Vertex wrote: Hi all! I’m getting ready to restore my first bike, an 83 LTD 1100. It’s been sitting for about 22 years at my Dad’s place in CO and it’s really rough. Will be a ground up restore. This will be my first and I’m sure I’ll need some help along the way!

. As she stands today...

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New from North TX 30 Dec 2019 02:50 #816116

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Nice rack! :sick:

Ground up restore?

Throw that rack away, black bag over the seat cover, change oil, new battery and she'll be good as new!

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New from North TX 30 Dec 2019 06:08 #816122

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Welcome, don’t be afraid to ask questions. Some great members here always willing to help
1976 KZ 900 A4
1976 KZ 900 B1 LTD
1978 KZ 1000 B2 LTD
Kowledge Speaks, But Wisdom Listens.
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New from North TX 30 Dec 2019 09:15 #816133

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Rebuild the complete braking system, and learn how to clean all electrical system connections. and check for rats nests.
76 kz 900 1075 76 kz 900 a4 78 kz 1000 ltd

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New from North TX 30 Dec 2019 09:30 #816134

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Other than the side covers, that looks like it is complete, which is a real bonus going in. Do you know if it had any mechanical problems when it went into storage? What is your plan? Presentable stock? A better than new concourse restoration? A radically wild custom? There are many options at this point, but keep in mind that some will require quite a lot more work and money than others.

Having a realistic goal in mind can help keep the project on track and within budget.
1982 KZ1000 LTD parts donor
1981 KZ1000 LTD awaiting resurrection
2000 ZRX1100 not ridden enough

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