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new michigan member 30 Nov 2019 19:16 #814781

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Hello all, I am new to kaws, and lots of good info here . Got a 1974 z900 with a 1000 top end and unknown internals.Also its a trike with a servi-car rear(51),and a girder front.I am sure I will ask and learn a lot here.
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new michigan member 01 Dec 2019 10:43 #814806

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Welcome fellow Michigander. Unusual KZ but looks well built. I bet it draws a lot of attention.
1976 KZ 900 A4
1976 KZ 900 B1 LTD
1978 KZ 1000 B2 LTD
Kowledge Speaks, But Wisdom Listens.
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new michigan member 01 Dec 2019 10:58 #814808

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Welcome aboard!
1982 KZ1000 LTD parts donor
1981 KZ1000 LTD awaiting resurrection
2000 ZRX1100 not ridden enough
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new michigan member 01 Dec 2019 14:15 #814812

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Dual rear brakes and an articulating blade out front? Great looking ride man!
76 kz 900 1075 76 kz 900 a4 78 kz 1000 ltd
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new michigan member 01 Dec 2019 14:54 #814813

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Nice ride! Welcome I’m new myself and have had quite a few ?’s answered here.
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new michigan member 01 Dec 2019 19:45 #814824

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Thanks everyone! Well the good is I love this thing, the bad is
1 I ripped the whole rats nest of a wiring harness out ( coils shot explains the leap frog response on road)
2 the paint was barely on there from drying over time
3 resulting in I'm knee deep in an engine pull and top end inspect and rebuild ( will compression test before tearing apart but its sat which is usually BAD !
I bet Im rushing a new fiberglass rear for it by march, painting it before spring. I have found so much on this site from searches already! I am a chopper guy now and a hot rodder in my teens. got a 95 roadking, 79 shovel rigid long bike,and now this fun thing!

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new michigan member 02 Dec 2019 21:35 #814865

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After a good power wash, ( still some paint left, this is mid process)the cases are old gray. The top end is clean. Im doing a full tear down and don't know if I'm going to polish the cases or do a chrome powder coat.Jugs up will be clean cast, then polished covers. I got a baldor and I use it ! I really bought this thing for a winter project, and now I am constantly thinking about whats getting done tonight!
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new michigan member 03 Dec 2019 05:18 #814869

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Welcome aboard! I see APE cam end plugs. They make some really fun stuff for these old engines, I wonder if there is more inside?

kzzone.com/
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new michigan member 05 Dec 2019 03:30 #814934

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Back in the day I knew guys that painted the motors so they didn't have to clean them and usually it was done with the motor still in the bike.
After all these years it turns out that the paint was a good protector of the actual finish and comes off easy.
If your going to repaint you could use a media blaster to ruff it up but if you are going to keep it bare aluminum I would stay away from anything that moves or changes the original finish, aircraft paint remover works well for this.
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new michigan member 05 Dec 2019 08:58 #814947

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Love those tires!
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new michigan member 05 Dec 2019 15:50 #814960

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Welcome from T.O. Canada.
I have a 1980 Kawasaki KZ750 Ltd. I bought new. I recently managed to get it out of my garage after 28 years and put it on the road again (2010). I feel like a kid all over again. Since I have acquired 3 78 KZ1000 Ltd, 1 1981 KZ1000 Ltd, and another 1980 KZ750 Ltd. Love the LTD's.

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