Just to introduce myself - Canadian, mid 50s , family of four. Always wanted a bike to carry my soul, not just a body.
Recently my daughter's boyfriend purchased his second bike and asked me if I interested in some project for the winter. I told that I have pile of things to do but wondered what he was offering. He told - his first bike which is more a project, thought complete and running. I just could't resist. We made a fair trade - I gave him a gallon of freshly squezed apple sider.
Now I am a proud owner of KZ400 1978 year model. When first excitment will settle I will start posting pictures and questions, Stay tuned...
Unless you can confirm at they are realatively new, I would add brake pads and shoes to the list. The glue that holds the friction material onto the shoes (backing plates) gets brittle with age and can let go suddenly, possibly locking up the brake when you least expect or want it to.
1982 KZ1000 LTD parts donor
1981 KZ1000 LTD awaiting resurrection
2000 ZRX1100 not ridden enough
Here are things that need to be taken care of:
1. Replace tach cable
2. New ignition coil (old one is misfiring according to previous owner)
3. Front break piston is leaking and pads require inspection (Thanks Texas KZ)
4. Tune and sync carbs
5. Replace headlight switch
6. Check and replace bulbs all around.
I would apprecuate if somebody will recommend good mail order store in Canada that is not prohibitly expensive.