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Hello from San Diego 18 Oct 2020 23:02 #837213

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Hi all!

I was just gifted a non-running KZ650, and am starting out getting it going. This is a first bike for me, I don't even have a license yet! It should be a fun pandemic project.

I need a carb top and a gasket for the ignition housing face, not sure what you call that. I need a *ton* of other things as well, but these two things strike me as oddly specific and possibly difficult to find. Any tips for getting started?

I'm probably going to be harassing you guys with a ton of annoying nooby questions as I work through this, please be patient with me! And hello!

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Hello from San Diego 19 Oct 2020 06:06 #837219

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Welcome from a former Aztec!
We like 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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Hello from San Diego 19 Oct 2020 06:13 #837221

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Howdy. It helps to know exactly what 650 it is.
Model identification. jarlef z650 . also, CycleChaos.com.

Z1Enterprises.com has maintenance & other items for the KZs.
The same engine cover gasket was used on all KZ650s & 750-4s. see link below.

Here's the engine covers diagram for the 1981 KZ650-CSR.
Pulsing coil gasket = 11060-1053. click part number for the cross-reference.
www.partzilla.com/catalog/kawasaki/motor...e-covers-81-82-h1-h2

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Hello from San Diego 19 Oct 2020 06:29 #837222

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Dang, Martin is really on it this morning.
Also, depending on exactly which model you have, there may be a factory service manual you can download for free here at KZR. They are under the Articles tab.
It is important to know exactly which year and model you have, as there were some significant changes in the 650 line during its manufacturing life.
Oh, and welcome aboard.
1982 KZ1000 LTD parts donor
1981 KZ1000 LTD awaiting resurrection
2000 ZRX1100 not ridden enough

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Hello from San Diego 19 Oct 2020 08:58 #837233

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Aww man I did attach a photo and it seems to have gotten eaten! Trying again...

Thank you for all the info already! I'm so excited!

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Hello from San Diego 21 Oct 2020 23:51 #837450

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So I got some numbers, anyone want to help me figure out what these mean?

The frame has: KZ650C-011245 on the sticker and right below (left of?) the sticker in the frame itself.

The engine has: KZ650BE057424

Does this mean I have a KZ650-C2? That's what I gather from the KZ650.info serial numbers.

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Hello from San Diego 22 Oct 2020 06:38 #837462

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Seems like it is a C2

models.kz650.info/index.htm
Current project 76 KZ900 (This was a Vetter model)
76 KZ900
81 XJ550H SECA (Current Project)
82 XJ550R SECA
Past:
86 FJ1200
74 Z1900
72 CB450

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Hello from San Diego 22 Oct 2020 08:48 #837474

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Thank you!

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Hello from San Diego 22 Oct 2020 08:53 #837476

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Agree, the numbers you have posted would make is a 1978 C2. I am pretty sure the build date for it would be 09/77
1977 KZ650 B1
Pods and Denco header


This is my Z

OLD KAW OWNERS SMILE ALOT

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Hello from San Diego 22 Oct 2020 09:19 #837483

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I guess it is a silver color, but with the age of the paint it looks like a sea foam green, hahaha. That threw me off!

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Hello from San Diego 22 Oct 2020 10:41 #837494

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That's a good lookin' machine to start out—I love that color.
Is this thing working? Is this thing on?

1978 KZ1000 LTD

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Hello from San Diego 22 Oct 2020 13:32 #837503

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Stardust Silver
1976 KZ 900 A4
1976 KZ 900 B1 LTD
1978 KZ 1000 B2 LTD
Kowledge Speaks, But Wisdom Listens.
Jimi Hendrix.

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