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New Member and My KZ550! 27 Jul 2021 12:22 #852632

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Hi Everyone,I just got my first motorcycle a few weeks ago to celebrate my new job, a 1982 KZ550-A3 in great condition! This forum has already been super helpful for the small amount of work I’ve done on my bike, and I hope that I’ll soon be able to pay it forward. I’m excited to become part of the community!- Max
1982 KZ550 A3
Central MA / Boston
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New Member and My KZ550! 27 Jul 2021 14:18 #852643

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Welcome to the KZ Madness
Dave

Original owner 78 1000 LTD
Mr Turbo Race Kit, MTC 1075 Turbo pistons by PitStop Performance , Falicon Ultra Lite Super Crank, APE everything. Les Holt @ PDM's Billet Goodies . Frame by Chuck Kurzawa @ Logghe Chassis . Deep sump 5qt oil pan. RIP Bill Hahn

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New Member and My KZ550! 27 Jul 2021 18:28 #852664

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Welcome, and nice bike! 
A breeze from the west.
‘90 ZR550 Zephyr aka Zephanie

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New Member and My KZ550! 27 Jul 2021 18:41 #852667

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Welcome. Great looking bike. Please do not be afraid to pay it forward. 
1976 KZ 900 A4 kzrider.com/forum/11-projects/613548-1976-kz-900-a4
1976 KZ 900 B1 LTD
1978 KZ 1000 B2 LTD
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New Member and My KZ550! 28 Jul 2021 07:07 #852688

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Welcome. Great looking bike. 
I ran into a chap with one of those at a VJMC rally a decade or so ago and he had a stupid number of miles on it. 
Jim
North 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 Member and My KZ550! 28 Jul 2021 13:00 #852713

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Welcome!
...and what a sweet ride you have there!
 
'81 GPz 550 D1 Click this link: kzrider.com/gallery/gallery-categories/k.../1981-gpz550-d1-9051
'82 Yamaha YB100 Fizzie
'79 Suzuki GT200 X5 TWO STROKE TWIN - SMOKER!

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New Member and My KZ550! 28 Jul 2021 13:17 #852715

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Welcome Max. A really nice bike you have..

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New Member and My KZ550! 28 Jul 2021 15:22 #852729

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Welcome.  Nice bike!!!!

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New Member and My KZ550! 29 Jul 2021 07:36 #852770

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Thank you all for the warm welcome!
1982 KZ550 A3
Central MA / Boston

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New Member and My KZ550! 29 Jul 2021 08:05 #852773

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@loudhvx I would like to thank you for keeping all that helpful info in your signature links. I was replacing a snapped clutch cable last week, and my Clymer manual was very misleading. Your clarifications on clutch release adjustment saved me a lot of headache. It was very unclear that turning the adjustment screw "out" meant clockwise and "in" meant counterclockwise... I couldn't figure out why my new clutch cable wasn't working - I was about ready to give up and go to a shop!
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New Member and My KZ550! 29 Jul 2021 18:21 #852816

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That's a really sharp color scheme.  Is that the factory paint?
'78 Z1-R in blue, '78 Z1-R in black, '78 Z1-R in pieces
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New Member and My KZ550! 29 Jul 2021 20:32 #852827

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That's a really sharp color scheme.  Is that the factory paint?
 

Sure is!
1982 KZ550 A3
Central MA / Boston

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