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New guy... long time reader 04 Nov 2023 16:16 #891285

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Hey guys, I have been meaning to join KZRIDER for long time, but there is so much good info on here that I kept putting it off because I always found what I needed. I have some things I want to get right on a 77 KZ650C, and one of your members has what I need. I built the KZ back in 2021, buts it been sitting for 2 years. I want to get it back to a daily rider. It does not need much, just a few things to make it right. 

Anyway as you can see from the photos, its a before and after project. I know some of the purist are cringing, but the build was all about building the KZ like my brother did in the late 70’s  Its kind of period correct with the mods he did back in the day with some modern touches. I call it a resto rider mod. Its not a nut and bolt restoration. I just wanted to make it a daily rider with some old and new parts. I fix and changed everything it needed, and kept everything that was in good working order. It’s a blast to ride and brings back good memories.
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New guy... long time reader 04 Nov 2023 16:36 #891286

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Welcome to KZR 
Your pictures missed the boat
Try again 
Dave

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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 guy... long time reader 04 Nov 2023 17:25 #891288

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They look pretty boaty tome
1982 KZ1000 LTD parts donor
1981 KZ1000 LTD awaiting resurrection
2000 ZRX1100 not ridden enough
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They look pretty boaty tome
Funny 
Their were no pictures attached when I OKed the posting 

NICE  BIKE PICTURES   

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 guy... long time reader 04 Nov 2023 19:19 #891296

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Welcome from Massachusetts.  I think I saw a youtube on your build a while ago. Bike looks good.  
Scotty

1974 Z1A
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welded Z1 crank
Andrews 1X Cams
Delkevic 4 into 1
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New guy... long time reader 04 Nov 2023 20:18 #891300

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Looking at the pics I can already tell you… POD FILTERS.!
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Welcome from the UK, bike looks really nice and as you say "period" 
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Looking at the pics I can already tell you… POD FILTERS.!


 
You are correct, the bike runs great... starts easy, idles nice, cruises nice, but between 2500-4500 when you just twist the throttle a bit it has that little flat spot. 

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New guy... long time reader 05 Nov 2023 05:58 #891313

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Looking at the pics I can already tell you… POD FILTERS.!



 
You are correct, the bike runs great... starts easy, idles nice, cruises nice, but between 2500-4500 when you just twist the throttle a bit it has that little flat spot. 

 
Air corrector jets will get rid of that flat spot.
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New guy... long time reader 07 Nov 2023 05:27 #891400

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No cringe here. The bike looks great! 
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 guy... long time reader 07 Nov 2023 15:26 #891434

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Welcome Yo-Ken.

Nice looking KZ650 C1!

Rob
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'78 KZ650 C2, 130K kms, Delkevic ex, EI, CVK32, PMC easy clutch, ATK fork brace, steering damper, braced swingarm, 18" Z1R front wheel.
'00 ZRX1100
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New guy... long time reader 07 Nov 2023 16:09 #891435

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Very nicely done.
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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