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77 kz1k restomod 03 Feb 2020 05:34 #818461

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Yep, it's almost always a fun little event, except when it's cold and raining. Perhaps I will see you there. I try to make both runs, but usually I am lucky to make one.
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77 kz1k restomod 03 Feb 2020 05:49 #818462

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Rick H. wrote: Yep, it's almost always a fun little event, except when it's cold and raining. Perhaps I will see you there. I try to make both runs, but usually I am lucky to make one.
Rick H.


Yes I usually bail if it’s not decent weather. I’ve had good luck making it both times the last 10 years or so haha but I’ve definitely missed a few simply from lack of will.
Would be awesome to meet up though
I think it’s May 2nd?

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77 kz1k restomod 03 Feb 2020 08:55 #818476

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According to the website it is on May 3rd this year. As we get closer I will try to remember to contact you to see if you are going. I usually wait until the day before to make my decision, but the weather people have been wrong more than they have been correct. I am only about 100 miles away so it's no big deal to go, but it is a hoot to see some of the stuff people ride. The Crud Run is also want is responsible for fueling my desire to buy an old KZ-1000. I would just stand there gawking at the old Kawasaki's wishing I had one again. I always laugh a bit when someone trailers an old bike there because the ride was supposed to be a ride-in event, not trailer-in. If the weather co-operates there are some sweet old bikes there. Hopefully Mother Nature will smile on us this year!
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77 kz1k restomod 03 Feb 2020 18:47 #818508

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Everything looks really cool, love the stance. Maybe rethink the positioning of the oil cooler, it's surrounded by heat.....the clutch cable may benefit from being away from the exhaust too.
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77 KZ 1000 B1 LTD (awaiting electrical resurrection)

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77 kz1k restomod 04 Feb 2020 09:09 #818534

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appoligies for being the picky type! but are the plug wires correct? ithought the left coil did the inner plugs and the right the outer plugs or is it hte other way round mmm not sure!!!
76 KZ 400
78 KZ 650
82 Z 750(4)
80 KZ1000 ltd project
82 CSR 1000 work in progress

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77 kz1k restomod 05 Feb 2020 06:26 #818637

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bluezbike wrote: Everything looks really cool, love the stance. Maybe rethink the positioning of the oil cooler, it's surrounded by heat.....the clutch cable may benefit from being away from the exhaust too.


With the front end and exhaust there’s no where else to put the oil cooler unfortunately
I tried several locations but this was the only that didn’t interfere with something
The clutch line has a metal housing and I tied it up better to stay away from the exhaust

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77 kz1k restomod 05 Feb 2020 06:26 #818638

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deano68 wrote: appoligies for being the picky type! but are the plug wires correct? ithought the left coil did the inner plugs and the right the outer plugs or is it hte other way round mmm not sure!!!


Good eye
I noticed that a few days ago while looking at the picture and went out to change things around haha

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77 kz1k restomod 05 Feb 2020 06:29 #818639

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Powder coat parts are back
Will have better photos as things go back together
Few tiny electrical things todo yet as well as carbs and fuel lines

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77 kz1k restomod 29 Feb 2020 04:44 #820047

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Small update

Electrical is done, waiting on battery to test everything before I wrap and route the harness
Ordered the mikuni rs34 carbs, intake boots and air filters
Looking at a new seat and doing the zx10 rearset interface plates
Few small things to look at, tires, rear brakes, etc then she should be ready
Hoping to have it running by middle of March
Riding it by April 1
I’ll get pics soon

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77 kz1k restomod 25 Mar 2020 04:11 #821679

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Rear end officially together
Mock up rear set brackets fit great
Need to confirm wiring harness functionality and get the carbs together and installed


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77 kz1k restomod 26 Mar 2020 18:58 #821874

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Getting very close



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77 kz1k restomod 26 Mar 2020 19:19 #821876

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Nice job, looking great!!!
1976 KZ 900 A4
1976 KZ 900 B1 LTD
1978 KZ 1000 B2 LTD
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