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77 kz1k restomod 08 May 2020 05:04 #825221

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Took the inaugural ride last night
Quick one around the block
Bikes a lot stiffer than I thought it’d be
Everything worked great
Super loud though
Might make up a baffle for it
Next trip will be longer, hard to ride long during break in periods

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77 kz1k restomod 18 May 2020 07:55 #826000

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Update
Put about 20 miles on the bike so far
Noting to major but a few minor issues:

Waiting for signal relay for turn signals
Front right signal/running light shorted and melted the signal lens
Waiting for fittings for rear brake line
Oil cooler had a small leak at the in and out line connections
Need exhaust hanger welded on the frame
Clutch lever still very stiff even with stock springs installed
Need fatter jets, ordering 130, 135 and 140 to fix top end sputtering
Going to check timing of the Dyna rotor

Not bad considering how far this has come and how much went into this project
Due date is 6/13
Hoping to get 1000 miles on it by then

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77 kz1k restomod 21 May 2020 10:48 #826267

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Going for a decent ride tomorrow
Probably 2-300 miles
Getting some bigger jets
Tune the suspension
Stop by fab shop to get the exhaust hanger welded on
Hoping I don’t get stranded anywhere ha

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77 kz1k restomod 21 May 2020 10:51 #826268

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good luck man!!!

leon
skiatook,oklahoma 1980 z1r,1978 kz 1000 z1r x 3,
1976 kz 900 x 3
i make what i can,and save the rest!

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77 kz1k restomod 21 May 2020 16:24 #826300

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Just be cautious on the right hand side, that pipe will touch down relatively easily in right handers....

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77 kz1k restomod 23 May 2020 07:24 #826388

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Trip went well
150 miles
Few minor things and it’s all done
Pretty cool bike
Turns a lot of heads
Everybody I saw asked about it
Feels super nimble at speed
Definitely felt much better after suspension tuning

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77 kz1k restomod 27 May 2020 07:40 #826645

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Closing in on 350 miles
Still haven’t solved my top end issues; going to check timing and maybe bump to 145 jet and put needles at 4th mark
It definitely wants to be ridden though

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77 kz1k restomod Today 05:59 #827196

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Nearing 500 miles
Going to do oil and filter
New turn signals and then gift it to dad next Saturday
What a journey
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77 kz1k restomod Today 07:45 #827204

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Great build, I enjoyed reading the thread.

Glad to hear its running so well! the little problems occur with every build tho right?!!?
1975 KZ400
1981 KZ750
1984 GPZ750

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