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KZ1000P conversion. 10 Jan 2019 11:34 #796491

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Can't set the time/date on this cheap cam. I'd ask about the hardware or I wouldn't buy it. We're having a mini heat wave but the cold will move in soon. Glad I don't have to deal with the white stuff.
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KZ1000P conversion. 18 Jan 2019 20:50 #797055

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old_kaw wrote: How do you rate the seat quality? Is the seat pan plastic or metal? Do the hinges have the mounting holes?

None of the pics on Z1E show the underside, and the mounting "kits" are almost half of the cost of the seat, when my original seat has the OEM hinges and latch already on it.


It's a metal pan. It seems to be of reasonable quality, although the seat cover is a standard vinyl replacement and not heavy duty.
The hinges and latch are included and already installed on the pan.
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KZ1000P conversion. 20 Jan 2019 09:24 #797141

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Just saw this on FB. Wants $3100 or a nice 4X4 quad.
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KZ1000P conversion. 26 Jan 2019 00:57 #797533

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That looks well worth the asking price. It actually looks similar to a build I saw on here, if I recall.
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KZ1000P conversion. 26 Jan 2019 07:16 #797545

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SWest wrote: Just saw this on FB. Wants $3100 or a nice 4X4 quad.
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Off hand a few things to note on it.. Rear struts / no shocks, extended swingarm,, and it needs a podectomy. :-) I like the seat and rear cowl. It is a nice bike, but a tach and shift light? The footpegs and paint look great. What header is that?
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KZ1000P conversion. 27 Jan 2019 01:11 #797665

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Looks like a "sidewinder" style drag pipe.
Shift light, hardtail, extended arm and fat tire all fit the "drag bike" theme.
It can probably be launched pretty hard, to be truthful.
Pods look too small to cruise around on CV carbs , but I doubt it cruises much with the hardtail rear.

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KZ1000P conversion. 28 Jan 2019 09:07 #797753

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Jimbo302 wrote: Looks like a "sidewinder" style drag pipe.
Shift light, hardtail, extended arm and fat tire all fit the "drag bike" theme.
It can probably be launched pretty hard, to be truthful.
Pods look too small to cruise around on CV carbs , but I doubt it cruises much with the hardtail rear.


I agree, the pods are way too small to flow and filter the intake air./ fuel charge. Quite the "upgrade". A stock box would flow more air, smooth it out the air flow, and make the engine more efficient at the same time. Those cotton / oil soaked sponges are a restriction, and just guessing here, a real high flow rate may actually cause the carbs to draw a slight vacuum within the pods causing the vacuum slide / needle to close causing inconsistent fuel delivery.

As far as launching hard.. I hate the thought of trying to launch my bike hard on a sticky track. It would flat stand straight up the second I dropped the clutch and I could either walk it down the track, or let it go and dump it. LOL I had this happen on my XLH.. it stood straight up in the air, and by the time I got it back under control,, and down the track it ran a 18 something 1/4 mile. I'm sure it was quite the spectacle to watch. :woohoo:
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KZ1000P conversion. 03 Feb 2019 03:16 #798097

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I was gone for some time recently. When I got back, I took the bike out.
It took a long time to start and when I rode it it felt like the plugs had fouled.
I'm going to pull them and take a look, but I suspect the carbs leaking fuel into the intake while sitting.

Going to have to dig back into the carbs, now. I need to put a good set of jets in anyway.
I want to replace the factory petcock with an off/on style to give me some confidence there as well.

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KZ1000P conversion. 03 Feb 2019 03:19 #798098

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old_kaw wrote:
As far as launching hard.. I hate the thought :

Don't write it off.
I've spent many miles launching two wheelers, it's quite exhilarating pulling a 1.5 60 with them.
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KZ1000P conversion. 03 Feb 2019 08:41 #798119

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Jimbo302 wrote: I was gone for some time recently. When I got back, I took the bike out.
It took a long time to start and when I rode it it felt like the plugs had fouled.
I'm going to pull them and take a look, but I suspect the carbs leaking fuel into the intake while sitting.

Going to have to dig back into the carbs, now. I need to put a good set of jets in anyway.
I want to replace the factory petcock with an off/on style to give me some confidence there as well.


Def sounds like it was wet with fuel. Mine used to do this until I rebuilt the vacuum petcock. It would drip fuel from the air-box drain and drip fuel on the floor. Don't light a match. boom. lol
I also store it as upright as I can to keep the float bowls / carbs as level as possible. (2X4 unter the kickstand) The center-stand would be best, but not possible in my 10X10' shed with no freakin room for it to swing back on the center stand. The floors are also 1/2" plywood. :-(

Of course, the o-rings on the needle / seats needs to seal perfectly. I used a dremel tool to polish the bores when I had the carbs apart.
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KZ1000P conversion. 03 Feb 2019 08:43 #798120

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Jimbo302 wrote:

old_kaw wrote:
As far as launching hard.. I hate the thought :

Don't write it off.
I've spent many miles launching two wheelers, it's quite exhilarating pulling a 1.5 60 with them.


Many miles.. 60' at a time. lol

Yep, that would be a BIG rush to launch that hard. It would take a set of bars to keep the front wheel on the ground. :woohoo:
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KZ1000P conversion. 14 Feb 2019 17:18 #798677

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old_kaw wrote:

Jimbo302 wrote:

old_kaw wrote:
As far as launching hard.. I hate the thought :

Don't write it off.
I've spent many miles launching two wheelers, it's quite exhilarating pulling a 1.5 60 with them.


Many miles.. 60' at a time. lol

Yep, that would be a BIG rush to launch that hard. It would take a set of bars to keep the front wheel on the ground. :woohoo:


No bars needed, just body position and measured clutch action.

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KZ1000P conversion. 14 Feb 2019 17:19 #798679

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Ive been looking at petcock replacements, namely pingle adapter plates for what I believe is a 44mm bolt spacing.
I want a standard off / on non vacuum valve.
Any suggestions?

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KZ1000P conversion. 03 Mar 2019 01:30 #799558

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I put a cheap petcock on it for now to replace the original, along with an in line fuel filter, new plugs, oil and oil filter.

It's idling and revving well. Will see how it does on the next test ride.
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KZ1000P conversion. 06 Mar 2019 14:13 #799834

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The seat and fender look great! Hoping to replace mine shortly. Thanks for sharing!
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KZ1000P conversion. 22 Mar 2019 14:21 #800855

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My in line filter and clear fuel line ended up being longer than I wanted and fuel delivery seems off. It takes forever to get fuel on the first start.
Time to find a different more flexible line and re do it.

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