Yesterday i fetched up a Kawasaki 440 for 300€. 2 morors, foot rests, a stupidly sawed off rear, super ugly bench, 2 carburettors with the short sliders and a lot of headlights, indicators and other Gelump:
Of course, it can't stay that way. First the whole thing is taken apart to connect the frame with a reasonable loop again. I will repair rust spots on the frame and repaint with 2k can paint.
I got an international carburetor before I had the bucket in the garage. It has a diameter of 36 instead of 32mm and prevents the torque from dropping at higher revs. The German carrots were castrated with the smaller carburettor (with mega complex cold start mechanism) and short sliders on at that time insurance-favorable 27PS.
Unfortunately, I destroyed a throttle valve shaft of when I was trying to get the thing going. Lesson money for the impatience : 100 € for another carburettor ( Nr.4 ).
But I saved 35€ yesterday when I discovered a second brake disc in one of the boxes. Together with the brake system of a GPZ 900 I can control the murderous power of almost 40hp with a double instead of a single disc brake.
One one the previous owners has already replaced most of the screws with VA-Inbus Screws and secured them with spring washers. I think that makes sense since the KZ isnt free of vibrations. But i think i will use loctite instead of spring weashers...what do u think?