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KZ650 cafe-racer 05 Nov 2021 17:39 #857476

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Frickin' jewelry.
Retired gearhead
'81 KZ-750 E2
'87 Suzuki Savage 650 Street Tracker
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KZ650 cafe-racer 22 Nov 2021 12:44 #858206

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Thank you!

And here are some detailed photos of the Kawasaki KZ650 engine.

For all polished covers I chose chrome plated small hex head flange bolts. These are genuine Kawasaki bolts with length  identical to the length of original screws. Chrome plated bolts look awesome.


 

 
Kawasaki KZ650 cafe-racer: in progress

Kawasaki Zephyr 750 (810ccm, 4in4, spoked wheels)
Honda CB815 "Eight Fifteen" cafe-racer
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Kawasaki KZ650 cafe-racer: in progress

Kawasaki Zephyr 750 (810ccm, 4in4, spoked wheels)
Honda CB815 "Eight Fifteen" cafe-racer
Yamaha XJ "Eight Ball" cafe-racer

www.gazzz-garage.com
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KZ650 cafe-racer 22 Nov 2021 12:45 #858208

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I picked bolts of the same design even for the PMC tachometer port plug.

 

And starter motor cover.

 
Kawasaki KZ650 cafe-racer: in progress

Kawasaki Zephyr 750 (810ccm, 4in4, spoked wheels)
Honda CB815 "Eight Fifteen" cafe-racer
Yamaha XJ "Eight Ball" cafe-racer

www.gazzz-garage.com
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KZ650 cafe-racer 22 Nov 2021 12:46 #858209

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For intake manifolds I chose   small hex head flange bolts in black colour.

 

As for the painted parts, I chose Kawasaki ZR7 flanged bolts that come zinc plated but in matte finish.

 
Kawasaki KZ650 cafe-racer: in progress

Kawasaki Zephyr 750 (810ccm, 4in4, spoked wheels)
Honda CB815 "Eight Fifteen" cafe-racer
Yamaha XJ "Eight Ball" cafe-racer

www.gazzz-garage.com
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New genuine exhaust holders in combination with Honda high flanged cap nuts look great too:

 


Oil temperature gauge installed in place of oil filler plug.

 
Kawasaki KZ650 cafe-racer: in progress

Kawasaki Zephyr 750 (810ccm, 4in4, spoked wheels)
Honda CB815 "Eight Fifteen" cafe-racer
Yamaha XJ "Eight Ball" cafe-racer

www.gazzz-garage.com
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And a few more photos (including some with reflections in polished covers) wouldn’t hurt.

 

 
Kawasaki KZ650 cafe-racer: in progress

Kawasaki Zephyr 750 (810ccm, 4in4, spoked wheels)
Honda CB815 "Eight Fifteen" cafe-racer
Yamaha XJ "Eight Ball" cafe-racer

www.gazzz-garage.com
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Kawasaki KZ650 cafe-racer: in progress

Kawasaki Zephyr 750 (810ccm, 4in4, spoked wheels)
Honda CB815 "Eight Fifteen" cafe-racer
Yamaha XJ "Eight Ball" cafe-racer

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KZ650 cafe-racer 22 Nov 2021 15:09 #858224

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Beautiful clean work as usual Gazzz. Would that stator cover you used work on an 1982 GPZ 750 ?
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KZ650 cafe-racer 23 Nov 2021 13:52 #858259

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Thank you! Yes, I think that cover will fit all further 750ccm developments of the KZ650 engine (up to ZR7).
Kawasaki KZ650 cafe-racer: in progress

Kawasaki Zephyr 750 (810ccm, 4in4, spoked wheels)
Honda CB815 "Eight Fifteen" cafe-racer
Yamaha XJ "Eight Ball" cafe-racer

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Thanks for the reply Gazzz. To save going back through the thread, what model was it off ?

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KZ650 cafe-racer 24 Nov 2021 00:19 #858278

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1978 KZ650 C2 and B2
Kawasaki KZ650 cafe-racer: in progress

Kawasaki Zephyr 750 (810ccm, 4in4, spoked wheels)
Honda CB815 "Eight Fifteen" cafe-racer
Yamaha XJ "Eight Ball" cafe-racer

www.gazzz-garage.com
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