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89 KZ1000P bobber? 25 Aug 2019 13:23 #809827

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Figured I would just post here and put all the stuff I do to this bike in this thread. I'm really not going to change much I like the way I bought it. But as you know we rarely can leave our old bikes the way they are. There's always something we want to change. I did add a small case to the top of the rear fender and I plan to change the shocks for something that rides better. Need to add a drink holder and maybe a set of crash bars if I find them. Not sure what you would call this style but I figured bobber was pretty close. I like the floorboards but pretty much everything else of the police model has been stripped off. And now for some pictures. Auto correct changed bobber to Barbara so I guess she has a name now. :laugh:
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89 KZ1000P bobber? 25 Aug 2019 14:36 #809839

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Nice B)
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89 KZ1000P bobber? 25 Aug 2019 17:54 #809846

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Hey just realized I can get a bottle of mixer in there too!

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89 KZ1000P bobber? 26 Aug 2019 17:10 #809896

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Added a center stand and used Pattons penny trick to get the spring on.

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89 KZ1000P bobber? 26 Aug 2019 17:52 #809900

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jimdgreat1 wrote:
Added a center stand and used Pattons penny trick to get the spring on.


Did i (we) miss the penny trick??

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89 KZ1000P bobber? 26 Aug 2019 18:41 #809902

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It is pretty simple. Before disassembly, gather six or eight coins (depends n thickness of coins, length of spring, et c). With the stand fully deployed, insert a coin in every second or third coil. When you fold up the stand, the coins will prevent the spring from closing, and if there are enough coins, the spring will almost fall off.. Leave the coins in the spring until you are ready to install, then Bob's your uncle, it will slip on without a problem. Deploy the stand and remove the coins. Ride like a madman!
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89 KZ1000P bobber? 27 Aug 2019 03:59 #809915

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That's it. Though I had to bend the spring and push pennies in from each side. My spring wasn't on to begin with.
Need to find a rubber bumper for the up stop. There is a .550 diameter hole for one on the exhaust. Wonder where I'll find that?

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89 KZ1000P bobber? 27 Aug 2019 06:37 #809923

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Do you know what model the mufflers came from? Maybe the bumper is still available for them.
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89 KZ1000P bobber? 27 Aug 2019 07:22 #809934

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Not for sure. I think they are aftermarket pipes. Need to get some pics and try to read the name and number.

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89 KZ1000P bobber? 27 Aug 2019 07:36 #809937

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Those look like they are from an LTD. If so, that tab toward the front is a muffler mount. The stand bumper would be farther back, near the rear muffler mount. If those are from an LTD 1000, Partzilla lists the bumper as still available.

www.partzilla.com/catalog/kawasaki/motor...d-kz1000-k2/mufflers
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89 KZ1000P bobber? 27 Aug 2019 15:08 #809948

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The dampener mount is underneath and behind the muffler like the diagram shows. Thanks.

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89 KZ1000P bobber? 27 Aug 2019 16:32 #809957

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Looks like the muffler is bolted to the swingarm.
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89 KZ1000P bobber? 27 Aug 2019 17:16 #809959

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:lol: Maybe that's why it rides so rough. :lol:

It is! I need to fix that.

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89 KZ1000P bobber? 27 Aug 2019 17:45 #809961

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The muffler isn't toast?
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89 KZ1000P bobber? 27 Aug 2019 17:55 #809963

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The chain guard/muffler mount (ugh) is pretty close to the swingarm pivot point, so there shouldn't be much linear motion/up-and-down stress on the muffler.

Still not a great idea, though. :unsure:
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89 KZ1000P bobber? 27 Aug 2019 18:18 #809964

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Frame has been cut.
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89 KZ1000P bobber? 27 Aug 2019 18:26 #809966

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baldy110 wrote: Looks like the muffler is bolted to the swingarm.


A big thank you to baldy110.

I remember noticing that the muffler was holding up the front of the chain guard and thought that wasn't right. Didn't realize it was also bolted to the swingarm. Should have caught that. Seems like the guy I bought it from said the pipes were fairly new to the motorcycle. The exhaust still seems solid. I'm curious to see how much better it rides now.
I'll get a longer brace and attach it to the frame.

For now it's just hanging.

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89 KZ1000P bobber? 27 Aug 2019 18:37 #809968

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Sankei exhaust for a? I'm going to search the number.

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89 KZ1000P bobber? 27 Aug 2019 18:47 #809972

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You can make a clamp for the frame out a piece of strap. It needs to be supported.
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89 KZ1000P bobber? 29 Aug 2019 18:17 #810074

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Quick and dirty strap. I'll round the ends and paint it when I get more stuff out of storage. I'm currently working out of state from my regular habitat. Most of my stuff is still in storage.

Also pulled the front sprocket cover off in preparation to replace what I think is the original chain.

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