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81/82 KZ440 Project RUSTY 31 Jul 2020 08:01 #831926

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81/82 KZ440 Project RUSTY 01 Aug 2020 08:27 #832011

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It's alive!!!!!!
Well, almost. I didn't have any fuel line so I couldn't get her to run. But, after sitting since 2013, I'm EXTREMELY happy!

Today I'll be picking up some oil, filter, and fuel line to hopefully take her for a spin ina few days.

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81/82 KZ440 Project RUSTY 01 Aug 2020 21:56 #832075

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She's running!!!! I'm so freaking happy! I do need to rebuild the carbs. Cyl 2 (rt) is leaking from the bowl, have to fix the main fuel line, and set the idle.

And by chance, does anyone know who makes custom speedo & tach cables? The ones I have are too short.

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81/82 KZ440 Project RUSTY 02 Aug 2020 15:16 #832119

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Nice job getting it running!
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81/82 KZ440 Project RUSTY 02 Aug 2020 15:42 #832120

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A big thanks to you for drawing up a harness for me! I would have taken me a lot longer to finish if I had done it a different way. And a lot cheaper than buying a "custom" harness.

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81/82 KZ440 Project RUSTY 05 Aug 2020 18:42 #832312

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I tossed the Shadow Phantom seat again to see what all i had to do to get it to fit. And it turns out that with the stock tank, just some rear mounts!

Oh, and I fixed my Instagram account so y'all can see the videos.
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81/82 KZ440 Project RUSTY 07 Aug 2020 10:18 #832376

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Last night was body work night. I should have used a normal sized spreader instead of the small one for the side of the tank. I didn't take a picture after I sanded but I do need to add another thin layer. More body work tonight.
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81/82 KZ440 Project RUSTY 08 Aug 2020 06:13 #832403

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Finished the body work and laid down primer last night. Hoping to lightly sand the tank and a second coat of primer.
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81/82 KZ440 Project RUSTY 09 Aug 2020 07:41 #832470

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So the primer lifted on the entire left side of the tank. A little disappointed at myself but I haven't done body work like this in almost 15 years. So a little extra time sanding and cleaning before shooting another coat of primer. Hoping to do a light sanding then spray the first layer of color. Fairing was prepped for primer last night and the side covers were painted. I think one will have to be reshot because I think theres a run in the paint.

And I'm gonna design a third cluster since I'm not gonna run the Suzuki dual gauge.

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81/82 KZ440 Project RUSTY 09 Aug 2020 09:09 #832477

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Just a friendly pointer here - when making things out of metal, never leave sharp inside corners (see red circles). These are stress risers and cracks will develop. A better method would be to drill a hole and cut tangent to the hole, leaving a smooth inside radius. Good job getting the bike running!
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81/82 KZ440 Project RUSTY 09 Aug 2020 09:29 #832479

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Thanks for the reminder. If I use that set up I'll fix those.

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81/82 KZ440 Project RUSTY 09 Aug 2020 13:24 #832498

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Rattle can matte black. I need to lay down one maybe 2 more coats then the matte clear before this is done. Side covers look good, so they got a nice coat of matte clear. The fairing is gonna be next.
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