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1978 KZ1000-A2 "Barn find" 15 Apr 2021 05:07 #846765

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I think I have a similar MC in my shop.  Will check this morning when I open up and let you know.  

I just realized you were talking rear MC.  My spare is a front one.
I have a couple of Z1B's restored, an '80 KZ1000LTD restored, a 1981 KZ550 restored and a 2008 KLR 650 for off road fun. My wife has a 2019 Suzuki DR 650 for on and off road.
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1978 KZ1000-A2 "Barn find" 15 Apr 2021 08:40 #846792

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You can take the MC apart and clean. Then just reassemble. Here are the tiny critical holes that get over looked.

Just noticed I referenced Nessism in the note on the picture. Must have posted this picture before






 
1976 KZ 900 A4 kzrider.com/forum/11-projects/613548-1976-kz-900-a4
1976 KZ 900 B1 LTD
1978 KZ 1000 B2 LTD
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1978 KZ1000-A2 "Barn find" 15 Apr 2021 13:23 #846824

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Yup. Was definitely the relief hole that was plugged. Pulled the whole thing apart and cleaned it again. Was a real pain clearing out that relief hole. Tried sticking a pin in it with no success. Tried stabbing it with a small awl, and the tip broke off in there. Scratched my head for quite some time on what to do. Ended managing to direct some air at the thing and push the tip through. Bled the brake, and that seemed to make quite a difference, with it actually sucking fluid back when I release the brake. It did before too, but not as well as it does now. 

Thanks folks. Hopefully that chapter is closed. Feel like a real goon when I can't get the thing of the line. 

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1978 KZ1000-A2 "Barn find" 28 Apr 2021 13:34 #847636

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Been getting lots of riding in. Still getting feel for the bike. 

With DigiPro running in my phone in a handlebar mount, I noticed that the speedometer was way off. Luckily, I used clamps instead of crimp rings, so I adjusted the speedo needle today, and it now seems to be pretty close to accurate, at least up to 50kms. 

Wondering if this is normal for it to read so far off? Attached is the picture of where the needle is set now to get an accurate read. 
 
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1978 KZ1000-A2 "Barn find" 28 Apr 2021 14:03 #847638

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I've been pretty slack reading posts recently and totally missed when you finished your bike. Very nice work! Good that you got it finished and are out riding now the weather seems to be improving.
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