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1976 Kz 900 A4 27 Dec 2020 18:30 #840692

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Yes my has the blinker alarm on the right side bars mount


That sounds like the emergency flasher thats mounter on the right hand bar mount.


YES! Another part that was promptly removed as being useless/excess weight. I always thought they looked like a cigarette lighter.

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1976 Kz 900 A4 28 Dec 2020 16:17 #840750

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Good news, After a couple short painless emails I received an electronic voucher for $70 at Sears.com to replace the torque wrench. All it took was a few photos and a description of the reason for the warranty claim. They asked for proof of purchase. Of course that is long gone so my reply to that question was "I have the item in my possession and I'm not in jail, i guess that's my proof of purchase." :laugh:
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1976 Kz 900 A4 28 Dec 2020 16:34 #840754

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1976 Kz 900 A4 31 Dec 2020 17:33 #840943

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Calipers built. Maybe a little shinnyer then should be I cheated some and dressed them up for the photo shoot with a little lemon pledge. :laugh: :whistle:







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1976 Kz 900 A4 31 Dec 2020 20:49 #840945

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They look nice! Are they powder coated?
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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1976 Kz 900 A4 31 Dec 2020 21:16 #840947

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Thank you HRM. No they are VHT Caliper paint that has cured several months. Mounting brackets are Powder coated.
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1976 Kz 900 A4 01 Jan 2021 05:16 #840952

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I had my Z1B ones powder coated, but a purist would frown. So far so good...no chips or flakes.
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1976 Kz 900 A4 01 Jan 2021 08:56 #840963

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I had my Z1B ones powder coated, but a purist would frown. So far so good...no chips or flakes.


Your Z’s are different. But your ‘80 should have the same bracket that mounts the caliper and aslo retains pad A. Well I messed up when shipping to powder coat and the ID of the hole for the pad got coated. It reduced the clearance and the pad would not fit. I found out how tough that powder coating is trying to remove it. So I don’t think you going to get any chipping.
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1976 Kz 900 A4 01 Jan 2021 09:15 #840966

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Yes, the calipers are different but I didn't realize the mounts were different.

Same thing happened with mine....had to use a grinder to open the hole back out again..
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1976 Kz 900 A4 01 Jan 2021 09:22 #840968

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Yes, the calipers are different but I didn't realize the mounts were different.

Same thing happened with mine....had to use a grinder to open the hole back out again..


I stand corrected, thank you. I just looked through the Z manual, they do have a similar configuration with the bracket retaining pad A.
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1976 Kz 900 A4 01 Jan 2021 09:37 #840970

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OUCH Matt! Powdercoat is tough!!!, nothing a 1/4" air grinder and some barrel sand rolls at 20,000 rpm's can't handle!
My Guy over the years, liked me! I always took him everything cleaned and glass beaded. I put screws in any threads.
Plus he gave me some off the 400° tape that I would tape off stuff I did not want covered. He pre-baked low heat to get moisture out, Then did it to it! I always wanted to start with the Eastwood Kit, I had an electric oven I stripped, but never followed through.
But! MAN you are getting SERIOUS on your restoration!!!! EXCELLENT JOB SO FAR!!!!!
Good for you!
It's going to be very nice! I don't recall any paint details? Hope your going to match OEM! Brown or Green?
If you knew the stuff I threw out and gave away, late 80's and into the 90's! Plus I scored big time in the early 2000's when I started eBay selling! I helped a lot of guys with parts all over the world, mostly Australia.
Can't wait to see the finished motorcycle!
Happy New Year!
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1976 Kz 900 A4 01 Jan 2021 09:40 #840972

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YES! Mike. Everyone took them off! In the early 2000's, I used to get over a $100 dollars selling the switch and same for the annoying whimpy buzzer/beeper.
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Starts everytime!

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