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1976 Kz 900 A4 28 Feb 2021 08:12 #844239

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Chrome on fenders and rims was less than perfect back then. Few shops are able to do it correctly. Most make it look too nice. I had my fenders and rims rechromed and they are OK but overdone relative to OEM.
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 28 Feb 2021 08:33 #844241

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Wow... it’s on backwards... oldtimers? I think so... still getting replaced because the chrome is crap...

Tripp did a great job on my stuff so far. He did the rear rim and didnt over do it. Is just right.
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1976 Kz 900 A4 28 Feb 2021 12:50 #844258

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Got the front brake hoses, and splitter installed. Turn signals, rear seat stay and turned the front fender around. Then I played around and mocked up some body pieces I picked up over the winter. They were boxed back up till they can be painted.

















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1976 Kz 900 A4 28 Feb 2021 14:47 #844261

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Air ride suspension? You might live on a hill.
76 kz 900 1075 76 kz 900 a4 78 kz 1000 ltd

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1976 Kz 900 A4 28 Feb 2021 15:15 #844264

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Air ride suspension? You might live on a hill.


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1976 Kz 900 A4 28 Feb 2021 15:55 #844266

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That's going to be one sweet bike!
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 28 Feb 2021 18:59 #844272

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It's looking better than factory fresh!
Back in the saddle and loving it! KZ1000A1
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1976 Kz 900 A4 01 Mar 2021 15:03 #844305

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Seeing how the chassis is move pretty well, I thought I’d start gearing up for the engine build. I dug up the cylinder block studs pulled so the cases could be V-blasted and found 7 out of 12 bent. Several were galled up pretty bad. What are my options.
  • $120 ish for OEM?
  • $100 ish for APE?
  • Can OEM Head nuts be used on the APE?
  • Shop evilbay for NOS@ a reasonable price ?
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1976 Kz 900 A4 01 Mar 2021 15:06 #844306

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Use ape studs.
Cheaper and stronger.
OEM nuts fit them as normal.

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1976 Kz 900 A4 01 Mar 2021 15:15 #844307

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Use ape studs.
Cheaper and stronger.
OEM nuts fit them as normal.


Thank you. Final answer? Because we all want to be a millionaire :silly:
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1976 Kz 900 A4 01 Mar 2021 15:31 #844308

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It's something that's not noticeable by a rivet counter so you could go in confidence with APE. If you wanted 100% restoration (like my Chilliwack buddy) you would use OEM.
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 02 Mar 2021 08:00 #844325

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Looking VERY nice, Mikaw! If you do go with the APE studs, pay attention to the installation depth. You know, just because. :whistle:
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