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1976 Kz 900 A4 25 Sep 2022 17:38 #874527

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A small practice run. Repaired and cleaned a rear harness and wrapped it. Also fixed a headlight plug. The rear harness turned out great. The non adhesive wrap is easy to use. Just need better skills to get it smoother

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1976 KZ 900 B1 LTD
1978 KZ 1000 B2 LTD
1980 KZ 750 E1
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1976 Kz 900 A4 26 Sep 2022 04:17 #874548

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I stumbled across this site while looking for sleeving several years ago.  www.vintageconnections.com/Products/Sleeving-and-Wrap
I have several restored bikes along with a 2006 Goldwing with a sidecar. My wife has a 2019 Suzuki DR 650 for on and off road.

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1976 Kz 900 A4 26 Sep 2022 08:54 #874568

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A small practice run. Repaired and cleaned a rear harness and wrapped it. Also fixed a headlight plug. The rear harness turned out great. The non adhesive wrap is easy to use. Just need better skills to get it smoother


 
Looking good, did you hold one end in a vice etc so you could pull the loom out straight while you were wrapping ? also when you are wrapping try to roll the tape on with your thumb with a little tension on the tape (it's a bit awkward but gets good results)

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1976 Kz 900 A4 26 Sep 2022 09:01 #874569

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I stumbled across this site while looking for sleeving several years ago.  www.vintageconnections.com/Products/Sleeving-and-Wrap
I think  learned of Vintage from you originally. Yes all my supplies are from them. It matches OEM almost perfect.

 
1976 KZ 900 A4 kzrider.com/forum/11-projects/613548-1976-kz-900-a4
1976 KZ 900 B1 LTD
1978 KZ 1000 B2 LTD
1980 KZ 750 E1
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Jimi Hendrix.
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1976 Kz 900 A4 26 Sep 2022 09:06 #874571

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A small practice run. Repaired and cleaned a rear harness and wrapped it. Also fixed a headlight plug. The rear harness turned out great. The non adhesive wrap is easy to use. Just need better skills to get it smoother




 
Looking good, did you hold one end in a vice etc so you could pull the loom out straight while you were wrapping ? also when you are wrapping try to roll the tape on with your thumb with a little tension on the tape (it's a bit awkward but gets good results)
Yes, I held the connector end in the vise, but trying to hold the loom with one hand and wrap with the other was awkward. Thinking if I can hold the loom somehow maybe with a strap around my waist that would free up both hands to wrap. Still working on technique. 
1976 KZ 900 A4 kzrider.com/forum/11-projects/613548-1976-kz-900-a4
1976 KZ 900 B1 LTD
1978 KZ 1000 B2 LTD
1980 KZ 750 E1
Kowledge Speaks, But Wisdom Listens.
Jimi Hendrix.
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1976 Kz 900 A4 06 Nov 2023 09:29 #891365

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krazee1 wrote: That looks like the piece I found, it doesn't look right to me inside the shell and I'm unsure if the sealed beam would fit with it positioned there. It wouldn't make sense, to me anyway, to have an audible device inside the mostly closed up shell, but maybe that's what made it sound like a "droning duck"! Turn signals and related pieces were some of the first things to come off our bikes "back in the day". Now I'm really nervous waiting to turn left in city traffic, which I rarely do, without something else flashing to HOPEFULLY draw attention to the fact that I'm not moving!

Quack, quack!! Mike


I agree Mike. The more rational threoy was to mount it outside of the bucket. I think like you the sealed beam wouldn’t fit with it inside. It is rubber covered and would appear to be best mounted underneath facing rear. The wire seems to have a natural set that makes that mounting position likely.



Must be age and experience that make the brain think that sitting in an intersection on a 45 mph rated road at night without any turn signals is bad and could really hurt. Over the spring I added red running lights to the rear of my ‘78 1000 and upgraded to all LED’s




Wow, in my "box" of parts of things I took off my '76 LTD in the late 70's, I found this part and also couldn't figure out where it went. I thought it was the horn. Does it also serve as the horn? And if not, what does the horn look like and where does it mount?

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