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absolutely beat bike 22 Jul 2021 17:26 #852300

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I've had this for a while, won't bore you with details, bike has many issues; bent steering stop, broken rear shock stud,messed up wiring, wrong steering stem head and gauge pods, gutless kerker...It will be a driver (hopefully) not a restoration, but any input will be appreciated
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absolutely beat bike 22 Jul 2021 20:55 #852322

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Worse ones have been brought back to life. Ask any questions you have, there are some amazingly knowledgeable and talented folks around here.
1982 KZ1000 LTD parts donor
1981 KZ1000 LTD awaiting resurrection
2000 ZRX1100 not ridden enough
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absolutely beat bike 23 Jul 2021 04:10 #852331

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Are those wheels Lesters?
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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absolutely beat bike 24 Jul 2021 18:32 #852467

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sorry, been thrashing, good thing i took off the rear wheel, brake shoes were un glued.  someone said they were

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absolutely beat bike 24 Jul 2021 18:50 #852472

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sorry, yes they are lesters

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absolutely beat bike 25 Jul 2021 04:30 #852498

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It was a common mod back in the day and highly sought after nowadays.
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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absolutely beat bike 25 Jul 2021 08:59 #852511

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And getting hard to find as well.
77 ltd1000 80 ltd1000 93 zr1100 zepher.02 red zrx 12r, 03 valkyrie (my couch) 65 olds 442

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absolutely beat bike 28 Aug 2021 14:47 #854470

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Is the project going?

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absolutely beat bike 29 Aug 2021 03:43 #854497

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thanks for the interest! and as a matter of fact it is running and driving. I've been on 4 rides (all successful). First one my license plate fell off because I was so exited. second one went 32 miles solo, third was about 50 miles with my highest top speed ever (about 60, don't laugh). fourth ride was friday after work, about 50 miles , half on dirt road, bike died , thought it blew up, switched to reserve. finally started, made it home about 25 miles on reserve, hehe. My buddy asked if I had enough gas before we left, I said " I should be good"

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absolutely beat bike 29 Aug 2021 03:51 #854498

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Sorry, meant to post project updates too. Finally got the right stem and head set so I could install correct dash and idiot lights, new tires, mac baffle for my $100 beat e-bay kerker, which sounds amazing. Motor is a 78 kz1000 b2 and carbs which have the 3rd carb vacuum port which I plugged after the first ride. carbs only have pilot air screws on bottom back of the float bowls, looks like the idle air screws are blocked off. The bike runs well enough to drive,but pops once in a while, sounds a little off, btw haven't synced carbs but bought the vacuum gauges to do it. today i will fab a center stand stop so it doesn't hit my chain and work on a horn.

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absolutely beat bike 29 Aug 2021 05:16 #854503

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I thought my 305 blew up the first time I took it for a long ride - yeah, I ran out of gas. Cue the most nerve-wracking 11 mile ride to the nearest station. First trips make me nervous 

Glad your ride is up and running!
1982 KZ750 Spectre - Dyna 2.2 coils + 8mm wires, WG coil relay, SH775 R/R, Mikuni BS34s - 40P/122.5M, Progressive fork springs/KZ900 rear shocks, Vance & Hines 4-1

1982 KZ305 CSR - 18" KZ400 rear wheel

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absolutely beat bike 29 Aug 2021 09:31 #854510

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Good to hear another one is back on the road.

You have fuel adjust pilot screws. They might still have plastic caps on them. Emissions standards made Kawasakis cap them to limit end user adjustment so the bike would pass test. They can be removed, every set I have the caps are removed so I really don’t know how to but assume grip them with a set of needle nose and pull straight down. 

Johnny’s vintage in Ohio sell a center stand bracket cheap if you’d like to look into it. www.johnnysvintagemotorcycle.com/product...enter-stand-stopper/

Popping is usually a symptom of air sneaking in, might need new carb holder boots. 
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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