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KZ1000A1 Spare Parts Project 02 Jul 2023 07:44 #886734

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Put the petcock back together today. Should I take the filters off the inlets so all the gunge collects in the bottom of the petcock? It would make it easier to clean.

 

 
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KZ1000A1 Spare Parts Project 03 Jul 2023 14:55 #886796

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But that would run any grunge through the valve section.  Just my 2c.    

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KZ1000A1 Spare Parts Project 03 Jul 2023 15:11 #886797

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True. I was just wondering as I don't think they were on the original petcock. I'll leave them on and check the flow - should be fine though, given the dual outlets.
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KZ1000A1 Spare Parts Project 09 Oct 2023 11:11 #890263

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Just an update on this thing... 

Unfortunately this bike will be sold as soon as it's finished. I don't really have any use for it as I would just be using it for the same rides as I currently use the 750 - which isn't going anywhere. It would be a shame for it to just sit around and not get ridden. The money will go into building a small workshop next to the house so I have somewhere to paint and don't have to weld in the carport during winter.
All this means that I'll be getting the bodywork painted instead of doing it myself - will make it easier to sell if the bodywork is done properly. I just need to clear coat the switch blocks sometime before christmas so I can get the bike running and sort out the carbs, timing etc. By that time the bodywork should be done. 

Will post again when the switch blocks are done. 
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KZ1000A1 Spare Parts Project 03 Dec 2023 08:42 #892311

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Got the bodywork back today. Looks really nice - the photos don't really do it justice. I'm really busy trying to get the renovations in the kitchen done so the new kitchen can be installed before Christmas. Otherwise we'll have to wait until everyone goes back to work and it won't be finished until mid-January. I'll get the switch blocks done in January and then start this thing up.

 

  

  

  


Unfortunately the seat catches on the tank. Not sure if it's the aftermarket seat or the repro tank. Will file back the seat pan and glue the cover back down. The tank only needs a small touch-up under the seat so I guess I got away with one there.

 

 
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KZ1000A1 Spare Parts Project 03 Dec 2023 11:30 #892317

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Looking really nice Calum 
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KZ1000A1 Spare Parts Project 30 Apr 2024 11:08 #898259

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Finished putting this thing together today. Got it started, took a bit of effort as it turned out I only had about 8V at the coils. The wiring and switches on the right hand switch block are badly corroded, I fixed it up a bit but a replacement with some better switches is on the way. I ended up just doing the coil relay mod until I can get the switches sorted out. 

Anyway, it ran nicely until I got it off the choke. Then I noticed an oil leak around the base gasket (probably the oil pressure switch housing) and one of the carbs started overflowing... Nothing too bad, figured I'd need to sort the carbs out. Hopefully the oil leak is an easy fix.     

 

 

 

 

 
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KZ1000A1 Spare Parts Project 30 Apr 2024 11:14 #898260

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That's turned out really nice (especially given it's humble beginnings) I would leave the coil relay on even after you have replaced the switch (everything else in the circuit is still 40 years old  )
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