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Z2 750 crank (Bossie the Kaw) 21 Sep 2015 14:25 #691243

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Glad to see your thinking of going with a 903 crank......... the 750 crank is way cool but I'm thinkin you should get a hell of a price for it and the way your into HP (most of us on here are) ;) it sounds like the right choice..........

Also I picked up a new stock spring for the chain tensioner and it was quite a bit longer and stronger than the old one. .....was glad I did mine after seeing the difference.........valve, clutch springs etc etc all are wearing out over time.....just like me. :lol:
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29MM smooth bores W/ 17.5 pilots, 0-6s and 117.5 main
16/42 gearing X ring chain and alum rear JT sprocket....
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Z2 750 crank (Bossie the Kaw) 21 Sep 2015 14:29 #691244

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Peter, That's a good idea but I already spent $500, plus another $125 for pistons and I might as well get the use out of them. I'll just ride and enjoy it for the time being. :)
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Z2 750 crank (Bossie the Kaw) 21 Sep 2015 14:40 #691248

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I was going to move the shop. Talked to a guy with a wrecker. It was 12'X14' up on blocks so I could move it. Had I brought it close to the house, the Meth Heads wouldn't have gotten my cases and engine parts. They weren't worth much then, but now, CRAP. :angry:
The spare crank was wrapped in double black garbage bags and a spare swing arm they didn't see. Some small parts I need now and needed earlier. They all burned with the shop. :(
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Z2 750 crank (Bossie the Kaw) 21 Sep 2015 14:42 #691249

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Tyrell Corp wrote: the trouble is, these things are almost bullet proof.

...that is the problem, anyone want a good in service spec 550 /750 crank and rods - yous for a bottle of red. Kawasaki were too clever in their engineering , these ££££ forged/pressed cranks now you almost can't give away.

Customer complaint: Dear kawasaki, please make our cranks more crappy to give the small guys a chance of maiking some dough here 30 years later to fund our restoration projects :laugh: .


I'll bet they don't do it now. :whistle:
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Z2 750 crank (Bossie the Kaw) 22 Sep 2015 01:52 #691287

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swest wrote: That would be unreliable due to the new rings and only 200 miles on it. I'm checking my valve adjustments this morning. I will do the wire test. I have some heavy gauge wire I can use. I can measure at the side where the piston is flat and then measure the center of the dome if that would help.
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Your right on that but before I started mine I wanted to build a little oil pressure and wanted to see it things were right anyway and I got 145 across the board cold and un started then 165 after 600 miles......Ron.
1978 KZ650 b-2
700cc Wiseco kit 10 to 1.
1980 KZ750 cam, ape springs, stock clutch/ Barnett springs.
Vance and Hines Header w/ comp baffle and Ape pods, Dyna S and green coils, copper wires.
29MM smooth bores W/ 17.5 pilots, 0-6s and 117.5 main
16/42 gearing X ring chain and alum rear JT sprocket....

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Z2 750 crank (Bossie the Kaw) 22 Sep 2015 04:22 #691307

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There's good and bad. The good is, it runs better that it did. It is a Z2 750 crank so I don't have to feel ashamed for touting it all these years. Would I admit it? Yes. :blush:
I seem to have a vary rare item that could be worth a lot of money I could put back into the bike, (big bore kit, etc.) and sell the pistons and barrels I have now at 1/2 the price, maybe. Or buy a run down Z1b and switch parts. B)
The bad, I am running on lower compression than normal. I know that now but didn't before I started this thread. (ignorance is bliss), I'll have to tear it down again (no hurry for that), I'll be able to buy a 903 crank (a good one) and do the gussets I didn't have time for this time around. Not that bad. :lol:
Meanwhile I'll be in the wind and loving every minute of it. :woohoo:
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Z2 750 crank (Bossie the Kaw) 22 Sep 2015 07:06 #691339

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Swest, did you ever measure the compression with a compression tester? Theory aside, I'm wondering how low you're actually running if the bike feels like it's running well, is easy to start, etc.
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I decided to do my valve adjustments again. When I put it together the other day I noticed one cam tower bolt was stripping out so I put in a Heli Coil at the same time. Two valves were too loose and I went down one size. They are all in the .003-4 range.












I tried to do a compression test last night. The gauge doesn't work for SHT. It was left in a tool box in the rain by my son years ago. I have another gauge I will try to adapt to the fitting. From what I could tell, I'm in the 120 range. Can't hold my thumb over it so it's runable but not where it should be.
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Z2 750 crank (Bossie the Kaw) 22 Sep 2015 10:35 #691386

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This isn't a very good pic but you can see a ring on the cam caused by too large a clearence. It was slapping the bucket. You can hear it when it's happening.


I corrected it the other day so the mark is wearing away.
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Z2 750 crank (Bossie the Kaw) 22 Sep 2015 11:16 #691398

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swest wrote: I tried to do a compression test last night. The gauge doesn't work for SHT. It was left in a tool box in the rain by my son years ago. I have another gauge I will try to adapt to the fitting. From what I could tell, I'm in the 120 range. Can't hold my thumb over it so it's runable but not where it should be.
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120 isn't too bad. The thumb test doesn't really tell you anything, it could only be 50PSI and you still wouldn't be able to hold your thumb over it...
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Z2 750 crank (Bossie the Kaw) 22 Sep 2015 13:43 #691416

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It's not good ether. Oh well, another good excuse to buy more parts and time with the bike. B) Good thing I'm single. :woohoo:
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Z2 750 crank (Bossie the Kaw) 23 Sep 2015 03:34 #691483

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i bet it likes to rev :evil: !

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