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So.......I Bought A Turd And I Blame You Guys 24 Oct 2022 08:18 #875924

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Definitely a solid bike to start out with. much better already. I see a few hacks on the harness, if you plan to replace it I’m a buyer for the old one. 

 
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So.......I Bought A Turd And I Blame You Guys 24 Oct 2022 09:50 #875930

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Late to the party but it absolutely can be done. Here is a fossilized Viking turd from the ninth century which measures eight inches by two.
Pretty shiny for what it is.
 
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So.......I Bought A Turd And I Blame You Guys 24 Oct 2022 11:33 #875933

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Late to the party but it absolutely can be done. Here is a fossilized Viking turd from the ninth century which measures eight inches by two.
Pretty shiny for what it is.
 
Delivering that must have been like "giving birth" 
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So.......I Bought A Turd And I Blame You Guys 01 Nov 2022 08:08 #876269

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Looks like I may need a few more gallons of Turd polish....

The PO must have used axle grease to lube the chain, or the output shaft seal has been leaking for 20+ years = automatic chain oiler.

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So.......I Bought A Turd And I Blame You Guys 01 Nov 2022 08:29 #876271

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This should get ya started!

 
1976 KZ 900 A4 kzrider.com/forum/11-projects/613548-1976-kz-900-a4
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1978 KZ 1000 B2 LTD
1980 KZ 750 E1
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So.......I Bought A Turd And I Blame You Guys 05 Nov 2022 17:15 #876441

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New fender
1978 KZ 1000B (73 tribute)
1977 KZ1000 project
1976 KZ 900
1976 KV 75
1976 Honda Elsinore MT250
1974 Z1 900 project
1971 Honda CT70
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So.......I Bought A Turd And I Blame You Guys 14 Nov 2022 07:56 #876808

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Yep, as Wheelhop said new repop rear fender and a used taillight and mounting bracket from ebay. I told myself I wasn't going to spend money on cosmetics until I got the bike running but I couldn't stand looking at it with no taillight/fender ( gives me a bit of motivation ). I also had to replace the fuse box that someone removed.

I checked the valve lash and all were in spec but one was a bit tight replaced a 270 shim for a 265. I then installed a battery and did a compression check, 150-147-140-150 I think the low one will improve when I get some heat in the engine so good enough for now.

On to the carbs, these have been sitting on my bench for a month as I just walk by them, I started disassembly last night and they look better than I expected for sitting for years and man do they stink what fuel that was still in the bowls looked like dark molasses.


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So.......I Bought A Turd And I Blame You Guys 14 Nov 2022 10:17 #876822

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Wrong orientation switch #4 to #2 and 2# to 4#.

1976 KZ 900 A4 kzrider.com/forum/11-projects/613548-1976-kz-900-a4
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1978 KZ 1000 B2 LTD
1980 KZ 750 E1
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So.......I Bought A Turd And I Blame You Guys 14 Nov 2022 10:30 #876823

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Hard to tell in this photo but make sure, in the areas circled, there is no whole going through to the carb inlet throat. If there is a hole then these are gooned up accelerator pump carbs. 

 
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So.......I Bought A Turd And I Blame You Guys 15 Nov 2022 06:50 #876856

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Wrong orientation switch #4 to #2 and 2# to 4#.


 
Good eye Mikaw ! I noticed that when I was removing the bowls, a WTF moment. I'll need to be sure to double check everything now.
The carb bodies aren't drilled for accelerator pump so all good there but thanks for the heads up on that I may have overlooked that tidbit without you mentioning it.........Thanks!
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So.......I Bought A Turd And I Blame You Guys 16 Nov 2022 07:26 #876883

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If the engine runs fine once the carbs are sorted out I wouldn’t bother rechecking compression. The numbers you posted are already good. The reason for not checking is that it’ll only serve to bother you if they’re not perfect and to make them perfect requires substantial engine work. Just "assume" they all improved. That’s my method anyways.
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So.......I Bought A Turd And I Blame You Guys 16 Nov 2022 08:00 #876884

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Thanks for your input blipco that was my thought also, I was kinda surprised with the numbers and also the fact the valve lash was near perfect.
This bike has been setting for a few years but at least it was kept in a garage. I'm wondering if it's had any internal engine work, I noticed it has a modification to the cam chain tensioner with a bolt and lock nut at the rear of the tensioner, I also removed 125 main jets from the carbs which seem a bit much for a stock 1000 with just a 4 into 1 pipe and pods.

I've thought about taking the carbs off my LTD and putting them on just to fire it up but I think I'll just wait till I get these carbs done.

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