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So.......I Bought A Turd And I Blame You Guys 28 Feb 2023 07:54 #880860

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Thanks Mikaw for the post about Redline ! I've never removed the reservoir from one of these I just assumed they had an odd shaped o-ring......learn something new every day here...Thanks again!

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So.......I Bought A Turd And I Blame You Guys 28 Feb 2023 09:34 #880863

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Yes, thank you for that Mikaw. Nice find. Appreciated.  I do have an inquiry into Jim Goebel/ Redline in case I decide to dig deeper into this "trap" MC rebuild.
So far,so good.

EDIT-  Redline Trapezoid MC bottom O Ring UPDATE- 
He's got em in stock.   12.99 each now /  2 order min.  plus the USPS postage.;  if that helps anyone later down the road.
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So.......I Bought A Turd And I Blame You Guys 28 Feb 2023 15:34 #880891

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Thanks Mikaw for the post about Redline ! I've never removed the reservoir from one of these I just assumed they had an odd shaped o-ring......learn something new every day here...Thanks again!
Famous quote from a less than famous man, but my hero, my father. “If your not careful you’ll learn something new everyday”. 
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So.......I Bought A Turd And I Blame You Guys 03 Mar 2023 05:43 #881012

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Late to the game here and just read a few post. Keep reading that your Moto is a LTD, it’s not it a Kz1000a1.
My first kz was a 77 kz1000a1 just like your and still have after 25 years. Started a Resto mod 10 years ago and haven’t finish it cause I keep buying motorcycles.lol
yiu doing a great job on yours and you’ll be rewarded with lots of smiles pretty soon.
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1982 GS1000sz Katana ( # 297....7100k Miles)
1978 Kz1000 Z1R. 10K Miles1
1978 kz1000 z1r 27k miles
1977 KZ 1000 A ( Project ) 54K Miles
1976 Kz900A4 (Red)21K miles
1976 Kz900A4 ( Red)7500 miles
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So.......I Bought A Turd And I Blame You Guys 03 Mar 2023 05:58 #881014

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Im old enough to remember rebuilding drum brake wheel cylinders. Back then we always ran a 2 stone hone through the bore. Our beloved Kz’s are the same vintage so it would make sense to use the same process.

~~~>>> We used to use our fingers and plumbers emery cloth, which is around 120 grit. Never had any leaks.
Then we took the sheen off the drum with the same stuff.
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So.......I Bought A Turd And I Blame You Guys 03 Mar 2023 06:01 #881016

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So.......I Bought A Turd And I Blame You Guys 03 Mar 2023 06:38 #881023

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Im old enough to remember rebuilding drum brake wheel cylinders. Back then we always ran a 2 stone hone through the bore. Our beloved Kz’s are the same vintage so it would make sense to use the same process.

~~~>>> We used to use our fingers and plumbers emery cloth, which is around 120 grit. Never had any leaks.
Then we took the sheen off the drum with the same stuff.
All without consideration for the asbestos dust…. HeeHee, cough, cough!
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So.......I Bought A Turd And I Blame You Guys 03 Mar 2023 07:14 #881035

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Im old enough to remember rebuilding drum brake wheel cylinders. Back then we always ran a 2 stone hone through the bore. Our beloved Kz’s are the same vintage so it would make sense to use the same process.

~~~>>> We used to use our fingers and plumbers emery cloth, which is around 120 grit. Never had any leaks.
Then we took the sheen off the drum with the same stuff.
All without consideration for the asbestos dust…. HeeHee, cough, cough!

~~~>>> Of course. But that doesn’t exist when you’re young and dumb. LOL.
 
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So.......I Bought A Turd And I Blame You Guys 03 Mar 2023 08:38 #881039

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Late to the game here and just read a few post. Keep reading that your Moto is a LTD, it’s not it a Kz1000a1.
My first kz was a 77 kz1000a1 just like your and still have after 25 years. Started a Resto mod 10 years ago and haven’t finish it cause I keep buying motorcycles.lol
yiu doing a great job on yours and you’ll be rewarded with lots of smiles pretty soon.

Thanks spdygon, I also own a 76 LTD that I bought in early 1977 when I was 19, I just bought the 1000A1 last October.

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So.......I Bought A Turd And I Blame You Guys 15 Mar 2023 08:33 #881546

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Got both brakes bled and working, also dry fit a stock airbox I bought from Wheelhop's contact when I went with him on his last adventure.
Also bought new rear shocks and handlebars. Still waiting on my body kit from z1parts 13 weeks later.....




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So.......I Bought A Turd And I Blame You Guys 22 Mar 2023 16:56 #881886

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No longer a turd!  Can't wait for the body kit and new seat to transform this former #2 to a solid 1.
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So.......I Bought A Turd And I Blame You Guys 22 Mar 2023 18:22 #881890

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Moose, what shocks did you get? I'm thinking about getting some series 12 shocks from Progressive for the 77' KZ 1000LTD. They work really well on our 82' 900F even though Paul and I are 100lbs apart. We don't need to adjust the preload when we swap bikes.
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1974 Honda CB 550 K0
1975 Honda CB 400F Super Sport
1977 Kawasaki KZ 1000 LTD
1980 Suzuki GS 1100E
1981 Suzuki GS 1100E
1982 Honda CB 900F Super Sport
1983 Honda CB 1100F
1984 Honda Sabre 700
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