Im on this one
Dont know about the other sites . There are lots of knowledgeable guys on there and quick to answer and very helpful . They have gone way out of there way to help me and im a two stroke newbe .
Gpz 750 turbo The one I ride
Gpz 750 turbo Not finished
Gpz 750 turbo Not started
Gpz 550 1981
Gpz 550 1983
Bunch of other junk
Early H1 500 drums are all about the set-up. I just finished a 69 restore. Pre-arching the shoe material is a nice touch to have instant "brakes". An easy pre-arching trick I use is to line the drum with single-sided sticky sandpaper cut to length so ends have no gap. Assemble, properly orientate the two levers and correctly adjust rod. Then with front-end off the ground spin wheel by hand while slightly applying brake lever. This, done as many times as it takes, checking shoe for wear marks from the sandpaper, allows for a decent pre-arched shoe to drum relationship.
Forgot to ask. Do You have an early H1 you are working on? I know it's outside the scope of this forum but I do have various bits for just that and as noted by other members, lots of followers/resources for the Kawasaki Triples in general.
>>> "Forgot to ask. Do You have an early H1 you are working on? I know it's outside the scope of this forum but I do have various bits for just that and as noted by other members, lots of followers/resources for the Kawasaki Triples in general. "
I bought an original H1 shop manual, now watching ebay.
The new manual gave you the two-stroke fever then? Things I have found working on the early Triples that have become Costly. Ignition components, control perches/cables/tins/oil lines/crank-rebuilding. Engine parts are abundant and span several years so they are pretty easy to source. Cylinders, unless they are the Bridgeport, are easy to find. Carbs, switchblocks, transmission shims, clutch packs, upset hardware are easy. Of course as always an ace in the hole would be to find an un-molested example that has just been abandoned but all there. The 69 I did came in a box, actually several boxes and 69's are a unique bird. Good Luck shopping!!
I have a later version 500 triple service manual. Building out my garage addition to initially focus on servicing my running bikes and restoring the following:
- 75 KH 500
- 73 H2 750
- Two F7 175 endures; 74 & 75.
I know of a few other sites that may prove helpful for guidance. You will have some company along the two stroke way, me included!
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