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KZ440 Intake Boots 7 years 3 months ago #361523

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Question for the experts. Running into issues getting my 80 KZ440B started. I noticed that there is a tear on one of the carb intake boots (between the carb and head). What kind of negative effects woudl this have?

Also, what is the best place to get replacements? Is it even worth looking at a used set or does the rubber get hard making new ones the only option?

Thanks!

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KZ440 Intake Boots 7 years 3 months ago #361532

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A tear in this location, or any other for that matter, can cause that cylinder to lean by sucking in open/unfiltered air.

= bad.

The crack can be repaired with an epoxy. Just squeeze it so the crack opens up some and poke the epoxy down into the crack, then let go and wipe away the excess.
Let dry, re-install.

Or buy new :P @ Z1ENTERPRISES

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KZ440 Intake Boots 7 years 3 months ago #361565

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Thanks...I'll try to epoxy the tear.

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1976 KZ400 D3
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2005 Kawasaki ZX6RR (sold)
2013 Harley Davidson 883 Iron
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