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76 kz750 16 Oct 2005 18:54 #2193

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Did the '76 kz750 come with electric start?

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76 kz750 16 Oct 2005 18:58 #2199

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Yes it did!

Put it in neutral, pull the clutch, and hit the starter button.

...the starter clutch is probably broken due to vibration and age, of course...:whistle:

So you'll end up using the kick... :lol:
(1.) '75/'76 KZ400D - Commuter
(2.) '78 KZ750B3 Twin - Commuter
(3.) '78 KZ750B3 Twin - Commuter
(4.) '75 KZ400D - Sold
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76 kz750 17 Oct 2005 04:10 #2291

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Yes, and the starter attaches to the front of the motor for all the world to see :D

I actually replaced the starter, starter clutch, and repaired the starter button so the starter worked perfectly on my 80 750G twin, but the next day the starter didn't work :ohmy:
Probably a bad connection between the starter solonoid and the starter button, but it starts so easily with the kickstart that I have not bothered to fix it again :lol:
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76 kz750 17 Oct 2005 06:52 #2314

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steell wrote:

...but it starts so easily with the kickstart that I have not bothered to fix it again :lol:

Amen...:lol:
(1.) '75/'76 KZ400D - Commuter
(2.) '78 KZ750B3 Twin - Commuter
(3.) '78 KZ750B3 Twin - Commuter
(4.) '75 KZ400D - Sold
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76 kz750 21 Oct 2005 11:41 #3254

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yes the 76 kz 750 came with electric start however i can't get mine to work right. i need some help getting mine to run right.

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76 kz750 21 Oct 2005 12:56 #3274

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kz750man wrote:

yes the 76 kz 750 came with electric start however i can't get mine to work right. i need some help getting mine to run right.


Welcome to the forum!

Without even hearing what the symptoms are, I naturally assume that the starter clutch has gone bad. It seems to do that in all of the 750 twins. Repair kits are harder to come by these days, but as stated above (in this thread), sometimes you can re-build them, sometimes you can't...

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(1.) '75/'76 KZ400D - Commuter
(2.) '78 KZ750B3 Twin - Commuter
(3.) '78 KZ750B3 Twin - Commuter
(4.) '75 KZ400D - Sold
kz750twins.com

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I had one motor with a bad starter, and one with a bad starter clutch (sheared the mounting bolts). Now I have one motor with a good starting system, and one that's kick start only :D
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76 kz750 25 Oct 2005 08:04 #4085

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i have 2 76 kz 750's and i figure between the 2 bikes i should be able to put something together and get a good running bike. they both set but both have good compression. i recently got one to kick start since both electric start system don't work but the bike is running real rough and seems to be out of time. how do i get the timing right,sync the carbs and get point right? i'm tired of the backyard experts who are just guessing so i might as well try top fix it myself. i can even find the repair manual 4 this bike anywhere. i

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kz750man wrote:

i have 2 76 kz 750's and i figure between the 2 bikes i should be able to put something together and get a good running bike. they both set but both have good compression. i recently got one to kick start since both electric start system don't work but the bike is running real rough and seems to be out of time. how do i get the timing right,sync the carbs and get point right? i'm tired of the backyard experts who are just guessing so i might as well try top fix it myself. i can even find the repair manual 4 this bike anywhere. i


Greetings, kz750man. The manual I swear by is the "Kawasaki Service Manual".

You can get it straight from Kawasaki here:
Service Manual for the '76 - '79 KZ750B, part #99997-744-04 ...

...or you can usually find it on eBay (I searched, and only found one on CD, not print)...

...also, somebody in this forum had scanned it and posted it somewhere, I can't remember now who... maybe a search in the archive will find it...
(1.) '75/'76 KZ400D - Commuter
(2.) '78 KZ750B3 Twin - Commuter
(3.) '78 KZ750B3 Twin - Commuter
(4.) '75 KZ400D - Sold
kz750twins.com

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76 kz750 25 Oct 2005 10:54 #4122

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Homer has one but he's not on too much. Try emailing him. He'll get the msg quicker.

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76 kz750 25 Oct 2005 13:27 #4163

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Ive got the manual on CD if you want a copy pm me with youre address and I'll be happy to pop one in the post for you.

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76 kz750 27 Oct 2005 17:38 #4748

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i am having a hard time finding a starter clutch for my 76 kz750b2 twin if u can...i need all the help i can get....i am new to this forum....please dont hold it against me....lol....i am trying to do something a lil different with my kz motor.....trying to put the motor in a ninja frame.....by the way.....if any of u guys need parts..(other than the motor)...feel free to ask for them....they r doing me no good sitting in the garage.....

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