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First bike. KZ750 ltd 24 Apr 2020 15:58 #824175

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Found this 1980 Kz750 ltd and had to get it. I had been looking for a project bike for awhile and stumbled on to this. Im going for a brat/cafe mix up. Here it is when i just got it home last thursday. As of right now its torn apart...lol. Needs a lot of little things the more i dig into it and this site has been amazing thus far/

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First bike. KZ750 ltd 25 Apr 2020 03:08 #824215

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Welcome . Nice bike . Don't see them in that shape very often . Be a shame to cut that up . Maybe ride it for a bit you might find thats shes fine as is .
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
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First bike. KZ750 ltd 25 Apr 2020 05:38 #824220

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Why butcher it? That's a serious waste of a nice machine. Ed
1977 KZ650-C1 Original Owner - Stock (with additional invisible FIAMM horn)

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First bike. KZ750 ltd 25 Apr 2020 07:31 #824233

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I'm with the others, but I'd be interested in the handlebars, turnsignals, grab rail, and possibly seat/seat pan if you replace those parts in your conversion.

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I'm not sure what I was thinking. I already have the ltd parts, but my bike isn't an ltd. I need the e2 parts. Grab rail is the same though I think.
83 KZ1100A (shaft)
17 Versys X 300 abs
81 kz650h1
81 kz750e2
90 Honda CBR600F (brother's)

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First bike. KZ750 ltd 25 Apr 2020 19:35 #824288

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Whoa, whoa....nothing is getting butchered as of yet...lol. Thats the overall goal but right now, the plan is to comb through it maintenance wise. I have already ordered most of the parts. Just the waiting game. Needs new tires, fork seals, wheel bearings, spark plugs, oil change and a good carb clean. Going to do all of that and just ride the shit out of it this summer.

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First bike. KZ750 ltd 25 Apr 2020 20:23 #824293

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Be sure to adjust the valves too.

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First bike. KZ750 ltd 26 Apr 2020 05:05 #824300

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Howdy. Since it wasn't mentioned, you might need to replace the brake lines, since old old old rubber lines can burst. As for the bearings, I was going to replace mine on the original wheels, but after taking a look, the grease looked new, so I left them in there. I just added some extra grease as a just in case. hee. In regards to maintenance, it's probably already on your list, but be sure to clean, check & lubricate the timing advancer. you could do this the same time as the valve clearance check. order a new RH engine cover gasket beforehand. Anyway, good luck.

ps: in case you aren't aware, there's an 80-85 750-4 chain drive pdf manual available.
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First bike. KZ750 ltd 27 Apr 2020 11:00 #824408

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martin_csr wrote: Howdy. Since it wasn't mentioned, you might need to replace the brake lines, since old old old rubber lines can burst. As for the bearings, I was going to replace mine on the original wheels, but after taking a look, the grease looked new, so I left them in there. I just added some extra grease as a just in case. hee. In regards to maintenance, it's probably already on your list, but be sure to clean, check & lubricate the timing advancer. you could do this the same time as the valve clearance check. order a new RH engine cover gasket beforehand. Anyway, good luck.

ps: in case you aren't aware, there's an 80-85 750-4 chain drive pdf manual available.

Will do on all of the above. It's been neglected and would like to give it the love it deserves.

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First bike. KZ750 ltd 08 Jul 2020 20:39 #830142

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Well, heres an update on the bike. Finally got it running this week. Noticed it starts to break up in the higher RPMs.

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