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Hey guys! 26 Sep 2021 04:48 #855782

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I recently purchased an 81' KZ750 LTD. My plan for it is a complete redesign over winter with the hopes it's road worthy next spring.

I am a carpenter/remodeler by trade and have my own successful business. I've always wanted to learn about motorcycles and hands on practice is how I learn. I don't have any formal training with the workings of a motorcycle but I am a getter done kinda guy whos not afraid of a challenge. The way I look at it, this bike project is like taking a Boces/shop class.

Looking forward to what comes out of these next few months and glad to have found a rich community of riders and tinkerers that will have my back! 
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Hey guys! 26 Sep 2021 08:55 #855795

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Welcome. I’m new to the 750, but I think this is the manual you need. Start reading it, get used to the terms and procedures. What do you mean be a  complete redesign?

www.kzrider.com/modules/ServiceManuals/KZ750E1&H1.pdf
1976 KZ 900 A4 kzrider.com/forum/11-projects/613548-1976-kz-900-a4
1976 KZ 900 B1 LTD
1978 KZ 1000 B2 LTD
1980 KZ 750 E1
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Hey guys! 26 Sep 2021 11:27 #855802

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Welcome Noobie17. Most of my experience with the 750 has been from my mistakes over the past 18 years   so dont be be hesitant and dont hesitate to ask here.

regarding the manual personally I like the gpz750 manual. 125MB which you can find from the Articles tab above. It covers all the 750/4s



 
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Hey guys! 26 Sep 2021 11:29 #855804

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Welcome. You are in the right place. 
Redesign? Do tell... The LTDs suffer from a swayback look (low seat, smaller rear wheel) that is different from the UJM that has a universal appeal. 
YMMV...
Jim
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1976 Kawasaki KZ400
1979 Yamaha XS650 cafe'
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"If you didn't build it, it's not really yours"
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Hey guys! 26 Sep 2021 11:48 #855806

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Wow, already got some feedback! That's cool. By "redesign" I meant, I am going to cut it up. No specific plans yet, but I will be getting rid of what I can to clean up the bike, looking into modern electrical components, the whole shebang. It's a big undertaking for a noob but what is the worst that can happen..maybe it takes more time, money, blood, than I am prepared to give...who cares as long as I gain some knowledge! 
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Hey guys! 26 Sep 2021 13:25 #855810

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Welcome to the club! it might be in your best interest to have a wee bit of a game plan before you introduce any saws to the bike, remember anything you take off the frame was there for a reason and it all has a knock on effect. Loose some frame, loose rigidity and strength, make sure you brace as well as cut, loosing rigidity leads to frame flex, making things safe as well as aesthetically pleasing to the eye will save yer ass down the line.
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Hey guys! 26 Sep 2021 14:45 #855812

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IMO, it's best to avoid any permanent changes - if you ever want to move on in the future, it's much easier to sell a (reasonably) stock bike than one with a modified frame. You can do a lot to change the look without going that far.
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