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78 KZ1000 build (I'm learnding) 07 Jun 2012 05:00 #527417

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slowly chugging away with progress on the frame.


really happy with the way the swingarm turned out. It looks strong, and aesthetically it looks pretty good to me. I get better pictures once I have the bike back at home.

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78 KZ1000 build (I'm learnding) 07 Jun 2012 10:02 #527444

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some nice work there.

lookin good,keep us posted.

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78 KZ1000 build (I'm learnding) 07 Jun 2012 10:56 #527457

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78 KZ1000 build (I'm learnding) 13 Jun 2012 05:27 #528765

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finally tore the engine apart again, cleaned it up and got the cases back together, This time WITH the clutch basket. Oh that? just a morawaki points cover B)

Decided the casting marks of these handle bars were a little to chunky, cleaned them off. Thanks to Leon for machining collars for the clipons to fit this bike. Cant wait to toss them on the bike.
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78 KZ1000 build (I'm learnding) 13 Jun 2012 10:00 #528791

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engine is looking good.
sweet points cover :evil: !

the clip-ons do look much better with the casting lnes removed.

leon
skiatook,oklahoma 1980 z1r,1978 kz 1000 z1r x 3,
1976 kz 900 x 3
i make what i can,and save the rest!

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78 KZ1000 build (I'm learnding) 15 Jun 2012 04:59 #529246

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i'm slowly plugging away at the engine. but i hit a small snag. I cant figure out which ring is the upper piston ring on the new 1075 kit. there is a drawing of the cross section of the rings and how to tell, but the both just look square to me. one seems to have the slightest bevel on a corner, but i cant really tell. anyone used one of these kits before? any tips on determining how to tell?

I also took apart the carbs, they are now soaking in pinesol.

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78 KZ1000 build (I'm learnding) 15 Jun 2012 10:06 #529276

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what brand of piston kit is it that you have?

leon
skiatook,oklahoma 1980 z1r,1978 kz 1000 z1r x 3,
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78 KZ1000 build (I'm learnding) 15 Jun 2012 10:27 #529277

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Per FSM, stock rings are installed with the "N" mark on top; ring with beveled outside edge is the top ring; ring with unbeveled notched edge is the middle ring.
But would defer to installation instructions from the specific manufacturer of the kit at hand.
Such instructions might be available on-line.

And let us know of results with the Pinesol, as several success stories have been reported.
It would be nice to see your results, and hope to see an "after" pic.
The currently available carb dips seem to be getting weaker and weaker.

The "boiling" method has mixed reviews, whether using plain water, or lemon juice, or vinegar.

Experiments with other soaking mediums have sometimes resulted in damaged carb parts, such as corroding the throttle slides.

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78 KZ1000 build (I'm learnding) 16 Jun 2012 15:49 #529617

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I will definitly post an after pic of the pinesol results.

The pistons are 1075 Wiseco. There is a diagram in the kit explaining on how to identify the rings and how to install, but the profiles look identical to me. maybe i'm not looking at it close enough. It was pretty late when i was trying to figure it out. Hopefully I will get some time tonight to look at it again.

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78 KZ1000 build (I'm learnding) 18 Jun 2012 10:32 #530073

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i'm thinking that as long as the ring grooves are the same dimensions that they are interchangeable.

maybe someone else can chime in with something for sure.

leon
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1976 kz 900 x 3
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kzrider.com/forum/5-chassis/294594-frame-bracing?limitstart=0

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So i called wiseco and figured out that the silver ring is the top ring, black is the second ring. Went to put the second ring on and.... SNAP. so now i'm waiting for a new ring.

I did bring the bike home yesterday, the sub frame is mostly complete, still needs the shock mounts, and it needs the rest of the bracing finished up.





Some beautiful welds.



I put the new handlebars on. They're pretty bitchin. Need to clean up the triple clamp now.




I also put in some new steering head bearings. As per usual the old races where a real PITA to remove, but i got them out and new ones in. I love homemade tools.

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78 KZ1000 build (I'm learnding) 20 Jun 2012 00:39 #530455

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wow that is some real nice work.
your bike is looking really good.
i love the way the handlebars turned out.
i think i found a triple with the right leg size.it is steel tho.

leon
skiatook,oklahoma 1980 z1r,1978 kz 1000 z1r x 3,
1976 kz 900 x 3
i make what i can,and save the rest!

billybiltit.blogspot.com/

www.kzrider.com/forum/5-chassis/325862-triple-tree-custom-work

kzrider.com/forum/5-chassis/294594-frame-bracing?limitstart=0

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