As far as getting the pilot jet out that is still stuck, try some heat. Either a small butane torch, maybe a bit of time in some near boiling water, you get the idea.
The paint looks good and you masked them off very good. Should look nice and bright, I take it that was what you were after. Should be nice.
The mixture screws have a setting for turns out from lightly seated. Its 1 1/2 turns in the manual. But I'd start with 2 turns out, which is slightly richer. It will need fine adjusting once the motor is warmed, the carbs are rebalanced etc. There are some good home made manometers in "File Base". I like the yard stick and clear tubing with ATF. Works real good. Cost $6-$7.
1982 KZ1000LTD K2 Vance & Hines 4-1 ACCEL COILS Added Vetter fairing & Bags. FOX Racing rear Shocks, Braced Swing-arm, Fork Brace, Progressive Fork Springs RT Gold Emulators, APE Valve Springs, 1166 Big Bore kit, RS34's, GPZ cams.
1980 KZ550LTD C1 Stock SOLD Miss it
1979 MAZDA RX7 in the works, 13B...
I'm not into full-bodied bikes, the style of that vetter kit is downright ugly to me. Not to mention it was completely trashed- all the plastic was cracked in one place or another, the chrome was completely rusted, paint gone, windscreen yellowed, etc etc etc.
I got a good deal on two parts bikes, one is a nearly complete '82 A2 (missing the bodywork) and the other is an '81. Will be picking them up in April sometime.
I had left the rims, fenders, and tank outside for a while, i live in AZ it shouldn't be too harsh on them outside in the shade with hardly any rain.
WRONG. The gas tank was empty when I put it there. Went to move it yesterday and it was heavy and sloshing. FML. No idea how 1/2 gallon or more of water got in there, cap was closed and locked! I got the key and opened it up, rustier than sin now. I was hoping to just sand and paint the tank, now I"m going to have to completely strip it down inside and out, make sure it hasn't rusted through everywhere, re-seal it, and paint from self-etch up.
Yeah that's what I was thinking.
The black almost contrasts too much, alot going on.
The rims will be dropped off for PC today, I'm having them done two-tone red and black, with the black part of the stock rim pc'd red, and the machined part black.
Ordered some parts, black clubman bars, 7" headlamp w/brackets, caswell tank sealer.
Fun times ahead!