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1976 Kz 900 A4 03 Mar 2021 06:06 #844359

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Air ride suspension? You might live on a hill.


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Sorry this one took me I minute. I get it... No motor, “air ride”... Living on a hill... Funny. Lol took a few to get it... Thanks
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1976 KZ 900 B1 LTD
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1976 Kz 900 A4 03 Mar 2021 12:33 #844368

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I'm pouring a slab under my carport for sandblasting, painting and buffing. stuff I dont want to do in the garage/shop/house. I'm going to be catching up to you soon buddy only I'm not going for all oridional I'm putting a 76 900 motor in a 78 frame and make do with the parts I have in stock pile from my last 2 builds. Keep a cool tool dude! Nobody can default your attention to detail as it really shows, Every body knows a clean bike.
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1976 Kz 900 A4 03 Mar 2021 15:10 #844371

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Good luck on the build
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1976 KZ 900 B1 LTD
1978 KZ 1000 B2 LTD
1980 KZ 750 E1
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1976 Kz 900 A4 11 Mar 2021 13:19 #844771

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This will be very good, I like the color choice very much even though I have green -76. Lots of work that gives great results. Good luck :)
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1976 Kz 900 A4 11 Mar 2021 15:58 #844787

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Zed1015... no disrespect but I was looking for options on OEM, or NOS cylinder studs. I wasn’t having any luck, and was just about to buy from APE, and for sh@#$ and grins I checked out Z-fever. They had OEM Studs that have been replated, zinc, for around $5.00 each... Couldn’t help slide in a few other goodies to justify shipping.

1976 KZ 900 A4 kzrider.com/forum/11-projects/613548-1976-kz-900-a4
1976 KZ 900 B1 LTD
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1976 Kz 900 A4 11 Mar 2021 16:01 #844788

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Those look really nice!
I have several restored bikes along with a 2006 Goldwing with a sidecar. My wife has a 2019 Suzuki DR 650 for on and off road.

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1976 Kz 900 A4 11 Mar 2021 17:07 #844795

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"Justifying shipping" kicks me right in the wallet every time...
1978 KZ1000-A2
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1976 Kz 900 A4 11 Mar 2021 17:52 #844798

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Thats why I call mine the mail order princess
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1976 Kz 900 A4 13 Mar 2021 10:19 #844864

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A quick history about this build. I had a complete bike when I started but never felt the engine was original. A found out the early Kz900’s had engines that didn’t have the oil volume cast into the upper case, near the fill. Bike build date 11/75. I was lucky enough to find one, but the head had broken fins. I want to keep the “original“ engine complete so I had to find another. That wasn’t easy to find one complete that wasn’t a million dollars. Task accomplished and I started to pull it apart. It was going to need new exhaust studs as a couple were bent and others had vise grip marking... I took my time soaked them, heated them, shocked them. Time to try removing. First two loosened right up. The others weren’t so cooperative. Gentle pressure counter clockwise and back, carefully watching the base of the stud for movement. I saw movement and thought I was good. But no, there was movement but not the entire stud. Three of them snapped off about 3/16” into the hole. What a dirty trick, here I thought the whole stud was twisting out but NO. Looks like a trip to the machine shop before the head goes out for cleaning.



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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Jimi Hendrix.
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1976 Kz 900 A4 13 Mar 2021 11:34 #844871

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That feeling you get when righty tighty turns into righty loosey...
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1976 Kz 900 A4 13 Mar 2021 12:30 #844875

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That feeling you get when righty tighty turns into righty loosey...


So true, but I say the righty loosely turned righty into my wallet.
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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1976 Kz 900 A4 29 Mar 2021 20:39 #845784

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Still here. Waiting on more parts. A few came in. Z-Fever shipped the cylinder studs, NOS brake light switch, and meter bracket grommets. 
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
Kowledge Speaks, But Wisdom Listens.
Jimi Hendrix.
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