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76 KZ900 10 Mar 2023 05:33 #881324

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Very nice project bike!  Low mile, one owner & appears unmolested.  An increasingly rare combo these days.

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76 KZ900 10 Mar 2023 08:07 #881333

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Don’t be to quick to right them off. The internals look ok. The Schmutz on the outside should clean off. The worst I see is the adjuster cap. Im sure you can buy a replacement. 
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76 KZ900 10 Mar 2023 08:14 #881334

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Here it is
correct for an early ‘76. Engine numbers started at 86001. 
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76 KZ900 10 Mar 2023 08:22 #881336

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Very solid. Just FYI, it has Z1A-B carbs. 
Nice find indeed, I find it odd that it has early VM28's on it with it showing such low miles. Would be interesting to see the engine ID#.

Installing the 28s was considered a performance upgrade at the time, at least by the kids I ran around with.
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76 KZ900 10 Mar 2023 08:25 #881337

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Very solid. Just FYI, it has Z1A-B carbs. 
Nice find indeed, I find it odd that it has early VM28's on it with it showing such low miles. Would be interesting to see the engine ID#.

Installing the 28s was considered a performance upgrade at the time, at least by the kids I ran around with.
Mike

 
In my hood too Mike. My first 900 was a ‘76 LTD with a 1045 kit, and VM28SC carbs. 
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76 KZ900 10 Mar 2023 08:49 #881340

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The slides look good, which is important. The rest just needs a good cleaning.
If the VM28’s were considered a performance upgrade, what was on there originally?
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76 KZ900 10 Mar 2023 09:04 #881342

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VM26SS with air pilot screws. They also had a stiffener plate attached to the top chamber caps.

1976 KZ 900 A4 kzrider.com/forum/11-projects/613548-1976-kz-900-a4
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76 KZ900 10 Mar 2023 09:05 #881343

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Thank you, those look nice.
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76 KZ900 10 Mar 2023 17:36 #881363

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The slides look good, which is important. The rest just needs a good cleaning.
If the VM28’s were considered a performance upgrade, what was on there originally?
The stock carbs were VM26SS, which I think were among the best ever installed on a Kawasaki.  Some people said the top end wasn't quite as good as with the 28's.  But the 28's are harder to synchronize...much harder.  I have the '76 version on my 1980 KZ1000 LTD.  I love them.
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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76 KZ900 12 Mar 2023 10:24 #881410

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Here they are after pine sol soak, dawn and hot water, mineral spirit bath then blown out with compressed air. All brass soaked in Berryman dip.

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76 KZ900 12 Mar 2023 11:28 #881415

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Big difference. Nice job!
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76 KZ900 12 Mar 2023 18:20 #881444

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You should split the carbs.  The small rubber coated fuel Tee's are almost sure to be cracked and need replacing.
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