geerbangr wrote: There are 2 different compressors huh
If you look about 2/3 way down in the following link under the title “PICTURE #4” it says 57001-112-1 supersedes 57001-532. I don’t know if that is true or not, but it may be worth asking a dealer if that is a true statement.
If it is true, and if tool #57001-112-1 will work on your KZ1000, you may want to check out the auction below. It seems to me you could buy and use the tool and if you no longer needed it you could sell it and probably not take much, if any, loss. Ed
I have one for the 900 and wish I had the +72mm one... darn it.
below is the result of using my 112-1 compressor on an old KZ1000A1 piston.
yes it is tight enough that the points of the cups might be digging into the aluminum of the piston.
Note the giant gaps in the center of the compression cups.... and how the piston rings are not compressed into their grooves!!! I'm afraid I'd break the rings trying to shove the cylinder block down on four pistons...
I wish I knew how to use this on the larger bores.... I have a 1075 Wiseco kit with a different cylinder block bored, honed, piston fitted and ready to use on my bike, but I am not risking breaking rings with the 112-1 compressor.
2016 Triumph T120 Bonneville
Far North East Metro Denver Colorado
What's wrong with aluminum strips cut from beer cans and hose clamps?
If I knew what I was doing all the time life wouldn't be any fun.
'80 KZ650 E 700cc, dyna ignition and coils, frame up restoration, daily driver
'81 KZ1300 A3 full restoration, custom big bore pistons, 1400cc 6 cylinder super bike
"77 KZ650 B1 - Barn Find, work in progeress
"74 Yamaha DT 400 Enduro
Tyler wrote: What's wrong with aluminum strips cut from beer cans and hose clamps?
I found that the thin aluminum made it passed the edge of the cylinder wall and caused problems.
I just deburred my hose clamps and used them by there selves with a lot of motor oil and kept loosening them unit they slipped easily.
I also used thin metal barbeque skewers to hold the pistons level.