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Author Topic: 1981 Kawasaki GPz550 Cafe Build  (Read 29014 times)

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Re: 1981 Kawasaki GPz550 Cafe Build
« Reply #130 on: Jun 07, 2018, 12:59:08 »
A deck of playing cards is much quicker and easier to mask off the tire when painting a mounted rim.

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Re: 1981 Kawasaki GPz550 Cafe Build
« Reply #131 on: Jun 12, 2018, 19:15:48 »
Love this stuff.
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Re: 1981 Kawasaki GPz550 Cafe Build
« Reply #132 on: Jun 21, 2018, 04:30:29 »
Ran fridge water copper tubing line for the carb over flows. One question as I am not a carb guy. What are the two extra hoses in between that carbs mounted just above the intake, one in between each set. They go to nothing, just about 10" long. Breathers?
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Re: 1981 Kawasaki GPz550 Cafe Build
« Reply #133 on: Jun 21, 2018, 13:53:09 »
Other than looking interesting, why copper?
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Re: 1981 Kawasaki GPz550 Cafe Build
« Reply #134 on: Jun 21, 2018, 14:01:14 »
Ran fridge water copper tubing line for the carb over flows. One question as I am not a carb guy. What are the two extra hoses in between that carbs mounted just above the intake, one in between each set. They go to nothing, just about 10" long. Breathers?

breathers.

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Re: 1981 Kawasaki GPz550 Cafe Build
« Reply #135 on: Jun 21, 2018, 14:23:12 »
Other than looking interesting, why copper?

All for looks.
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Re: 1981 Kawasaki GPz550 Cafe Build
« Reply #136 on: Jun 21, 2018, 14:25:02 »
breathers.

Thanks! Thinking then I can just take them off? If they aren't going to a stock filter box of anything whats the point of the 10" of hose hanging there?
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Re: 1981 Kawasaki GPz550 Cafe Build
« Reply #137 on: Jun 21, 2018, 14:28:12 »
You may want hoses, some breathers burp stuff the other way and may make a mess on you.  They usually go into the air box to re-burn un-burnt fuel for emissions control.  so that may just end up on the bike instead.  A good trick if you don't want hoses is to put small filters on to catch the blow by and keep it off the paint and or your pants.
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Re: 1981 Kawasaki GPz550 Cafe Build
« Reply #138 on: Jun 21, 2018, 15:07:04 »
You may want hoses, some breathers burp stuff the other way and may make a mess on you.  They usually go into the air box to re-burn un-burnt fuel for emissions control.  so that may just end up on the bike instead.  A good trick if you don't want hoses is to put small filters on to catch the blow by and keep it off the paint and or your pants.

I wonder then if I should try to rig them to go back inside the pod filters?
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Re: 1981 Kawasaki GPz550 Cafe Build
« Reply #139 on: Jun 21, 2018, 15:27:06 »
Nah, they don't help performance wise, I'd just run the hoses out to direct anything away, or like I did on my CX crank case breather a short hose and small filter to catch anything that may burp out.
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