Here goes. I've been interested in the KZ twins for awhile but never owned one until a few years ago. I mean hell, it's bigger than most of the 650 twins of it's day and it's even got dual overhead cams. Only two cylinders and carbs, what's not to like?
So about two years back I picked up an 81' KZ750M1(CSR) version to play with but those are the old jap cruiser style. I messed with it for awhile (provided me with spare engine and many parts) as a side project but I decided not to fight that geometry and look for an earlier "B" model instead.
The KZ750B is a 76'-79' bike and has a more standard geometry than the 1980 and above versions. They are a rare beast around here but a few weeks ago I found a decent but fugly 1979 on CL where the PO had given up on his ill-fated cafe attempt. PO is a nice guy and had the right paperwork so the bike ended up in my sons' truck. This is where things hopefully start looking up for the old beast. This one won't be a restoration, not a cafe, lets call this a resto-mod. I'm going for a period-ish modified rider with this one.
Plan: [IR/R] Inspect, repair, and replace. Upgrade where necessary or fun.