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Author Topic: Another build thread? Why the fuck not! KZ650 daily driver build.  (Read 5923 times)

Offline canyoncarver

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Once she's up and running I plan to get a modern Reg/Rec on and likely an electronic ignition.  Might look at that fuse box upgrade at that point too.


Two of the best mods to the bike you can do first.
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Check out the Joe Minton mods for the 650. Most are cheap and really improve handling. Getting rid of my 650 is one of my regrets.
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Check out the Joe Minton mods for the 650. Most are cheap and really improve handling. Getting rid of my 650 is one of my regrets.

Any link to the old articles? I found his XS stuff, but I can only find people saying they did them or people should do the KZ mods. Can't find the actual publications.


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Offline Rider52

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They were added to the Clymer KZ650 manuals. The chapter is called Performance Modifications
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74 Yamaha TX650
Sweep the Floor Project
3 Assorted Honda CL 72 scramblers in a million pieces
3 Harleys in constant state of sorrow and a Buell
1978 Yamaha Chappy 80 burning up the highway
Cut my motor in half Sportster to Shortster

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Once she's up and running I plan to get a modern Reg/Rec on and likely an electronic ignition.  Might look at that fuse box upgrade at that point too.

'77 had a 1 year only charging system. The whole wiring harness can be swapped or just splice in the reg./rec. and stator.
The alignment pins on the stator cover are opposite between the two also.


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They were added to the Clymer KZ650 manuals. The chapter is called Performance Modifications

Any chance you have a scanner and a copy? I have a shop manual, dont really want to by a Clymer just for that.

'77 had a 1 year only charging system. The whole wiring harness can be swapped or just splice in the reg./rec. and stator.
The alignment pins on the stator cover are opposite between the two also.

The PO claimed to have replaced the reg and rec recently on the bike, its been messed with because there are butt splices in the harness because they didn't have the right ends i suppose.  I want to get it running first, but i'll swap that over with a modern one here asap.  Likely just get a SparckMoto one

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If you are going to end up rewiring most of the bike, a spark moto FB-11 is a nice little thing to use to do it.
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Offline Rider52

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Unfortunately, I no longer have a copy of the manual and I don't think the new versions include the Minton information. I searched the net last night and came up with a lot of info on XS650s, but nothing on KZ650s.
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74 Yamaha TX650
Sweep the Floor Project
3 Assorted Honda CL 72 scramblers in a million pieces
3 Harleys in constant state of sorrow and a Buell
1978 Yamaha Chappy 80 burning up the highway
Cut my motor in half Sportster to Shortster

Offline Nebr_Rex

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The 2 systems do not interchange.
Try

    KZRider.com  and  KZ650.com


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Offline canyoncarver

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The 2 systems do not interchange.
Try

    KZRider.com  and  KZ650.com



KZR is excellent and worth joining but the KZ650.com domain show as "up for sale".
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YZF750/1000R The Fly
KZ 750 Twin
ZRX 1100
The Shovelhead springer chopper
A bunch of KZ's...some Suzukis', and a disassembled CB550
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