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Author Topic: '81 kz440: brat cafe build  (Read 46761 times)

Offline 7aliveatlast7

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Re: '81 kz440: brat cafe build
« Reply #110 on: Jan 19, 2013, 12:32:19 »
SON OF A GUN!  I got the new starter solenoid in and it still won't work unless I gap it.  anyone have any ideas?  the solenoid is brand new, I don't know what the problem could be.  gonna spend the day checking my wiring I suppose...  ::)

Offline 7aliveatlast7

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Re: '81 kz440: brat cafe build
« Reply #111 on: Feb 02, 2013, 13:54:51 »
well doggonit...when i ran into the problem above, first thing i checked were the fuses.  everything looked up to snuff, so i got crazy checking EVERYTHING in my electrical system to no avail.  then the other day a guy on kzrider tells me that the old glass tube fuses can seem fine, but fail internally due to vibrations and stuff.  so i figure whatever, it's worth a shot.  and boy was it, she's turning over now!  i'll be trying to get her started again this week and hopefully be riding her by next. 


 

Offline DesmoBro

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Re: '81 kz440: brat cafe build
« Reply #112 on: Feb 02, 2013, 14:18:28 »
glad i just read this ....i have tried 2 solenoids and neither worked none of them were new tho....before i spring for a new one i'm going to try a new fuse

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Offline 7aliveatlast7

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Re: '81 kz440: brat cafe build
« Reply #113 on: Feb 02, 2013, 14:40:32 »
sure thing man, hope it works! 

Offline 7aliveatlast7

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Re: '81 kz440: brat cafe build
« Reply #114 on: Feb 08, 2013, 23:45:09 »
got the bike running the other day, so that's a good sign.  made up a fender and mounted it today.   





Offline compoundcycles

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Re: '81 kz440: brat cafe build
« Reply #115 on: Feb 09, 2013, 18:21:09 »
This is looking awesome. Keep it up. Those tires Kendas?

Offline VonYinzer

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Re: '81 kz440: brat cafe build
« Reply #116 on: Feb 09, 2013, 18:28:53 »
Very cool man. You should cut those glass fuses out of the equation. They suck... Replace them inline blade fuses. Cheap and simple upgrade.
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Offline diggerdanh

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Re: '81 kz440: brat cafe build
« Reply #117 on: Feb 09, 2013, 22:56:56 »
Wow, looks fantastic!

Offline 7aliveatlast7

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Re: '81 kz440: brat cafe build
« Reply #118 on: Feb 10, 2013, 02:01:54 »
This is looking awesome. Keep it up. Those tires Kendas?

one's a kenda k761 and the other is a shinko 705.  i think front and rear respectively.

Very cool man. You should cut those glass fuses out of the equation. They suck... Replace them inline blade fuses. Cheap and simple upgrade.

what a coincidence, i just got a kit in the mail today and got it all put in!  got the ATM style fuses.  i'm very happy with it.  it looks fresh (not that anyone will ever see it) and should be a lot more reliable.

Offline 7aliveatlast7

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Re: '81 kz440: brat cafe build
« Reply #119 on: Feb 12, 2013, 17:08:24 »
so i was on the fence about the front fender.  i like the idea of it, but maybe not this execution per say.  plus, it was originally intended to be a rear fender.  so i mocked it up on the rear today.  gonna make another one for the front, but i'm not sure what to do with it.  run it high, dirt bike style?  closer to the wheel?  idk, i'm still up in the air about it.  but here's some pics with my ideas to finish up the back.