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Author Topic: 1971 Kawasaki G3SS 90cc  (Read 2090 times)

Offline SurferMO

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1971 Kawasaki G3SS 90cc
« on: Aug 25, 2013, 14:45:53 »
I've been in he process of a complete rebuild of a 1971 G3SS. I wanted something small that I could build in the extremely small space of the basement that my wife allowed me to use. This is actually my first bike and first time working on really any type of vehicle besides my own car which is just the typical oil change etc... I do like taking things apart and seeing how everything works mechanically so this has been a lot of fun to work on. I've gone through everything and I mean everything and cleaned everything including nuts and bolts. I believe that no piece should be untouched or cleaned when doing a rebuild. I have done everything myself except the powder coating. All pieces have been disassembled and media blasted and cleaned. I would say 80% of the bike has been powder coated. The colors I chose to go with are Granny Smith Green and Satin Black. Not the traditional kawasaki green. I wanted something along the lines of that color but with a little more pop to it. I have also purchased almost all new old stock parts for the bike from bolts, wiring and cables, and all new bearings. Way to many to list. This is pretty much a brand new bike. A lot of people may think that this is way to much work for a little bike like this but in my opinion every bike deserves to be well maintained and cared for regardless of what it is. From a cheap little single cylinder two stroke to the more expensive Italian and British bikes. Anyway, I'll be posting some progress pictures of the build. Like I said, this has all been done in the basement of my house and with only basic hand tools and I've never done anything like this before so its completely self taught. I do have another 1971 G3SS that I will eventually work on as well and maybe do something a little different. These first pictures are what the g3 looked like when I got it.

Offline SurferMO

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Re: 1971 Kawasaki G3SS 90cc
« Reply #1 on: Aug 25, 2013, 15:00:58 »
Motor split, cleaned, and rebuilt with new gaskets and bearings.

Offline SurferMO

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Re: 1971 Kawasaki G3SS 90cc
« Reply #2 on: Aug 25, 2013, 15:02:53 »
The previous post was right after I split the case so nothing had been cleaned and nothing new added. Splitting the case was fairly easy.

Offline SurferMO

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Re: 1971 Kawasaki G3SS 90cc
« Reply #3 on: Aug 25, 2013, 15:08:11 »
Forks, oil pump, and carburator rebuilt

Offline SurferMO

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Re: 1971 Kawasaki G3SS 90cc
« Reply #4 on: Aug 25, 2013, 15:20:16 »
Work space. Barely enough room but its worked out so far.

Offline SurferMO

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Re: 1971 Kawasaki G3SS 90cc
« Reply #5 on: Aug 25, 2013, 15:24:52 »
Wheels were sandblasted. Got them back from powder coating.

Offline SurferMO

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Re: 1971 Kawasaki G3SS 90cc
« Reply #6 on: Aug 25, 2013, 15:27:37 »
Added new Michelin gazelle 3.00-18 tires. Stock were 2.5-18. These are a little bigger and in my opinion look better

Offline SurferMO

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Re: 1971 Kawasaki G3SS 90cc
« Reply #7 on: Aug 25, 2013, 15:35:19 »
Frame and most of the other parts back from powder coating

Offline SurferMO

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Re: 1971 Kawasaki G3SS 90cc
« Reply #8 on: Aug 25, 2013, 15:37:15 »
More from powder coating

Offline SurferMO

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Re: 1971 Kawasaki G3SS 90cc
« Reply #9 on: Aug 25, 2013, 15:39:24 »
Almost every piece was powder coated

Offline SurferMO

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Re: 1971 Kawasaki G3SS 90cc
« Reply #10 on: Aug 25, 2013, 15:48:25 »
New rear shocks installed

Offline kwazykid

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Re: 1971 Kawasaki G3SS 90cc
« Reply #11 on: Aug 25, 2013, 15:49:09 »
LOVE the colors, looks sharp!
Four wheels move the body, two wheels move the soul

Offline SurferMO

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Re: 1971 Kawasaki G3SS 90cc
« Reply #12 on: Aug 25, 2013, 16:03:50 »
Found a NOS headlight unit

Offline SurferMO

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Re: 1971 Kawasaki G3SS 90cc
« Reply #13 on: Aug 25, 2013, 16:07:23 »
The seat will not be the one I use. I'm going to build my own aluminum cafe style seat

Offline Islandstar

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Re: 1971 Kawasaki G3SS 90cc
« Reply #14 on: Aug 25, 2013, 16:43:15 »
You've definitely peaked my curiosity...carry on!!