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Author Topic: Will it ever run again?!? 81, KZ1000  (Read 2915 times)

Offline trek97

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Will it ever run again?!? 81, KZ1000
« on: Jan 31, 2015, 20:10:13 »
Bromz is getting started on his KZ1000 he bought it from his wives Uncles estate.  Been riding it for 3 years, its developed a couple oil leaks and is ready for some TLC.

I offered to let him do the work in my (trek97) garage.  I got the 48" flat screen+blu ray,and xbox what more could he need...Oh yea, I got HEAT and A/C too, and only 14 minute drive from his house.  Otherwise its 45 minutes to the barn on his families farm.
 
Most important its always good to have a buddy to laugh at you when you make a critical error.







Ever get that funny feeling when Clint Eastwood and a midget are looking over your shoulder?



Bromz made pretty quick work of her.  3 hours or so.





Til next time...
« Last Edit: Feb 01, 2015, 09:44:20 by trek97 »

Offline trek97

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Re: "Will it ever run again?!?" 81, KZ1000
« Reply #1 on: Jan 31, 2015, 20:13:03 »
Also, anyone know what causes all four plugs to get a powdery white corrosion on the shiny part?


Offline datadavid

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Re: "Will it ever run again?!?" 81, KZ1000
« Reply #2 on: Feb 01, 2015, 01:45:33 »
Good ol' exposure to the elements I'd say

Offline Bromz

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Re: "Will it ever run again?!?" 81, KZ1000
« Reply #3 on: Feb 01, 2015, 09:32:49 »
Yeah I'm curious. This bike sits inside. Only outside when it sits at work.


Chris

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Re: Will it ever run again?!? 81, KZ1000
« Reply #4 on: Feb 01, 2015, 12:48:59 »
They only need to get wet a few times then heated up by running to get that kind of patina, looks normal to me!

Offline Bromz

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Re: Will it ever run again?!? 81, KZ1000
« Reply #5 on: Feb 16, 2015, 20:24:10 »
Starting some work on the side covers. Gonna go for the brushed aluminum look.



Chris

Offline Bromz

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Will it ever run again?!? 81, KZ1000
« Reply #6 on: Feb 18, 2015, 17:44:47 »

Getting ready to bead blast the cases. I will post some finished pics later


Chris

Offline Bromz

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Re: Will it ever run again?!? 81, KZ1000
« Reply #7 on: Feb 18, 2015, 20:40:30 »
Getting close to being ready to reassemble!



Chris

Offline Bromz

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Re: Will it ever run again?!? 81, KZ1000
« Reply #8 on: Feb 18, 2015, 21:05:52 »



Chris

Offline Bromz

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Re: Will it ever run again?!? 81, KZ1000
« Reply #9 on: Feb 19, 2015, 15:17:49 »
Well the wife is in Florida so I'm off work with the little girl! So gonna take advantage with my extra time and work on this engine. Gonna paint the jugs black then sand the face of the cooling fins than a light coat of clear. Hope it looks as good as I think it will. Gonna bake these jugs in the oven to cure the paint.


Chris

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Re: Will it ever run again?!? 81, KZ1000
« Reply #10 on: Feb 19, 2015, 17:57:42 »



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Offline TranceMachineVienna

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Re: Will it ever run again?!? 81, KZ1000
« Reply #11 on: Feb 20, 2015, 03:27:47 »
On board

Offline Bromz

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Re: Will it ever run again?!? 81, KZ1000
« Reply #12 on: Feb 22, 2015, 16:40:50 »

Just trying to get an idea on how it's gonna look!


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Re: Will it ever run again?!? 81, KZ1000
« Reply #13 on: Mar 25, 2015, 09:52:47 »
Well getting close to adding oil and firing this bike up. Sorry for not posting more. Just been busy. Here are a few pics



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Re: Will it ever run again?!? 81, KZ1000
« Reply #14 on: Mar 27, 2015, 10:12:21 »
My only disappointment with my '80 KZ1000A is that I never know how fast I'm going. I hate the 80MPH speedometer...
It ain't braggin' if ya done it.

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Re: Will it ever run again?!? 81, KZ1000
« Reply #15 on: Mar 27, 2015, 10:13:15 »
So, what steps will be taken to turn this bike into a cafe racer?
It ain't braggin' if ya done it.