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Author Topic: saving a 1980 KZ750 twin  (Read 62169 times)

Offline The Jimbonaut

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Re: saving a 1980 KZ750 twin
« Reply #300 on: Apr 10, 2017, 16:43:18 »
Cool, that's great to know.  Thanks man.  I had a '78 VW camper van that I sprayed the exact same green as your bike - man I'd spray everything I owned that colour if the wife would have it.  Might do it anyway.  She'll come round...
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Offline datadavid

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Re: saving a 1980 KZ750 twin
« Reply #301 on: Apr 11, 2017, 07:04:32 »


Done a bit of kz saving myself now, donated a pair of amals(stock carbs were leaking) to a friends project, all hooked up and time for a trial run!

Offline Supergyro

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Re: saving a 1980 KZ750 twin
« Reply #302 on: Apr 11, 2017, 12:55:51 »
Did you brush the chrome to hide imperfections, or were they clean before? It seems like a good tactic to recover some use from old chromed parts.

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Re: saving a 1980 KZ750 twin
« Reply #303 on: Apr 11, 2017, 16:33:48 »
Done a bit of kz saving myself now, donated a pair of amals(stock carbs were leaking) to a friends project, all hooked up and time for a trial run!

Very cool. I have been thinking about swapping for the VM34 carbs that guys run on the XS650. Let me know how it runs with those carbs, interested in the results you get.


Did you brush the chrome to hide imperfections, or were they clean before? It seems like a good tactic to recover some use from old chromed parts.
Bingo! They weren't terrible shape but a lot of small scratches in the chrome. this just makes it uniform and intentional.

Offline datadavid

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Re: saving a 1980 KZ750 twin
« Reply #304 on: Apr 12, 2017, 01:53:04 »
Very cool. I have been thinking about swapping for the VM34 carbs that guys run on the XS650. Let me know how it runs with those carbs, interested in the results you get.

Bingo! They weren't terrible shape but a lot of small scratches in the chrome. this just makes it uniform and intentional.
Except for the basic jetting issues it ran unexpectedly fine, ridiculously good pull at open throttle, but a little uneven at low rpms, feels like i accidentally put the needles at different heights, and throttles are not synced. Does not feel congested with those small 30mm carbs.

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Re: saving a 1980 KZ750 twin
« Reply #305 on: Apr 16, 2017, 04:45:37 »
Damn I missed this update.  The bike looks stunning!  The details you have put hours into really make it man.

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Re: saving a 1980 KZ750 twin
« Reply #306 on: Apr 16, 2017, 04:57:31 »
Except for the basic jetting issues it ran unexpectedly fine, ridiculously good pull at open throttle, but a little uneven at low rpms, feels like i accidentally put the needles at different heights, and throttles are not synced. Does not feel congested with those small 30mm carbs.
Needles were uneven, reportedly it has lively pull now!

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Re: saving a 1980 KZ750 twin
« Reply #307 on: Apr 23, 2017, 16:23:36 »
scheming...

Offline Luugo86

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Re: saving a 1980 KZ750 twin
« Reply #308 on: Apr 23, 2017, 18:12:48 »
 I really like the look of this bike. It looks like it will be an absolute blast to ride.
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Re: saving a 1980 KZ750 twin
« Reply #309 on: Apr 24, 2017, 13:11:40 »
that exhaust scheme looks like a Kerker to me  ;)
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