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Author Topic: 1980 kz550 ltd anything but stock build  (Read 2208 times)

Offline cbrianroll

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Re: 1980 kz550 ltd anything but stock build
« Reply #10 on: Dec 27, 2016, 18:38:30 »
So...a new igniter is priced really bad. I'm thinking a dyna ds2-2 is in the future. Am I reading correctly that it replaces the igniter and regulator? I'm not to savvy with electronics yet...thanks

Offline teazer

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Re: 1980 kz550 ltd anything but stock build
« Reply #11 on: Dec 29, 2016, 02:29:40 »
It will replace the pickups and rotor on the crank end as well as the ignitor.  Check the wiring diagram to be sure what other functions are tied to the ignitor.  If it's things like side stand switch, you can eliminate that, but if if feeds the tacho or anything else, you may need a workaround.  I don't think that will be an issue, but worth checking.

Regulator and rectifier are not usually combined in the ECU because the regulator generates heat and the ignitor is easily damaged with too much heat.

If your bike has a mechanical advance unit, you are golden, but if the ignition advance is generated by the ECU, that could be a bit of an issue to overcome.  In that case you can probably get a mechanical advance unit for a different model and make it work.
« Last Edit: Dec 29, 2016, 02:31:24 by teazer »

Offline cbrianroll

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Re: 1980 kz550 ltd anything but stock build
« Reply #12 on: Dec 29, 2016, 12:21:41 »
Thanks, electronics scare me lol I may build the Gm hei hack, seems to work fine.

Offline cbrianroll

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Re: 1980 kz550 ltd anything but stock build
« Reply #13 on: Jan 11, 2017, 02:04:40 »
A little progress....

Offline cbrianroll

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Re: 1980 kz550 ltd anything but stock build
« Reply #14 on: Jan 11, 2017, 02:30:08 »

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Offline cbrianroll

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Re: 1980 kz550 ltd anything but stock build
« Reply #15 on: Jan 22, 2017, 00:06:13 »
a little more progress. Painted forks, wheels, playing with the cx500 tank and handlebars. Hopefully powder coat some stuff tomorrow.

Offline cbrianroll

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Re: 1980 kz550 ltd anything but stock build
« Reply #16 on: Feb 05, 2017, 19:53:24 »
[img]20170204_160444.jpg[img] finally got the motor in..now toying with stock tank. Meds are making me lazy....gotta order all my stuff so I can get motivated.

Offline DailyGrind

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Re: 1980 kz550 ltd anything but stock build
« Reply #17 on: Feb 05, 2017, 21:15:45 »
The CX tank looks better

Offline cbrianroll

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Re: 1980 kz550 ltd anything but stock build
« Reply #18 on: Feb 05, 2017, 21:20:05 »
Me thinks that too...the one in the photo isn't set, I'd have to trim a bit to get it to seat good

Offline cbrianroll

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Re: 1980 kz550 ltd anything but stock build
« Reply #19 on: Jun 13, 2017, 01:03:23 »
Ok....a couple things...it seems I can't post pics. Help. I'm on android....perhaps a desktop would work? 2nd....it seems the info on kzs fork oil level number doesn't match the mesuerment number. It roughly says add 9 fl.oz and it should measure 14in from top...with spring out and extended fork. Anyone know what's up with this?? Thanks.