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Author Topic: Coffee Shop KZ650  (Read 5462 times)

Offline flip_rip

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Re: Coffee Shop KZ650
« Reply #20 on: Jan 25, 2017, 12:48:29 »
Thanks! I think the seat will turn out pretty solid. I looked through just about every photo of KZs on google and decided I couldn't totally get rid of it.

Good to know on the headlight beam. I won't be running turn signals on it. I was curious about the 100W upgrade. I might stick to the stock 55 (that came with the new headlight) for now, and see if it makes sense later. No reason to burn up the whole system. I guess I could go to an 80 if its really dim, but I don't see it being a huge issue.

Haha the side covers are still in the parts box. I'll hang onto them just for you Doc....for now....

Offline SrgtBear

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Re: Coffee Shop KZ650
« Reply #21 on: Jan 26, 2017, 13:32:40 »
If you do run turn signals fitting LEDs is fairly easy.  The only difficult part is adapting them to fit the the large openings of the existing fork ears and headlight bucket.  Same for rear.

This is what I did.  Buy K&S Turn Signal Stems for KZ(http://a.co/4Zr9BhJ.  Cut the tips off, then drill and use a Tap & Die on open to your aftermarket LED signal threads.  Then you will just need two LED flashers relays from CWS Wiring Solutions. http://www.cwswiring.com/Shop.html

A good replacement headlight for the stock lamp is the Wagner Halogen Sealed Beams H6024.  https://www.summitracing.com/parts/WAG-H6024/

Take a look at my thread.  I put on a Wiseco K700 Kit, Cams, Oil Cooler, etc.  Happy to answer any questions.


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Kawasaki Kaiju (怪獣) - 79 KZ650 - 700cc Bore Cam Rocket - http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=39748.0
75 Yamaha XS500B Cafe - Completed - http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=14392.0
74 Honda XL 125 - Original - http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=25706.0

Offline flip_rip

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Re: Coffee Shop KZ650
« Reply #22 on: Jan 26, 2017, 14:27:04 »
Oh solid! Those look pretty good on there!

One issue with the bike is that the previous owner stripped the wiring harness of just about everything except the head/tail lights and starter switch. So I'm working off a minimal harness. I was originally going to just buy a whole new one, but I want to keep things pretty minimal on the bike, so right now the plan is no signals/hazards/brights switches on the bars. Just a kill/starter switch.

Ah man but I should at least make it legal.....ugh I might just wire in what is needed for the signals and decide at the end if I want to add them.

Offline SrgtBear

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Re: Coffee Shop KZ650
« Reply #23 on: Jan 26, 2017, 14:49:50 »
Ever hear of MotoGadget M Unit?


Ted

Kawasaki Kaiju (怪獣) - 79 KZ650 - 700cc Bore Cam Rocket - http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=39748.0
75 Yamaha XS500B Cafe - Completed - http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=14392.0
74 Honda XL 125 - Original - http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=25706.0

Offline CrabsAndCylinders

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Re: Coffee Shop KZ650
« Reply #24 on: Jan 26, 2017, 15:01:53 »
That looks like a great product, how much $
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Offline deej

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Re: Coffee Shop KZ650
« Reply #25 on: Jan 30, 2017, 11:07:39 »
What about the eastern beaver PC unit? For the price, I was considering it instead of the m-unit. The m unit cost almost as much as I bought my bike for

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Offline flip_rip

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Re: Coffee Shop KZ650
« Reply #26 on: Feb 06, 2017, 02:08:46 »
I've looked into the m-units but man they are spendy! The Eastern beaver option looks pretty good!

I ended up buying a flexible LED tail with integrated signals in it, so I'll wire those in with an upgraded relay for the LED flasher.

Decisions decisions...It's turning into a bit of a money pit haha, but I should have the engine back next week! I got the new Conti tires installed, frame painted, and all the controls and headlight mounted. New braided brake line, and master came together awesome and feels great just rolling it around the shop! I can't wait to get this thing on the road!

The dyna S ignition and green coils came in along with the 3 phase rec/reg, so as soon as I get the motor back in I can get it all wired up! Hopefully since just about everything on this bike is new, it will come together smoothly....but I doubt it haha.

Anyways. Next week I'll make the stainless batterybox and seat pan. I was able to get it all mapped out. Just need to decide on a seat layout. Not sure if I want the bump for the passenger further up, or pushed all the way back. Leaning toward the thinner setup.

Photos following! Let me know what you guys think about a seat setup.


Offline redwillissuperman

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Re: Coffee Shop KZ650
« Reply #27 on: Feb 18, 2017, 10:52:13 »
I've looked into the m-units but man they are spendy! The Eastern beaver option looks pretty good!

I ended up buying a flexible LED tail with integrated signals in it, so I'll wire those in with an upgraded relay for the LED flasher.

Decisions decisions...It's turning into a bit of a money pit haha, but I should have the engine back next week! I got the new Conti tires installed, frame painted, and all the controls and headlight mounted. New braided brake line, and master came together awesome and feels great just rolling it around the shop! I can't wait to get this thing on the road!

The dyna S ignition and green coils came in along with the 3 phase rec/reg, so as soon as I get the motor back in I can get it all wired up! Hopefully since just about everything on this bike is new, it will come together smoothly....but I doubt it haha.

Anyways. Next week I'll make the stainless batterybox and seat pan. I was able to get it all mapped out. Just need to decide on a seat layout. Not sure if I want the bump for the passenger further up, or pushed all the way back. Leaning toward the thinner setup.

Photos following! Let me know what you guys think about a seat setup.

Have you considered a longer swingarm? Maybe only +1 but somewhere in the +1-2" range would really balance the bike out. Also keep you from flipping with all that new power

Offline flip_rip

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Re: Coffee Shop KZ650
« Reply #28 on: Mar 10, 2017, 13:49:19 »
Been a bit since I updated this but I made some major headway on the KZ.

The motor is back in the bike and has all fresh new parts! New pistons, rings, clips, valves, guides, seats, head was shaved by 0.020" and everything is ultra clean! Boyko Racing really helped me get the head all sorted and cylinders honed. I shimmed the valves (I cant believe the range for all valves is 0.08 to 0.18mm! I set them all at 0.10 to be safe) and got all new gaskets and mating surfaces cleaned. I installed all new stainless bolts so there wont be any more rusting on this motor and torqued to spec. All new polished hardware and motor mounts so everything looks the part. The new stator for the 3 phase system is done and wired in with the new 3 phase reg/rec unit.

I rebuilt the whole wiring harness in my apartment last week and made sure it all lined up properly with the Dyna S ignition and 3 phase charging system. I just need to drop it all in the bike now!

I'm hoping to get the wiring all hooked up and running properly this weekend so then I can start the bike next week! Still need to drop off the seat to be upholstered but, but thats about all that needs to be done.

Cant wait to get this thing running! Its nice to have fresh new parts haha! Pics Pics Pics!

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Re: Coffee Shop KZ650
« Reply #29 on: Mar 11, 2017, 02:19:21 »
Have you considered a longer swingarm? Maybe only +1 but somewhere in the +1-2" range would really balance the bike out. Also keep you from flipping with all that new power

This bike got good reviews for it's handling back in the day, I wouldn't put a longer swingarm on it just for looks.
Lighter, Quicker, Faster.
ZX-14, 900F x 2, 1100F, R100, CBR600, SR500, GT500, RZ350, KZ1000 x 2, Moto Guzzi Lemans lll, CBX550, RD 350, 750 SOHC police special, RG250, TL1000R, GT750, KTM Super Duke 1290 R, Harris/Z-1, Norton 750 Commando, Green 77 KZ650