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Author Topic: Coffee Shop KZ650  (Read 5465 times)

Offline flip_rip

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Re: Coffee Shop KZ650
« Reply #30 on: Mar 11, 2017, 12:26:50 »
I've read that too. I've kept everything stock for now as far as fork and shocks go. I'd like to preserve the stock geometry. If anything I've just made the whole thing lighter so hopefully it'll be a hair more nimble bike.

Offline flip_rip

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Re: Coffee Shop KZ650
« Reply #31 on: Mar 22, 2017, 00:12:50 »
The bike is alive! Got it started but still need to fine tune jets. All electrical is solid and running. And seat is at my upholstery guy and should have it all by the end of the week!

Photos attached! Its in its final push, so hopefully I can get on it this week!
 

Offline SrgtBear

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Re: Coffee Shop KZ650
« Reply #32 on: Mar 22, 2017, 00:19:55 »
Very nice!  Excited to see her start.


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Offline flip_rip

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Re: Coffee Shop KZ650
« Reply #33 on: Mar 31, 2017, 15:55:14 »
Well I'm like 98% there! Everything is installed and working properly together!

I got the new jets installed (17.5 slow, 118 mains per all the forum scavenging I've done) but it seems it just doesn't want to idle. Not enough fuel getting to the motor. The petcock is the new vacuum one from Z1, have any of you guys had issues with enough flow?

Its been a few months since I cleaned the carbs, so I might go through and clean them again, make sure the float height is sold and do another bench sync. Its literally just a carb tune away from running! Ah dang!

Photos attached! Next on the list is paint and some stripes!


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Re: Coffee Shop KZ650
« Reply #34 on: Mar 31, 2017, 18:40:51 »
Fenders or ateast a fork brace would be a good idea too.  Looks good.
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Offline flip_rip

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Re: Coffee Shop KZ650
« Reply #35 on: Mar 31, 2017, 20:07:21 »
fork brace is on the list, but you don't need fenders in CA haha!

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Re: Coffee Shop KZ650
« Reply #36 on: Apr 01, 2017, 04:12:17 »
I'd "spring"  for some new shocks too. The factory ones are horrible. Looks good.

Offline SrgtBear

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Re: Coffee Shop KZ650
« Reply #37 on: Apr 01, 2017, 06:56:40 »
I agree with Doc. Those factory shocks will literally Spring and jolt you out of your seat. I got Progressive 14 series on mine(oil), standard spring rate.  They are great for my weight (170); however, I kind of wish I got the 12 series (nitrogen). Standard spring rate is good for minimal load. If you weigh a lot more and/or will ride with a passenger often go with heavy duty spring.

Hagons are the other brand that KZ650 riders swear by.


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Offline ApriliaBill

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Re: Coffee Shop KZ650
« Reply #38 on: Apr 01, 2017, 11:15:14 »
 I agree with the Hagons, have bought several and they work well. Also, I've said this before, it's your bike and $, but why design a bike who's sole purpose is to pick up every piece of debris and throw it at your art. Fenders can look good and serve a purpose.
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Re: Coffee Shop KZ650
« Reply #39 on: Apr 01, 2017, 16:54:27 »
I agree with the Hagons, have bought several and they work well. Also, I've said this before, it's your bike and $, but why design a bike who's sole purpose is to pick up every piece of debris and throw it at your art. Fenders can look good and serve a purpose.

I agree and you can tie the fender in with paint as well.
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