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Author Topic: Coffee Shop KZ650  (Read 4432 times)

Offline flip_rip

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Re: Coffee Shop KZ650
« Reply #40 on: Jul 11, 2018, 01:19:27 »
Wow guys. It has been a while! I figured I would update everyone here since the build is COMPLETE! Yes, complete. I have re-done everything and now this bike absolutely RIPS! It feels good knowing that its all wrapped up.

Highlights include:
-CR29 carbs (YUP!)
-Starter upgrade (went to the one way bearing from the ZX bikes instead of the clutch system)
-New clutch/basket
-full wiring harness upgrade
-cleaned up controls
-lithium battery
-rear tail painted and polished

It rides like a dream and is super fun to rip around town on. I attached all the photos I have of it, and a few of the 'in progress' ones because everyone likes a happy ending to a build thread, instead of the OP ghosting everyone!

Also I have a ton of pics here if anyone wants to see all the photos in one place:

Offline flip_rip

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Re: Coffee Shop KZ650
« Reply #41 on: Jul 11, 2018, 01:22:46 »
Forgot to add the link! Haha! here it is! LINK: https://www.icloud.com/sharedalbum/#B0q5ejO17IuvYM

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Re: Coffee Shop KZ650
« Reply #42 on: Jul 11, 2018, 04:20:04 »
Looks great. Those carbs are the business. Any motor upgrades? If you think it handles well now, get yourself some shocks and a Tarozzi fork brace and you will be amazed at the transformation, the kz650 is a great handling bike.
« Last Edit: Jul 11, 2018, 04:23:37 by doc_rot »

Offline flip_rip

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Re: Coffee Shop KZ650
« Reply #43 on: Jul 11, 2018, 04:23:21 »
I did have Teddy boyko do the heads and we raised compression to around 12:1. New pistons and rings but thatís about it for the motor. Wanted to keep it fairly stock for reliability. And I know I know.....shocks and a fork brace would be ideal! But itís looking like itís going to a new home soon, so Iíll encourage the new owner to tinker.

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Re: Coffee Shop KZ650
« Reply #44 on: Jul 11, 2018, 08:03:08 »
She's a beaut, sir.
I'm going to eat your brains and gain your knowledge.

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Offline SrgtBear

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Re: Coffee Shop KZ650
« Reply #45 on: Jul 11, 2018, 10:21:01 »
Well done sir!  Looks incredible!  That headlight looks like it's floating, excellent!

Tell me about those CR carbs.  Did you get a chance to compare performance to the stock VM24s?  If so, where did you feel the difference?
Ted

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Re: Coffee Shop KZ650
« Reply #46 on: Jul 11, 2018, 14:43:14 »
Thank you guys! Really appreciate the kind words!

I did not ever get the VM24s to run right, even after multiple rebuilds and tunes. I can say that the CR29s are amazingly smooth but if you open them up itíll scream! I notice that the throttle response is crisp and that it just wants to be ridden fast haha.