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Offline Lon

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New guy
« on: Mar 30, 2018, 23:59:54 »
New here, just lurking and seeking answers. My name is Lon, and I have a 76 KZ400. As a life long dedicated gearhead, petrolhead, or motorhead, I've always had an interest in bikes. Well at 37 (I'm 40 now) I finally got a bike. I have my dad to blame for this. He's always had a bike, and I always had some form of modified truck. I'm also obsessed with land speed racing. The bike: it's a 1976, and sat in a barn for at least 20 years, and I was told the engine was stuck. Turns out only the kick start was stuck and keeping the engine form turning. Together with my dad, we have replaced the carbs, with Mikuni VM 30, new points/condenser, brakes, tires, and lined the tank. Nothing cosmetic short of a good pressure wash. Currently I'm fighting electrical gremlins. I have plans for this bike. My motivation for this bike is that it was cast aside, and I hate to see good machines left to rot. Pics show the day I got it and a more current pic. The ammo can is my cheap saddlebag, I needed a place to put stuff.
« Last Edit: Mar 31, 2018, 00:01:32 by Lon »

Offline canyoncarver

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Re: New guy
« Reply #1 on: Mar 31, 2018, 22:07:32 »
Welcome to DTT!.  I have one of these in my barn waiting it's turn on the lift.  Really nice little bikes. 
73' The Commando
YZF750/1000R The Fly
KZ 750 Twin
ZRX 1100
KZ400 The Rabbit
KLR650, 69' Norton P11 Ranger, a 65' Atlas, a 60' BSA scrambler, 93" shovelhead chop, an 86' FXR, and an F9 Bighorn
more YZF750R's, more KZ's, a Zephyr750...and the ever unfinished 75' CB550 cafe.

Offline whiskeytango923

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Re: New guy
« Reply #2 on: Mar 31, 2018, 22:44:38 »
Welcome! I love the KZís
1976 Kawasaki KZ750B1 aka ĎVioletí