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Author Topic: 77 kz650 hint of mod  (Read 1044 times)

Offline waktaylor

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77 kz650 hint of mod
« on: Dec 19, 2018, 01:05:50 »
Picked up this bike about a month ago. PO said had battery drain but Im pretty sure main issue was dead R/R.
Out with all the old chopped up wiring. Minimized custom harness (not yet come complete)
New ricks lithium R/R
Antigravity 8 cell lithium battery
ZXR shocks
New Firestone champions (free from PO)
Put the rear frame support back on from where PO cut it off for flat seat.
Modified stock tail
Stock seat will be recovered
Morimoto 5Stop LED brakelight
Turn signals from Rossa Engineering to be installed later
Upright handlebars instead of clip ons
Flushed and bled the front brake
Delkvic stainless exhaust
Cleaned carbs and a few new parts
Unipods
PO tossed the tach so I gotta get one. I hate not knowing engine speed plus need to fine tune carbs

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Re: 77 kz650 hint of mod
« Reply #1 on: Dec 19, 2018, 11:09:54 »
Nice man, looks much better than when you bought it.

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Re: 77 kz650 hint of mod
« Reply #2 on: Dec 19, 2018, 11:28:39 »
Looking good man, love what you did with the tail.  Great looking ride
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Re: 77 kz650 hint of mod
« Reply #3 on: Dec 19, 2018, 11:32:33 »
Fixing the tail section back to stock = awesome. 
Firestones = ?

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Re: 77 kz650 hint of mod
« Reply #4 on: Dec 19, 2018, 11:37:06 »
I'd be really interested to hear some first-person feedback about these tires.  They definitely split the jury!  Are they really that squiffy on the road?
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Re: 77 kz650 hint of mod
« Reply #5 on: Dec 19, 2018, 12:14:56 »
not really..  they are designed for a certain look and not for performance or handling or grip or anything else you might want in a bike tire. 

Offline Popeye SXM

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Re: 77 kz650 hint of mod
« Reply #6 on: Dec 19, 2018, 12:55:15 »
Those Firestones are all show and no go. Dangerous in the wet.
Great bike otherwise
« Last Edit: Dec 19, 2018, 12:57:38 by Popeye SXM »

Offline waktaylor

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Re: 77 kz650 hint of mod
« Reply #7 on: Dec 19, 2018, 15:29:09 »
I will report back later this weekend. The PO included them in the sale. Im building 17s to swap on later.

Thanks for the compliments. Im digging this bike

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Re: 77 kz650 hint of mod
« Reply #8 on: Dec 19, 2018, 15:45:09 »
You really did improve it over the before. Glad you are putting real tires on, those firestones will suck, careful not to bin the thing before you get proper tires on it. Those tires were designed for bikes that had 5 hp and went 20 MPH 100 years ago.
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Offline waktaylor

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Re: 77 kz650 hint of mod
« Reply #9 on: Dec 19, 2018, 16:07:03 »
These tires have modern rubber but look old.  Ive pushed them a little on the cold dry and they were fine. Im too chicken in the wet to find out much.