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  1. SrgtBear

    Out in a field Build ... XS 500 The Sock Monkey ( Finished pics ,video, )

    How the XS treating you? What was the final vm32 jet and needle configuration you went with? Give me all the details. :) btw I got a ZRX1200. Man this thing is fun.
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    Out in a field Build ... XS 500 The Sock Monkey ( Finished pics ,video, )

    Hey DreadRock, Just checking back in. I want to get back into riding my XS500 but it's hard when my KZ650 runs so well. I want to put some VM32's on the XS so I am curious how you made out in the end. I would going to purchase this kit and the intake boots you used but wanted to know what...
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    Coffee Shop KZ650

    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?
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    Rattle Can an ENGINE? Kawasaki KZ

    Agree with other suggestion. Don’t do it with engine in place. The nice thing about the KZ650 is that it’s really not that difficult to remove the head if you just wanted to paint that. I mean, yes you will need to unbolt valve cover, remove exhaust, lose cam chain tensioner, remove upper...
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    1948 HRD Vincent -Ashtray to Driveway

    I'm sucked into this thread. Officially subscribed and overly excited to see this beauty come to life!
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    Out in a field Build ... XS 500 The Sock Monkey ( Finished pics ,video, )

    I'm tuned in to see the results. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    What helmet is this guy wearing?

    Reviving this thread. I wanted to provide a comparison and ask for some opinion on helmets. I own two helmets. Both entry level but very very different, one vintage, one modern. The modern one, sportbike style 707 helmet is WAY better than the Bitwell vintage style. Here is why. Cycle Gear...
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    Post a pic of your latest purchase

    New Stylish Riding Boots. Clearly not for the track. Spidi X-Village
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    79 Kawasaki KZ650 - 8 minute video, 282 West, Pennsylvania

    Created a great route from Philly to Victory Brewing Co in Downingtown. Used REVER to create the route and navigate. Fun Saturday. She's just 50 miles shy of her 1000 mile break-in. Runs flawlessly. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    79 Kawasaki KZ650 - 8 minute video, 282 West, Pennsylvania

    Took off those ugly decals. Used a blow dryer to heat decal and an old plastic drivers license to peel it off without damaging the paint. Had to use Goo Gone to get the residue off. Thankfully no paint was harmed. Followed that by rubbing compound and polish finish to clean up the paint all...
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    79 Kawasaki KZ650 - 8 minute video, 282 West, Pennsylvania

    Thanks guys. This spreadsheet filled out for the KZ650 gear ratio and my sprocket setup (17/42) outlines what it's capable of...as long as I got the horse power to get me there.
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    79 Kawasaki KZ650 - 8 minute video, 282 West, Pennsylvania

    800 miles on the OD. Getting lots of riding in. A fresh paint job will come at the end of the season. Man I love this bike. Pics with Ton Up Philadelphia, and paint photoshop draft. Rally Green with KZ650C gold decals. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    1977 Kawasaki KZ750

    While part of me thinks it needs a fresh look, the other part of me is saying don't mess with the bike's ergonomics. It's a shame because the side covers are the only things that stand out as needing some attention.
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    Rear Plate Holder - non seat/top mounted.... Ideas?

    I don't know about your state, but in Pennsylvania you need a light specifically for the license plate.
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    Another build thread? Why the fuck not! KZ650 daily driver build.

    If you can post a video that would be super helpful in diagnosing.
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    Another build thread? Why the fuck not! KZ650 daily driver build.

    Stupid question but have you tried to sync the carbs yet? I say this because when I first built mine the idle liked to fluctuate on its own. Once I got the engine warm and got it idling the best I could... I synced them... then was able to get a clean idle/throttle. After that set the AF...
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    1977 Kawasaki KZ 750 Twin

    Fix your carb/fuel dumping problems?
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    Post a pic of your latest purchase

    How did you choose the right one for your front suspension? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    79 Kawasaki KZ650 - 8 minute video, 282 West, Pennsylvania

    Re: 79 Kawasaki KZ650 - Wiseco K700, Andrews #20 Cams, 4-1 Kerker Here is a video clip of yesterday's ride down 282 West in Pennsylvania. Sorry, no revs over 6k, still being broke in. (Ignore the squeaky brakes :o) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iqLypp8MZpY
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    79 Kawasaki KZ650 - 8 minute video, 282 West, Pennsylvania

    Re: 79 Kawasaki KZ650 - Need Paint Input Thanks for the compliments on the thread. I totally agree with you. I've been researching painters and I think your right, need to get the front fairing painted with the rest of the bike. Just debating if I do it this season or at the end. Ive been...
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