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I bought this for my KZ650 rebuild but found a Lockhart Oil Cooler along the way and never used it. The sump was hard to find and had it shipped from overseas. Black paint has been stripped. It will bolt on to a KZ650 seamlessly. You'll just need to build a bracket to mount the oil cooler to...
I photoshopped up a template of my vin sticker that I pulled off before powder coating. Other than asking FedEx Kinkos is there a specialty place that prints non-fade adhesive laminated stickers.
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Someone bored out my head to fit 65mm pistons. I broke a piston and it looks like they don't make the 65mm pistons anymore. What are my options? 79 KZ650
EBay a new head?
Put new sleeves in?
Put 64mm pistons in?
Has anyone used this stuff?
I watched a few videos that restored substantial compression back to the cylinders. However, on the can it says "If you have a wet clutch motorcycle do not add this to your oil, instead call us because there is another way of using it"
Yet, they don't tell me how...
Scenario: 75 Yamaha XS500 CV Carbs, Timing set with light, carbs synced, upjetted main jet. Overheats in city stop and go traffic. Short stop, backroad cruising, occasional red light it is fine. Frequent stop lights and stop signs starts to overheat.
Anyone an expert at tuning a Yamaha...
79 KZ650 4-Cylinders Dry and Wet Test
-1- -2- -3- -4-
100 135 110 125 - Dry (PSI)
150 145 150 165 - Wet (PSI)
I'm looking for input. Based in my assumptions and what I've read in the service manual the piston rings needs to be replaced. Valve clearances have measured and they...
I have to admit I really lucked out lately finding this bikes on the cheap. First my XS500 for $200, and now this 79 Kawasaki KZ650 for $500. Found sitting in a shed for the last 10 years. No pitting on forks, mostly original, seat enacted with no holes in it. Only some minor rust and patina...
It's been sometime since I have been active on this site after completing my XS500 Cafe. I recently just found and purchased a 1979 Kawasaki KZ650 and I am pretty excited to start a new project. The bike is 100% there and is only missing the stock airbox.
Does anyone have a experience...
I have 2 Emgo Shorty Reverse Cone Mufflers. A little too loud for my liking. Anyone experienced with fiberglass packing mufflers? I never tried it so I need some points, tips, or suggestions on how to do it properly. Thanks.
I was riding my bike around the other day. Thought it was overheating because it was stalling twice out after 10 miles. Needless to say it was actually my carbs falling out of their engine flang, but I felt the engine getting a little hot and smelt the wrinkle paint cooking a bit.
I used an...
I found some nice links on the parts needed to install a steering damper. MikesXS has damper and fork bracket but I have a question. Where is the other part suppose to mount? Ive seen pics of some mounted to the frame and some mounted to the middle of the trees. That just confuses me and...