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  1. AlphaDogChoppers

    Reintroduction

    Some you you here might remember me. I kind of fell out of the habit of coming here for no particular reason. I had a custom bike shop In Horsham, PA, (A suburb of Philadelphia.) I gave up the shop nearly 2 years ago after some terrible complications of prostate surgery that left me 100%...
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    AlphaDogChoppers

    Somehow, I fell out of the habit of coming here.
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    XS750 Carb woes

    I did that on a trip once. I was running too lean, so I pulled out a pair of socks and put them over the pods. Bike definitely ran better.
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    AlphaDogChoppers

    It's Friday, bitches!
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    Carb part needed

    You can try fixing it. Chisel any remaining tube level with the aluminum. Drill it out with a #25 drill bit. Get a length of 5/32 OD brass tube. (Available from hobby shops and some hardware stores.) Make it 1/2" or so longer than needed. Heat the tip with a torch to anneal. Peen the tip to a...
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    79 Kawasaki KZ650 - 8 minute video, 282 West, Pennsylvania

    Re: 79 Kawasaki KZ650 - I goofed, wrong head gasket The bike here is an in-line 4. I don't think they have much crank offset.
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    79 Kawasaki KZ650 - 8 minute video, 282 West, Pennsylvania

    Re: 79 Kawasaki KZ650 - I goofed, wrong head gasket I wouldn't think it would make enough of a difference to make a difference.
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    79 Kawasaki KZ650 - 8 minute video, 282 West, Pennsylvania

    Re: 79 Kawasaki KZ650 - I goofed, wrong head gasket How is the inertia at TDC different from the inertia at BDC?
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    "Cafe Racer" such a loose term! Craigslist "Gem" of the week!

    Naw. It would cost so much to restore, that it would have to be nearly free.
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    79 Kawasaki KZ650 - 8 minute video, 282 West, Pennsylvania

    Re: 79 Kawasaki KZ650 - Installed Wiseco 700cc pistons The do-over will go quickly. (BTDT)
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    GS650E First build

    Yeah, that looks questionable, doesn't it. There should be some gusseting at key points, I would think.
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    GS650E First build

    You will NEVER get the jetting right until you throw away those shitty Emgo pods. They partially block important openings in the mouth of the carbs. Not only that, they are metal mesh, and fine dust goes right through them. Get the correct K&N pods and save yourself some drama.
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    "Cafe Racer" such a loose term! Craigslist "Gem" of the week!

    Looks terrible. The pictures are awful, disguising how bad it is. I wouldn't take it for free.
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    "Cafe Racer" such a loose term! Craigslist "Gem" of the week!

    Hurts to ride it. Heck, it even hurts to look at it!
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    79 Kawasaki KZ650 - 8 minute video, 282 West, Pennsylvania

    Re: 79 Kawasaki KZ650 - Installed Wiseco 700cc pistons Ted, Did you ever see my post, "Top Ten Boneheaded Novice Builder Mistakes" http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=55066.0
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    79 Kawasaki KZ650 - 8 minute video, 282 West, Pennsylvania

    Re: 79 Kawasaki KZ650 - Engine Assembly Really excellent build, Ted. I'm looking forward to seeing it at Two Wheel Tuesday. :)
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    Who Let The (Alpha) Dog Out?

    If ya got it, flaunt it!
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    Who Let The (Alpha) Dog Out?

    Let us know how it works. ;-)
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    Who Let The (Alpha) Dog Out?

    The man has no name...
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