+ Reply to Thread
Results 1 to 13 of 13
  1. #1
    Hooligan
    Join Date
    Feb 2016
    Location
    Nebraska

    1975/77/80 KZ1000 turbo drag/street project

    So my 1980 chassis is going off to powder coat in a few days. The engine is 1977 with a 75 Z1 crank that has been lightened balanced and welded. The head has stainless over sized valves, 1075 low comp pistons and an MRE lock up. Needs a new head gasket and a valve adjustment and it should be good. The turbo kit is a NICE Mr turbo kit draw through type with a shorty S&S carb. Should make any where from 200 to 235 HP at 10 to 15 pounds of boost.
    I will be posting progress step by step. It has 77 A model furniture tank side covers etc. Has kosman wheels and a primary collet drive along with grimeca brakes should look good when she is done and hopefully scare the shit out of me.
    Attached Images        

  2. #2
    Hooligan
    Join Date
    Dec 2012
    Location
    St Charles, MO

    Re: 1975/77/80 KZ1000 turbo drag/street project

    Looking forward to the build. (I should probably start a thread of my own Kz build here at some point.)

    Anyways, are you planning on bracing the frame at all? And please get the correct style of cam end plugs. :P

    Later, Doug

  3. #3
    Smokey 'ash
    Arashphalt
    Moderator

    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Location
    Pleasanton, CA

    Re: 1975/77/80 KZ1000 turbo drag/street project

    Cool, subscribed.
    Arash (pronounced "our-ash")

    CAUTION - My forum posts may be worth what you paid for them!

    2005 Green RessuREXtion - Amateur 1224 & Six Speed Installation - Oct 2015 BOTM - Yamaha R6 - Aprilia RS250s


  4. #4
    Hooligan
    Join Date
    Jan 2019
    Location
    Netherlands

    Re: 1975/77/80 KZ1000 turbo drag/street project

    Very, very nice project! I will follow your thread too, am a great fan of the old-school Zed's
    The eyes are the window of the soul.

    #10174 Z650b1 '77, Z650b2 '78, Z650c3 '79, ZRX 1100 R '98.

  5. #5
    Hooligan
    Join Date
    Feb 2016
    Location
    Nebraska

    Re: 1975/77/80 KZ1000 turbo drag/street project

    Yes yes I know. I'm going to get a set of billet ones they can be a pain to remove but they should only come off every 10k or more. I do not know about bracing the frame I have never done it. Not even sure where I would put braces to be honest.

  6. #6
    Hooligan
    Join Date
    Dec 2012
    Location
    St Charles, MO

    Re: 1975/77/80 KZ1000 turbo drag/street project

    Quote Originally Posted by Menace View Post
    I do not know about bracing the frame I have never done it. Not even sure where I would put braces to be honest.
    Google “Kosman frame bracing kit”. They want $250 for the kit but you can make your own fairly easily.

    Here’s the instructions sheet.


    Later, Doug

  7. #7
    Hooligan
    Join Date
    Feb 2016
    Location
    Nebraska

    Re: 1975/77/80 KZ1000 turbo drag/street project

    Damn I should probably do that well we will see. Working on the gauge's tonight. I got them split so I could clean the glass and to also sand the rusty paint off of them. I will be sanding them down to bare metal then clear goat them. Then buy all new gauge plastic and mount for about 50 bucks they will look brand new. I can always buy a set of repop ones if I bitch them up. I did a set a while back it was a pain in the ass. I learned a ton so this time it should be easy.
    Attached Images        

  8. #8
    Hooligan
    Join Date
    Feb 2016
    Location
    Nebraska

    Re: 1975/77/80 KZ1000 turbo drag/street project

    Got the gauge cluster cleared. Will be re-assembling them soon
    Attached Images  

  9. #9
    Hooligan
    Join Date
    Feb 2016
    Location
    Nebraska

    Re: 1975/77/80 KZ1000 turbo drag/street project

    Got the tires on today. Also a new sprocket. I went with a Pirelli phantom sport 100.90.18 for the front. Shinko stealth 003 180.55.18 in soft for the rear. I went with the shinko because it will hook up better than any other tire in that size and I went with the phantom because it's Z rated like the rear and it is also a hard size to find in Z rated. Also it looks similar to the shinko. I really wish they matched but not much I could do.
    Attached Images    
    Last edited by Menace; 03-08-2019 at 11:39 PM.

  10. #10
    Hooligan
    Join Date
    Apr 2017
    Location
    Indiana

    Re: 1975/77/80 KZ1000 turbo drag/street project

    Nice!!! I miss my old kz. This is my last one. I went all out on this bike, fully built 1327 with a J model head, it was a beast.

    Sent from my SM-G955U using Tapatalk

  11. #11
    Hooligan
    Join Date
    Feb 2016
    Location
    Nebraska

    Re: 1975/77/80 KZ1000 turbo drag/street project

    Looks nice. I got the turbo kit all cleaned up it looks pretty good. Spent 50 bucks on just the nuts and bolts chrome and stainless. Still waiting on the powder coater. I imagine it will be a week or so. Going to run out of money unless it warms up around here. Bike sales are not the best when there is 3 or 4 feet of snow on the ground.

  12. #12
    Hooligan
    Join Date
    Feb 2016
    Location
    Nebraska

    Re: 1975/77/80 KZ1000 turbo drag/street project

    If you ask me it looks a lot better.
    Attached Images  

  13. #13
    Hooligan
    Join Date
    Feb 2016
    Location
    Nebraska

    Re: 1975/77/80 KZ1000 turbo drag/street project

    Got the chassis together. Everything is looking pretty good. Still have to get the forks on and obviously a ton of other stuff. Mostly worried about the wiring and the paint. Selling the 1982 GPz1100 tomorrow sad to see it go. Also just moved into a new house with a huge garage. I can fit 10 more bikes in here.
    Attached Images      


 

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
Powered by vBulletin® Version 4.1.7
Copyright © 2019 vBulletin Solutions, Inc. All rights reserved.
All times are GMT -4. The time now is 12:47 PM.
vBulletin 4.0 skin by CompleteVB