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  1. #1
    BadAss Hooligan
    The Bean Pod

    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    Monroe, NC

    Sometimes things aren't quite what they appear to be......

    I bought it anyway. And I once again own an inline four cylinder air cooled Kawasaki!!! It's even that Perko puke green color to boot.

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  2. #2
    Born In The USA
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Location
    Redding, CA.

    Re: Sometimes things aren't quite what they appear to be......

    Just what you needed. Another project!
    You'll never know how fast you can go, until you go too fast.

    I have discovered that half of being a good rebel is knowing what to rebel against.



    2014 Ninja 1000

    2005 ZX10

    1981 GPz550

  3. #3
    BadAss Hooligan
    The Bean Pod

    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    Monroe, NC

    Re: Sometimes things aren't quite what they appear to be......

    Quote Originally Posted by Cadman View Post
    Just what you needed. Another project!
    This ones easy peasy. Already piped and jetted. Brand new top end and clutch. Basically check the cam timing, clean it up and put it back together. Now the V45 Magna is another story. The carbs on that thing are worse than an all white 500 piece jigsaw puzzle.
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  4. #4
    In Charge of McGov Only
    Join Date
    Dec 2000
    Location
    Lakewood, Ca

    Re: Sometimes things aren't quite what they appear to be......

    Well almost, but still cool.

  5. #5
    BadAss Hooligan
    Join Date
    Feb 2017
    Location
    near Hamburg, Germany

    Re: Sometimes things aren't quite what they appear to be......

    Congrats, nice catch.
    Godspeed Jaco. You're missed down here mate.

    Member number # 10085 ----------- BOTM July 2018 ----------- Restoring the old Gipsy

  6. #6
    Hooligan
    Join Date
    Jan 2019
    Location
    Netherlands

    Re: Sometimes things aren't quite what they appear to be......

    Very nice! If I ever see one like that, I'd buy it too..

    Carbs on any V Four Honda are indeed horrible when you try to reassemble them, after cleaning, all those little springs...

    Congrats!
    The eyes are the window of the soul.

    #10174 Z650b1 '77, Z650b2 '78, ZRX 1100 R '98, ZRX 1200 R '01.

  7. #7
    BadAss Hooligan
    Join Date
    Jun 2014
    Location
    Roseville Ca.

    Re: Sometimes things aren't quite what they appear to be......

    Quote Originally Posted by beantown View Post
    This ones easy peasy. Already piped and jetted. Brand new top end and clutch. Basically check the cam timing, clean it up and put it back together. Now the V45 Magna is another story. The carbs on that thing are worse than an all white 500 piece jigsaw puzzle.
    Those are the first motorcycle carbs I ever rebuilt on my own.

    V4musclebike.com has a step by step carb rebuild thread with pictures. plus links to all the parts you need.
    02' ORANGE!

    Originally Posted by CinKo

    "Apparently Titanium to Kawasaki
    Has become what Chrome is to Harley..."


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    Ti = Sex

  8. #8
    BadAss Hooligan
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    North Kawrolina

    Re: Sometimes things aren't quite what they appear to be......

    Go for a ride. Take it easy.


  9. #9
    BadAss Hooligan
    The Bean Pod

    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    Monroe, NC

    Re: Sometimes things aren't quite what they appear to be......

    Well it might come home today. It's not staying the way it is. It was originally a 1978 KZ1000 LTD and I have a a severe attraction to the old LTD's. I already talked to Bryan and we're going with the 1976 KZ900 lotus green paint scheme. Why the 76 lotus green? The 76 KZ900 was my first 4 cylinder Kawasaki so it's kind of like reviving a past love. The resurrection is about to start!


    And if you can see it in this pic, is it a Kerker meg? And it's a Saddleman seat that's in mint condition and I couldn't believe how comfy it is.
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    And these are the original miles.
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    I have a ton of painting and powder coating to do, but that's all part of a project like this. I have to get the Ninja250 back on the road first, then it's LTD time.
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  10. #10
    BadAss Hooligan
    The Bean Pod

    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    Monroe, NC

    Re: Sometimes things aren't quite what they appear to be......

    Parts I'm looking for.
    KZ1000 or LTD tank
    Side covers
    Rear tail piece.

    From my internet search none of these are too hard to find. I'll have to post a parts wanted post to see what other board members have. I'd rather purchase what I need from members on this board than Ebay.

    The original LTD fender and tail light are in the parts box along with a brand new oil cooler and the fittings for the block. Carbs were correctly jetted for the pods and the pipe according to the guy who originally built it into an ELR replica.

    Any recommendations on a good chrome company? The front fender is the original LTD fender and needs to be stripped and re-chromed.
    Last edited by beantown; 07-04-2019 at 01:05 PM.


 

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