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  1. #1
    Hooligan
    Join Date
    Mar 2017
    Location
    Rhode Island

    Picked this up

    Grabbed this from an old friend . Hasn't been ridden since 1984 when he bought his gpz 1100 . Its a 1976 kkh 400 .
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  2. #2
    Hooligan
    Join Date
    Aug 2014
    Location
    Charlotte, NC

    Re: Picked this up

    Any Kawi 2 stroke triple is a VERY nice score.
    Gas in the tank looks like it's still wet too. Look out for those dried out crank seals.
    Congrats. Hope the best for you on getting it running!

  3. #3
    Born In The USA
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Location
    Redding, CA.

    Re: Picked this up

    Could be real nice some day. Ring a ding ding.
    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

  4. #4
    BadAss Hooligan
    Join Date
    Jul 2015
    Location
    Melbourne, Florida....On the corner of "walk" and "Dont Walk"

    Re: Picked this up

    Ahhhh the Conan the Barbarian era. Save the tank for wall art and get another.
    ZRXOA #9877
    "IT'S NOT THE BIG THAT EAT THE SMALL..... IT'S THE FAST THAT EAT THE SLOW"
    2004 ZRX1200R-Silver


    Past Kawi's: 76 KZ900, 78 KZ1000, 80 Z1 Classic

    Off Brands: 74 Honda XR75, 80 Yamaha YZ250, 84 Honda 1100 Magna,
    95 Suzuki RF900R, 88 Suzuki Katana 1100
    Wish List: 74 Yamaha DT400

  5. #5
    BadAss Hooligan
    Join Date
    May 2015
    Location
    Birmingham, AL

    Re: Picked this up

    Join the club... In the last 60 days I just bought 2 of them myself. 1 is a 1977 an the other is a 74.

    The 77 the motor turns over but is really rough with rust and corrosion... the 74 is in better shape but up locked up.
    I've gotten 2 cylinders freed up but the right cylinder is like welded!

    CONGRATS on the 400!

    Wayne

  6. #6
    Hooligan
    Join Date
    Mar 2017
    Location
    Rhode Island

    Re: Picked this up

    Quote Originally Posted by 2KGrasshopper View Post
    Any Kawi 2 stroke triple is a VERY nice score.
    Gas in the tank looks like it's still wet too. Look out for those dried out crank seals.
    Congrats. Hope the best for you on getting it running!

    Thanks The guys on the triple site are holding my hand and telling me what to do to get the best results as its all greek to me . Hopefully will the advice from those guys I can get the best possible results .

    He said he just had it rebuilt from Leos kawasaki in tennessee right before he parked it so will see .

  7. #7
    Hooligan
    Join Date
    Mar 2017
    Location
    Rhode Island

    Re: Picked this up

    Quote Originally Posted by Cadman View Post
    Could be real nice some day. Ring a ding ding.

    Maybe will see . Might just clean it up and leave it mad max look .

  8. #8
    Hooligan
    Join Date
    Mar 2017
    Location
    Rhode Island

    Re: Picked this up

    Quote Originally Posted by Dirty Howie View Post
    Ahhhh the Conan the Barbarian era. Save the tank for wall art and get another.

    Ha Ha his friend painted it when they were in the navy . He said they bought a brand new tank and sanded it down

  9. #9
    Hooligan
    Join Date
    Mar 2017
    Location
    Rhode Island

    Re: Picked this up

    Quote Originally Posted by BAMA-ZRX View Post
    Join the club... In the last 60 days I just bought 2 of them myself. 1 is a 1977 an the other is a 74.

    The 77 the motor turns over but is really rough with rust and corrosion... the 74 is in better shape but up locked up.
    I've gotten 2 cylinders freed up but the right cylinder is like welded!

    CONGRATS on the 400!

    Wayne
    Luckly this one was in a dry basement and he oiled the cylinders so I have half a chance . He also made sure the tank was always topped off and turned the motor over once in a while . I turned the throttle and it snapped back like it had been ridden yesterday .

    Saw a guy on the kz site that used a hole saw to get his cylinder off on a rusted z1 . Hopefully you wont have to go that far . On the triple site they said trans fluid and acetone mix . Let set then heat .

  10. #10
    Hooligan
    Join Date
    Apr 2018
    Location
    Nashville

    Re: Picked this up

    That looks.......interesting.


    But hey, 2T triple FTW!
    Brian
    2002 ZRX1200R


    Triumph Speed Triple
    KTM 250SX
    KTM 530XCW
    Kawasaki KDX200
    Honda ATC200 Big Red

  11. #11
    Just call me Gordon
    Join Date
    Aug 2015
    Location
    Springbranch TEXAS

    Re: Picked this up

    Nice score RI ! Love the molly hatchet theme tank

    NOV 2017 BOTM
    #9927

  12. #12
    Hooligan
    Join Date
    Dec 2012
    Location
    St Charles, MO

    Re: Picked this up

    The guys over at KTOG seem to be helpful and very knowledgeable. Seeing your 400 really wants me to get my rearend in gear and try to get my H1 running. Itís been sitting about as long as yours. Lol

    Later, Doug

  13. #13
    Hooligan
    Join Date
    Mar 2017
    Location
    Rhode Island

    Re: Picked this up

    Quote Originally Posted by Deerslayer64d View Post
    Nice score RI ! Love the molly hatchet theme tank


    Flirting with Disaster .

  14. #14
    Licensed to Mod
    Join Date
    Jun 2018
    Location
    Maryville, TN

    Re: Picked this up

    Awesome score! I love the tank!
    In addition to Kawi triples forum thereís 2strokeworld.net
    A lot of the members are on both.


 

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