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KZ900-A5 (Project Bike)

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Re: KZ900-A5 (Project Bike)

#16 PostAuthor: Ultim8pc » Thu Sep 28, 2017 8:28 am

Liking the look of it so far - keep up the good work.
I have an A5 900, however, I'm just doing a refresh on it.
Out of interest, where did you source the disks as I have a ZRX front end I want to put in a later project.
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Re: KZ900-A5 (Project Bike)

#17 PostAuthor: kawasaki_man » Thu Sep 28, 2017 5:08 pm

Discs are ISR custom made, ordered via HPS (http://www.bikeHPS.com)

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Re: KZ900-A5 (Project Bike)

#18 PostAuthor: Ultim8pc » Thu Sep 28, 2017 5:49 pm

kawasaki_man wrote:Discs are ISR custom made, ordered via HPS (http://www.bikeHPS.com)

Ah of course, I should have recognised them.
I have a pair of their super sexy 6 pot calipers on my ZRX!
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Re: KZ900-A5 (Project Bike)

#19 PostAuthor: kawasaki_man » Sun Oct 22, 2017 10:10 pm

Managed to spend some time on the project over the last few days. I'm now on two wheels.

Re-cap on how bike was when purchased.
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Progress as of today
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Re: KZ900-A5 (Project Bike)

#20 PostAuthor: kawasaki_man » Thu Jun 14, 2018 9:45 pm

Just had the frame strengthening kit welded into place. Looks like they did a great job.

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Checking alignment of chain and sprockets and clearance on frame....

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Re: KZ900-A5 (Project Bike)

#21 PostAuthor: Ultim8pc » Thu Jun 14, 2018 10:38 pm

Nice job on the frame bracing!
Is that a PMC kit?
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Re: KZ900-A5 (Project Bike)

#22 PostAuthor: kawasaki_man » Thu Jun 14, 2018 10:49 pm

Yes it is a PMC kit, welding was expertly done by Gia Engineering Ltd (Gavin Goddard) in Stapleford.

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Re: KZ900-A5 (Project Bike)

#23 PostAuthor: Ultim8pc » Thu Jun 14, 2018 10:51 pm

kawasaki_man wrote:Yes it is a PMC kit, welding was expertly done by Gia Engineering Ltd (Gavin Goddard) in Stapleford.

What did they charge for the welding?> (if you don't mind me asking?)..
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Re: KZ900-A5 (Project Bike)

#24 PostAuthor: Savage » Thu Jun 14, 2018 11:18 pm

nice bit of welding
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Re: KZ900-A5 (Project Bike)

#25 PostAuthor: kawasaki_man » Sun Sep 09, 2018 7:06 am

Some photos and comments on progress with the engine over the past month or so.....

The start....
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Lifting handle and bar used to make the job of getting the engine back into the frame trouble fee without damaging the paintwork.


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Piston ring compressor tool, despite being for z1000 did work OK with some special care. Note that the tool had to be used back to front due to the frame strengthening bar being in the way for the tightening knob.

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Just got the head back from SEP, new valve seats and guides. Checking the valve clearance before painting the head or putting head on engine.

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Last of the summer heat, needed to get this painting done last weekend, outside temp was 24 degC.

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Underside done....

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Head now completed and ready for cooking, luckily wife was out so perfect for cooking bike parts!

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Head now on....so can concentrate on the rest of the rebuild.

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Re: KZ900-A5 (Project Bike)

#26 PostAuthor: deka » Sun Sep 09, 2018 8:13 am

Brilliant looking really nice
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Re: KZ900-A5 (Project Bike)

#27 PostAuthor: Swirl » Sun Sep 09, 2018 10:54 am

Looking stunning love the wheels


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