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KZ650 Refurb

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KZ650 Refurb

#1 PostAuthor: Bill P » Thu Nov 07, 2019 11:09 am

Made a start on the 650 i bought from Kawasaki Heaven in the spring ready for the dark nights :)
got her disassembled and my son got me the motor onto my hydraulic lift for cleaning and new
starter clutch etc, the frame has gone for blasting and powdercoat , im now working through all
the bits to be whats serviceable , wiring harness is good and just reqs a clean, front wheel is good
rear was really rough but got one of a member last week, so here we go let the good times roll :lol:
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Re: KZ650 Refurb

#2 PostAuthor: Philippe » Thu Nov 07, 2019 5:26 pm

Hi Bill
this looks like a promising project! I'm going to follow your progress.
Good luck.
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Re: KZ650 Refurb

#3 PostAuthor: Bill P » Thu Nov 07, 2019 6:08 pm

Cheers Philippe , hope your latest project is going ok

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Re: KZ650 Refurb

#4 PostAuthor: DavidZ1R » Thu Nov 07, 2019 6:14 pm

Nice one Bill, will follow with interest.
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Re: KZ650 Refurb

#5 PostAuthor: Bill P » Thu Nov 07, 2019 6:18 pm

Cheers David ,you moving along with yours

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Re: KZ650 Refurb

#6 PostAuthor: ADRIAN H » Thu Nov 07, 2019 7:31 pm

Sweet bikes. Keep them piccies coming. :pop
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Re: KZ650 Refurb

#7 PostAuthor: Bill P » Thu Nov 07, 2019 8:12 pm

Ive one in the workshop for u Adrian :lol: cheers

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Re: KZ650 Refurb

#8 PostAuthor: ADRIAN H » Thu Nov 07, 2019 8:14 pm

Bill P wrote:Ive one in the workshop for u Adrian :lol: cheers


I do not think I have the room or the time at the moment. But thanks for the offer. :D
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Re: KZ650 Refurb

#9 PostAuthor: Bill P » Thu Nov 07, 2019 8:16 pm

its finished not a project :lol:

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Re: KZ650 Refurb

#10 PostAuthor: DavidZ1R » Thu Nov 07, 2019 9:29 pm

Bill P wrote:Cheers David ,you moving along with yours


Sending the paintwork off next week or so, working on the seat at the moment, all ground to a halt, diy and anniversary celebrations to first place lol
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Re: KZ650 Refurb

#11 PostAuthor: Bill P » Thu Nov 07, 2019 9:31 pm

ironic Dave im taking the z650b set to painters tomoz with my triumph tr6c tank :)

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Re: KZ650 Refurb

#12 PostAuthor: Bill P » Wed Nov 20, 2019 9:26 pm

Just a bit of progress frame back from powder coat and carbs stripped and bodies have had there first ultrasonic bath
Frame is a roller on some spare wheels as ive not got the new Avon Roadriders fitted yet Headstock label coursesy of
Rik Brett Ltd :) . Hope u enjoy a few Piccies
Ive had to break of and sort out the z650c i did earlier this year as it did a Kamikaze run yesterday on its own down the
ramp from my garage on side stand then flipped over :oops:
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Re: KZ650 Refurb

#13 PostAuthor: Bill P » Sat Nov 30, 2019 8:05 pm

Ive had a few hours on the B3 and its a roller now albeit on temp wheels , started to refit the
wiring harness as well it was in really good order just a clean req ,got the indicators and rear
guard on today so ready to start connecting up next . I bought some stuff called Quick Glo from
some show or other so tried it on mudguards but far from impressed its what i would call
Snake Oil so returned to good old chrome cleaner and solvol on the rougher bits you live and
learn :roll: . As its only going to be finished of as a daily rider for any weather i'm cleaning
up the original parts and reusing what i can.
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Re: KZ650 Refurb

#14 PostAuthor: TimH » Sat Jan 18, 2020 12:22 am

Taking shape nicely, am in the process of rebuilding mine aswell. Good to see another 650 as they seem to be getting rarer these days.
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Re: KZ650 Refurb

#15 PostAuthor: Bill P » Sat Jan 18, 2020 9:26 am

Thanks Tim,yes i saw your post looks like your going the whole Hog with vapour blast etc ,enjoy it :)
mines got waylaid as ive started a gs1000s i got for xmas :lol: , could be some pictures on here somewhere
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