4th May 2014 at 6:58 pm #9639
yes, I was already thinking about changing the screws, where can I buy them? If you have a link to the store, please send it to me. And we call those inbus as well 🙂
And another question: do you have any suggestion how to polish motor covers? I tried with some polish for chrome and aluminium, it was better, but it soon got “spotty” again.
EDIT: Oops, I missed the link…4th May 2014 at 7:04 pm #9579
… answered the post and edited afterwards to add the link.
Probably you just clicked on it before editing 🙂
May buy them here and ship at lower cost, no idea how the seller handles that ?
I may buy a set and hand it over to you when you join us for the Belgium trip ?
Cheers, Michael4th May 2014 at 7:09 pm #9640
I just bought them, the postage is reasonable: 7,5 €, they should be here in a couple of days 🙂
Marko4th May 2014 at 7:14 pm #9580
At least covers shoud be removed and polished with a maschine.
You can’t get great results as long as covers are still fitted.
Think about new gaskets when removing the covers !
You will need to start with coarse grinding paste to get oxidated surface removed and then go on with ever finer polishing means until they shine like chromed !!!
Takes a while and is a dirty job !
Polishing of motor covers is sometimes as a service and price is approx. 100,- Euros per cover !
It is still pure aluminium and that tends to oxidate again.
After a good polish surface is “hardened / more resistant” to oxidation, but it will be a regular job for you to polish the again and again and again (once or twice or … per year) to keep them in nice condition.
A heat resistant coating / painting with transparent color would help but it is not easy to achieve. A specialised company should do that job !
Cheers, Michael4th May 2014 at 7:36 pm #9581
I like that 😉4th May 2014 at 9:18 pm #9523
Cap heads look great and are very practicable. I have them fitted on my CSR but only on one side. I haven’t got around to doing the other yet but will do hopefully before Belgium.
Looks like your having a great time out there Marko. The bike looks amazing (just needs a grab rail) and the scenery is awesome5th May 2014 at 7:08 am #9641
Michael, thank you for your detailed instructions, it seems like a winter job to me…Or maybe I will go for the “rat look” and just leave as it is 🙂
KK, I am still not sure about the grab rail. But please save the one you have for me, I might need it after the meeting.
Marko5th May 2014 at 5:49 pm #9582
… or even before the meeting 🙂
It will support your baggage roll(s) on passenger seat and avoid it to roll backwards 🙂
Cheers, Michael5th May 2014 at 8:47 pm #9524
I have a good chromed one and one that needs to be chromed mmm. Should also fit on my luggage if needs be 😀18th May 2014 at 5:45 pm #9642
another day, another problem 🙁
I was riding quite a lot over the past week and I noticed that the chain is rubbing the rear tyre. This is happening unless the chain is super tight, if the slack is around 30mm, than it is rubbing.. I also checked if the wheel is off center, but it seems fine. Also the chain doesn’t seems to be so close while standing still.
So I was wondering whether any of you had this issues before? I was thinking that maybe the chain set should be changed, or maybe some spacers are needed?
Marko18th May 2014 at 8:23 pm #9525
On the CSR model there s a guard coming down from the swinging arm near the front that prevents the chain touching the tyre (Part No 55020-1152). Without this guard the chain would definitely hit the tyre. I am guessing as the rear wheel arrangement is very similar on the S and Y models they too should have this part.18th May 2014 at 9:35 pm #9583
yes, this part is also mounted at the Y1 models !
Without it, chain hits the side of the tire.
That is a known issue here.
You may imagine how the side wall of the tire looked on my Y1, without this guide and a wider 150/80-16 tire mounted !
That tire size is legal in Germany on rear stock rim 3.00×16, but not recommended by me for riding purpose !
It is just for the “better” look, not for better riding 😉
Cheers, Michael19th May 2014 at 6:30 am #9643
KK and Michael, thanks a lot! This part is indeed missing on my bike!
Do you perhaps know where could I get one? I was trying to find it on eBay, but no luck so far.
EDIT: just found this one, I believe it is the right one:http://www.ebay.com/itm/Kawasaki-KZ750-M1-CSR-Twin-1982-82-Chain-Guard-55020-1152-NOS-/271256614771?pt=Motorcycles_Parts_Accessories&hash=item3f28277773&vxp=mtr19th May 2014 at 6:43 am #9584
as far as I can see and understand that part at ebay is only the replacement rubber.
The metal piece that bolts to the swing arm is not included, but I am not sure about it !?!
In the end you may do such a chainguide locally if you can’t find one. But must be a strong construction !
I don’t have any spare ones.
Cheers, Michael19th May 2014 at 6:57 am #9644
Ok, I was hoping it will be simple…I will than probably get this rubber and try to make the metal part.
I have one more request – it it not really clear to me where exactly is this guard mounted. Could you please indicate where it should be on the swing arm?
You must be logged in to reply to this topic.