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  • #9639

    Marko
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    Hi Michael,

    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.

    Thanks, Marko

    EDIT: Oops, I missed the link…

    #9579

    Michael
    Participant

    … 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, Michael

    #9640

    Marko
    Participant

    I just bought them, the postage is reasonable: 7,5 €, they should be here in a couple of days 🙂

    Marko

    #9580

    Michael
    Participant

    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, Michael

    #9581

    Michael
    Participant

    I like that 😉

    #9523

    kaptainkwak
    Keymaster

    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 awesome

    #9641

    Marko
    Participant

    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.

    Marko

    #9582

    Michael
    Participant

    … or even before the meeting 🙂

    It will support your baggage roll(s) on passenger seat and avoid it to roll backwards 🙂

    Cheers, Michael

    #9524

    kaptainkwak
    Keymaster

    I have a good chromed one and one that needs to be chromed mmm. Should also fit on my luggage if needs be 😀

    #9642

    Marko
    Participant

    Hi guys,

    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?

    Thanks,
    Marko

    #9525

    kaptainkwak
    Keymaster

    Hi Mark

    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.

    #9583

    Michael
    Participant

    Hi guys,

    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, Michael

    #9643

    Marko
    Participant

    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.

    Cheers,
    Marko

    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=mtr

    #9584

    Michael
    Participant

    Hi Marko,

    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, Michael

    #9644

    Marko
    Participant

    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?

    Thanks,
    Marko

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