KennyS

  • KennyS replied to the topic B1 kickstart in the forum Progress Reports 8 months, 2 weeks ago

    Go on, I’ll fall for it. What is kick shaft guide 13070-005.

    On the running bike I have removed the cover plate with the oil seal, behind that there is the spring and an alloy spacer which slides over the shaft with a slot the entire length which allows it to pass the end of the spring which locates in the shaft. I also have this spacer in…[Read more]

  • KennyS replied to the topic B1 kickstart in the forum Progress Reports 8 months, 2 weeks ago

    Cleaned up and refitted the brake.

    Had another look at the kickstart. Each time I fitted the spring and pushed the spacer in, it would stay until I moved the kickstart and it would jump out about 4mm, enough to bind on the cover plate.

    I checked the cover plate and found it worn around 50% of the diameter. I checked another cover plate and it…[Read more]

  • Bike’s looking good, TJ. Sorry I never read your earlier post, I’ve not been doing much, except riding the new bike and not been on the new site really. Spoke to Andy a few times and he mentioned your projects. By all means hang on to the parts for as long as you need them, I don’t have much planned for the time being.

  • Hi guys,

    Finally got back to the new site. I wasn’t making much progress with the purple G so got myself a B1. It’s been running okay, well okayish, and got me about for a few months, which was what I wanted in the first place.

    There are a few little jobs to do to keep it going, and while stripping the back brake and seized peddle, I had a look…[Read more]

  • That looks amazing. Lots to get in the space. I know the left hand exhaust is really close to the frame on my bike, don’t know if it will make it easier or harder. Good luck.

  • I have the damaged barrels as well. Fortunately or unfortunately, depending on your view my cylinder head looks ok.
    Not sure where you are, could send by courier or how quick you want them, I’m heading down south towards the end of March, A1M then south Suffolk. I am away at work until 10th of this month. If you drop me your number I can give you a call.

  • How much of an engine do you need? I have the damaged cases from the wrecked engine.

  • Ken Stewart replied to the topic Doh!!! in the forum Progress Reports 1 year, 8 months ago

    The mixture screws are visible so the plugs must have been removed already, I suspect someone has already tampered. Or, judging by the rest of the bike, my carbs may not always have had those needles.
    When I was sorting out some of the other ‘SPARES’ I found one of the clutch baskets has only 4 posts, the other has snapped off flush. How do you do that?

  • Ken Stewart replied to the topic Doh!!! in the forum Progress Reports 1 year, 8 months ago

    Hi Guys,

    Didn’t get much more done before I had to go back to work. Our internet connection out here in the North Sea is pretty poor.
    I did strip the carbs again. Last time I couldn’t get the pilots out so I soaked them in WD40 for 3 days and finally got them out. They appear to be blocked but I had nothing fine and stiff enough to try and clear…[Read more]

  • Ken Stewart replied to the topic pup in the forum New Projects 1 year, 9 months ago

    I know that feeling. I’m just fighting with carbs now. Is there nothing worth saving.

  • Ken Stewart replied to the topic Doh!!! in the forum Progress Reports 1 year, 9 months ago

    Carbs are the ones that came with my bike. Choke is hidden behind the fuel tap. Stripped them and found solid blockage in the tee piece to the left carb. Cleaned them and rebuilt but still won’t start, right hand carb flooding. Stripped them again and found petrol above the diaphragm. Not too sure how these carbs work and where the fuel and air…[Read more]

  • Ken Stewart replied to the topic Doh!!! in the forum Progress Reports 1 year, 9 months ago

    Another small hiccup, for being lazy. Tried to fit the carbs, but the rubbers on the B engine were much bigger diameter, so took them off the G. Are they different size carb bodies on the models.
    Hot wired the ignition to a battery and kicked it over. It did fire occasionally but wouldn’t run. Now I remember why Kawasaki fitted starter…[Read more]

  • Ken Stewart replied to the topic Doh!!! in the forum Progress Reports 1 year, 9 months ago

    Hi Evil, it’s way past that, both cases are damaged, one piston and rod are wrecked, oil pump damaged,Cylinder barrel damaged, crank journal damaged. I might salvage the cylinder head, gear clusters, that’s about it.

    But all’s not lost, I’ve stopped sulking. Thanks to KK for coming up with a B engine. And thanks to Phil for the tea and sympathy.…[Read more]

  • Ken Stewart replied to the topic Doh!!! in the forum Progress Reports 1 year, 9 months ago

    Thought the lower crankcase might have been ok, but no, it’s got a hole in it as well.
    Lots of bits to play with, if they fit.One of my rods is damaged, but there are 3 more. Some of the pistons are damaged, skirts or tops, but there are 2 with no markings, 2 with STD stamped on top and 2 with 2 stamped on top.
    One of the heads and barrels are…[Read more]

  • Ken Stewart replied to the topic Doh!!! in the forum Progress Reports 1 year, 10 months ago

    Feeling really silly now. I did presume that most of the parts would be interchangeable. I thought possibly just changes to the frame and geometry, tank, seat and tail.
    I wasn’t looking for a mint original anything but more a stripped down mongrel. I prefer wire wheels to cast and liked the twin disc set up as opposed to the single. The B frame I…[Read more]

  • Ken Stewart replied to the topic Doh!!! in the forum Progress Reports 1 year, 10 months ago

    A bit of mess isn’t it. I don’t remember that being in the advert. I do wish I’d had some paraffin.

    The Kawasaki manual is quite good but doesn’t show every detail. Although I’m taking photos of parts before I dismantle them, some of the parts had already dismantled themselves. The starter drive cog was on the wrong way round, according to the…[Read more]

  • Ken Stewart replied to the topic Doh!!! in the forum Progress Reports 1 year, 10 months ago

    Hi,
    Some photos with the sump removed. The bottom bearing was amongst it, along with bits of casing, the oil relief pressure valve, and the rod bolts. One bolt has broken but neither bolt has a nut on it and have only found one nut so far. There is also something stuck in the crankcase gallery. It is thin steel almost like a shim material but very…[Read more]

  • Ken Stewart replied to the topic Doh!!! in the forum Progress Reports 1 year, 10 months ago

    Pulled a bit more off the engine, more problems. When I took the oil filter cover off, the centre tube was damaged. When I took the filter out it was crushed on one side and there was a hole in the housing that shouldn’t be there.
    On a brighter note, I made a little frame to support the engine and swivel it over to remove the sump, so that comes off next.

  • Ken Stewart replied to the topic Doh!!! in the forum Progress Reports 1 year, 10 months ago

    Thanks for the offers guys, I did get quite a lot of engine parts with the bikes, but it looks like I’ll have to see what parts will fit. I have barrels and pistons but whether they match or not. The engine has been rebuilt before, although built might not be the right word. I’m surprised it isn’t worse.
    I took the good piston off and am amazed at…[Read more]

  • Ken Stewart replied to the topic Doh!!! in the forum Progress Reports 1 year, 10 months ago

    Oops, managed to get a photo on, so here’s the others. I just couldn’t see them in preview.

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