24th October 2015 at 7:41 pm #5923
After taking the KZ to have some new downpipes made and quoted £220 I set about making my own, Four 90o exhaust sections from my local motor factors were obtained,some large washers turned down and welded to go at the engine end then held in place with a couple of XJ600 flanges I had laying around. Total cost £40 job done (I will post some pics when I get some short megaphones fitted.27th October 2015 at 6:49 pm #12889AERIAL0Participant
Look forward to seeing the final job.28th October 2015 at 10:11 am #12890
Nice AERIAL0,Just plan to re-commission this one, If I like it I will keep it and use it in all weather,From what I have read the engine is very smooth and characterless which is not what I am after so I may have a play around with it while it is out, Maybe up the compression and alter the cam timing to make it more aggressive at lower revs (But then again I may not) 😉2nd November 2015 at 12:06 am #12882
Characterless engine ?
Are you sure ?
That’s easy to cure:
Just remove the counter weights from the engine, run it with downpipes only and
MIKUNI TM34-B120 CARBURETOR KIT for
KAWASAKI Z750 TWIN
– MIKUNI Flatslide TM34 Carburetor
( pre-jetted for velocity stacks or K&N filters )
– Choke operation on carb body
– Fits original Kawasaki Z750LTD intake rubbers (34mm)
How many miles have you ridden on a Z750Twin ?19th December 2015 at 6:41 pm #12891
Looking nice and shinny back from the coaters.20th December 2015 at 11:49 am #12883
that looks good !
Cheers, Michael20th December 2015 at 1:42 pm #12892
Now has engine, Messed up a calliper seal last night, took out the piston and the calliper was full of gunge so I poured some petrol in to soak overnight but in such a hurry (it was nearly time for bed)forgot to take out the main seal!! Well anyway its big enough to use as a back tyre now!!! Just ordered a new on from e-bay £3.50 delivered so not so bad.21st December 2015 at 5:55 pm #12893
Swing arm, Steering, Battery box and Electrics.22nd December 2015 at 11:18 am #12884
you are working fast.
A lot of small bits and pieces mounted as well.
Good progress !
Cheers, Michael22nd December 2015 at 3:10 pm #12894
It’s the small bits that take the time + I am cleaning up things before I fit them.22nd December 2015 at 8:30 pm #12895
Few more parts fitted, time for a good tidy up now!!22nd December 2015 at 8:35 pm #12896
Spectator slowed me down today!!23rd December 2015 at 6:55 pm #12897
We now have wheels!, had to wait a while for a friend to arrive, Impossible for me to get it off the bench on my own.25th December 2015 at 11:02 am #12898
Looks much better now it’s on its wheels, had a tidy up as well, Only big job left is exhausts, I have bought some shorty megaphones which I think will look ok swept up, certainly sound good!! Have to get on with another bike (moped mayhem on the 30th) now then away on business in the new year so unless the wife finishes it off for me its not going to be on the road until March.4th January 2016 at 2:24 pm #12899
I knew I had this pair of silencers somewhere, They are off a Yamaha TRX850, I bought them in 09 for spares as they were for next to nothing and I had a TDM850 at the time which they would fit.
Just tried them against the KZ and don’t look to bad ( I know some of you will be against not standard parts!!) Should give a nice quiet but deep tone.
I will use them for touring so as not to offend foreign police! 😉
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