31st August 2014 at 8:39 pm #5692
Hi All, I’m Kaye
Just thought i would introduce myself and my bike, i bought this bike April 2013 as a none runner and a fair few bits missing and this is what i have come up with 🙂 the obvious one is as i bought it….The front end is from a xs1100, carbs are from a gpz500 seat is made by me, side panels are csr750 lower rear shocks 27cm.
lucas rear light, and many other one off other bits.1st September 2014 at 12:10 am #11671KaptainkwakKeymaster
Hello Kaye and welcome to our forum. You are our 1st female owner/member here.
You’ve done some good hard work there. Total respect. Can’t wait to see it sometime. I’ve always wanted a Belt Drive model1st September 2014 at 11:38 am #11669philpassinghamParticipant
welcome kaye,where in yorkshire are you?1st September 2014 at 4:52 pm #11674
Thanks Guys, I’m in Goole, on a Boat 🙂1st September 2014 at 8:43 pm #11670philpassinghamParticipant
Dewsbury down the m622nd September 2014 at 7:42 am #11673MichaelParticipant
welcome to the UK site of the Twin riders 😉
Nice bike !
Cheers, Michael (from Germany)2nd September 2014 at 8:06 pm #11675
Thanks again for the welcomes, and Dewsbury is only about half hour away from me, i live in a marina in Goole on my Boat, and we have a great little club house open on a weekend we are next to the Waterways museum,so if anyone fancies a little ride out this way you are very welcome to visit, we here here most weekends.2nd September 2014 at 9:14 pm #11672KaptainkwakKeymaster
You live on a boat? Bugger you could have come to Belgium with us in June and saved us all the ferry costs lol.
I can see a trip to your Clubhouse and Museum coming up sometime.
Great to have you aboard2nd September 2014 at 9:37 pm #11676
Ha ha, yes i live on a Boat for 24 years now, i have been In Goole about 2 years now, tell you what though there is a good pub at Rawcliff Bridge just up the canal too i think they do camping … oh i put a little video on ya music feed,it was just a rhythm we got going and made up 😉1st July 2016 at 6:42 pm #11679
Hello kaye, what does your bike run like with those Kehin carbs, ive just bought a 1983 ltd, with the standard mikunis and am not having much succes in setting them up, im continuasly having to adjust the idle warm and cold. how does the choke work will your bike idle when cold. did do the jetting? cheers for now Tony.1st July 2016 at 7:06 pm #11680
Hello kaye, what does your bike run like with those Kehin carbs, ive just bought a 1983 ltd, with the standard mikunis and am not having much succes in setting them up, im continuasly having to adjust the idle warm and cold. how does the choke work will your bike idle when cold. did you do the jetting? cheers for now Tony.1st July 2016 at 9:49 pm #11677
Hi Tony54, The bike in the pic ran ok on gpz carbs, though i no longer have it!
The bike i ride now is a 1976b1 well it was!! starts and runs fab they are also off a kawasaki gpz500 34mm they do have slightly bigger pilot jets and the air screws wound out 2 turns and running on K&N air filters and short meggaphone exhausts.starts great ticks over lovely, hope this helps rgds Kaye 😎1st July 2016 at 10:49 pm #11681
Nice bike, i would love to hear it run,i had those megaton silencers on my kawa 440 ltd, the previous owner had fitted them, nice throaty sound but popped and banged on over run, had to richen the idle to sort it, i even tacked in two baffles, because it was so noisy on motorway runs, but back to those keihin carbs, theres plenty of sets here available at breakers, do they just pop into the Original rubbers, and i gather that they have a cable choke? im going to have one more go at those mikunis tomorrow, if that doesnt work im going to try those gpz carbs. cheers Tony.1st July 2016 at 11:19 pm #11678
eyup again Tony,
They are are a couple of mil differance but a bit of lube and they wiggle in 🙄
As for the choke i used a cable from an xl 185 with an extra adjuster fron a push bike brake, whatever works lol
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