Jimi5150

  • Got engine out and measured the valve gaps, sort off.  I can’t measure the gap on all valve as not even the thinnest gauge will go in, which will make getting the right shims a pain.  Order a shim tool for the next stage.

  • Cheers KK I will most likely need help with a frame in future, as the parts I have are off  76 model I would be preferably be wanting a Kz750 B frame.  No doubt I will need help with other part too.

     

  • Jimi5150 posted a new activity comment 2 weeks ago

    Thanks. I will come back to electric start at a later date, it will now start on run with the kick start, presently checking what else may wrong with the engine.

  • The old chop looks a mess and the engine hasn’t been started for at least 15 years.  Using a loop and electrics from a B1 and hooked up to auxiliary fuel tank, a few kicks to get the fuel into the chambers and it fired up, I thought it would run for a few seconds then die, but it ticked over ok and didn’t die when given a some revs and very…[Read more]

  • Well spotted Karl, they are definitely Yamaha wheels and look like XS wheels, I might sell them at a letter date, someone hand painted them white and they look a mess but the white paint is crumbling and I may be able crumble the paint off to the original Yamaha black.

  • Jimi5150 posted a new activity comment 1 month, 1 week ago

    Finally move the old bike for a photo, engine will not turn over with electric start, fitted a starter clutch rebuild kit on Sunday, engine will now turnover with the spark plugs out, hit and miss with them in (more miss), will have to replace the starter clutch gear.

    • Finally move the old bike for a photo, engine will not turn over with electric start, fitted a starter clutch rebuild kit on Sunday, engine will now turnover with the spark plugs out, hit and miss with them in (more miss), will have to replace the starter clutch gear.

    • Hi Jimmy
      You have posted this in your own space rather than on the forum. Less people will view it here. Check the boss on the starter sprocket and if the surface is slightly ridged clean it smooth with emery cloth. Ridges will make it chatter and slip. New sprockets are almost impossible to find. If it is sluggish with the plugs in that probably…[Read more]

      • Thanks. I will come back to electric start at a later date, it will now start on run with the kick start, presently checking what else may wrong with the engine.

  • Hello everyone Jimi from North Lincolnshire here,  I got an abandoned 76 KZ750 twin chopper project that I swapped for an old ratty Kawasaki GPZ305 years ago and the chop has been sat in the back of the Garage waiting it turn.   Last year lockdown enabled me to catch up on projects around the house, garden and other bikes and car, just leaving th…[Read more]

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