• KZ_Kon replied to the topic Rearsets anyone? in the forum Technical Garage 3 years, 1 month ago

    Thanks for the info and picture, KK.  Much appreciated.

    I have considered doing that, but I don’t like the position at which it puts my foot.

    After posting this message, I found a nice set of CNC, aluminum, folding rear sets for $99.
    I’m going to buy them, then build brackets to install them.

    I’ll let you know how it turns out.

  • Hey KK,

    I finally got the replacement o-ring, oil seal, and fiber washer installed for my leaking tach cable.
    Worked like a charm!  Thanks for your info.  You helped a lot.

  • Hi KK,


    I have to agree with your assessment.

    Unfortunately,  if I remember correctly,  I did try reversing the leads on the relay and had no change.  Being that I’m getting older and forgetful,  I’ll try again, just in case I forgot lol!


    Thanks for your response.  I appreciate it.

  • Hi everybody,

    I tried installing the headlight in the picture on my ’79 twin.  It is an LED projector style headlight with high/low beams, LED running lights, and LED turn signals (the running lights and turn signals are the white “half moons” on the right and left of the light that you see in the picture).

    The problem I’m having is with the…[Read more]

  • Hi everybody,

    I’m planning on fabricating some rearsets and brackets, but just wondering if anyone has used anything “off the shelf”? Preferably folding ones, so I can still used the kickstarter.

    I used to have Tarozzi rearsets on a KZ900 I owned.  They were made to bolt right on.
    I see Tarozzi makes a variety of rearsets for different bikes,…[Read more]

  • Already looked them up on fleabay. About $10-12 for the oring and oil seal. That fiber washer is about $12-15 by itself!


    I’m going to take it all apart to make sure mine is in good shape. If it is I won’t buy one.


    I’m also going to call the Kawi dealer and see if they can still get the oring and oil seal and what they charge.  I find that…[Read more]

  • Ah, I see!  Thanks for clarifying that.

    I guess it’s time to look up the part numbers for the o-ring, oil seal, and fiber washer.

    Thanks, Kaptainkwak.

  • Thanks for the info.  Although, it doesn’t seem to be leaking from where it screws into the motor. Rather, from where the plastic outer sheath of the cable meets the metal stem end of the cable that’s attached to the motor.  It looks like oil gets into the metal stem and leaks out of the spot where it goes into the plastic sheathing

  • <p style=”text-align: left;”>Thanks Tango! It’s definitely been a journey, that’s for sure.</p>
    Still ironing out some last minute bugs. Getting some leaking from where the sheathe of the tach cable meets the metal that comes out of the engine mounting side.  Used some Black RTV on it. Let’s see if that helps.

  • Thanks for your replies, everyone.

    I have checked the float heights using the appropriate fuel level gauge a(clear tubettube that screws into bowlabowl drain screwascrew)s at the appropriate height. Actually, they are at the lowest of the height settings, so they are well below the lip of the carb body and float bowl. Actually, one float was set…[Read more]

  • Hi everyone,

    I frustrated and hope someone has an answer that can help.

    I’ve been riding my newly finished ’79 and I just can’t get the float bowls to stop leaking.  They seem to leak from the corner of where one of the float screws holds the bowl to the body.


    I’ve had problems with threads stripping out because the previous owner messed…[Read more]

  • Thanks coleighf!   Yes, it was a lot of work!  Now, though, it’s all mine!  I know every inch of it.

    It’s a lot more fun to ride than I though it would be.  Mainly, I’ve ridden kz900’s for the last 30 years, so wasn’t sure how this would stack up.  Honestly, I’m quite happy!  It’s got enough power, is quick enough for me, and handles well.



  • Hi KK,

    Thanks!  It definitely has been, all in all, a fun and satisfying process.
    Yes, I’m frustrated by not being able to ride, but it should clear up soon enough.

  • Hi folks!  Haven’t been online here for a while.
    After almost exactly 1.5 years, I have finished my 1979 KZ750-B4 project!  See below for before and after pics.

    I would have been done last June or July, but just before I was done I had an accident at work and snapped the tendon in my right bicep in half.  That forced me to stop and wait till no…[Read more]

  • I also have the G panels on mine. They look SO much better.   The stock twin side covers look like the unloved stepchild of Space 1999 and the original Battlestar Galactica.

  • Hey Tango. Yup, I made it here. Thanks for telling me about it.

    Thanks for the bike compliments, too. Unfortunately I just had surgery for a torn bicep, so I’ll be out of commission for 4-6 weeks. That means I probably won’t be able to ride till next spring. That’s ok though.

  • Such great looking bikes, Michael! And so exciting to be on the track!

    I’ve been riding for almost 30 years, gone to the races, worked in the put, but never rode on a track.  Once my kz750 is done I do plan on some track days!

    Thankfully, there is a track only a few miles away from where I have recently moved to in Albuquerque, New Mexico

  • How nice to have an entire family that rides!   I’m currently single, no kids (50 years old) and have finally realized that I hate taking passengers on my bikes, so my next girlfriend will need to ride her own.  🙂

    I’ve been riding KZ900’s for around 30 years now.  I have a mania with Mad Max.  True story.
    I’ve had other bikes over the year…[Read more]

  • Hi Michael,


    So good to hear from a fellow forum member!  Thank you for your kinds words about my build.  I’m looking forward to riding!  So much so that I have been dreaming about it, literally.


    I will definitely check out the German site.  I enjoy talking with people that have the same bike, and a passion for them.  And not to worry, I ha…[Read more]

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