You can rebuild an engine quickly or you can take your time and be anal as fuck. That’s why it has taken me so long to post this final follow-up (Part 2) to my KZ650 Performance Project. Truthfully I just took my sweet ass time while still being anal about every step. See Part 1 to […]
If you’ve ever taken a look at a KZ650 and researched its history you will know that it was produced to be faster, lighter, and more powerful than any other 650 and 750 during the mid-to-late 70’s. For that reason I had desired this bike for awhile. I spotted one on craigslist for $500 and jumped […]
As this is my first post I would like to introduce myself. My name is Alex and you would find me riding around Philly on my blue KZ400 or the newly finished KZ650 and sometimes on a gray sportster. I am originally from Tallinn, Estonia. It’s a tiny pixel on the map located in the […]
Mostly z1’s, kz900 and kz1000s. A couple Honda and Suzuki in there. Pics are shitty low res. whatever. Pretty cool to see how they set certain things up. I recently added a lockhart oil cooler to my z1 and set it up in the normal spot above the headers and ran the lines over the […]
Ryan just bought this kz650. The seat was a huge gross king+queen seat. As a temporary solution we decided to trim it down until ryan can get it professionally reupholstered. Turkey cutting knife. Jomar – brown vinyl. $6. Get it tight. Not perfect, but way better than king+queen seat.
Published - Mar 14, 2018
I’ve been making some steady progress with the KZ. Mostly in part to getting some lift time in the Somerset garage to work on it. Maintenance Items Oil change and filter Avon Road Rider tires front: 100/90-19 120/80-18 D.I.D 530VX X-ring chain 112 links 530 JT sprocket conversion front: 18 Tooth part# JTF513 rear: 42 […]