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Old 01-17-2017, 07:01 AM
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Wow, what a great bike! Looks great!!!

Edit: you're right about neccessity conquering all fears!

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Nice! I hear those Muzzys sound sweet. What happened to the fairing?

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Old 01-17-2017, 11:10 AM
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Nice! I hear those Muzzys sound sweet. What happened to the fairing?
Never liked it. Took it off and gave it away. ZR7 headlight and bracket. Common mod.


Looks like this.

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Old 01-17-2017, 04:22 PM
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That looks like fun.

Today I installed the new oil filter and filled the crankcase with fresh oil. Removed the fuel tank, hung it on the wall, up high, out of the way. Removed the seat, washed seat, dried seat, sprayed it well with leather conditioner. I removed the spark plugs and dead battery. I put a tablespoon of fresh oil in each spark plug hole. There are two more parts I need to find.

Update January 18: ordered a Yuasa ''high performance'' battery from Bike Bandit. Put the bike in top gear and spun the engine over by turning the rear wheel.

Update January 19: ordered fork brace, found last two remaining parts - at least I think they are the last parts to put this bike back together.

Update January 24: I noticed the bike has a slow coolant leak. I can't make out exactly where yet. I think it needs a new water pump. It's ridable. I'll fix the leak later. The carb parts are here, expecting battery delivery tomorrow.

Update January 25: The battery arrived. I made sure it is fully charged. Due to an error on their part, the license plate has expired. I'll be getting a new tag soon. I'll try to get it all done on Monday.

Update January 26: My sister's car is overheating and left her stranded so she is having it towed here. The bike is again on hold. Geez! My sister needs to learn to do maintenance on her vehicles!


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Good work. Have always loved the ZRXs. I had a K8 z1000 and always wanted a ZRX for a stablemate.
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I'm thinking about putting the 16 tooth front sprocket back on but the last time I put it on it was very tempting to hooligan the bike. It has the eighteen on it now.
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I have been cleaning carb bodies and carb parts. Going to start assembling them tomorrow.

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I shipped the carb bodies and parts off to a pro to assemble and adjust them. I could have done IT, I have done it before...but the way i have been feeling...**** it! I got a great deal on a new manometer on Ebay...so thats all I have to do when I get them back, after installing them....sychronize them
i still want to flush and bleed the clutch, brakes, lube and adjust a few things...take the 18t front sprocket off and re-install the 16t
then Im going for a RIDE!!!!!

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Over the last week I have done the following to the Kawasaki:

*flushed and bled the rear brake
*flushed and bled the front brakes
*flushed and bled the hydraulic clutch
* installed new battery
*topped off coolant
*installed green side covers
*installed Pazzo clutch and brake levers
*installed left bar end mirror
*installed new plugs
*fixed plug wire connections

good to be back working on bikes again!!!


the rebuilt carbs are scheduled to be delivered tomorrow
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Installed the carbs, currently connecting the carburetor throttle linkage...its fighting me!

started the bike, started right up!

yay me!!!!
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awesome thread. thanks for sharing it
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