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    05-16-2019, 03:47 PM
    Oldjeep replied to a thread KZ750 project in Project Builds
    Well, the mirrors work really well and I found out what the range of the bike is before I have to skulk off to a gas station on the reserve ;) I...
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    05-16-2019, 02:06 PM
    Oldjeep replied to a thread KZ750 project in Project Builds
    As for the fairing - any suggestions? If it was functional I wouldn't mind a little wind deflection
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    05-16-2019, 02:02 PM
    Oldjeep replied to a thread KZ750 project in Project Builds
    My helmet isn't anywhere near light weight, so a little extra wouldn't matter ;) LS2 FF399 - more about features than weight.
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    05-16-2019, 01:40 PM
    Oldjeep replied to a thread KZ750 project in Project Builds
    Few reasons - they make you look down instead of where you are going, look like ass and wouldn't work with my grips ;) The bike had bar end mirrors...
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    05-16-2019, 12:35 PM
    Oldjeep replied to a thread KZ750 project in Project Builds
    Mirrors showed up from Dime City today. Look like they should work a lot better, since they have a lot more reach. Also have some reach adapters...
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    05-15-2019, 11:11 AM
    Oldjeep replied to a thread 81 gs550 headers in Technical
    LOL, I was assuming he already had a muffler that he wanted to use with it.
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    05-15-2019, 10:12 AM
    Oldjeep replied to a thread 81 gs550 headers in Technical
    Like this one?...
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    05-13-2019, 04:43 AM
    Oldjeep replied to a thread KZ750 project in Project Builds
    That would be handy, but pretty techy. I was looking at the reevu helmets and wishing that their system was something that could be retrofitted...
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    05-12-2019, 10:29 PM
    Oldjeep replied to a thread KZ750 project in Project Builds
    The current mirrors don't have enough adjustment to see behind.
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    05-12-2019, 04:29 AM
    Oldjeep replied to a thread KZ750 project in Project Builds
    Put another 40 miles or so on it yesterday and the fork performance was a lot better after the new seals and oil. Put 8.5 lbs of air in it per the...
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    05-10-2019, 05:31 PM
    If it ran then I'm guessing they didn't look like that. You sure you were not driving around with the choke on?
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    05-10-2019, 01:41 PM
    What do the plugs look like?
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    05-10-2019, 12:31 PM
    Oldjeep replied to a thread Cleaning out fuel tank. in Technical
    So is that easier than just putting a bunch of sand in the tank and playing martini shaker with it for a while? That is the way we always used to...
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    05-10-2019, 12:16 PM
    Oldjeep replied to a thread KZ750 project in Project Builds
    OK, so I ran out during lunch and picked up an 8MM hex bit and then finished taking the other side apart. I see what you mean about the black...
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    05-10-2019, 07:24 AM
    Oldjeep replied to a thread KZ750 project in Project Builds
    Ok. I will have to take a closer look at the fork that is still apart. Looking online it appears that the leftmost split bushings are black when...
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    05-10-2019, 07:15 AM
    Oldjeep replied to a thread KZ750 project in Project Builds
    Ok. The 2 parts you are describing are steel or something like that. The seal I was talking about is not in the pictures. It is on the short inner...
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    05-10-2019, 07:01 AM
    Oldjeep replied to a thread KZ750 project in Project Builds
    No, only got seals and dust covers. I assume the bushings you are talking about were the ones on the inner rod that is bolted to the bottom of the...
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    05-10-2019, 06:07 AM
    Oldjeep replied to a thread KZ750 project in Project Builds
    Talk to me like I'm dumb. How does cutting the spring in half make the suspension more firm? Isn't that going to drop the suspension a bunch? Or...
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    05-09-2019, 06:19 PM
    Oldjeep replied to a thread KZ750 project in Project Builds
    Pulled the forks off tonight and got one side cleaned and new seals put in. Need to pick up an 8mm impact hex tomorrow, the other side doesn't want...
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    05-09-2019, 10:41 AM
    Oldjeep replied to a thread bone line fix in General
    It's pretty, but when the suspension compresses doesn't the rear tire hit the fender pretty quick?
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    05-08-2019, 09:37 PM
    Someone couldn't decide between a bobber and a hill climb bike. ...
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    05-08-2019, 06:11 PM
    Oldjeep replied to a thread Yamaha xj900p 2008 in Project Builds
    Not understanding - what are those lower cut off bars going to tie into? The bottom of the cardboard? If you just leave them hanging in space with...
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    05-08-2019, 12:01 PM
    This place is pretty tame and understanding compared to the 4x4 site I frequent ;)
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    05-08-2019, 06:36 AM
    Oldjeep replied to a thread KZ750 project in Project Builds
    I think for starters I will just get them back to proper stock and see what they feel like then. I'm assuming that they contain whatever was put in...
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    05-07-2019, 05:52 PM
    Oldjeep replied to a thread KZ750 project in Project Builds
    They are not exactly rare around here. For $750 you can get a 2fer of a 750 and a 500...
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    05-07-2019, 01:51 PM
    Oldjeep replied to a thread KZ750 project in Project Builds
    Took it out for a couple of rides this afternoon, about 30 miles total. Everything seems to be working well enough. The front suspension needs...
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    05-06-2019, 07:03 PM
    Oldjeep replied to a thread KZ750 project in Project Builds
    Brake lines were in the mailbox when I got home today. Nice product, fit well and came with all the bolts and crush washers. Bled the new mc out...
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    05-06-2019, 11:25 AM
    Oldjeep replied to a thread KZ750 project in Project Builds
    This is a picture of a KZ750 (shaft version) that I had found when I bought my bike. Like the looks aesthetically, but it has had some chopping done...
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    05-06-2019, 11:19 AM
    Oldjeep replied to a thread KZ750 project in Project Builds
    The seat setup I put on mine is very comfortable and keeps a stockish height off the ground. I'm 6ft/180 so lowering the seat doesn't appeal to me...
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    05-06-2019, 10:57 AM
    Oldjeep replied to a thread KZ750 project in Project Builds
    Yes, it is a 1981 KZ750 LTD It was cheap, in decent shape and looked like it would be a good basis for a café(ish) look without a lot of work. ...
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