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    kz 440 cafe budget build

    i started this project as a way to pass time while my other bike was being painted. the kz was sitting outside for 7 years rotting away. i decided to try to get it running the other night, surprisingly all it took was some new plugs, new gas, and a bit of starting fluid (and a battery of course). strapped for money due to the other bike, i decided to shoot for a 300 dollar build budget. so far so good.

    I chopped the exhaust and upped the main jets (had jets laying around) drilled out the plugs for the pilot adjustment screws. ordered a battery and cone filters off of ebay. after the filters come in ill adjust and fine tune the carbs may possibly order new jets. battery and filters totaled $50 with shipping.

    working on posting pictures now

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    quote:Originally posted by overthetop

    I chopped the exhaust
    Why?
    "Its amazing what can be done when you don't know you can't do it" Bill Anderson

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    those old silencers are heavy and restrict a lot of air flow. plus they were in the way of where ill be mounting rearsets

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    started my seat with foam from home depot for like $7 glued and stacked it then shaped it up and threw some bondo and paint on it in order to fiberglass it. also made a seat pan out of a street sign. im going to hide much of the electrical components under the cowl. also stripped the bike of its tachs and warning/neutral lights




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    i would think that of al gauges, the tach would be the one you would want to leave...
    ask me about my ADD or pie or my cat. a dog. i have a bike. Do you like TV? i saw a rock. hi.

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    what about the ducks? Aren't they going to get hit crossing the road now?
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    Well, this'll be fun. Finally someone else with the "bastard child" bike. Very curious to see how you make out with carbs, exhaust, jetting.
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