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Hey everyone...

I'm stoked to of found this forum. I'm a bit of a forum nerd from the VW scene and have been trying to find a home since I got my KZ. I know the KZ isn't the most popular cafe platform, but I bloody love it. It's my first street bike, and truth be told I haven't even got my endorsement (very, very soon).

My bike is a '77 KZ400 that I got as a gift from the guys in my wedding party last summer. She only got 7500 mi. Shocked Prior to my ownership it recieved a flat black paint job and a set of cafe bars. Over the winter we removed the harness and cleaned up the wiring, threw on a bar end mirror, pod filters, cat eye signals, and are just finishing the removal of the rear fender. We built a bracket to mount the tail lamp right up at the back of the seat and to hang the license plate from. The last little bit to do before she's road ready is a shorty muff, tires (V-rated), and a good tune (running a bit rich at the moment). It looks pretty mean right now and I can't wait to get her on the road.

Cheers


Edited by - valvesprung on Apr 26 2007 11:52:21 PM
 

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looks like you busted a neighbor kid before he could do a REDI-WHIP huffer

get off my lawn you damn neighbor kids
old man douglas
 

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welcome aboard wonders how much riding time you get up there in the wet of oregone .Bike looks like a blast nice year its nice and old.
VWS I see your into watercooled ,I am planning on a VW rod with the 32 ford front and chooped roof or a replica rs60 midengine .That's why I havent started yet I love the pure mean look of a chopped VW rod at the same time i like the open air RS Spyder Porsche replica.Hey I think I just decided while writting this its RS spyder midengine open air .So Thanks and welcome !

Im so far behind ,that I think Im in first.
 

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another damn water pissing bitch and his bike's got fucking clubman on.... welcome.

CB650, FauxCatiFT500
 

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cool. i have always liked those. they remind me alof of the cb350. there was one that used to run around my old neighborhood that was cafed. it looked really nice. it was always an inspiration. i wish i had a pic of it. (before digital cameras were everywhere!) anyway, nice scoot. you should have alot of fun on it.

jc

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used to have one but I gave it away. 4 chains spinning inside an engine kind of frighten me.

Two things to check on that bike. One is that the starter chain has not eaten the clutch basket (the tensonier goes bad and wipes out the pressure plate and the teeth on the basket). The other is that those bars are not hitting the tank when you turn. Clubman rash is unsightly.

if she runs and makes no funny noises, then consider yourself lucky and just ride the piss out of it.
 

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Thanks for the warm bloody welcome.

The bars clear just fine and feel great, I'm trying to track down some rear sets right now to make it a bit more rideable.

I've had plenty of off road experience (though it's been a few years) and can't wait to get out and rip it up. I got to run her up and down my buddy's street a few nights ago, and now that we've worked out the electrical bugs, she ran like a raped date.

--Jordan--
 

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sweet looking kz sprung, you into air cooled vw's?
i worked for ken fisher years ago in tampa building motors. i learned al hell of alot then. been looking for a fixer-upper rust bucket for a year now.

some people are like slinkies, basically useless but they still make me smile when i push them down the stairs
 

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It was mostly a water cooled thing, but I've always had love for the air cooled. I haven't owned a VW for 2 yrs, but I'm still pretty involved in the community.

--Jordan--
 
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