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Forum: Road warriors Yesterday, 08:25 PM
Replies: 225
Views: 17,268
Posted By DJFlowe
No biggie. No way to know it wouldn't work.

No biggie. No way to know it wouldn't work.
Forum: Road warriors Yesterday, 08:25 PM
Replies: 225
Views: 17,268
Posted By DJFlowe
I'm sure it's possible. I haven't found one, and...

I'm sure it's possible. I haven't found one, and I haven't found a Kwaka pump from another model that will fit either. I've spent more time digging than I care to admit.
Forum: Road warriors Yesterday, 12:20 PM
Replies: 225
Views: 17,268
Posted By DJFlowe
Well, Cardone was a bust. Just heard back from...

Well, Cardone was a bust. Just heard back from NAPA. Cardone says they can't (or won't, he wasn't clear) rebuild the pump. I've asked on the ZX boards to see if anyone has a used one they'll part...
Forum: Road warriors 04-06-2014, 01:21 PM
Replies: 225
Views: 17,268
Posted By DJFlowe
Tried it out... either no, or I'm not man enough...

Tried it out... either no, or I'm not man enough to break it loose.
Forum: Road warriors 04-06-2014, 01:04 PM
Replies: 225
Views: 17,268
Posted By DJFlowe
Getting closer and closer... Forks are...

Getting closer and closer...


Forks are rebuilt and reinstalled. The forks are an older design and it was a simple rebuild job. Couldn't get some baked-on sticker residue off the fork lowers... I...
Forum: Road warriors 04-02-2014, 11:43 AM
Replies: 225
Views: 17,268
Posted By DJFlowe
Thanks for pointing me that way in the first...

Thanks for pointing me that way in the first place. I appreciate the tip.

It will be nice to not have to worry about it... I'm interested to see how much they end up charging me for the job.
Forum: Road warriors 04-02-2014, 11:37 AM
Replies: 225
Views: 17,268
Posted By DJFlowe
Making some progress while I wait on a rear...

Making some progress while I wait on a rear hugger and the remanned water pump.

Over the weekend, I installed new F/R wheel bearings. The old bearings on the bike looked to be the originals. Nice...
Forum: Road warriors 04-02-2014, 11:30 AM
Replies: 225
Views: 17,268
Posted By DJFlowe
It's a bummer, but at least I have 3 cores, so...

It's a bummer, but at least I have 3 cores, so I'm still in good shape.

The press-fit impeller (appears to) hold the shaft in, so I was unable to press it out the other way either.

I tried to...
Forum: Road warriors 03-22-2014, 04:10 PM
Replies: 225
Views: 17,268
Posted By DJFlowe
So... the water pump disassembly didn't go quite...

So... the water pump disassembly didn't go quite as planned.

I found a write up on what appeared to be an identical waterpump.
...
Forum: Road warriors 03-19-2014, 04:42 PM
Replies: 225
Views: 17,268
Posted By DJFlowe
What on earth? You can't give me peanut butter...

What on earth? You can't give me peanut butter and tell me no jelly... let's hear *that* story. :ear
Forum: Road warriors 03-19-2014, 04:40 PM
Replies: 225
Views: 17,268
Posted By DJFlowe
Close- metal impeller. ...

Close- metal impeller.

http://i634.photobucket.com/albums/uu70/djflowe_2009/IMG_1213-1.jpg (http://s634.photobucket.com/user/djflowe_2009/media/IMG_1213-1.jpg.html)
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Forum: Road warriors 03-19-2014, 12:02 PM
Replies: 225
Views: 17,268
Posted By DJFlowe
16142 is the cover to the body of the pump. I...

16142 is the cover to the body of the pump. I *thought* that the o-ring between the cover and pump body was the origin of my leak, but it's not.

It's one of the inner seals within the water pump...
Forum: Road warriors 03-19-2014, 11:54 AM
Replies: 225
Views: 17,268
Posted By DJFlowe
Here's a step-by-step guide to rebuilding a...

Here's a step-by-step guide to rebuilding a marine water pump without a press.

http://www.pbase.com/mainecruising/raw_water_pump

I may give this a shot later on this week. I'll have to get...
Forum: Road warriors 03-19-2014, 11:41 AM
Replies: 225
Views: 17,268
Posted By DJFlowe
Hmm... I hadn't contemplated that. Everything...

Hmm... I hadn't contemplated that. Everything I've read leads me to believe that I'll need a press, and some means to press the impeller off the shaft and then back on again.

Have you ever pulled...
Forum: Road warriors 03-19-2014, 06:57 AM
Replies: 225
Views: 17,268
Posted By DJFlowe
Well, it's been slow on my end, and there have...

Well, it's been slow on my end, and there have been a few setbacks.

Frustratingly, I'm now the proud owner of three failed ZX7 water pumps. The one I bought used failed last week- it's leaking...
Forum: Road warriors 03-09-2014, 12:48 PM
Replies: 225
Views: 17,268
Posted By DJFlowe
That's it. That's a nice looking '90. I have all...

That's it. That's a nice looking '90. I have all the snorkels and fairing bits... they're just purple metallic.
Forum: Road warriors 03-08-2014, 05:51 PM
Replies: 225
Views: 17,268
Posted By DJFlowe
She's alive! I was too excited to remember to...

She's alive! I was too excited to remember to take a video, but I got two laps of my neighborhood today. Ran her up through the rev range, shifted up through 4th and back down. Started and steered...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-07-2014, 12:20 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,722
Posted By DJFlowe
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Can-You-See-Me-Now-A-HOLE-...

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Can-You-See-Me-Now-A-HOLE-Biker-T-shirt-SAFETY-GREEN-Motorcycle-Chopper-Hi-Vis-/201037704719?_trksid=p2054897.l4275

$14.95 + s/h. Enjoy your own.
Forum: Road warriors 03-04-2014, 01:10 PM
Replies: 225
Views: 17,268
Posted By DJFlowe
That makes sense. I'll try that out.... Thanks...

That makes sense. I'll try that out.... Thanks for the tip.
Forum: Road warriors 03-04-2014, 12:56 PM
Replies: 225
Views: 17,268
Posted By DJFlowe
Interesting. The floats are definitely set at the...

Interesting. The floats are definitely set at the top end of factory spec- they're supposed to be 13mm +/-2, and they're all at 15mm. If that's all it is, I'll be happy.

My plan is to pull the...
Forum: Road warriors 03-04-2014, 12:53 PM
Replies: 225
Views: 17,268
Posted By DJFlowe
Thanks, Vintage and exbee. It's been a lot...

Thanks, Vintage and exbee.

It's been a lot of fun. I'd probably recommend going with a later Kawa or sticking with a more mainstream bike... parts cost and availability has been the hardest part....
Forum: Road warriors 03-04-2014, 07:29 AM
Replies: 225
Views: 17,268
Posted By DJFlowe
Quick Update

The project's moving along at a nice clip, if not entirely smoothly. I remember reading Peter Egan write that getting a bike reassembled was only halfway done- there's a ton of tweaking and adjusting...
Forum: Road warriors 02-28-2014, 11:02 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,313
Posted By DJFlowe
Hot damn!

Hot damn!
Forum: Road warriors 02-27-2014, 10:09 AM
Replies: 225
Views: 17,268
Posted By DJFlowe
The project is really moving along this week. ...

The project is really moving along this week.

The o-rings for the thermostat housing and the water pump cover got delivered yesterday, so the cooling system is completely buttoned up. I also...
Forum: Road warriors 02-25-2014, 07:55 PM
Replies: 225
Views: 17,268
Posted By DJFlowe
You, sir, are a gentleman. I was mis-reading...

You, sir, are a gentleman.

I was mis-reading the parts fiche.

You can't give me back the 20 minutes I just spent picking at the bottom of an empty passage, but at least I'm free to press...
Forum: Road warriors 02-25-2014, 07:35 PM
Replies: 225
Views: 17,268
Posted By DJFlowe
Made some progress on the carbs tonight. The...

Made some progress on the carbs tonight.

The little o-rings were much easier to pick out after a bath in the ultrasonic in Pine-Sol. The good news is, I got all of them out. The bad news is, there...
Forum: Road warriors 02-25-2014, 04:39 PM
Replies: 225
Views: 17,268
Posted By DJFlowe
Thanks! The slides and bores are in good...

Thanks!

The slides and bores are in good shape. I think the carbs are very low miles, just been sitting for a long time.

I can get the pilot screws out, I just can't get the little o-ring and...
Forum: Road warriors 02-25-2014, 01:11 PM
Replies: 225
Views: 17,268
Posted By DJFlowe
Our next chapter: Carbs, again? in which we...

Our next chapter: Carbs, again? in which we discuss the varying definitions of "clean" carbs.

I got my hands on a remote idle adjuster for the carbs for a couple bucks off eBay. Both sets I had...
Forum: Road warriors 02-25-2014, 10:54 AM
Replies: 225
Views: 17,268
Posted By DJFlowe
In which the clutch saga comes to a thrilling...

In which the clutch saga comes to a thrilling conclusion...

I spent some time checking all the steel clutch plates for warpage, thickness and wear, and selected the best six out of both clutches....
Forum: Road warriors 02-24-2014, 08:41 AM
Replies: 225
Views: 17,268
Posted By DJFlowe
One of the guys over at zxforums helped me out......

One of the guys over at zxforums helped me out... The clutch on the 89 was just installed incorrectly.

Sent from my Nexus 5 using Tapatalk
Forum: Road warriors 02-24-2014, 07:42 AM
Replies: 225
Views: 17,268
Posted By DJFlowe
Big day yesterday! I need some help from you...

Big day yesterday! I need some help from you guys...

Yesterday, the guy I've been pleading/negotiating with from Craigslist finally relented, and agreed to trade me a complete '89 ZX7 engine that...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 02-19-2014, 10:05 AM
Replies: 1,821
Views: 65,444
Posted By DJFlowe
Too bad I couldn't make it today. Looks like it...

Too bad I couldn't make it today. Looks like it was a nice day to be out on the scoot.

Hope to attend more regularly again soon.
Forum: Trip Planning 02-18-2014, 11:20 AM
Replies: 986
Views: 507,590
Posted By DJFlowe
Apex, NC

I'm in Apex, NC (just south of Raleigh & Durham), near the intersection of US 1 & NC 55.

I have tent space in the yard and a spare bedroom if the wife approves of you. I also have a well-equipped...
Forum: Road warriors 02-16-2014, 06:08 AM
Replies: 225
Views: 17,268
Posted By DJFlowe
Interesting... I'll give it a shot and see if...

Interesting... I'll give it a shot and see if that helps. Thanks for the feedback.
Forum: Road warriors 02-16-2014, 06:07 AM
Replies: 225
Views: 17,268
Posted By DJFlowe
Give it a go... I'm rebuilding this old girl to...

Give it a go... I'm rebuilding this old girl to complement my Street Triple R...
Forum: Road warriors 02-15-2014, 01:25 PM
Replies: 225
Views: 17,268
Posted By DJFlowe
Hi, Mookie- you must have missed the sentence...

Hi, Mookie- you must have missed the sentence before that... When I said next, that was after the bike is on road. But yes, no electives or cosmetics until the motor and tranny have proven themselves.
Forum: Road warriors 02-15-2014, 01:22 PM
Replies: 225
Views: 17,268
Posted By DJFlowe
Thanks, Garry and Arshish for tip. I've been...

Thanks, Garry and Arshish for tip. I've been running conventional 15W40 Rotella diesel oil for the detergents. I hadn't even thought about the 5W Rotella- good tip.

Garry, got pics of the 350?
Forum: Road warriors 02-15-2014, 08:11 AM
Replies: 225
Views: 17,268
Posted By DJFlowe
Thank you guys for the info! You folks have been...

Thank you guys for the info! You folks have been tremendously helpful.

Drained the crankcase yesterday and pulled the bypass valve.
...
Forum: Road warriors 02-14-2014, 04:24 AM
Replies: 225
Views: 17,268
Posted By DJFlowe
The valve is present and appears intact, but I...

The valve is present and appears intact, but I did not disassemble it to clean and confirm. Looks like I'm draining the crankcase again... Good thing I didn't reinstall the header yet.

If you're...
Forum: Road warriors 02-13-2014, 04:04 PM
Replies: 225
Views: 17,268
Posted By DJFlowe
That's a good idea. I have one, I just didn't...

That's a good idea. I have one, I just didn't think to use it on the thermostat housing.

Thanks!
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