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Old 11-28-2011, 11:50 AM   #1
dcarver OP
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Joined: Oct 2007
Oddometer: 118
Restoring 1979 KZ1300 A1

She has been stored inside, under a blankie, since 1994. Bought it new back in 79 and rode it all over. Burned oil from day one, almost a quart every 225 - 275 miles. Eventually parked it and rode newer iron. Now, the itch needs be scratched.

Entire report here

Some pix of the starting point -

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Entire report here

After a bath -

Entire report here

Plug shot - rich and oily, not good.

Varnished tank..

Carb cleaning..

Entire report here

She runs!

Well, it's a start. If anyone knows anything at all about this engines please post up here or on my secured website,

I'm looking forward to the project but need info about how best to handle the aluminum corrosion, sourcing parts, etc.


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