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Old 01-13-2013, 06:03 PM   #16
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here....

http://www.kzrider.com/archive/viewthread.php?tid=24842

http://www.motorcyclistonline.com/fe...wasaki_2300cc/


there was a better site a few years ago (by the builder?) but I can't find it
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Old 01-13-2013, 06:04 PM   #17
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I'm restoring a 79 KZ 1300 now.I am thinking about how to get the engine out without hurting myself,mabe a couple of friends will come over and help for a few cold beers.
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Old 02-22-2013, 07:51 AM   #18
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Awesome Kz1300 Beezer!

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a buddy called me up one day & said come get this kz1300 if you want it 'cuase I'm hauling it off to the dump. ok.... why not. it had suffered a blown head gasket, that was replaced along with the chain tensioner but afterwards it ran ragged and rough. then it sat outside for about 6-7 years until he got tired of looking at it. I got it running but it sounded terrible. over the winter I tore it down a bit & inspected it. then I had my son turn the engine while I watched the crank & chains... hey... the cam chain went slack. well he had turned it backwards. the aftermarket tensioner was no good. coupled with miss firing coils and bad carbs... every pulse caused the chains to go slack and re-catch

anyway, good... you got the manual chain tensioner... that is the real killer.

dump the original coils they are junk. I used 3 ohm Accel coils (also lose the balast resister... no need)

pull the little plugs that cover the idle mix screws (pilot)... the carbs are lean and need adjusting. also, you can't properly clean the carb with the needles in place

best source:
http://www.kz1300.com/linkspage.html

after a tidy up & paint:



found some bags:

Your project turned out great! WooHoo for you!
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Old 02-22-2013, 08:05 AM   #19
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Before the crank could see daylight..

Ray is tearing her down!


Ray built this cool engine stand.


I wonder what we'll find inside...


Slight corrosion on aluminum.







One of many chains in this engine...


This nylon gear is notorious for failing... I think I have a new one already.


Ignition  pickup coils.


Looks like a slight water leak down here...


Two tensioners in  KZ1300 engine. Cam and timing chain.


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Water pump impeller.


Getting close to getting some head. :)


Interior engine color looks good.. Then again, with the amount of oil that's gone through this motor, it *should* look clean...


I like the way Ray bags n' tags all the parts.



Oh my... no wonder theose sparking plugs were getting oil fouled..




The bores look ok, although Ray mentioned they are lipped at the top. The new pistons are 1 over, so this block gets the boring bar anyway.


This engine has NEVER been apart.. Ray has himself a virgin!





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Old 02-22-2013, 07:41 PM   #20
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I diggit. Love seeing motors apart and then back together
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Old 02-24-2013, 03:41 PM   #21
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Iam restoring one also got the frame back from powder coating this week and soda blasted the engine today.I did'nt tear it down as it had 150 to 160 lbs comp.across every cyl.Like to see the tear down and rebuild of the engine on yours.
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