1971 Kawasaki 500 H-1 Teardown

Discussion in '2 smokers' started by Homeskillet, May 7, 2011.

  1. Homeskillet

    Homeskillet Exit Flagger

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    Tried several sized pullers but stator would not come off. Found out that a special threaded bolt pulling tool is required. ($19.99 on eBay)

    Pulled pistons and marked each....

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  2. Homeskillet

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  3. ragtoplvr

    ragtoplvr Long timer

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    From the look of the pictures the oil that is in the engine is oxidized, normal when things sit for years.

    You do need to have torn down, cleaned and renewed just to get the old gummy oil and gas mix out of there, and nice clean stuff.

    Oils now are much better, you will have nice long life as long as you ride it regular.

    Wait until you see the fork oil!!! And the wheel bearings, steering bearings, and swingarm bearings.
    Rod
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  4. blaine.hale

    blaine.hale Long timer

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    Just use a metal pin and a bolt with threads matching the hole to pull that rotor.
    BMW tries to sell that crap for way more than it's worth too.
    When I bought my charging kit for my r90, it came with a small metal dowel and a standard bolt. All it does is push that dowel against the bottom of the hole while the bolt threads into the rotor and pushes against the dowel to pop the rotor off the cone of the crank.

    If you're broke, think like a broke man :D
    I know I always do!
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  5. JonnyCash

    JonnyCash turd polisher

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    Can I take that for a spin when you're done? I promise I'll bring it back.
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  6. concours

    concours WFO for 44 years

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    Leaking crank seals allow air to be SUCKED in, leaning the air/fuel mixture. Catastrophic engine failure is the result.


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  7. anonny

    anonny What could go wrong?

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    Yup :D
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  8. Homeskillet

    Homeskillet Exit Flagger

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    Thanks x 1000 everyone for all the excellent information! It helps me more than you realize.
    Will try to make a bolt/pin to pull that rotor. Then put that $25 on a case of beer.

    Johnny Cash, you can ride anything I own....(I'm divorced). :lol3
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  9. Homeskillet

    Homeskillet Exit Flagger

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  10. Homeskillet

    Homeskillet Exit Flagger

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    I took the advice of you who know....thanks x 100! Shipped to Porschedave in California.

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    SWEET!
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  11. Homeskillet

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  12. Homeskillet

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  13. Homeskillet

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    My body/paint man had Dupont scan/shoot one of my side covers to come up with paint codes. One chrome, two blues, one clear, wait a week, apply decals, wait a day, and one more clear coat.
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  14. Homeskillet

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    Bottom engine case was a bitch to clean.

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    I used same rods/pistons, installing new rings and wrist pin circlips.
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  15. Homeskillet

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    And tonight I'm installing shift linkage, clutch, etc.
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  16. Homeskillet

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    Man, they sure made good chrome and stainless parts forty years ago!
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  17. wrecked'em

    wrecked'em satisfied enzyte user

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    cool. not many 2 strokes in la.
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  18. Skowinski

    Skowinski Eukaryote

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    Very nice! The chrome looks to be in great shape, and that paint job is fantastic! :thumb
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  19. anonny

    anonny What could go wrong?

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    Looking good, nice paint!
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  20. Reverend12

    Reverend12 Well there it is..

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    I had a brand new one of these... Man I wished I still had it..
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