Restoring/ customizing a Kawasaki KD80

Discussion in 'Some Assembly Required' started by freetors, May 5, 2013.

  1. Valvesarefortoilets

    Valvesarefortoilets Adventurer

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    Take a video of it running!
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  2. freetors

    freetors Been here awhile

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    no video yet... I had a problem with the carb puking out gas like crazy. Turned out that the brass floats had fatigue cracks in them that allowed gas inside the floats and thus making them... ugh not float. I thought I had it fixed the first time after soldering up all the cracks, but then it started puking gas a few days later. Tried the same trick but I ended up heating up the float too much pressure into it so one of the floats blew up :wink: Well now I'm waiting for a new pair, $34 later...
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  3. Tjelle

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    This is cool. Give us a video so we can hear the beast :ear
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  4. Te Hopo

    Te Hopo AKA Deanohit

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    What a fun build, the bike looks great and I bet it's a hoot to ride. :clap
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  5. juldar

    juldar n00b

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    That looks awesome! Hard to believe those are the same wheels - same anything for that matter. Great job.

    BTW, I work with your dad, tell him thanks again for welding my son's CRF 70 frame:wink:

    Darren
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  6. freetors

    freetors Been here awhile

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    I have made a gopro video now and it's currently uploading to youtube. Should be up in about 3 hours.
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  7. freetors

    freetors Been here awhile

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  8. redhandmoto

    redhandmoto Been here awhile

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    Sweet restoration! Thanks for taking us along!
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  9. freetors

    freetors Been here awhile

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  10. freetors

    freetors Been here awhile

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  11. juldar

    juldar n00b

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    Very nice!
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  12. nsu max

    nsu max Been here awhile

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    WOW! That looks great.
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  13. TooFast

    TooFast Long timer

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    I have a bag of new Kawi Jap bearings that have been sitting on my shelf for years if anyone is interested in good old bearings, not Chinese stuff

    I will send pics if you're interested
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