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Here we go again... or get out your wallet

Discussion in 'Old's Cool' started by anonny, Sep 16, 2009.

  1. anonny

    anonny What could go wrong?

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    Next victim, finished should look like this if I go stock

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    Yes siree folks, your genuine basket case.... now if you all could chip in a little every pay day :huh:evil:D:rofl:clap:poser:poser:poser

    Got it from a friend who "gave up" after dissembling for $100, it looks all there and not much rust on the chrome so am no sure if we are going back to stock on this one or build a cafe out of it.

    I don't expect to start for another month but it's tempting to dive in, this is gonna cost!
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  2. Vince

    Vince Long timer

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    Fun fun fun,do I spy an SFC in the background
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  3. anonny

    anonny What could go wrong?

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    good eye, actually it's an SF in SFC trim.
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  4. brucifer

    brucifer Long timer

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    Hello anonny. You're bake from the xlboard, aren't ya?
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  5. crazydrummerdude

    crazydrummerdude Wacky Bongo Boy

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    If it's all there, go back to stock! ..but, man, did your friend keep the engine out in the yard? I've seen worse, though.

    By the way, what model is it? I don't really know much about Kawasakis.
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  6. anonny

    anonny What could go wrong?

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    Ya that's me... no real loyalties to any brand :D Good to see ya here, my xl 500 is on hold for this project.




    It's a 1972 500cc H1b.... I love doing stock restorations and have a hard time cutting up something significant from the past (especially with matching numbers)........ but bikes like these give me wood.

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  7. brucifer

    brucifer Long timer

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    Ha! I thought so. Your Laverda gave you away. :D
    Good luck on this Kawie. I love how they sound with aftermarket chambers.
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  8. anonny

    anonny What could go wrong?

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    Found a doner bike for a modern suspension (1992 GSXR) that had a tough life ending from a wheelie gone bad
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    let the debauchery begin :D



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    had to give the motor back to guy who gave me the frame

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    trial fitting the triple motor in the modern chassis just for shits and giggles

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    Ok it could be done but the pipes are a huge issue, especially the center pipe.... the frame would need a healthy dose of cutting and welding and it's not old school anymore so instead

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    The gixer front end is going on the Kawasaki then I am going to take a hard look at a swing arm swap and possibly go mono shock.
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  9. AKjeff

    AKjeff Long timer

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  10. aplaceinspace

    aplaceinspace Misanthropologist

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    I can't wait to see how this moto-bastard turns out. :lurk
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  11. US4823

    US4823 Been here awhile

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    :lurkThis looks good.
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  12. krehmkej

    krehmkej Been here awhile

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    More! The inmate gallery exclaims..
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  13. D-Mac

    D-Mac Been here awhile

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    I'm in! Let the transformation begin!
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  14. Pudwak

    Pudwak I play with myself

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    Did he throw in the flower pots for free? ;)
    Looks like a fun project.
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  15. anonny

    anonny What could go wrong?

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    Today I got the blues...... someone use a tapered metal object to try and get the cylinders off ( a fucking chisel no doubt)[​IMG]
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    Will have to see if a machine shop can weld these damaged areas up and mill it down or if I can find decent set of cases, some people should only be allowed to own rubber tools!

    Next challenge, both front fork tubes are bent.... suppose thats where throwing some more money at it comes into play, also the stem from the bottom triple is tweaked.
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    this will also be going to the local machinist to discuss, straightening or finding a replacement stem to have him machine one up for me.
    How do you separate the stem from the bottom triple?
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    Next problem is this brass screw broken and stuck in the carb
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    easy out is the only thing that comes to mind.... I have been soaking it in a good quality penetrating oil while I mull it over.

    2 cylinders are toast from bad mechanics so I am spending a lot of time hunting and getting depressed.... I really wanted to do this bike over the winter but may have to put it away until I can collect more parts :cry:cry

    If that is the way I have to go I will drag this out of the dark corner and do something fun with it till I have more parts for the original build.
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    at least I know I have 98% of the parts for the XL and it wasn't taken apart by a caveman.


    Look in your basement for old Kawasaki H1 and GSXR parts for me will ya lads.
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  16. brucifer

    brucifer Long timer

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    Well, that sucks. :bluduh

    How do you seperate the stem from the lower triple?

    It presses out, if I recall correctly.
    I once installed a YZ490 front end onto a TT600 using the 600 stem in the 490 triples.
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  17. Frank06

    Frank06 Been here awhile

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    Do you belong to the Kawasaki Triples Forum or KTC?
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  18. anonny

    anonny What could go wrong?

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    Yes for both.... got some hope on parts late last night, ebay had some cylinders show up as well :clap

    I really want to continue!
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  19. Frank06

    Frank06 Been here awhile

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    Good news about the cylinders. I saw your post on KTC. Good luck! My '71 H1 wasn't quite as rough as yours but close.
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  20. anonny

    anonny What could go wrong?

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    Why not throw a pic of your H1 into the mix here Frank? Maybe a few before and afters, dog knows I could use some inspiration. :freaky

    During the gloomy period I took time out to build a quick, stationary build table, kneeling down on a garage floor bites, a good ply top will be added tomorrow.
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    Then I dug out the carb with the broken screw
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    it had been marinating in penetrating oil for 24 hrs, so I drilled it, added some heat and an easy out... viola
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    Next was removing the cylinder studs from the cases... not an easy task
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    I tried penetrating oil,heat, double nutting, impact wrench, air impact and the wouldn't budge.... I had to bust out the handymans secret weapon and got 11 of 12 out clean, the last one broke
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    nothing my friendly local machinist can't fix, he will probably just weld a dowel to it and weld a handle on the dowel and by that time the heat should penetrate down deep and free it up, if not easy outs will be next.
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