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Kawasaki F7 175cc Thread

Discussion in '2 smokers' started by the_doc, Mar 4, 2014.

  1. RockyRue

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  2. Slumlord Steve

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    damn i would send you 400 today ...... it is just not so easy to get it from Portland Oregon to Detroit .
  3. Slumlord Steve

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    ok, i have been slammed the last couple of weeks... but the piece that we have talked about looked exactly like the piece in one of the previous post...

    i should have time this week to mess with it.

    thanks for the advice people.

    Steve
  4. Dirt2007

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    Anyone know where I could pick up an ignition coil for a 73 ke175? Google and eBay didn't have many answers.
  5. Westcoasthumpin

    Westcoasthumpin Been here awhile

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    I would think you could go with a generic coil.
    I replaced the coil in my 1983 Yamaha XT550 with a generic one from ebay.
  6. ChopperCharles

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    Just make sure to get one with a similar resistance.

    Charles.
  7. Dirt2007

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    Thanks. I'll do some research.
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    Found the hard way with the CX500 back in the day (pre-internet)... TCI coils on a CDI bike will burn in a few hundred miles... match the coil resistances! :)

    Charles.
  9. Westcoasthumpin

    Westcoasthumpin Been here awhile

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    I had a CX500 back in the day, complete with a Vetter fairing :super

    I think they are also 6 volt systems ... don't know if this makes a difference or not.
    My F7 project is waiting patiently. I thought I would have time last winter. Didn't happen. Was hopeful for time this winter, but so far it hasn't happened:muutt At some point I may have to pass it along.
  10. RockyRue

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    Decided to replace the stator side crankshaft seal.
    Bought the wrong part
    92050-039 is the output shaft seal

    What is the crankshaft seal under the stator / flywheel part number :becca

    Just found this one,
    92049-1250
    Hopefully the right part.
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  12. RockyRue

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  13. sjc56

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    Has anyone ever adjusted the oil injection pump out put? I swapped out the motor in mine do a blown gearbox and would like to check it. A I have read with todays two stroke oil you can run less.
  14. Slumlord Steve

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    ok guys i plugged the little nipple that was at the base of the engine block. So i never was able to even able to get this thing to show any life at all. ?

    A couple years ago i was able to get it to pop with Staring fluid and now nothing ?

    any ideas ?
  15. RockyRue

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    Air, fuel, compression, spark
    Check each
  16. sjc56

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    Went to start my 72 F7 which was running great, but it wouldn't, which usually means the carb got flooded out and I have remove the cover and drain out the gas that leaked from the carb.Well something drained out and it wasn't gas but ATF that I use in the transmission ! So how Did that get there? Crank seals where replaced but I can't see how a bad one would leak into there. The rotary valve seal?
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    Hey all - hoping you can help me with this. I've got a 1974 f7 175 and I'm having issues getting it to run properly. Cleaned the carb out twice at this point, new choke plunger and carb cover gasket. I finally got the thing to idle without any choke after it warms up, but now the thing lags on the throttle. When I rev it up it stays up for awhile after I let the throttle return
    Is this an air intake leak? Any idea where I would look? I've heard about the crankcase seal and haven't checked it yet. Is there a way to test if that seal has failed before I pull it?

    Video of bike idling here
  18. Slumlord Steve

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    ok, got Referred to a great guy to hopefully finish my 175...

    He says that i need that Boot that the Carb is fitted to on the side of the block.

    Also says that i need a piston and rigs. I have the Head gasket and the rings. That is not what makes me nervous.

    SO MY QUESTION..? where do i get that black thing that the carb goes onto ? and one that is not shot ?
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  20. RockyRue

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    Also look at Bonanza.com
    It seems to run out of SE Asia.
    The pictures are really similar to Ebay, but prices are lower.
    They don't have the part you want, but they have LOTS of stuff for old 2 strokes.
    The Suzuki TS/TC are still around.
    Same with Honda CB/CL.
    Negotiate everything.
    I needed a handful of different things for a few different bikes.
    Each thing was like $2.50 plus $8.00 shipping
    And everything was from the same supplier
    So you get a chance to "make an offer"
    I made a lowball offer and then we came to an alignment
    From $40 shipping to $18.
    Got everything and it all works.
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