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Post Apocalyptic ZL ,ZOMBIE....

Discussion in 'Some Assembly Required' started by BigFatAl, Apr 11, 2020.

  1. BigFatAl

    BigFatAl Long timer

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    I’ve been wanting to build a Mad Max Bike since I first saw the movie many years ago.
    I acquired a 1996 ZL600 in a trade about 4 years ago and it’s pretty much just sat in my garage for a couple years needing some attention.Well now because of things going on in our crazy world I’m off until the end of June at least ( school bus driver) so now is the time to build my post apocalyptic bike !!
    Wooohooo here I go !!!.
    Got the bike on the lift,cleaned the carbs and gave it a go,it ran but not good so some re jetting is in order.
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  2. BigFatAl

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    I guess I should get this out of the way right now.
    MOST of the “add on’s” on this bike are for looks/effects,it’s not going to be ridden long distance!.
    Ok so I started stripping it down starting from the rear.Its a solo bike so I cut the stock seat in half,not sure I like it but I can change it later.I also cut off the frame behind the shocks.
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  3. HapHazard

    HapHazard Waiting for Gudenov

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    Just a couple thoughts that maybe helpful, or just annoying.:D
    On CV carbs, there are tiny holes in the carb throat "roofs" that sometimes get plugged with crud & overlooked. A high "E" guitar string works well to poke them clean.
    I dunno about the Kaw, but on other carbed 4's, pod filters have never run satisfactorily for me. The stock air box straightens the flow out and works mo' betta' through the whole rpm range.
    Best of luck with the project - it must sure beat chauffeuring the 'lil darlin's around...:lol3
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  4. BigFatAl

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    Thanks for the info,one carb is squirting gas out the air cleaner so there’s a full carb tear down coming in the next couple days.
    The air box was cracked and not really any good.
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  5. BigFatAl

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    Took the carbs apart,cleaned and checked and now it runs MUCH better.
    Now if I could figure out how to post a video !!
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  7. BigFatAl

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    Sissy bar done
    Headlight guard is almost done,just needs mounts.
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  8. Fast Idle

    Fast Idle Since the Sixties Supporter

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  9. BigFatAl

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    It’s 28” ..
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    Front headlight guard/rack is done.
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  12. BigFatAl

    BigFatAl Long timer

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    Front signals are mounted.
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    Rear is done !!.
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    Almost done.
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