Join Date: Feb 2016
Location: Las Vegas, NV/ Oxford, MS
Classic ZN700 A-1 Suggestions for solid performance?
Just picked up my first Kawasaki yesterday! It's a 1984 ZN700A-1 LTD. Now she runs alright, but that's about it! Some pretty cruddy performance in low RPMs and I have a hard time keeping an idle under 2500 without giving at least a little throttle. Did the usual, cleaned carbs, new sparkers, fuel/air adjustment screw turned 1.5 from close, new air filter, put in an inline fuel filter, nice battery, everything is A-OK. Only thing is a slight air leak from the airbox boots (would that really cause it to run THAT bad though?).
I have some new float bowl gaskets on the way and I'm considering getting new airbox boots, but I'd rather save 50 bucks.
Really making this post to get some advice on this 30 year old bike! Trying to get her running to my daily driver level. Almost at that point!
If anyone has any advice on this bike or has experience with the ZN750, just let me know what you'd found out about this baby! I'll post some pictures and update pictures documenting ole' Sandy's restoration. My other experience with motorcycle was restoring a Rebel 450 from the graveyard. Gave that bike to a buddy that wanted to get started and found this deal. Lets get this girl going!