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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 05-17-2017, 03:25 PM Thread Starter
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Finally finished

After buying my 1982 kz1000ltd in late 2014 I`ve finally finished the partial restoration which I thought was going to take a few months!I had to get a lot of parts from the US and sorting the US spec lighting was a headache(lights permanently on which I left the same once I figured it out with help from some other forum members)-but all sorted now,registered with a UK age related number plate and ready to roll
It`s fairly standard and I really enjoyed doing the work which included:new headlight unit,new turn signals(front&back),clutch rebuilt,brake master cylinders refurbished,new rear light unit,carbs stripped,sonic cleaned and rebuilt with new vacuum diaphragms and new carb fuel connectors-new battery,battery box,new tyres and lots of other parts,some of which were no longer available but I found on ebay after searching for ages..I did`nt do it all myself as my mechanical skills are`nt fantastic but did I do a fair bit,I`ve attached a couple of pictures before and after..
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 05-17-2017, 03:54 PM
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Agree on finding parts sometimes it's when the luck is on your side on Ebay. Nice Job.
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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 05-18-2017, 10:04 AM
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Very nice. For parts if you look long enough, it seems like just about anything turns up on eb. patience helps. After looking for over 6 mos., I got tired of waiting for a reasonably priced generator cover. then after buying nos, a very nice refurbished cover was listed the very next week for less than half of what I paid. doh.


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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 05-18-2017, 02:45 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks Brian and Martin, I always try and keep an eye on eBay in case any rare 'goodys' come up which I think may be useful down the line

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