Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Falls City,Nebraska.
The carbs will have to come off for a thorough cleaning. The fuel lines should be replaced and a free flowing fuel filter installed to keep the carbs clean. The fuel (Gasoline) being refined now days is S*#T! It wont keep and is breaking down and absorbing moisture when you pump it. Replace the plugs, wires, and ignition coils if money will allow and a new battery as well. These bikes need a full 12 volts to the questionable factory coils to produce a nice fat spark. Fuel will turn into a jelly and harden over time clogging the tiny passages and nothing short of removing the jets and using tip cleaners to open up the clogged openings, and 20-30 lb test monofilament fishing line (spinning a piece between your fingers as you push it through the air and fuel passages to dislodge any clogs or debris after soaking in a cleaning solvent) Compressed air works wonders to blow things out of the passages. You'll probably need to replace the carb holders (Manifolds) if they show any signs of cracking or have become hard and brittle. Thats a sweet looking bike! I must agree that it has a look that commands attention as well as your respect! Nice score!
Welcome to the forum by the way! Check out Z1-Enterprises for small parts and maintenance goody's like fuel line, oil filters and the such.
"GHOSTRIDER" 1980 KZ1000ST-E2 ~Michael Hill~
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Last edited by zoro; 10-02-2016 at 09:07 AM.