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post #11 of 19 (permalink) Old 03-11-2018, 03:01 AM Thread Starter
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Thank you for the heads up I did check mine and they are all in good shape I checked them over really good. I do have an extra set just in case.


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Z1Enterprises.com sells carb holders. That should be your first priority because if the old ones are cracked you can easily hole a piston running the bike. Next, the carb kits you bought on eBay that come from Japan are sold by a Japanese seller and are not made in Japan.... somewhere else in the 3rd world and not great quality; in fact, poor quality.
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post #12 of 19 (permalink) Old 03-11-2018, 03:15 AM Thread Starter
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Also just wanted to add got my carb kits from a dealer in Canada NOS OEM Kawasaki parts. I have learned my lesson on the cheap eBay carb kits :P not for motorcycles but for other things I have worked on.



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Z1Enterprises.com sells carb holders. That should be your first priority because if the old ones are cracked you can easily hole a piston running the bike. Next, the carb kits you bought on eBay that come from Japan are sold by a Japanese seller and are not made in Japan.... somewhere else in the 3rd world and not great quality; in fact poor quality.
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post #13 of 19 (permalink) Old 03-11-2018, 03:27 AM Thread Starter
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Good news! I found carb boots A dealer in Kansas City had them NOS brand spanking new and perfect condition got them installed bike is running. I am waiting to get the fork seals done been busy with work and all but should be done this week sometime or next. I got them off and what not. but not together yet. I also got the new master cylinder all installed and put together.

She is coming together slowly but making progress.
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post #14 of 19 (permalink) Old 05-18-2018, 03:17 AM Thread Starter
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Update guys she is on the road...
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It seems like you found a gem under all of that dust and got it going in no time. Good work.

May I ask what dealer in KC had the airbox ducts? Thanks.






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Thanks, and it was Freedom Cycles they had 5 in stock and I bought them all

I need to get new tires but they are costly I Installed a new clutch mine was glazed from sitting for so long. It was easy to replace not hard at all, (messy but not hard) I used an old Mattress someone tossed out and lade it on the side so I would not have to drain all the oil (I saw that trick in a youtube video) the oil only had 150 miles on it and it was 45 bucks so didn't want to waste it.

I am going to start doing all the cosmetic stuff now.


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It seems like you found a gem under all of that dust and got it going in no time. Good work.

May I ask what dealer in KC had the airbox ducts? Thanks.






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Thanks, and it was Freedom Cycles they had 5 in stock and I bought them all
Okay. Thanks.



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That is one sharp looking CSR ya got there gitit.

It does my heart good to see another older bike put back into service.

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post #19 of 19 (permalink) Old 06-01-2018, 11:52 AM Thread Starter
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Thank you so much I feel the same about the older bikes like this, it rides really well and is pretty **** peppy as well. Now that I've got all the mechanics of it working well I am going to really start polishing all the chrome and engine parts and repaint some parts they have a little rust on them.

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That is one sharp looking CSR ya got there gitit.

It does my heart good to see another older bike put back into service.
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