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Resurrecting my '79 KZ1300 from a 28-year nap 1 year 2 days ago #23732

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Another interesting post and great photos. Both bikes look good. That 2000 V twin must be a real stump-puller!

Regarding the vapor lock in the fuel line, I remember Scotch, and I think strate6 ( Pete ) have written posts advising on the best routing for the fuel pipe.

That's good news about the oil consumption.

I must make time to watch the rest of your previously posted video .

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Resurrecting my '79 KZ1300 from a 28-year nap 1 year 1 day ago #23741

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Now THAT, is a nice picture !


Have several theories regarding the fuel starvation/air in fuel-filter issue. If you could take some equally good photos of the fuel-line arrangement - just remove the tank and shoot some various angles - You'll get an opinion(s) and possibly some proven ideas for improvement to avoid this issue in the future.
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Resurrecting my '79 KZ1300 from a 28-year nap 11 months 4 weeks ago #23756

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Stopped by the parts store and grabbed some o-rings to rebuilt the guts of my fuel cap. Been noticing some seepage that I believe is from the internal o-rings. Should have that done this evening, and then out to Deal's Gap this weekend.

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Resurrecting my '79 KZ1300 from a 28-year nap 11 months 3 weeks ago #23811

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Fuel leaks from the gas cap are fixed, so that's nice. Bike did great at the Dragon all weekend, back over the Skyway to the campground.

I also just got my Hagerty policy approved...there was a bit of resistance, but it's insured for $15,500 for about $35/mo. If you don't have agreed-value classic insurance on your machine, I strongly suggest you get it. I had it when I wrecked my K100, and there was no resistance, no argument, just a check for the full agreed value that showed up a few days later.

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Resurrecting my '79 KZ1300 from a 28-year nap 11 months 3 weeks ago #23813

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$15,500 ?? That's half the price of the Krakenhead Custom. If he gets it, you might want to rethink that value.

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Resurrecting my '79 KZ1300 from a 28-year nap 11 months 3 weeks ago #23819

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Kawboy wrote: $15,500 ?? That's half the price of the Krakenhead Custom. If he gets it, you might want to rethink that value.


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