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1981 KZ1300 A3 make over 2 weeks 1 day ago #25450

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Hi Bob!

Tank you for the comprehensive write up. Just got of the bike. Starts instantly at freezing temperatures, and idles like a sawing machine. No backfire. It happens when hot. I dubt there is an exhaust leak (logically following way I assembled it). So... definitely something with the #3 carb. And it happens only an very aggressive deceleration. Shifting down with smoother throttle backing off has no effect. It seems like it happens in the 15 - 20% of the heavy engine breaking whule hot.

I am kind of thinking swapping carbs when the #2 is fiering? I might invest in a set of pods for easy carburator exchange. I dread the seals of the stock set up! Proverbial bitch!

You are absolutely right. Yes, in a way, I've been hoarding KZ1300 stuff. But that's only when the price and opportunity was right. ANd I am paying for this right now through my nose (cc card debts). BUt I am after Aa bigger pic. The imge of another 1300 beautiful and running. I just must do that.


I will follow up on the backfire thing. Seems like not a naging thing, but I want the bike to run perfect! Well, just an hour ago when I took it out again it screamed!!! I did the rear wheel wiggle accelerating, and in general - it's a very comfortable power house.

ime to wind up writing.
Stan
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1981 Kawasaki KZ1300 A3
assembling engine, chassis & electrical from 79 - 89 parts

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1981 KZ1300 A3 make over 2 weeks 18 hours ago #25453

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StanG wrote: I think the connectors are sold at zed-parts. Will report back when I get an order.


Stan - you can probably find what you need here: http://www.vintageconnections.com/ I've used them many times.
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1981 KZ1300 A3 make over 2 weeks 15 hours ago #25454

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Damn! I see beer and typing on the phone with one eye on the TV don't really mix. :blink:

Thank you Bucko, I will check them out.
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1981 KZ1300 A3 make over 1 week 6 days ago #25459

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Damn! I see beer and typing on the phone with one eye on the TV don't really mix. :blink:

Ah, "Grasshopper" It takes years of dedicated practice to master. When you can snatch the scotch glass from my hand - Then and only then will you truly be ready ! :woohoo:
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1981 KZ1300 A3 make over 1 week 6 days ago #25461

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I do have actually decades of practice, and I always make safe home. The fine detail that people don't know is, while they have 4-5 beers, or scotch, I have 4-5 gallons. Things can get blurry at those speeds! hahaha :blink: :silly: :pinch:
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1981 KZ1300 A3 make over 6 days 9 hours ago #25489

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