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1980 engine, 18k miles for sale.... stupid, foolish, or great deal? 2 months 2 days ago #30892

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Found a nice engine, 18k, appears clean, unmolested.
Offered 650 on a 800 base price.

Paint is clean, looks good.


Smart, Foolish, somewhere in-between?

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1980 engine, 18k miles for sale.... stupid, foolish, or great deal? 2 months 2 days ago #30893

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Looking at it.. is it a 79 or 80? 
With ignition timing on the RHS, me thinks a 79?

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1980 engine, 18k miles for sale.... stupid, foolish, or great deal? 2 months 1 day ago #30894

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Looking at it.. is it a 79 or 80? 
With ignition timing on the RHS, me thinks a 79?
The A1, A2 and B2 (79 & 80) had that ignition system
1980 KZ1300 B2 Touring/A2
1990 ZZ-R1100 C1

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1980 engine, 18k miles for sale.... stupid, foolish, or great deal? 2 months 1 day ago #30897

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It would be interesting to know the history of the engine and why it was pulled from the bike. Engine issue or maybe an electronic issue the owner just couldn't work through. If the engine is intact, $650 is a good price. I would do some investigating before just going ahead and "firing it up". Maybe a top end inspection and refresh if necessary. Along with checking all the usual suspects, such as cam timing, chain tensioner and maybe a scope inspection in the bores. And then a leak down test which could be done out of frame. I would also pull the oil pan and inspect the oil pick up strainer. That's another indicator of what's happened with this engine.
18K is low to be split to sell off parts. Not sure I would trust the reported mileage. Seems off. But then again, no accounting for what people do.
Good luck and let us knows your plans.
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1980 engine, 18k miles for sale.... stupid, foolish, or great deal? 2 months 1 day ago #30900

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It would be interesting to know the history of the engine and why it was pulled from the bike. Engine issue or maybe an electronic issue the owner just couldn't work through. If the engine is intact, $650 is a good price. I would do some investigating before just going ahead and "firing it up". Maybe a top end inspection and refresh if necessary. Along with checking all the usual suspects, such as cam timing, chain tensioner and maybe a scope inspection in the bores. And then a leak down test which could be done out of frame. I would also pull the oil pan and inspect the oil pick up strainer. That's another indicator of what's happened with this engine.
18K is low to be split to sell off parts. Not sure I would trust the reported mileage. Seems off. But then again, no accounting for what people do.
Good luck and let us knows your plans.
KB
Oh yeah. The idea is to tear it down, complete refurb then find a chassis for it. Maybe some kind of kz sport bike look. 
The seller -
Thanks for your interest I bought this engine from another enthusiast just to have a spare engine however I didn’t need it Its a disease lol I’ve been told it has 16k milage . Stored indoors But I don’t know anything else except it turns over Compression and other things are unknown And I don’t have any use for it And yes i will do 650 for a fellow enthusiast

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1980 engine, 18k miles for sale.... stupid, foolish, or great deal? 2 months 1 day ago #30905

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Maybe a Robert Bolduc special ?? We could use another one of these builds on the site

 
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