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Re: 1982 GPz-750 (KZ750R1)

Posted: Fri Feb 08, 2019 8:18 pm
by jhwalker
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Re: 1982 GPz-750 (KZ750R1)

Posted: Sun Feb 10, 2019 11:26 am
by SonicVenum
The ol' timer is running again! The starter clutch is still slipping, but I'm hoping it will loosen up and grab better as it warms up. It idles and revs nicely once it's going. Brake clean-up, and new tires are up next, then maybe a test ride around the neighborhood on a dry day. :mrgreen:

Re: 1982 GPz-750 (KZ750R1)

Posted: Thu Feb 14, 2019 4:38 pm
by xbacksideslider
A great bike then, and now. :clap:

Re: 1982 GPz-750 (KZ750R1)

Posted: Fri Feb 15, 2019 12:47 pm
by xjrguy
Very cool seeing an update and the history from 2013 here. Thanks for posting about this. :)

Re: 1982 GPz-750 (KZ750R1)

Posted: Fri Feb 15, 2019 3:02 pm
by SonicVenum
Thanks, guys! :-D

I'm still not completely out of the woods because starting it cold is tough with a slipping starter clutch. Once it's warm, it'll fire up with even a brief grab on the starter shaft, but cold, it seems to need a few cranks to get going. I've been having to use starter fluid to get it going from cold. I'm doubtful riding around will get it to loosen up, but I might get lucky. If not, I'll have to tear into it to replace the springs and rollers in the starter clutch. Also, something seems to have gone wrong when I swapped the coils and ignition with new Dyna parts because my tach isn't working now. :doh: I'll have to look over the wiring I did, and check it again the wiring diagram in the manual to see what I did wrong.