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Old 05-21-2010, 06:11 AM   #1
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Kawasaki 175 Enduro F7 -

I am looking at picking up a 74 175 Enduro. It is all there, has not been run in years,maybe decades. $250. So what is the parts situation for old Kawasaki's? At the least it will need seals gaskets, maybe top end. I look it up on Parts Bandit but they do not list anything for it, same with Bike Barn.
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Old 05-21-2010, 07:08 AM   #2
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You could search this site

http://www.reproductiondecals.com/default_frameset.html?content.html~main

if he has parts for your model, I found him to be very reliable.
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Old 05-21-2010, 07:29 AM   #3
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Thanks. Neat site.
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Old 05-21-2010, 07:55 PM   #4
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I can't help much but I had one. They are pretty easy to work on. They are rotary valve.
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Old 05-21-2010, 08:23 PM   #5
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I've got the same bike- Silver. Best parts source is Ebay. Challenge items to find are 6volt bulbs and good body pieces. I have had good luck finding everything I've needed (and I've needed plenty) but you need to be patient- it'll eventually turn up on ebay!

Most important thing to get is the parts diagram with the part numbers. I have one in soft copy so PM me with your email address and I'll send you a copy as well as a soft copy of a manual. Parts from the F7-C won't necessarily fit the F7A, etc, but some F7 parts will fit the F6 and the 250 & 350 models. Always check part numbers before buying.

They're fun little bikes, but they were lots faster back when I was 14 and weighed 120 pounds!

A couple of pointers- Do Not run it without a battery! The engine will run fine, but the battery provides storage for excess power from the charging system- Otherwise you'll get to replace every single bulb on the bike like I did!

If you have any specific questions just shoot me a message. Have fun.
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Old 05-22-2010, 06:50 PM   #6
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Old 06-07-2012, 04:46 PM   #7
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Hi, I'm new here but have been reading as many threads as I can find about my new bike.
It's a 1975 *I think* Kawasaki F7. It doesn't run and is partially disassembled and I'm hoping to put it back together and get it running. I have no key and no manual and really don't even know where to start but I'm really excited to have a project...

Here is a link to a bunch of photos I took: http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v3...1738/Kawasaki/

There was an offer for a PDF copy of a manual earlier in this thread. If anyone has one of those, I'd really appreciate it.
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Old 06-08-2012, 03:59 AM   #8
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i had a red 1972 that my parent's bought me new, my first bike. wadded it into the back end of an oldsmobile at a stoplight doing about 40 mph six months later. insurance covered a new orange 73 model. 21.5 horsepower, indicated 80 mph+ with my 17 year old, 160# ass on it. great bikes.
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Old 06-10-2012, 03:55 AM   #9
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Mine will run fine with out the battery, I just don't have the lights and horn.
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Old 06-10-2012, 08:35 AM   #10
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SJC56, what all did you have to do to get yours to run?
Did you end up getting a new spark plug?
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Old 06-11-2012, 06:02 AM   #11
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Rebuilt the carb, added gas ,new plug. Starts 1 or 2 kicks
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Old 03-13-2013, 07:16 PM   #12
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I know I'm bumping an old thread but hey! Not quite a year later how's that little bike treating you? My girlfriend just bought a 75 F7 175 it's her first bike. . It runs good but we are in the process of getting the lights and such to get it back on the street. A PO removed all these goodies at some point to use it on a farm. I just pursing thread to gleam all the info on this bike that I can.
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Old 03-20-2013, 01:30 PM   #13
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Last time I tried to take it for a spin back in the fall it didn't want to stay running, I haven't gotten back to it yet while I get my 74 Guzzi back together.
I want to pull the motor apart and put in new seals maybe a new piston from what I have read mine is way down on power, given enough road it should do 70 mine struggles to get to 55. A friend suggested I go up on the main do to the alcohol in the gas. 2 strokes don't like it.
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Old 03-21-2013, 10:59 AM   #14
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The F7 is still one of my all time favorite bikes. tourquey little suckers. great to ride.
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Old 06-07-2012, 07:07 PM   #15
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I order a key, battery, so hopefully this will get me to see if it will run. Till I get the parts I'll spend some time cleaning up grounds and connectors.
I don't think you can get it to run without a battery. This was my first bike, I bought a 74 in about 1980. It hadn't run in a long time and the battery was dead. I bought it for $110 and with a new battery it started right up. I rode the snot out of that thing for a few years, really fun bike. I was very tempted to buy one at Vintage Days a few years ago, it was nearly mint and ran great.
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