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Old 09-16-2009, 09:26 PM   #1
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Here we go again... or get out your wallet

Next victim, finished should look like this if I go stock



BUT.......

mine looks like this................................





























































Yes siree folks, your genuine basket case.... now if you all could chip in a little every pay day

Got it from a friend who "gave up" after dissembling for $100, it looks all there and not much rust on the chrome so am no sure if we are going back to stock on this one or build a cafe out of it.

I don't expect to start for another month but it's tempting to dive in, this is gonna cost!
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Old 09-16-2009, 09:31 PM   #2
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Fun fun fun,do I spy an SFC in the background
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Old 09-16-2009, 09:35 PM   #3
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good eye, actually it's an SF in SFC trim.
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Old 09-17-2009, 05:01 AM   #4
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Hello anonny. You're bake from the xlboard, aren't ya?
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Old 09-17-2009, 06:01 AM   #5
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If it's all there, go back to stock! ..but, man, did your friend keep the engine out in the yard? I've seen worse, though.

By the way, what model is it? I don't really know much about Kawasakis.
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Old 09-17-2009, 09:31 AM   #6
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Hello anonny. You're bake from the xlboard, aren't ya?
Ya that's me... no real loyalties to any brand Good to see ya here, my xl 500 is on hold for this project.




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If it's all there, go back to stock! ..but, man, did your friend keep the engine out in the yard? I've seen worse, though.

By the way, what model is it? I don't really know much about Kawasakis.
It's a 1972 500cc H1b.... I love doing stock restorations and have a hard time cutting up something significant from the past (especially with matching numbers)........ but bikes like these give me wood.



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Old 09-17-2009, 01:11 PM   #7
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Ya that's me... no real loyalties to any brand Good to see ya here, my xl 500 is on hold for this project.







It's a 1972 500cc H1b.... I love doing stock restorations and have a hard time cutting up something significant from the past (especially with matching numbers)........ but bikes like these give me wood.



Ha! I thought so. Your Laverda gave you away.
Good luck on this Kawie. I love how they sound with aftermarket chambers.
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Old 09-27-2009, 08:01 PM   #8
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Found a doner bike for a modern suspension (1992 GSXR) that had a tough life ending from a wheelie gone bad


let the debauchery begin





had to give the motor back to guy who gave me the frame



trial fitting the triple motor in the modern chassis just for shits and giggles









Ok it could be done but the pipes are a huge issue, especially the center pipe.... the frame would need a healthy dose of cutting and welding and it's not old school anymore so instead



The gixer front end is going on the Kawasaki then I am going to take a hard look at a swing arm swap and possibly go mono shock.
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Old 09-27-2009, 08:28 PM   #9
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Old 09-27-2009, 09:20 PM   #10
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I can't wait to see how this moto-bastard turns out.
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Old 09-28-2009, 02:16 PM   #11
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This looks good.
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Old 09-28-2009, 02:23 PM   #12
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Old 09-28-2009, 03:17 PM   #13
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I'm in! Let the transformation begin!
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Old 09-28-2009, 06:11 PM   #14
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Did he throw in the flower pots for free? ;)
Looks like a fun project.
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Old 10-01-2009, 08:27 PM   #15
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Today I got the blues...... someone use a tapered metal object to try and get the cylinders off ( a fucking chisel no doubt)


Will have to see if a machine shop can weld these damaged areas up and mill it down or if I can find decent set of cases, some people should only be allowed to own rubber tools!

Next challenge, both front fork tubes are bent.... suppose thats where throwing some more money at it comes into play, also the stem from the bottom triple is tweaked.

this will also be going to the local machinist to discuss, straightening or finding a replacement stem to have him machine one up for me.
How do you separate the stem from the bottom triple?

Next problem is this brass screw broken and stuck in the carb

easy out is the only thing that comes to mind.... I have been soaking it in a good quality penetrating oil while I mull it over.

2 cylinders are toast from bad mechanics so I am spending a lot of time hunting and getting depressed.... I really wanted to do this bike over the winter but may have to put it away until I can collect more parts

If that is the way I have to go I will drag this out of the dark corner and do something fun with it till I have more parts for the original build.

at least I know I have 98% of the parts for the XL and it wasn't taken apart by a caveman.


Look in your basement for old Kawasaki H1 and GSXR parts for me will ya lads.
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