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Old 12-31-2011, 07:37 AM   #106
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Took some tinkering to get final details under control
- brake lights working
- u-joints serviced
- wheels swapped
etc

Now deemed roadworthy. Here are a couple comparison shots from when I first bought the bike home and now over a year later.
Then


Now


Then


Now

Funny how all the work is not reflected in the photos

Just had to drive it up a dirt pile...


I plan to ride it for a while and let the parts do their final meshing. Then I have a couple projects I want to complete. First the final drive locking device installation and two wheels (sidecar and spare) need to be swapped for correct type (this will require re-stringing a couple of hubs and rims I have laying around).

Surprises so far - how easy this thing starts! Damn, probably just cursed myself...
One of the coolest builds I have ever seen! Congrats on your progress. Have to ask.......what is that square thing on the headlight? Are you going to put a deactivated AK in the sidecar?
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Old 12-31-2011, 08:04 AM   #107
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This thing looks really good at going in straight lines. Seriously though, how the F*&^ are you supposed to turn this thing?
I had the same question. After thinking about it... I realized I don't care as long as I have one. It is one of the coolest things EVER!
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Old 12-31-2011, 09:38 AM   #108
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Are you going to put a deactivated AK in the sidecar?
What good is a deactivated one?
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Old 01-01-2012, 01:14 PM   #109
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My experience, tough to find great English manuals. I can read Russian enough to get by. I can help with specifics. Send me your questions.

BTW- Great looking bike!

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I know this thread has been dormant for a while, but I am suffering through a long Central European winter and some of the small issues with my bike are beginning to beg for some attention so I have been searching for other KMZ owners. I really appreciate the detail of your thread. It is really hard to find well documented SV information. That leads to my real question, what reference books, or other information, do you use? I have a '67 K750 and I am struggling to find reliable info. I have the Russian side valve motorcycle book, but it is all in Russian. So, the tables and illustrations are great, but it is nothing great. Anyway, great build, and I really enjoy seeing other vintage bikes that are actually used! Here's mine:
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Old 01-01-2012, 01:24 PM   #110
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That is the blackout light guard. You are seeing it in the "normal" mode. It rotates downward and covers most of the headlight in "blackout" mode; only shining minimal colored light just forward the front wheel so you can putt around during the bombings.

I still need to rebuild the shocks. I can get by on paved roads as I am light. Tough roads and I am getting beat up pretty badly.



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I know it's over a year ago, but this slipped past me. Great work getting it back up and running.

What is that large blocky thing obscuring the upper portion of your headlight?
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Old 01-01-2012, 01:52 PM   #111
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I can help with specifics. Send me your questions

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Old 05-09-2012, 06:11 PM   #112
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Appropriate day...
Fluids topped, tires aired and fuel added. Carbs primed, timing retarded... Bvroom! Back to life after 6 months on one kick!
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Old 08-15-2012, 11:40 AM   #113
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Old 08-22-2012, 07:32 PM   #114
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What a labor of love. Thank you so much for sharing your knowledge and you work. Wish I could see this in person!
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Old 08-27-2012, 11:35 AM   #115
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Thanks guys!
Inspired, I tooled around this past weekend.
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Old 09-29-2012, 08:24 PM   #116
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Ive been following this thread for a long time now...Great job, Roma! Your experience is cery inspiring! I would like to find one of these awesome antique looking Dneprs for myself someday soon and see if I can make it work as well as you have...thanks for leading the way and showing that it can be done!

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Old 07-12-2013, 08:02 AM   #117
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