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Hi guys,

Just joined the forum after buying this:



It’s my first Kawasaki apart from a KX250 when I was young.

The bikes in decent condition bodywork wise and it’s been laid up in dry storage for at least 5 years.
Throttle slides are seized and it’ll need the normal fluids, brakes, fuelling and consumables looking at but I can’t wait to start the project.

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Welcome!

I saw your post on Facebook! Good score man! Lots of knowledge here. This place can be slow to respond at times so don't get frustrated if you have any questions and it takes a while to get a reply. Most of us have been here over 10 years.

We need more pics!
 

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I saw your post on Facebook! Good score man! Lots of knowledge here. This place can be slow to respond at times so don't get frustrated if you have any questions and it takes a while to get a reply. Most of us have been here over 10 years.



We need more pics!


Thanks mate, appreciate that.

No doubt I’ll have loads of questions. First purchase will be a workshop manual I think.

I’ll post some more pictures when I collect it. I made a mad rush to see the bike before going on holiday as I didn’t want to miss out on it.


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I’m in the uk, it’s a carbon frame protector.

Managed to pick up a used manual today



Does anyone have any recommendation where to get parts in the UK?


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I’m looking for OEM parts. I’ll be trying to restore it to completely standard.
Where do you guys get carb kits from?

Just got the bike home and surprised at how good condition it is.














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I’m looking for OEM parts. I’ll be trying to restore it to completely standard.
Where do you guys get carb kits from?

Just got the bike home and surprised at how good condition it is.














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Great pics! Check with CCMhunt regarding specific carb needs.

If he doesn't have what you need, I've had success with K&L Supply for cleaning kits, etc.

https://www.klsupply.com/carb-fuel/carb-fuel-products.asp
 
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Figures you're in the UK. Those guys take great care of their bikes over there. The secondhand market is superb in the UK. Lots of clean late model bikes.
 
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Ordered some gasket kits for the carbs and started to strip the bike to get to them.

I’m starting to really like this bike, much nicer to work on that the R1.

I want to get some oil down the bores and round the engine before I start turning it for the valve clearances.








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Hi guys,

Just joined the forum after buying this:



It’s my first Kawasaki apart from a KX250 when I was young.

The bikes in decent condition bodywork wise and it’s been laid up in dry storage for at least 5 years.
Throttle slides are seized and it’ll need the normal fluids, brakes, fuelling and consumables looking at but I can’t wait to start the project.

Rob


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That bike park looks like my local dealers back yard - Crawley, per chance?
 

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Started doing the valve clearances and one needs adjusting.



I’ll order up the right size shim and get it changed out but that’ll need to wait.

The carb kits arrived today and I can have a look at stripping and cleaning them when I’m back from work




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