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Anyone want my '79 KZ750 twin? For free

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    Anyone want my '79 KZ750 twin? For free


    Hey, I really need to clear some space in my garage and I've decided I'm never going to get around to restoring my 1979 KZ750 twin. It last ran about 8 years ago and has been sitting in a garage since. I think it will run with a carb rebuild and an oil change, but the ignition may need attention also. It had very good compression last time I checked. It will also need a full exhaust, a tach cable, and a steering head bearing. The frame is solid, the body work could use a sanding and some paint. The seat will need to be reappolstered. Would make a good parts bike or cafe project. I have a title signed by the previous owner and otherwise not filled out. I never bothered to register it and get the title in my name, but I can see about that if you'd like.

    I have a few spare parts such as an airbox, a new seat cover, maybe some cables and other stuff.

    It's free if you can come get it out of my garage.

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    Re: Anyone want my '79 KZ750 twin? For free

    Yep!
    Do I need to come get it today??

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    Re: Anyone want my '79 KZ750 twin? For free

    I guess we'll say whoever wants to come get it first can have it. I'll be around today, wednesday-Friday, and Sunday.

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    And I'll try to put some pics up. It's buried at the back of the garage, so they might not be great.

    The bike is located in Worcester.

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    Re: Anyone want my '79 KZ750 twin? For free

    Here she is. You can see what a mess my garage is, need some space to get organized and make way for new bikes.

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    Re: Anyone want my '79 KZ750 twin? For free

    For sure I can come grab it on weds. I'm at work for the 24 today, and I have to bring mama in for foot surgery tomorrow.
    This has street-tracker written all over it.

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    Re: Anyone want my '79 KZ750 twin? For free

    sweet score! Chip, keep me posted if you hit Worc on Wed, i can jam down to give you the tire i owe you.

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    Re: Anyone want my '79 KZ750 twin? For free

    Quote Originally Posted by Chippertheripper View Post
    For sure I can come grab it on weds. I'm at work for the 24 today, and I have to bring mama in for foot surgery tomorrow.
    This has street-tracker written all over it.
    I originally thought something like this, but I don't even have time to ride with the baby, let alone work on bikes. Anyone want my '79 KZ750 twin? For free-img_0280-jpg

    There was someone who pm'd me before you posted Chip, so I'll just ask if he wants it before Wednesday and get back to you.

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    Re: Anyone want my '79 KZ750 twin? For free

    Fair is fair.

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    Re: Anyone want my '79 KZ750 twin? For free

    If I don't hear by 5, it's yours Chip.

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    Re: Anyone want my '79 KZ750 twin? For free

    It's all yours Chip.

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    Sick. I'll drop you a line tomorrow when I have a better idea of her post surgical needs.

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    Re: Anyone want my '79 KZ750 twin? For free

    Sounds good.

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    Chip if he needs it out asap I have room in my garage and also live in Worcester

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    Re: Anyone want my '79 KZ750 twin? For free

    This bike was known as the Killer K back in the day.

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    Re: Anyone want my '79 KZ750 twin? For free

    Quote Originally Posted by tsorfas View Post
    Chip if he needs it out asap I have room in my garage and also live in Worcester
    I'm on a 24 hour shift today, so I won't be around until Wednesday anyway. Thanks though.

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    Re: Anyone want my '79 KZ750 twin? For free

    FWIW - I spent some time with one of those bikes years ago. After opening up the airbox a bit, the bike never ran right again... Jetting attempts for days...

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    Re: Anyone want my '79 KZ750 twin? For free

    I've heard it's tough to get parts for these carbs and that many people replace them with more common units. There used to be a couple of pretty active Kz forums, but I haven't checked on them recently.

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    Re: Anyone want my '79 KZ750 twin? For free

    Old school CV carbs are REALLY picky about how the air gets into them. Wanna kill the perf of a 70s to 80s bike? Pull the airbox and install pod filters. Looks like people are using Mikuni VM34s are suitable replacements that WILL breathe through pod filters cleanly.

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    Re: Anyone want my '79 KZ750 twin? For free

    good luck chipper...damn a day late

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    Re: Anyone want my '79 KZ750 twin? For free

    If anyone is interested in my wife's 83 KZ550, let me know, I'll be posting it as soon as she decides how much she wants for it. I would imagine it would be less than $1k and might be another fun project.

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    Re: Anyone want my '79 KZ750 twin? For free

    Quote Originally Posted by Spooler View Post
    If anyone is interested in my wife's 83 KZ550, let me know, I'll be posting it as soon as she decides how much she wants for it. I would imagine it would be less than $1k and might be another fun project.
    I might be, please keep me informed. Unless chipper backs out of the 750

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    Re: Anyone want my '79 KZ750 twin? For free

    I picked it up today. But if you really need it, you can have it, Doug.

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    Re: Anyone want my '79 KZ750 twin? For free

    Quote Originally Posted by Chippertheripper View Post
    I picked it up today. But if you really need it, you can have it, Doug.
    hahah thanks, I don't need it. Just a day late and kicking myself in that ass. Have fun with it.

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    Re: Anyone want my '79 KZ750 twin? For free

    Quote Originally Posted by Sheppo View Post
    I might be, please keep me informed. Unless chipper backs out of the 750
    Will do.

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    Re: Anyone want my '79 KZ750 twin? For free

    Quote Originally Posted by Chippertheripper View Post
    I picked it up today. But if you really need it, you can have it, Doug.
    I had a moment of excitement when I saw free bike and my name together. I'm okay now though.

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