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1975 Kawasaki 500cc H1

 by Damon_Ferraiuolo
Hello All,
I'm new to this group, and hoping for some good resources. I’ve just become the assigned mechanic to revive life into my brothers 1975 Kawasaki 500 H1. He’s owned this bike since 1979 & had it in storage since 1983. Long story made short, the upper-end, carbs, cables, etc. are new and/or rebuilt as of a few weeks ago. I now can start & run the motor. My questions are related to the oil injection system? I think I have the cable that actuates the oil injection valve set correctly with allowing the valve to close all the way to it’s own hard stop on the valve. The oil tank & lines are passing oil freely through each line and to all banjo bolts. The two issues are while the engine is running it is receiving way too much oil to all cylinders? 2nd issue while actuating the throttle with the engine not running I have oil leaking from what appears to be the check valves located at the bottom of the crank-case? So can I disable the oil injection system & run this bike with pre-mixed fuel & oil without creating any long-term damage? Or would your recommendation be to re-build these check valve? And are their parts still available to do so? Thanks in advance for your responses. Damon

Posted Apr 10 2009, 01:03 PM in Tech Talk

1975 Kawasaki 500cc H1

 by Damon_Ferraiuolo
Hello All,
I'm new to this group, and hoping for some good resources. I’ve just become the assigned mechanic to revive life into my brothers 1975 Kawasaki 500 H1. He’s owned this bike since 1979 & had it in storage since 1983. Long story made short, the upper-end, carbs, cables, etc. are new and/or rebuilt as of a few weeks ago. I now can start & run the motor. My questions are related to the oil injection system? I think I have the cable that actuates the oil injection valve set correctly with allowing the valve to close all the way to it’s own hard stop on the valve. The oil tank & lines are passing oil freely through each line and to all banjo bolts. The two issues are while the engine is running it is receiving way too much oil to all cylinders? 2nd issue while actuating the throttle with the engine not running I have oil leaking from what appears to be the check valves located at the bottom of the crank-case? So can I disable the oil injection system & run this bike with pre-mixed fuel & oil without creating any long-term damage? Or would your recommendation be to re-build these check valve? And are their parts still available to do so? Thanks in advance for your responses. Damon

Posted Apr 10 2009, 12:56 PM in Kawasaki Chat

2008 Z1000 seat

 by andy-750
lonewulf
Apr 7 2009, 10:02 PM
I had an old seat from a Suzi gsxf (like an armchair for comfort) & cut & taped the foam on .I've seen prettier but 500 miles through France I didn't care about the looks .Try Digger seats in Newport Gwent if you've got the cash. Or buy a Harley !! :P

rather push wasps up my aaaaaaaaaa**e than get a hardly movingson , have had good reports bout digger seats but are pricey tho

Posted Apr 8 2009, 05:26 PM in Kawasaki Streetbikes.

2008 Z1000 seat

 by Tone64
lonewulf
Apr 7 2009, 09:02 PM
I had an old seat from a Suzi gsxf (like an armchair for comfort) & cut & taped the foam on .I've seen prettier but 500 miles through France I didn't care about the looks .Try Digger seats in Newport Gwent if you've got the cash. Or buy a Harley !! :P


don't fancy a hardly movingson, just want a comfy seat!!!!, :256
i have spoken to baglux, and they will build custom seats of my colour choice for £230, :423
just waitng for them to e mail me, to see if that includes gel. :711

Posted Apr 8 2009, 03:02 PM in Kawasaki Streetbikes.

2008 Z1000 seat

 by lonewulf
I had an old seat from a Suzi gsxf (like an armchair for comfort) & cut & taped the foam on .I've seen prettier but 500 miles through France I didn't care about the looks .Try Digger seats in Newport Gwent if you've got the cash. Or buy a Harley !! :P

Posted Apr 7 2009, 10:02 PM in Kawasaki Streetbikes.

Mini Intro

 by patty
Hi. I'm Patty. I just moved to Seattle, Washington USA!!! I got my Ninja 250 in late ''07. I love it. I took the motorcycle class in Wisconsin and did not have to take anything, but the written test at the DMV. But now that I have moved to Washington, I wonder if they will make me test again??? None of you can help me because you all live across the big pond.

I love my little sport bike. I have been out on it three or four times since moving here in January. Too much snow in Wisconsin.

I always feel like wonder woman, when I gear up in all my leather. And the men go gaga, when I take my helmet off. Riding my bike makes me feel so good! I feel sexy, beautiful and alive.

I would like to get a little bigger bike. I'm all of 112 pounds and 5'5" and can barely push this little bike around. I'm thinking the 500. I love the sport bikes. Mine is so cute, but I can't keep up with the boys! And she really just doesn't have all the power a girl wants. I get the most pleasure screaming through the gears. Is that hard on a bike?

I've been on the back of motorcycles all my life, but the front is so much better. And Kawasaki's are reasonable and with all the racing knowledge behind them... I can't believe I waited so long to get a bike. I just always thought they were out of my price range. And I love the mpg. I get 65 mpg most of the time and sometimes 73 on the freeways.

I shipped my bike. That was the longest 10 days of my life. I was so afraid she would return to me damaged, but she's as cute as can be...

Forgive me... Sleepless in Seattle. Have a great day!

Patty :644

Posted Mar 19 2009, 02:01 PM in Ladies forum

n00b

 by jimbo3459
Hi everyone.

Joined today after finding you whilst browsing.

Got 2 Kwacks, a '96 KLE 500 and a '99 ZZR 1100.

Love 'em to bits!

Jim

Posted Feb 25 2009, 05:37 PM in Welcome to the forum

Newbie

 by Dick Scratcher
Hi everyone, new to the site but far from new to bikes. I've now reached a "Certain Age" having had bikes cotinuously since I was twenty. Had lots of British tack, one Bianchi, two Ducatis, three Laverdas and am about to take delivery of a ER6F. I have had two Kawasakis in the past, one was a KDX125 and the other a Used Z200 that cost me £180 !. This I purchased for a lengthy trip to France on the premise that if it broke down I'd chuck it in the ditch and thumb a lift home. In fact it went to France twice, northern Netherlands on a rally, two weeks around Scotland including the Isle of Skye, and used it for work for years, knocked up a phenomenal mileage. Roundabout 2000 it got really too horrible to ride, the local scrapyard wouldn't have it unless I delivered it so my angle grinder went through it and a trip to the tip sufficed, should've taken it to the Stafford show and placed a sign on it for £500, somebody would've bought it !. Looking forward to some good trips on the ER.
Regards to all.

Posted Feb 17 2009, 11:42 PM in Welcome to the forum





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