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Old 01-19-2014, 02:31 AM
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Hello. I'm finally back in a Kawasaki. Previous bikes have been an '86'454 LTD and a '93 Ninja 250. I really miss the 454 and hopefully can get another eventually. I picked up a KZ1000 to fix up. Runs and rides good now but needs a little tlc. I live in Charleston, SC and work for the gub'ment. Along with my Kawi's, I've also hade a few Honda's. That's about it.

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Old 01-21-2014, 02:00 AM
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Welcome to KF Chris.
I too run a lil ninja 250 along with a KZ1000. what yr are you working on?
 
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Old 01-21-2014, 01:04 PM
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Well, lets see...previous owner removed the turn signals so I have several cut wires to deal with. The foot brake light switch doesn't seem to be working. The light flickers when you push the pedal but doesn't brighten up. Same with the hand brake, doesn't light up. Tail light works though. I had to order a left switch set as the original is damaged. Would I benefit from replacing the complete wiring harness or are these easy to repair?
Moving on...looks like I need a new speedo cable and bulb in the speedo housing. Yesterday while doing some light sanding on the gas tank I noticed some dampness and determined I have a very slow leak. I stopped sanding so it wouldn't get worse. Found a couple tanks on the web, just waiting until I can afford to get one. Mechanically, it runs fine. I ordered a new ait filter and will take it to get the carbs cleaned and probably replace the plugs. If I can fix my brake issue I can probably go ahead and ride it the short distance to work, but will probably wait until the tank is replaced.

I wish I could have saved the Ninja 250 I had. My daughter bought it hoping for a fun project, but it sat in the rain and wind of a Kansas summer before she shipped it to me and it was more work than I could handle. I'd still like to have one again, fun bike.
 
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Old 01-24-2014, 02:24 AM
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When anything sits for any amount of time whether it be out in the rain or inside. Connections are a big issue.
 
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Old 03-29-2014, 02:01 PM
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Welcome, I have a Honda too, its an awesome bike, hehehe
 
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Old 03-31-2014, 08:09 PM
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Welcome kg4. Agree with Drag^ the older bikes are a lot of fun....ONCE you get the rubber parts up to spec. Sometimes I think guys don't realize how much fun they are until they get a chance to actually ride one. I like them because they "MAKE you work." They MAKE you think. The new rides are so comfy and "easy" that we dismiss the "edge" of the older bikes... With newer bikes, you can get away with being a marginal rider. The older bikes FORCE you to focus on your skills. Sure, I like the newer rides; very user-friendly....but I always have a soft spot for the classics.
 
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