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    Quote Originally Posted by Tarantulahed504 View Post
    Also I’m looking for tire recommendations. I have metzeler sportec on my Suzy, which I love. But cannot seem to find tires 4.00x18 and 3.25x19 anywhere on the inter web. What are y’all rolling on??
    Try 110/90-18 or 120/90-18 for the rear and 100/90-19 for the front.
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    Might actually be a 3.50x19 on the front

    can’t remember at the moment

    thanks @Grimly
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    Looks like I can get a set of shinko 230s for around $160 shipped. Seems to be a good deal
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tarantulahed504 View Post
    Looks like I can get a set of shinko 230s for around $160 shipped. Seems to be a good deal
    These guys are a good tire source. Free shipping. Pretty sure you can beat that $160 price.

    And for what it's worth, lots of positive feedback on the cheaper 712 Shinko.

    https://www.americanmototire.com/

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    Thanks @nessism. Got a price match from j&p cycles !!
    $136


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    Rob S. said:
    Those bikes were
    very popular back in the day. I believe their ad read, "Right out of the box, it'll beat any 750 in the world."

    I remember those ads, back in the day. It was true too, until Suzuki released the GS750 a few months later. Kawasaki stopped running those ads then. Still, the KZ650 was highly respected.
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    Quote Originally Posted by chuck hahn View Post
    Does the stator cover have 3 allen head bolts showing through it? Take a pic of the left side

    @chuck Hahn. Whyd you ask about the stator cover in particular??


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    First year bikes...some with build dates in 1976...was the only year with three allen head bolts going through the cover to bolt in the field coil. Was wondering if it was a true first year bike and if it had a first year engine as well. For basic ID purposes.
    MY BIKES..1977 GS 750 B, 1978 GS 1000 C (X2)
    1978 GS 1000 E, 1979 GS 1000 S, 1973 Yamaha TX 750, 1977 Kawasaki KZ 650B1, 1975 Honda GL1000 Goldwing, 1983 CB 650SC Nighthawk, 1972 Honda CB 350K4, 74 Honda CB550

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    Quote Originally Posted by chuck hahn View Post
    First year bikes...some with build dates in 1976...was the only year with three allen head bolts going through the cover to bolt in the field coil. Was wondering if it was a true first year bike and if it had a first year engine as well. For basic ID purposes.
    Very cool.

    as I said earlier Im reluctant to change anything on the bike from original. Even though I very much would like to go drag or clubman bars and bar end Mirrors . And a 4-1 exhaust. I might still do it and keep the original bars/mirrors/controls intact and swap out with reproduction controls and the other goodies I want. Will be a bit pricier that way. Ha

    the bike runs great I only get a bit of a faint pulsing headlight at a stop/revs at idle. Is this due to the early ignition system. Would a new set of points n condenser fix it or would I have to switch to electronic ignition (dyna) setup.
    or am I reading to much I into it and its just how the KZ will behave??

    thanks for your time guys
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    heres a couple threads on my KZ. Was built july 76. It started as a project to be auctioned off for charity but i ended up buying it from Frank and finishing it.

    https://www.thegsresources.com/_foru...hlight=KZ650B1

    https://www.thegsresources.com/_foru...to+fest+part+2
    MY BIKES..1977 GS 750 B, 1978 GS 1000 C (X2)
    1978 GS 1000 E, 1979 GS 1000 S, 1973 Yamaha TX 750, 1977 Kawasaki KZ 650B1, 1975 Honda GL1000 Goldwing, 1983 CB 650SC Nighthawk, 1972 Honda CB 350K4, 74 Honda CB550

    NEVER SNEAK UP ON A SLEEPING DOG..NOT EVEN YOUR OWN.


    I would rather trust my bike to a "QUACK" that KNOWS how to fix it rather than a book worm that THINKS HE KNOWS how to fix it.

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