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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 06-24-2013, 01:30 AM Thread Starter
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Just scored a spare engine for free, and I am stoked about it. The guy that gave it to me just used it to snag the carbs & stator from it. I've given it a once over to inspection the heads and block for any cracks, none noticeable, going to wipe all the road grime and oil off it tomorrow and give a twice over. Some of the insides I was able to sneak a peek at seem clean, no serious rust (for now). When I picked it up to move it it did spill a glob of milky sludge, hopefully just a busted seal or something minor. Anyway ,I'm going to do my best at rebuilding it over time, use what I can salvage, tuxedo mod, mcct, and paint the block. Then swap out (hope gibbo ain't lookin, lol) the engine on there now (only 13,500 miles) and perform same tasks on it to have two good working engines.

I need to get a kaw manual, I've heard they have more info then the clymer (anyone have an extra to donate) ,and I know there is online manuals bike for projects like this I like something tangeable in front of me. If anyone has any tips and good info to contribute its welcomed.


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The kawasaki service manual is only in pdf format. I just print off thepages I need to use for that project, then put them in a three ring binder for futer use.... well until I got my tablet, now its with me at all times...or my phone.

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The kawasaki service manual is only in pdf format. I just print off thepages I need to use for that project, then put them in a three ring binder for futer use.... well until I got my tablet, now its with me at all times...or my phone.

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Too late, I looked! I wish I could have picked up another motor but the are like hens teeth over here. I am fresh from having mine apart so any help I can give, just ask. I kept everything separate, front cylinder and all that went with it on the left side of the bench, and rear to the right. I grouped things in a logical manner and used aluminium foil pie dishes to store small componants and wrote on the dishes with a felt pen. I had an air gun to get some of the higher torqued nut off, but it was a struggle torquing them back up on my own. I had a check list for things to go in the crankcases BEFORE bolting them up and checked it off twice. I left the stator cover off and checked the cam timing a zillion times. It's not as daunting as you may think, once you get it apart it is all very logical, and a nice piece of engineering (except the cam chain tensioners). I ran out of parrafin (kerosene) for bleeding the HLA's, but I found ATF worked well. Don't forget pictures please.

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