D_Howard New Reader
8/9/10 10:53 a.m.

I'm picking a nicer one up for $500

grinch77 Reader
8/9/10 7:45 p.m.

there fun bikes even more fun when you put a 750 motor in them.here is a link to a good forum with a bunch of helpful guys.


here is a couple pics of mine

this was during the 750 swap and building a new harness.

D_Howard New Reader
8/9/10 10:05 p.m.

it's a 650 sr, with the coffin looking tank, i wanna make it cafe style, but am kinda a noob with bikes so i need to find some help.

PHeller Dork
8/9/10 10:08 p.m.

Not nearly as common parts wise as the Hondas or Yamahas.

Thats all I know.

44Dwarf HalfDork
8/10/10 6:28 p.m.

I've owned a KZ650 4 times (yes same one! sold it to freinds and bought it back) also had a KZ750 LTD.

Year dependant problems that creap up are starter clutch slippage. The real problem with this is i belive 81 and up as they are CDI equiped and electric start only. Other problems you might run it to is gearing. stcok gearing was great for around town, my ltd could carry the front wheel 50 ft but on the trip out to yellowstone it was reving out the whole way.

Basicly great bikes for there age.


chknhwk Reader
8/10/10 6:44 p.m.

So just how interchangeable are the 750's? I have an 83 550 that needs a new engine and looking at prices, well, seems kinda silly to not go for bigger...

44Dwarf HalfDork
8/10/10 8:57 p.m.

650 and 750's are bolt in swaps not sure on 550's to 750's its been to long since i worked at sky salvage....crap that was 20+ years ago...wow...thank i feel old now...

chknhwk Reader
8/12/10 8:07 a.m.

K thx. Research has ben a little slow on this due to other concerns (i.e. Lack of money and trying to get the jag ready for two track events at the end of the month).

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