1980 Kawasaki KZ1300
Level B Restoration
Owner: G. I. of Virginia
COMMENTS:  ​Repair of this overheating Kawasaki was attempted a few years ago by another shop but arrived here in boxes & not running.  Part of the mechanical work it needed included a complete engine & transmission rebuild with valve adjustment of its 6 cylinder engine, upgrade to new, higher capacity, lighter weight aluminum radiator, repair charging system & wiring harness, evaluate ignition system, clean 3 carburetors, create aluminum & brass "T" connector for carburetor, create aluminum carburetor adjuster knob, flush brake system, install new brake lines & front pads, replace tires, clean & seal inside of gasoline tank, replace handlebar switch, new battery, instrument gauge repair and some cosmetic work. 62 hours of labor & many hard-to-find parts later, this Kawasaki now runs well, does not overheat and will be enjoyed by its owner for many years.

          CLICK HERE TO SEE 5.2 minute video of this Kawasaki running & more pictures of the service work
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5.3 minute video showing this KZ1300 running & additional photos of the service work
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Creating an aluminum & brass "T" connector
for the carburetor
Carburetor rebuilding
  New, lighter, higher capacity radiator         Stock radiator
Cleaning the inside of the gasoline tank