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It's an all original 95 Kawasaki KZ 1000 P-14. It was purchased new by the California highway patrol. In, or around 2000 it was sold to the Kansas City MO Police dept. It now has 999,890 miles on it. And it's a blast to ride.
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1976 CB 750-A X 2
1977 CB 750-A X 4
1977 CB 750-K
1976 CB 750 F
1981 CB 750
1966 Kawasaki SG 250
1981 KZ 750 LTD
1973 CB 350
1979 CM 185 Twinstar
1982 Honda XL 80
South of Eden (Kansas City MO)
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If your looking for a long term fix for the pipes you might want to look into powder coating. If you get it done right it will last forever and give you the gloss look your looking for.  Want to do the same to my bike and plan on going the powder coat rout.
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kramit
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That is simply amazing, I have never heard of that kind of miliage, and still runs like new. I Would think I would have had to put in another engine. Fantastic looking bike. hope you get another 100,000 miles out of
this bike.

Thanks
Kramit


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I know of SOHC 750s with over 200,000 only having rings, and valves done at some point. Some guys in the Vintage Japanese Motorcycle Club have bikes with over 100,000 on them.
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Life is not about the number of breaths, you take, but the moments that take your breath away.
I don't have an anger problem. I have an idiot problem. Hank Hill
Never confuse education for intelligence.
Happiness is a belt fed weapon.
I just can't imagine what could go wrong.
No fire? No explosions? So whats the point of your story?
Those who are too smart to engage in politics are punished by being governed by those who are dumber. ~Plato
It couldn't be done, but the darn fool didn't know it, and did it anyway.
We all got problems. Ksharp
I like vintage bikes because they take me away from the clutter of technology that I work with everyday and back to a simpler time of mechanical elegance and simplicity.. "ninadm"
Darkwing Duck: The worst part of public transportation is the Public.
"That is awesome shit there" Re-Run
"Fear nothing, attack everything" Eric Berry
" Oh, you read that on the internet? Clearly it IS a massive problem. Of course it CAN’t be normal operation."

1976 CB 750-A X 2
1977 CB 750-A X 4
1977 CB 750-K
1976 CB 750 F
1981 CB 750
1966 Kawasaki SG 250
1981 KZ 750 LTD
1973 CB 350
1979 CM 185 Twinstar
1982 Honda XL 80
South of Eden (Kansas City MO)
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kramit
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Hi Truck !!!! Thanks for the information I have already sand blasted, and painted pipes, but if this does not hold over the winter I will try this route next. Please email me, and let me know how yours turn out, will they have to strip the chrome  down to the nickel plate, or can they powder coat over chrome, and
what type of heat range will powder coat withstand. I should would like to get away from painting every
year. I could afford maybe powder coating. I priced ceramic coating They wanted $600.00 to dechrome,and hot coat. The strange thing about the paint is were the pipes are hottest right out from the engine the paint holds to the chrome, it peels back were the pipes do not get that hot,rear wheel area. The
sand blasting took off a lot more chrome I hope works. I will probably have to do as you say and Powder coat exhaust.

Send picture of your bike I would like to see, I enjoy checking out all the bikes.


Thanks for the information Truck
Kramit
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kramit
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I do not have enough time left, to put that kind of miliage on a bike !!!!!! my ass would be red as a baboon !!!.
To be honest I spend more time working on the bike than I do riding, nothing is wrong the way it runs I am always messing with it !!

I should be out riding now instead of sitting in front of this computer, even if the company is good !!!!

Catch everybody later !


Signing Out
Kramit
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Re: 1981 cb750c

Ugo
Very nice bike! Did you cut the rear fender? It looks shorter... I just bought an 81 CB750c and will go your way, look wise. I did search the web and no ones seem to make or sell an aftermarket shorter rear fender. The bullet turn signals, for the rear, just drilled a hole and bolt them? Front ones, bolt right into oem holes? Lots of questions, i know :) Thanx
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taurus66
Nice effort there, actually looks pretty good in green i have to say..

Great work too on the exhausts..
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free2ride
normally I hate anything green but I like the colour of yours!

thought to re-do the chrome on mine to white to match the bike but decided to stay stock. re-thinking that one though.
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kramit
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I hate to say it but the fender was found at a salvage yard I wanted it short, and did not want to cut
stock fender. I measured the distance between the frame, were the original fender bolted to which was
6 1/2" and looked for a fender that would fit in between frame, and shorter in length. I did do some research on this fender, and found it was off of a Yahamah Maxim from the 80"s. I found some pictures on ebay of this fender. This fender did look a lot shorter than the original, but  measured 7"s. How was a something that was 7" going to fit into a space that is only 6 1/2"  "No wise cracks guys" This is were the  
fabrication begins get a hammer, and beat the heck out fender were the bolt holes are.  I have a picture
of the fender and were to hammer. I am sure there are better ways to fabricate, but it works. You do have to watch to keep the fender area looking straight, hammer check, hammer check, hammer check. Also look at the 2 cut out area's I could not get the fender to go back far enough till I made these cuts, the top of the fender goes under the lip of the crossover peice that goes from one side of frame to other. I purchased to small straight peices of of metal with holes and attached to fender and frame to hold fender in position.
This is getting to long of a explaination. I will mark pictures. You do have to measure for position of turn
signals, you do not want 1 higher than other or 1 further back than other. The fenders are cheap on ebay
the 1 I used said start bid of .99c.

Ugo
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Ugo
Wow! Thats very precise infos! Thanks a lot!
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kramit
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Couple of more pictures hopes this helps.
Ugo
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Ugo
It does! :)



Le 2011-06-17 à 14:15, "kramit [via Honda CB750'S]"<[hidden email]> a écrit :

Couple of more pictures hopes this helps.


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Ugo
Very helpful! Makes it easier to understand and plan. Was the front signal direct fit?
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kramit
I will get  back with you on the front turn signals they are mounted on original stems.
I found a cap that fit very tight but before I put on stem I drilled hole in cap same size
as "stem of turn signal" put on washer,and  tightened on cap then shoved wires through
the stems of bike and pushed hard, and caps stayed on.The caps came from the hardware
and, were plastic. I walk through the hardware when I have a project' and get a lot of good
idea's on how to do things. I will shoot a couple more pictures when I get some time.
Also on the fender mount, I mentioned the fender at the top goes under crossover bar
it actually goes on top then I drilled holes through the small brackets. the bracket were
small angle  brackets put in vise, and made flat.
 
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Ugo
Thank you very much for all your infos and time!
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Shrimpburger
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Awesome bike.  Just inherited a 1981 CB750.  How did you shave the seat and get it to look so perfect?  And what kind of springs are on the back?

Ken
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