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PostPosted: Thu May 11, 2017 4:56 pm 

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Location: NORAD Colorado
Hi guys/gals-

Got my engine out and cleaned up out of my H1B. Gonna build a hybrid. Was a barn find, guessing it sat around before i got it for a good 10 years. when I got it, I cleaned carbs, oil down cylinders, fresh fuel, cleaned up points, repaired minor wires and after about 25 kicks or so, fired right up. ran good for as long as it had been sitting, ran it for bout 20 min. that was bout 5 years ago. engine has been stored inside since and is not locked up. other than the normal gaskets/seals to replace, should I just tear into the entire engine and do everything? (split cases, change crank bearings, internal seals, etc?) What are your opinions as to what i should do to get it ready for a new chassis?

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PostPosted: Thu May 11, 2017 6:24 pm 

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If you are looking for long term reliability, then a complete motor rebuild may be in your future. Once you get the top end off, you can mic the bores and see if there are in spec, maybe just hone and rering.
However, if your motor has never been apart, it is quite possible that your crank seals are dried out, and if so, leaking and will cause the motor to run lean and eventually fail [guess how I know?!!]

If you have the money to invest, go through the motor.

BTW - would is your "Hybrid" plan?

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PostPosted: Thu May 11, 2017 10:32 pm 
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I always thought it'd be nice to shoehorn a Triple motor into either a 550 or 750 Zephyr chassis - triple disc brakes, better suspension, yet still retain a Kawasaki "standard" look.
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PostPosted: Fri May 12, 2017 10:56 am 

Joined: Sun Jan 15, 2017 7:00 am
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Location: NORAD Colorado
Stev-o wrote:
If you are looking for long term reliability, then a complete motor rebuild may be in your future. Once you get the top end off, you can mic the bores and see if there are in spec, maybe just hone and rering.
However, if your motor has never been apart, it is quite possible that your crank seals are dried out, and if so, leaking and will cause the motor to run lean and eventually fail [guess how I know?!!]

If you have the money to invest, go through the motor.

BTW - would is your "Hybrid" plan?


Not sure yet, on the hunt now for the right donor/Rolling chassis. Maybe a gsx? Have a possible lead on a ninja 250 chassis.


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