Color coded wiring diagram for a 1977-1978 Kawasaki KZ1000 and KZ1000 LTD models.
I had a request for an official Amen or Santee wiring diagram. This is the only one I have handy. Wiring diagram from Amen Chassisworks. However, there really isn’t anything different in this wiring diagram than in the one I put together as a guide in my Simple Motorcycle Wiring post.
Hello there ! Just bought a 1984 Suzuki GS750E and has an issue starting if its cold the person I bought it off of told me to cover the air box for a second while trying to turn it over, then remove it then start it again. Any clue why its having a hard time… Continue reading Hard Start when cold 1984 Suzuki GS750E
I get a lot of questions about wiring motorcycles. Sometimes people are just trying to fix their blinkers and aren’t familiar with how motorcycle electrics work – but more often than not I get requests about trimming down electronics for custom riders. An essential part of building any sort of chopper, bobber, cafe racer, brat… Continue reading Simple Motorcycle Wiring Diagram for Choppers and Cafe Racers
I had 4 XS650’s over the last 35 yrs so I can appreciate your sentiments but that is not why I am writing. I just modified my XV1100 SH (1996) Virago to accept a H-D K&N RK-380B air cleaner assembly. I am thrilled w/ the modification and my OEM jetted carbs are great from idle… Continue reading Jetting help on a 1996 Virago XV1100 SH Twin Cylinder
Hey, great blog! I love checking out your updates and the nice work you do. I’m in the process of purchasing my first bike-1980 Honda CB650 and wanted your opinion. The original owners still have the bike and it’s only got 3,800 miles on it. They are in their 80’s and want the thing gone.… Continue reading Buying my first bike – 1980 Honda CB650 Question
I recently purchases a maxim 550. I was told by the previous owner when I got it that the only thing it needed was the carbs cleaned. I found your page on cleaning carbs but I really don’t know what I’m doing. One question. I took everything apart (not each carb from the set but… Continue reading How do the jets seat on a Yamaha Maxim 550?
I recently bought a 1972 Honda CB500 for 400 bucks and I plan on turning it into a cafe racer. This is my first bike ever and I’ve done a fair bit of research into the bike, but I’m still trying to figure out which parts I can swap from other models such as the… Continue reading What parts interchange between Honda CB500 and CB750
First things first, great site. Appreciate your willingness to share your knowledge. I live in West Newton, MA and am getting ready to restore a ’77 Honda CB400F2. I am looking for someone who can lace and true the spoke wheels on the front and back. I am going to be using the original hubs,… Continue reading Looking for someone to lace new rims on my 1977 Honda CB400F2
I read your article about cleaning carbs with boiling lemon juice. I’m so glad to know that as I have used the useless spray carb cleaner and it does not do anything except make my fingers crack open! I have a KZ 650 and 77 Kz100 LTD I need to do the carbs on. Well,… Continue reading Useless Spray Carb Cleaner