The Lime Green wheels are finally back on the bike. What a difference! When this bike was rescued, the bearings were seized so badly that it needed three of us to carry it around. The motor assembly should be starting soon. Read more about Lime Green KR-1 Wheels are on
Finally, just before Christmas 2018 the Polar White/Lime Green KR-1 bodywork has been complete. This has been much more of a challenge than first expected and it would have been far easier and cheaper to find a fiberglass replica fairing and slap on the gold, black, green and white graphics with an airbrush. Read more about KR-1 Bodywork complete
New KR-1 Chain Guards (Parts 550201296) appear to have disappeared off of the face of the earth and nothing’s worse than trying to restore or maintain a bike and when you can’t find the parts you need.
These Chain Guards used to retail for about $40AUD and thinking about it that’s pretty reasonable considering the cost of the materials. High volume is certainly favourable in the manufacturing game. Read more about KR-1 Chain Guard Part 550201296
It was a real struggle trying to find decals that perfectly matched the original Polar White/Lime Green colour scheme. The positive was having all of the green bodywork with a mudguard from the UK, fairing from Japan and side covers and seat from Australia. Read more about Creating 1989 KR-1 Polar White/Lime Green Decals
The bodywork has finally been collected for paint. Hopefully we'll get the decals printed this week and start the paintwork early next week. Remanufacturing the missing fairing parts has been the most fun. You'll notice images that show the reproduced areas welded back on. Read more about Kawasaki KR-1 bodywork collected for paint
This post is all about the KR-1 Carburettor Cable Adjuster (part 160021056) or rather a component of it. Undocumented in the Service Manual are two small circlips (Open ended and flexible rings) made of metal for the purpose of fastening the throttle cables to the mixing chamber cap.
After sifting through all of my newly nickel-plated parts, these two easy to lose items did just that – went missing! To increase the frustration, I like to do things in bulk and therefore lose things in bulk.