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.
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.
If yesterday wasn’t spent plastic welding it was rummaging around finding more bodywork to complete the Green KR-1 B2. The old B1 (that will end up firecracker Red) was dressed up to see if everything fits where it should. The old stickers were also removed. It’s getting closer and closer to having paint so make sure you register and click on “follow” if you want to see all of the updates.
Just about every bike that rolls in for restoration has damaged plastics. You’ll almost be guaranteed to find at least one of your side covers having broken plastic studs. There are heaps of techniques you can use but today we had access to a dental composite material (Protemp 4) that’s used for making crowns and bridges.
These products are not easily accessible, the job is probably well over engineered and not a cheap option but the concept will be applicable if you can source materials that have similar properties.
The 1989 Kawasaki KR-1 (KR250B) shipped with two 28mm carburettors from the Keihin Corporation, an automotive company that was founded in the mid to late 50’s. Keihin carburettors are not exclusive to KR-1’s nor Kawasaki for that matter as you’ll find them on a number of other motorcycle brands.
A while back we posted a comparison showing the differences between the KR250B1, KR250B2 and the KR250C Swing Arms. Today we’re looking at the B2 Swing Arm assembly. You’ll have 24 items if you haven’t lost anything. Please note: this does not follow what you will find in the ’88 KR-1 Service Manual as we’re including elements of the suspension that attach to the Swing Arm too.
Swing Arm Part 330011336ce
Parts Worked On:
Frame assembly, Rear Shock Absorber Assembly, Swing Arm