Redline Cycle Service, Inc.
1976 Kawasaki KZ900A4
Redline project fall
on a bike we put together early in 2002 (check
it out) , this bike was built at the request of
one of our customers.
We'd like to show you some pics of
this bike, 90% complete, with the bodywork removed, in order to show you
the work and detailing that goes into one of our projects. There
are a lot of high resolution pics here...give it time to load up.
All of the stuff that
went into this bike is kept in stock at Redline.....chrome engine parts
are the exception...we have them only on an as-needed basis.
Fully rebuilt 1000cc engine features welded crankshaft,
heavy-duty camchain, undercut 2nd gear, new rings, 3 angle valve job, graphite
head gasket...glass bead blast finish on all surfaces, chrome plated engine
covers, grade 8 flange case bolts, and all new phillips screws for the
KZ900 carbs rebuilt off the rack and re-jetted for the
1000cc engine, Accel coils, V&H header, and UNI filters. All new top
& bowl screws, all new fuel, vent, and drain lines. Those cam cover
bolts are new OEM...and they're not cheap. New intake manifolds make a
big difference in performance...on any bike.
Lower left crankcase
Frame has been sandblasted and refinished in
gloss black. Throughout the bike, all hardware has
been replaced with grade 8 hex and flange bolts. The
cylinder studs are new, and the pipe is secured with flange bolts and 1981
style KZ1000 flanges. Chrome clutch and point covers aren't installed yet
in this pic.
The front end on this bike, unlike our earlier project,
called for single front disc. The Lester mags have been glass blasted,
and the edge section has been polished. Dunlop 501, re-surfaced & drilled
new wheel bearings, new fork tubes and seals, re-plated
front fender, chrome lower legs....steering bearings are now tapered roller
type as in all of our project bikes.
Swingarm bearings have been serviced, new Progressive
shocks, new sprockets and o-ring chain, rear fender is re-plated, new rear
Dunlop 501...chrome chainguards were common in the 70's and early 80's
but are almost extinct these days...the bungee cord holding up the centerstand
is for shop use only...the bike will not have a permanent centerstand.....but
Original battery is upgraded to a maintenance-free.
This requires different cables, and a special r/h
bracket is made to handle the longer battery and mount
the r/h sidecover....more cranking power and less hassle....also no acid
spills will ruin the look of this bike. Those aftermarket sidecovers can
be made to
really look nice with good paint, an OEM emblem, and
the right mounting hardware.
All of the electrics have also been restored.....making
the gauges look like this again is a project in itself!
This project is done!......
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8254 N. Lincoln Avenue, Skokie, IL 60077
Phone: (847)675-2020 Fax: (847)675-2027
Toll Free: (877)271-9292
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