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  1. 1983 Kawasaki spectre 550cc

    Motorcycle Repair
    Hello, I recently purchased a 1983 Kawasaki Spectre 550cc direct drive with 8500miles on it, the thing was left sitting for 15 years under a pavilion before I came into my possession. Anyway I’ve gotten it to turn over and idle, while on a stand I can shift and go through the gears but when I...
  2. Clanking noise when not accelerating

    Motorcycle Repair
    I have a 1981 Kawasaki KZ550, and it started making a noise recently. When I'm at anything other than a low speed, and I let off the throttle or pull the clutch in, I hear a clanking noise coming from the engine. It's hard to explain the actual noise, but it sounds like it is coming from the...
  3. Flasher - Turn signals light up, but don't flash.

    Motorcycle Repair
    So, I recently brought a bike home, and immediately tore into it. I tore a bunch of stuff off it, and one of those things was a front faring with the headlight and turn signals built in. I am currently in the works of putting a 7" headlight and front turn signals on the bike, as well as a...
  4. 81' KZ550, Electric shut off.

    Motorcycle Repair
    Hey everyone, I recently bought an 81' Kawasaki KZ550 with 2900 original miles on it. I've been doing some cosmetic work on it, and yesterday I was getting ready to take it out for a test ride when BAM all the electric on the bike cut off. I was turning the bike around, walking it, and it...