2008 Harley Davidson XL1200c. 1999 custom Honda cmx250. 1997 zx600e
Hello everyone. Im new to the forum and also new to Kawasaki sportbikes. My name is Shawn. I grew up riding but did not at all in my 20's as I was in the car racing scene and NY isn't the kindest state for riding. I now live in TX and have started riding again. In the past 2 years I've rebuilt/ customized 4 bikes including an 90 FZR600 and my baby a 08 HD xl1200c. The HD is a full stage 4 with 90ci bore kit, cams, lifters, springs, fuel management system..... list goes on. Presently I am building a 99 Rebel and and just go my hands on a 97 ZX6 with 800 original miles. Its been sitting in a barn for 23 years collecting dust and being used as leaning post. During the tear down in made a few discoveries. Pistons are 60mm, cams have been reground, oh yeah and a Turbo charger!!! Its from a 82 xj650. I am in the process of going through it from bottom up. Compression is between 172 and 176 in all cylinders And with a little luck my oven temperature sensor will arrive today as of i can start to powder coat and re assemble the engine. Today I am modifying the sub frame for a tail swap from a ex250r and I am combining the front fairing from the ex into the original to support more modern head light all overall look. If anyone needs anything let me know. Only question I have is what is the purpose of the reed valves and if anything I believe these are absolutely useless.