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Its a cold day in hell when i admit i need help getting a bike project done. BUT I DO! I have not had a day off in 14 weeks with my day job and the bar and am working about 120 hours a week!!!

I built the 1972 kawasaki h2 for klara and all it needs is about 7 hours of work to finish it. I have been trying to get to it for two months and have not touched it. She wants to ride it to work this summer! I dont want to wait till next riding season. so i need help.

Any one who knows a shop that can work on these bikes that i can TRUST!! keep in mind my eye for detail. The bike is together and complety rebuilt including the motor. It needs

1) A Saftey once over
2) To be started (Carbs are already rebuilt and the motor is timed but it all needs some tweaking)
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considering all the good things i've heard, have you considered resurrection??(gus)

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here is the bike as it sits now

lets see if he pops into the thread and what he says? but he seems like my kind of guy
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dunno but you could pm him, if the engine and carbs are setup and just need tweaking i doubt you need extensive knowledge.


But that thing looks sweet as hell.

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dunno but you could pm him, if the engine and carbs are setup and just need tweaking i doubt you need extensive knowledge.


But that thing looks sweet as hell.
I sent him a PM. One thing i found out building this bike is the old 2 strokes are a whole diffrent animal....they gota know what they are doing on this type of bike. In no way do i mean for this to diss BFLYS skills!!

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I sent him a PM. One thing i found out building this bike is the old 2 strokes are a whole diffrent animal....they gota know what they are doing on thuis type of bike. In no way do i mean for this to diss BFLYS skills!!
I totally understand. All Im saying is it looks like its 99% done. So with a healthy knowledge of motorcycles, new and old I would think would be fine. Again great job!

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I'll volunteer for test riding it.

I might have to do the same with my RD350 that I have had sitting for 2+years now...just don't have the time to work on it...but the problem is I don't have the money either thanks to my track addiction.
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I totally understand. All Im saying is it looks like its 99% done. So with a healthy knowledge of motorcycles, new and old I would think would be fine. Again great job!

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I'll volunteer for test riding it.

I might have to do the same with my RD350 that I have had sitting for 2+years now...just don't have the time to work on it...but the problem is I don't have the money either thanks to my track addiction.
Ha I dont think klara will like that. Its her bike
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Nooo! Don't let anyone else touch the Beast.

"Borrow" my 929. Seriously, what is the worst that can happen? How much do you think it is worth at this point? It is just sitting in the garage. It needs oil, new tags and insurance which you will need for the H2 anyway.

BTW, I could probably finish her off for you. I've had mine stripped all the way down to the bottom end and have spent too many hours trying to balance the carbs. Admittedly that was 30 years ago... There is the finding time thing...

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I take in side work all the time, I have a garage full of bikes right now and plenty of two strokes. But I am not offering up my services for that thing. Old two strokes take a special hand. Check with "old time biker" he might be your man for this.




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Just can't think of any one that might have 30yrs exp.
Thats rebuilt a dozen two strokes.
Sorry you'll just have to call this guy 1 708 269 3102


































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Just can't think of any one that might have 30yrs exp.
Thats rebuilt a dozen two strokes.
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I was a wise ass I'm sorry.

But I'd love to help.

I've had a few old kaws in the shop yrs ago I think I sold this to Buz Walknick.




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Gus rocks with old and new bikes. I highly recommend him. And Gus is old, he prolly bought a H2 new.

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Nooo! Don't let anyone else touch the Beast.

"Borrow" my 929. Seriously, what is the worst that can happen? How much do you think it is worth at this point? It is just sitting in the garage. It needs oil, new tags and insurance which you will need for the H2 anyway.

BTW, I could probably finish her off for you. I've had mine stripped all the way down to the bottom end and have spent too many hours trying to balance the carbs. Admittedly that was 30 years ago... There is the finding time thing...

She wants to ride her bike. I am tired of hearing about it. She will not ride it far (up and down the block) but i want it off my to do list. right now it is about a year down the list. Dont want to hear about it for a year.

I have no idea what it is worth but it is a top notch resto. paint alone is about $2000 and the motor was $3000. I have seen them go for about $15000 at the top end. so i would not let it go for under $12000. but i have wanted on of these for my whole life so i dont think i would sell it. but who knows what will happen if the bar tanks? The time is the big problem for me right now.

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She wants to ride her bike. I am tired of hearing about it. She will not ride it far (up and down the block) but i want it off my to do list. right now it is about a year down the list. Dont want to hear about it for a year.

I have no idea what it is worth but it is a top notch resto. paint alone is about $2000 and the motor was $3000. I have seen them go for about $15000 at the top end. so i would not let it go for under $12000. but i have wanted on of these for my whole life so i dont think i would sell it. but who knows what will happen if the bar tanks? The time think if a big problem for me right now.
I understand. I was referring to the dinked 2000 929. ttyl

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resurrection for working on older bikes.

For the other things, safety, first ride all those things.... heck most of us would be happy to help with that for free. BUT, get Gus to look at the carbs and the tweaks.

BFLY is great on modern bikes, and on virtually any engine, so he may well be qualified as well.

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My concern is Doctors make the worst patients.LOL


I guess the name implies old bikes but truth is I've kept up with the times just fine.Any of you fellas try keeping up with any of my SV's

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[QUOTE=resurrection;1486522]My concern is Doctors make the worst patients.LOL


Ha.....see you get it

I want one person to do it all. Its going to take me a bit of time to figure out how to drop it off (thats how busy i am) Where are you located
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I guess the name implies old bikes but truth is I've kept up with the times just fine.Any of you fellas try keeping up with any of my SV's
You had that '07 Honda 600rr for a no start last week. It sounded awesome when you revved it for me over the phone. Gus known his shit, old and new.
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Gus, ask Nick. Your SV kicked my GSXR600s ass at Blackhawk!

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Some times I think Nick tells fish stories.

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