Here's my 1979 Z650C2 after 2009 restore


Here's what it looked like a short while after I got it in 2004

It needed a bit of sorting


Phase 1 was a running restore in 05/06 replacing naff bits but still leaving the bike useable for ride outs



The Electrics were a mess, been cut up with little of the original was remaining. All the main electrical parts required for the bike were working, but no way any electrical diagram could be followed.

Kawasaki no longer stock wiring parts for this model and the usual used parts suppliers didn't seem to have anything which hadn't already been hacked-up. So it was off to America where they have better weather and hence the electrics on their used bikes are often in better nick than here. Eventually managed to get hold of a decent one in the US and it fitted in perfectly.

Pictures below are actually what part of it looked like.





 Work done so far :

Frame and all major parts powder coated by CTC in Maldon.

All small metal parts stripped, cleaned and then zinc plated by King's in Canvey.

Loads of stuff replaced with either NOS, new or good used parts.

New tyres and tubes.

Wheels stripped and rebuilt with new bearings.

Headstock roller bearings.

Top end stripped, blasted, valves replaced with new seals.

New camchain.

New clutch plates.

Carbs stripped and rebuilt.

New drive chain.

Forks rebuilt.

Brakes rebuilt with new Goodridge hoses and new pads.

Replacement cables.

NOS seat.

Dream Machine paintwork set.

Replacement exhaust headers.

New Campbell's silencers.

Electronic ignition upgrade.

New indicators all round.

...and loads more.