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post #1 of 15 Old 10-06-2008, 08:35 PM Thread Starter
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1979 KZ750 Twin Restore...

Not the $$$ complete perfection like some of the quality work that goes on around here (keep it up).

Just a get it running & clean it up a bit.

Take this:

Picture I bought it off of


Got it home



Add a repainted body off Ebay, new pin striping, battery, coil, rectifiar/regulator, some wiring repair, carb kits, petcock kit, grips, this, that the other, & months of scrubbing with a toothbrush &...






Got to sell but I may need to carry it over the winter now

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post #2 of 15 Old 10-07-2008, 07:02 AM
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I remember those bikes brand spanking new. Good to see you treat the old horse to some new saddlery.

I said I never had much use for one.
Never said I didn't know how to use it."
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post #3 of 15 Old 10-07-2008, 07:11 AM
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why you have to sell? Looks nice!!

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post #4 of 15 Old 10-07-2008, 08:31 AM
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That's a sweet bike, well, if it wasn't purple.

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post #5 of 15 Old 10-07-2008, 08:37 AM
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Nice, I like the color.
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post #6 of 15 Old 10-07-2008, 08:39 AM
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Ah... the labour of love. All the hard detail work has paid off. Send the seat off to Sargent for repairs.

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post #7 of 15 Old 10-07-2008, 08:45 AM
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good job bro nice work!!!

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THAT'S not purple...

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That's a sweet bike, well, if it wasn't purple.
Here ya go Steve-o: He calls it Purple Passion. Keep your barf bucket close.
http://www.750turbo.com/stevesmith2.jpg

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Bryce, nice job. Go out and ride it now.

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Here ya go Steve-o: He calls it Purple Passion. Keep your barf bucket close.
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Isn't that what prince rode in his movie?

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Nice work. Did this project bite you to start a tear-down type project?

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Isn't that what prince rode in his movie?

CB400A -
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I did the bike back in 1984. It is a Honda 400 automatic. I believe the year to be about 1980 or so. It was bought along with two stunt bikes that weren't autos brand new from a dealer as leftover models. The automatic had its Comstar wheels converted to spokes to resemble the stunt bikes. The fairng is a brand name Kutter. I bought them from a company in Iowa I believe named the Kutter company. The three seats are one off,with hot pink velour inserts custom made in Drag Specialties upholstery deaptment. The sissy bar was a standard Drag spec. item. The handlebars are the 6 bend variety. As for the bikes today...one of the stunt bikes remains purple and is on display at Paisley Park Studios in Chanhassen, MN. I redid Princes bike along with the thrashed stunt bike in black and gold for the movie Grafiti Bridge in about 1990. As for Sport Wheels having any of the bikes..doubtful...but any thing is possible. What they do have is a replica Kutter fairing that I sold them years back. They tell everyone that its off Princes bike.......wrong. Any other questions ?? I'd be more than happy to answer.....Tom.

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I WENT BACK AND CHECKED MY RECORDS TO BE SURE.
ITS ACTUALLY A 1981 HONDA 400A


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post #13 of 15 Old 10-07-2008, 04:43 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks all. I was going to do a full job on this, paint the frame, go over every bolt, etc. but I figured the model was not collectable enough to the public nor holds a place in my heart such to justify it. I've been riding it around, just feels old, heavy, boxy, so I figure I'll pass it on to someone who could appreciate such things & get someting a little more my flavor. I look at the rebuild just as entertainment as opposed to plopping in front of the TV.

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Ahhhh.... that brings back memories.

Crazy as it was, my first bike was a KZ1000 - scared the living daylights out of me!

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Good to see another old bike brought back!

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