Get an amazing deal here on an amazing 2005 Kawasaki ZG1000-A20 Concours 11,992m Whitefish Bay, WI – PREFARKLED you will be truly amazed have a look:
What I want to sell this bike for is one billion US dollars. Anyone who tells you they want less for their bike probably doesn’t think very much of it. Well, I do.
She is in near perfect condition with barely any miles. Please know that to get a garage queen like this with virtually every farkle in existence is a pretty sweet if that is what you are looking for. And if you are reading this then you are interested. That said one billion US dollars doesn’t really reflect the market demand hahaha! (if you can’t laugh then you need to ride more)
The market demands a more realistic price so I am listing it for $3467 and that price is open to negotiation. Rest assured that I live here and love Milwaukee,WI and that I want to see you out riding safe and having fun with this bike NOW (after you pick it up here). Summer has just begun so it is time for you to be out riding NOW!
Depending on where your read this please contact me by whatever is easiest for you for example Facebook, Twitter, Google Plus, LinkedIn, Craiglist or plain old email (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Here is a pre-thank you for everyone who shares their opinion on this bike and it’s listing price. I will take it all under immediate consideration.
Here is her smiling face! Can’t you see yourself out this summer sport-touring on the cheap and super-fast?!
This comes with her special friend: M.U.T.T.. That’s the monster under the tank. Wherever you and her go, MUTT follows. MUTT gives you just aboutONE HUNDRED HORSEPOWER; With the pleasantness and affection of any good mutt.
If you are interested in a Connie, then you already did your home work. So did I. Save yourself some time and money and start here and start riding now!
Carbs 1, 3, and 4 have synchronizing screws. They let you synchronize the throttle plates. That is a “bench synchronization”. When I did so, carb 3 would not stay adjusted correctly. It kept slipping out of alignment.
I couldn’t find a throttle plate rod for the carburetor on ebay. I couldn’t even find the part on the microfiche. A kind soul sent me the link for that part though, used, on ebay. The search term is “carb linkage assembly”. Another kind soul explained that some of the carburetors on the ’79 CB750F were recalled and maybe half the bikes got the work done. He went on to explain that the carburetors were very different between ’79 and ’80-’83, and even more, that the carburetors were very different between the supersport and the classic. Great to know; great to know. Those should be here soon. The other option presented was to weld some steel in there and tap out a new thread. That may still happen, we’ll see.
The next project is to rebuild the front suspension. Addendum: 2015-02-09
Here is the Motamec Tools Thread Insert Nut & Stud Rivet Gun Riveting Rivut Blind Riveter that was suggested on Facebook. Very cool.
When observing the bike from the RH side, rotate the center cable mechanism CW so the carbs are at full throttle. This will bring the “pull” cable access “notch” so it faces the rear of the bike, and more accessible from the top. During the time you are rotating the mechanism, pay attention to the individual carb linkages and you will see a gap form between a stop and a section of the linkage. When the carbs are at full throttle, find a suitable flat blade screw driver and wedge it in this gap to hold the carbs open once you’ve released the cable mechanism. This will give you ample time to fiddle with getting the cable end in the hole and engaged. A pair of long, long-nosed needle nose pliers, or a long hemostat works best in getting the cable end in place.