Official "kuzuki" build

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Official "kuzuki" build

Post by Paradox1559 » Fri Apr 27, 2018 4:21 pm

Well, the time has come. I have everything I need to build my bike.
I will be using a 1972 suzuki gt750 "waterbuffulo" or "tea pot" ($250.00). It came with another bike so I'm not worried about harming a classic.
My motor is a kubota zb600c-1 ($20.00), out of a wood chipper I think. I picked it up out of a scrap yard of all places. It has 400psi, but it looks like the p.o. ran it out of fuel and gave up trying to bleed it.
For now, I will be using a cvt clutch pulley setup($60.00)

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Re: Official "kuzuki" build

Post by Paradox1559 » Mon Apr 30, 2018 7:24 pm

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Re: Official "kuzuki" build

Post by Paradox1559 » Tue May 01, 2018 4:00 pm

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Well, here goes nothing.....

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Re: Official "kuzuki" build

Post by garbs » Thu May 03, 2018 2:02 am

Very interested to watch the build. I have always been interested in those engines and thought they would be perfect for a bike with the cylinders horizontal making for a short engine as opposed to most engines others including myself use, which tend to be very tall.

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Re: Official "kuzuki" build

Post by Paradox1559 » Thu May 03, 2018 3:40 am

Well, I still have some math to figure out, but the frame is now bare. But as it looks, I won't even have to remove the radiator. It's almost as if the two were ment for each other.

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Re: Official "kuzuki" build

Post by Paradox1559 » Sat May 05, 2018 4:50 am

Turns out I can't use the integrated radiator. So, I removed it and found a nice plate of aluminum.
I aim to add a thermostat, on the outlet, and just a simple coolant barb for the inlet. I can even use a 12v. Coolant pump from a prius.

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Re: Official "kuzuki" build

Post by coachgeo » Tue May 08, 2018 3:57 am

Before you get to far into it...... check with a Kubota guru like North Idaho Wolfman.... (you know whom he is). Think there is possibility you can swap front case and water pump from a later bota that uses same block but whose front case has a water pump etc... Like a d602... ??? who knows maybe the D722

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Re: Official "kuzuki" build

Post by Paradox1559 » Tue May 08, 2018 8:02 pm

I don't be able to afford that. I'm building this on a tight budget.

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Re: Official "kuzuki" build

Post by Paradox1559 » Sat May 12, 2018 1:23 am

I finally got the motor resting in the frame. It seems to fit well, but slightly tight.
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The cvt should work.....I've not seen it done this way, so we should see how this pulley works on top of the "drive" clutch.
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Re: Official "kuzuki" build

Post by Paradox1559 » Fri Jun 01, 2018 6:45 pm

it's been a minute, but im making progress. I just picked up a new job so my funding is back and im gonna be buying the last bits I need to finish my bike. I can't lie, Im SO excited Im wetting myself. I should have some pictures soon, so i'll have those up in no time.

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Re: Official "kuzuki" build

Post by coachgeo » Sat Jun 02, 2018 6:59 pm

Paradox1559 wrote:it's been a minute, but im making progress. I just picked up a new job ...
congrats on new job and your wet pants lol.

we should have an OH get together at some point.

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Re: Official "kuzuki" build

Post by pietenpol2002 » Wed Jun 06, 2018 2:12 am

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coachgeo wrote:we should have an OH get together at some point.
If you guys could tolerate a Hoosier, I'd love to join you. Maybe bring a few bikes along while I'm at it.

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Re: Official "kuzuki" build

Post by Paradox1559 » Thu Jun 07, 2018 12:18 pm

I would be totally game. I'm gonna see about getting something together if I can't find anything. This little project has a bunch of people around me looking for motors of their own.

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Re: Official "kuzuki" build

Post by Paradox1559 » Fri Oct 19, 2018 5:36 pm

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I've made some real progress this month. I found a good set of air tanks that I'll use for fuel. I have the "clutch" set up (pictured is not what I'm using.) it's got all non essential equipment wired. Also My cooling system is only missing a pump. I also need to fabricate a whole new stainless steel exhaust

I drove it yesterday and i need to tweek the ratio. It only goes 45mph/72kph, and that just isn't enough, It's basically a giant minibike.
Although I only had a mile of road to work with and it felt like it had more to give.

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