C3 restore project - Info needed from those who have done it

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Re: C3 restore project - Info needed from those who have done it

Post by martin » Sun Feb 03, 2019 4:11 am

No worries,
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fully restored green/white kr1 b2

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Post by kiwisteve74 » Mon Feb 11, 2019 8:54 am

Ok, so after 8 years in boxs I’m starting to figure out what gos where and what I’m missing. A lot of what I’m after will be NLA but I’m hoping you guys can put me onto other options. Thanks to Martin I have a nice new swingarm chain buffer on the way and no doubt there will be a temp gauge rubber with my name on it at some point, thanks Martin.

New bits needed:

Water pump seal kit
Front disc bolts
Fork seals and dust seals
Kips linkages
Front discs - could possibly get mine resurfaced

Does anyone have a left side fork lower or complete fork for sale, mine has rash.

Can anyone tell me what the top and bottom triple clamp coating is? Is it polished alloy with a clear coat or anodised?

Being a kr1-sp my bike has grey calipers and not gold, I guess they are the same as the Zeus blue ones, anyone know
what colour this is or what car colour has been used to match?

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Re: C3 restore project - Info needed from those who have done it

Post by Ian_B » Mon Feb 11, 2019 9:02 am

kiwisteve74 wrote:
Mon Feb 11, 2019 8:54 am
Being a kr1-sp my bike has grey calipers and not gold, I guess they are the same as the Zeus blue ones, anyone know
what colour this is or what car colour has been used to match?
For my zeus blue, I'm using PEUGEOT COSSACK GREY.

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Re: C3 restore project - Info needed from those who have done it

Post by kiwisteve74 » Mon Feb 11, 2019 9:14 am

Lol, was just about to pm you after reading through your restore post Ian, but you beat me to it. Any special requirement for the paint itself when it comes to heat you think? Will 2 pack handle it?

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Re: C3 restore project - Info needed from those who have done it

Post by 500bernie » Mon Feb 11, 2019 10:08 am

Hi Steve,
I am sure that I will not be the only one to want to see photos of the Ultra Rare C3a (SP)
Cheers
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Re: C3 restore project - Info needed from those who have done it

Post by Johnfarley » Mon Feb 11, 2019 12:42 pm

Sounds nice any photos 😁👍👍 ps. check my post front and rear calipers painted in Cossack gray metallic
Kr1s-c3, Kr1s-c2,

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Post by kiwisteve74 » Tue Feb 12, 2019 9:14 am

SP number 1


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Post by kiwisteve74 » Tue Feb 12, 2019 9:26 am

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Re: C3 restore project - Info needed from those who have done it

Post by 500bernie » Tue Feb 12, 2019 10:02 am

WOW!!!

Number 1, of the rarest of all the KRs.

Can't wait to see what she looks like when she is finished.

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Post by KR-1R » Tue Feb 12, 2019 10:21 am

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to copy one thing is plagiarism - to copy two things is called research

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Post by kiwisteve74 » Tue Feb 12, 2019 10:26 am

I’m gonna need those ugly yellow stickers Dan

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Post by KR-1R » Tue Feb 12, 2019 10:34 am

how do you rack stack your bikes?

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Re: C3 restore project - Info needed from those who have done it

Post by Johnfarley » Tue Feb 12, 2019 2:38 pm

Speechless a SP. WOWOWOWOWO and I thought a 1R was Rare. Nice 👍
Kr1s-c3, Kr1s-c2,

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Re: C3 restore project - Info needed from those who have done it

Post by kiwisteve74 » Wed Feb 13, 2019 4:41 am

The SP thing is cool as it’s an offical variant as recognised by Kawasaki, however it’s just a KR-1s with a few bolt on KR-1R parts and fettled cylinders. So a lot less desirable than he R in my opinion. A nice slice ok kiwi Kawasaki history to have though.

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Re: C3 restore project - Info needed from those who have done it

Post by 500bernie » Wed Feb 13, 2019 8:09 am

Hi Steve,
I have got to disagree with you.
I think the SP although it is a variant of the C3 (a), it is every bit as special as an R, and given the very limited number produced. I would consider it more collectable.
I am amazed that you actually have the first bike that was produced in the model range.
Keep the photos coming and if you get bored with it, there is space in my garage for one more (even though it is not red) 8)
Cheers
Bernie 8)
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