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Trousersnake
10-03-15, 09:19 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dRs4k2opBXA&feature=youtu.be

Tomcat
10-03-15, 09:41 PM
Must have dropped a couple of nuts and bolts into the cylinders during last head gasket replacement

Gammaboy
11-03-15, 09:02 AM
I was expecting a vid of the new LAMS Harley 500...

odin1
11-03-15, 09:25 AM
It sounds like my lawn mower. :eek:

Rusty82
11-03-15, 11:55 AM
That is classic - love the way he rang up the customer to see if he was yankin his crank - ah aha ha ha ha ha. V funny.

"well i better turn it off now, I dont want to be responsible for its explosion" !!! What a champ!!! That was just gold!! Cheers

Boogieman
11-03-15, 07:40 PM
Must be another one of those "like it's straight out of the crate" bikes.

Kiwialfa
11-03-15, 08:22 PM
I had a '74 Kwaka S3 400 Triple that sounded a bit like that there RG, It sounded like a epileptic was tin half full of ball bearings when you blipped the throttle.

Then again that was mainly fin rattle (it had a shit load of fins and I don't remember any fin rubbers on it), ...and exhaust pipe rattle, ...and kick-start rattle, ...and clutch lever rattle ...and brake lever rattle, all aided and abetted by a very uneven idle.

The 3 carbs were individually mounted on rubber boots with separate throttle cables and the engine was solidly mounted. The carbs would rotate on their boots from the engine vibration and end up at different angles to each other, with none of them vertical. When you synchronized the carbs they would stay synched for about 15 seconds. So she'd run perfect for the length of the driveway. Three sets of points (remember them?) to set, file because they would get burnt, reset, and then replace. It ate sparkplugs and consumed fuel at an alarming rate, a full tank got you about 110 Km and it was easily blown away by RD400s.

God I wish I still had it.

Boogieman
11-03-15, 08:37 PM
Sounds like a right gem you had there Kiwi.

GSXJosh
11-03-15, 09:19 PM
Even though it sounds and looks like shit I still want one. Just not that one.

Kiwialfa
11-03-15, 09:38 PM
Sounds like a right gem you had there Kiwi.

It was fettler's delight. The S3 is probably rarer than the better known H1-500 and the H2-750. The S3 lasted two years 74 and 75, then became the KH400 for 76 and 77. A fully restored one came up for sale here recently and sold for silly money. Ah two-strokes... I cut my teeth on them. I counted up and I've owned 9 of them over the years. Three off-roaders and 6 road bikes.

Trousersnake
11-03-15, 10:27 PM
I turned this....KH500

http://i1214.photobucket.com/albums/cc497/dmazrx1200r/Kawasaki%20KH%20500%20triple/IMG_3391.jpg (http://s1214.photobucket.com/user/dmazrx1200r/media/Kawasaki%20KH%20500%20triple/IMG_3391.jpg.html)

Into this...

http://i1214.photobucket.com/albums/cc497/dmazrx1200r/Kawasaki%20KH%20500%20triple/IMG_3783.jpg (http://s1214.photobucket.com/user/dmazrx1200r/media/Kawasaki%20KH%20500%20triple/IMG_3783.jpg.html)

Sold it and bought this..........:mrgreen:

http://i1214.photobucket.com/albums/cc497/dmazrx1200r/Project%20Katana/IMG_4452.jpg (http://s1214.photobucket.com/user/dmazrx1200r/media/Project%20Katana/IMG_4452.jpg.html)

Kiwialfa
11-03-15, 10:31 PM
Very cool bikes

Trousersnake
11-03-15, 10:41 PM
Lots of fiddling about tuning as you mentioned Darryl....great fun to ride when sorted.

This one wasn't popular with old mate next door :evil: , so out it went to make room for the katatooye.

Tomcat
11-03-15, 11:22 PM
I turned this....KH500

http://i1214.photobucket.com/albums/cc497/dmazrx1200r/Kawasaki%20KH%20500%20triple/IMG_3391.jpg (http://s1214.photobucket.com/user/dmazrx1200r/media/Kawasaki%20KH%20500%20triple/IMG_3391.jpg.html)

Into this...

http://i1214.photobucket.com/albums/cc497/dmazrx1200r/Kawasaki%20KH%20500%20triple/IMG_3783.jpg (http://s1214.photobucket.com/user/dmazrx1200r/media/Kawasaki%20KH%20500%20triple/IMG_3783.jpg.html)

Sold it and bought this..........:mrgreen:

http://i1214.photobucket.com/albums/cc497/dmazrx1200r/Project%20Katana/IMG_4452.jpg (http://s1214.photobucket.com/user/dmazrx1200r/media/Project%20Katana/IMG_4452.jpg.html)

Very, very nice attention to detail and rebuild.
But an even better up-grade!
( and the fins & discs are the correct way round )

melwain
12-03-15, 12:00 AM
That is classic - love the way he rang up the customer to see if he was yankin his crank - ah aha ha ha ha ha. V funny.

"well i better turn it off now, I dont want to be responsible for its explosion" !!! What a champ!!! That was just gold!! Cheers
https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=1121953051161086
Perhaps it should have sounded llke this......