So, I've found a '79 KZ650 ( PIC
) for $300, but I figure I can talk him down a little lower than that. Problem is, it's going to need some love to get back in shape... From the listing:
now needs an engine rebuild due to me leaving the head off in the rain. I have a Refurbished cylinder head in perfect shape and the cams are also nice. All it needs is bearings(maybe,rings a light hone and a little mechanical ability
So... I guess what I'm asking is what am I getting into? I'm not the best bike mechanic that ever lived, but I've learned about 23908472398 things since resurrecting my GS and I've loved every minute of it. He says all it needs is bearings, rings and the cylinders honed... BS? Am I looking at something way more involved than that in reality? Will it be next to impossible to find parts? (there seem to be tons on eBay...) I guess I'm not sure what all the possible oopsies are for letting water get inside everywhere.
Seems like a cool bike, 65hp inline 4 with the cruiser/cafe racer style. Anyway, just thought I'd ask, I know there's quite a few of you guys who could rebuild this thing in your sleep probably, I'm wanting it as a learning experience/project for the summer. I could probably put $3-400 into it, but I don't want to sink much more than that.
Let me know what you guys think..
*edit* just to confirm.. that pic isn't of the actual bike i'm looking at... it was just the 1st pic I ran across online... Hopefully I can go look at this one tomorrow and take some pics...