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  • KZ750B Twin Snow Bike Sidecar

    My winter daily driver needed some work in the shop. Originally, I purchased this bike in 2013 with a seized motor for $50.00 at a tag sale. I poured Marvel Mystery oil in the cylinders and a month later the motor was free. Cleaned the carbs, fork seals, cables, battery ect. I have put 50,000 on it since then. I have ridden through pouring rain, blistering heat, and several New England blizzards to get to work.

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  • #2
    This is when I brought it home with a seized motor.

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    • #3
      Then I found a Velorex sidecar in Springfield MA.

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      • #4
        I rebuilt everything. Countless hours of labor put in. But now I could ride year round. Literally every day. And I could carry a lot of cargo. I added a Dnepr military fairing & Vetter Hippo Hands for weather protection.

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        • #5
          As the years went by, I had many great times on that bike. 50,000 miles of fun & practical transportation.

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          • #6
            So after 50,000 miles it needed some work. Many parts worn and wire harness ruined by salt damage.

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            • #7
              But still, it got me through another winter.

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              • #8
                But now the work begins. The sidecar frame became quite corroded despite my frequent washes during the winter at the local car-wash. It had to be disassembled, sand-blasted, and new swing arm bearing installed.


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                • #9
                  Lots of salt damage to the electrical system. Hand wired the entire bike. I used multi conductor trailer cable. I have been using a Gammatronix universal electronic ignition. My points are only used as a switch closure. No heavy current runs through them. The contacts last virtually forever. I have been running this for several years now in all kinds of weather.
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                  • #10
                    I have also eliminated the two wire single phase alternator charging system. With countless hours of research I have discovered you can run a 3 phase KZ1000J stator and regulator from a police bike. About 3 times the charging power. All Rick's Electrics quality stuff.

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                    • #11
                      Fork rebuilding & steering head bearings.

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                      • #12
                        Excellent-My late Father used to say a motorcycle is not a year end vehicle-you proved otherwise!!
                        1980 XS1100 SG
                        Inline fuel filters
                        New wires in old coils-outer spark plugs
                        160 mph speedometer mod
                        Kerker Exhaust
                        xschop K & N air filter setup
                        Dynojet Recalibration kit
                        1999 Kawasaki ZRX1100
                        1997 Jeep Cherokee 4.5"lift installed

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                        • #13
                          New front sidecar mount. Much stronger than universal clamps.

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                          • #14
                            Engine work. Lap valves & new Viton seals.

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                            • #15
                              New Vesrah metal head gasket. Cam re-install. Careful timing procedure. Torque head 30ft LBS.

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