Well the time has come!!!!
I broke her down and I’m starting to prep for paint. Theres a lot of work ahead, but the end is in site!! I can’t wait to go for a ride!!
I bought the KZ650 years ago. I knew I would eventually have to fix or replace the engine cases, and of course the cracks were right on the threads which made the repair a little tricky. Well the time had finally come. I was in the middle of rebuilding the motor so I figured, why not now. I bolted the cases together, and removed the JB weld that was previously there. I then preheated the weld area with a propane torch. This was my first real test when it came to welding aluminum, so I was a bit nervous. The beads went in smooth with no real issues. I then ground down the welds and re-tapped the threads for the points cover bolts. I was more than pleased with the results!!
Well shit happens and bikes end up on their side. Luckily it was an easy fix, and you wouldn’t even know it was cracked.