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Carb to air ducts - are they model and year specific to 1986 ZL600?

DesertKyorugi Jan 14, 2020

  1. DesertKyorugi

    DesertKyorugi New Member

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    Part number 14073-1211
    Is this part number the only one that would fit? It is a little too pricey for me at $20.62 each(x4). Do you guys know if there are other alternative part numbers that would work for less money? Thanks
     
  2. Trojan441

    Trojan441 Well-Known Member

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    As far as I know the part fits quite a few machines, but the prices are all similar. A Member posted mine from Japan around £67 including insurance n' postage that was to England!
     
  3. DesertKyorugi

    DesertKyorugi New Member

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    :( I guess I will wait until I actually have to have them.....
     
  4. Trojan441

    Trojan441 Well-Known Member

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    There is quite a few posts about softening them up in boiling hot water n' using a good hot hairdrier whilst fitting them I have done this job 8 times but gave in n' bought a new set in the Summer some people mix Wintergreen oil in diluted alcohol or Xylene n' soak them for a few days! With old rubbers usually to put Air-box back in and align rubbers carburettors clips cables 2 hour job!

    https://www.kzrider.com/forum/3-carburetor/591124-xylene-wintergreen-solution-for-carb-rubbers
     
  5. Trojan441

    Trojan441 Well-Known Member

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    "Rubber Renue", but the active ingredients are 70% xylene and 30% oil of wintergreen,
     
  6. furchin

    furchin ZL-OA Co-owner Staff Member Administrator Super Moderator Supporting Member

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    90-91 Zepher 550, 85-96 Ninja 600, 90 Zepher 750 and of course the ZL 600.
     
  7. DesertKyorugi

    DesertKyorugi New Member

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    I wonder if the ones from a KZ650/750 would fit
     
  8. Trojan441

    Trojan441 Well-Known Member

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    No, the last four digits are different! Screenshot at 2020-01-15 20:39:51.png
     
  9. DesertKyorugi

    DesertKyorugi New Member

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    This is what I am looking at...... Ducts.png
     
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    Trojan441 Well-Known Member

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    Screenshot at 2020-01-15 20:58:34.png
     
  11. Trojan441

    Trojan441 Well-Known Member

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    Of course they are only, listing bikes officially imported into North America! Earlier Air-cooled stuff it seems will not fit, I think the ZR 400, the ZL 400 ZX 400 fit into this list. In Europe the KZ's were called Z's! The Japanese Home Market had probably more variants of the 400 n' whats fits the 400 fits the 600!
    Only other place to try is the "Grey" import boys! £67 or equivalent is probably the lowest price around!
     
  12. DesertKyorugi

    DesertKyorugi New Member

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    The same eBay vendor lists the same part number for a Z400GP. Do these look remotely close enough to the ones for the ZL though?
     
  13. R. J.

    R. J. Supporting Member

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    :hello: If you are buying OEM I'd buy them now because you never know when they will be dicontinued.
     
  14. Trojan441

    Trojan441 Well-Known Member

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    That's what I was saying Japanese Home market had lots of 400 cc derivatives air-box boots are the same as the 600 cc ZL It appears the last machine to use them is the ZR-7 model till I think In Europe was perhaps in 2005.
     
  15. DesertKyorugi

    DesertKyorugi New Member

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    Well, I volunteered to be the guinea pig for this one. I went ahead and ordered from Japan(Z400GP) for $34 a set of 4.
    I have plenty of time, my carbs are going out to Rick today and I am just starting to strip down the bike. My son will be back from the uni for the long weekend and we will get to work on the rest of the bike and taking parts from the parts bike. The gas tank recoat, frame rust and treating electricals should take up the whole long weekend :)
    We will get some saddle time too, the weather is supposed to be in the mid 70s IMG_20200108_145437.jpg
     
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  16. Trojan441

    Trojan441 Well-Known Member

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    I don't know how far you have stripped it down but I do find putting wood under the side-stand to level the bike helps! Also the Air-box comes out easier I have found to the left the Cam-box cover also i have found wriggles out to the left, I therefore put both back in from the right, just my experience. With the Air-box I make sure all the wiring is out of the way n' gently tap it with a rubber mallet whilst in prayer.
    One inch of a bigger frame would have avoided all this juggling about!
     
  17. 87kawzl

    87kawzl Supporting Member

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    You won't be disappointed with Rick's work.
     
  18. DesertKyorugi

    DesertKyorugi New Member

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    Funny you mentioned that, I spent 4 hours yesterday getting the carbs out. The carb holders were stuck and all the clamps were rusted. 4 hours of colorful expressions and bruised knuckles because I want to avoid damaging any of the $$$ rubber and clamps. I hope the ZX600C is easier when I need to remove what I need
     
  19. DesertKyorugi

    DesertKyorugi New Member

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    Yes, normally I would rebuild it myself but this one needs special touches and from what I have seen Rick is the man for the job
     
  20. Trojan441

    Trojan441 Well-Known Member

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    Actually the Air-box goes in from the Left too, its the Cam-box cover that goes in from the right I was getting them mixed up, but whatever you do make sure he bike is levelled up on a piece of wood!
     

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