175 KE Kawasaki...

Divouneh

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Finally the exhaust was clogged_YWN_, after this I change the front sprocket for the original value 14 teeth (I had a 15).
I know reach 60 mph (confirmed by GPS). The vibrations are quite high, and carburetion needs to be finalised.
In the same time I found a bottom part from the engine at fair price on EBAY. The old lady will be ready soon _LUV__LUV__LUV_
 

Divouneh

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Last news: My idle speed in hot condition was very high, I replaced the exhaust seal and the trouble is solve.
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The oil pump was not working properly (leaking), I replaced it with a cheap Ebay purchase, trouble solve.
The vibrations seems to higher than expected, such engine 2 strokes have always some issue. I have the original
piston and cylinder: I will test with them...
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To finalize the rebuilt is taking some time, however this bike is funny to use: light and enough powerful for open road.
 

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After 1000 miles, the bike reach 65mph (GPS reading), still few vibrations in the feet but I am live with them _OMG_...
I am using the Lucas semi synthetic lube oil: I miss the smoke and smell from the old oil O_O.
I will start soon to rebuilt a 1975 250GT Suzuki but using daily my 175KE...
End of the story ...