The Restoration of a KMZ K750

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The Restoration of a KMZ K750

Post by jrvb » Tue Mar 22, 2016 4:16 am

Hi Guys, my names Jeff and I just thought I'd say hello, being a new member of this forum. He's a photo of my 1967 KMZ K750. Which I'm in the process of stripping down and restoring. I'm also putting together a website ( which I only started last week )were I'm photographing / documenting / videoing the progress the restoration is going through - One of the main reasons for this website, is that it helps me remember where everything goes after being put away in boxes for months. Plus if it helps people in the future with there KMZ K750 projects - then it was a good idea to do it then.

Here's the link to the website I'm putting together: http://dnepr750cc1967.weebly.com/

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Re: New to the forun, and here my Dnepr K750M

Post by Steve7959 » Tue Mar 22, 2016 4:24 am

Yah :clap:

Another UK lunatic

Good luck with your project. We look forward to updates on progress
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Re: New to the forum, and here's my Dnepr K750M

Post by dneprlover » Tue Mar 22, 2016 4:31 am

Which suburb of the peoples republic of Manc are you in ?
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Re: New to the forum, and here's my KMZ K750

Post by jrvb » Tue Mar 22, 2016 5:13 am

Steve were not all lunatic's here, as most of them have moved away now. I have also gone through the process of registering overseas bikes before, but yes I have the relevant Novo & original log book from the previous owner. So I'm not to concerned with sorting the paper work out later on.

And I live in Worsley, but I don't live in the posh area of it. I'm more of what you call, lower working class - Worsley people will know what I mean.
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Re: New to the forum, and here's my Dnepr K750M

Post by dneprlover » Tue Mar 22, 2016 5:19 am

Bout 6 miles from me .
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Re: New to the forum, and here's my KMZ K750

Post by jrvb » Tue Mar 22, 2016 7:48 am

I only went off what the original log book says, and it say 1967 - K750M plus it as matching engine & frame numbers in the logbook also - you've now got me stuck there a bit. Yes it doesn't have a reverse gearbox, but will be changing that later I think.

I don't think anything as been done in the past to this bike at all, all looks original. The carbs that are on it have brass floats in them, but look a bit tiered so will probably change them anyway.

Ho !, and as for the BMW badges on the side of the tank in the photo, the previous owner pet them on, there now in the bin.

Cheers Jeff
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Re: New to the forum, and here's my Dnepr K750M

Post by Steve7959 » Tue Mar 22, 2016 7:59 am

jrvb wrote:

Ho !, and as for the BMW badges on the side of the tank in the photo, the previous owner pet them on, there now in the bin.

Cheers Jeff

Good plan. There's no need to pretend she's anything other than a magnificent Dnepr :clap:
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Re: New to the forum, and here's my Dnepr K750M

Post by immulmen » Tue Mar 22, 2016 8:37 am

Nice project!
If you are interested these Stainless steel J pipes will fit.
http://www.sidecarpro.com/IFE-CJ750-OHV ... pipes.html
The fishtail mufflers will work also but you may have to change the mounting points.
http://www.sidecarpro.com/Intake_fuel_e ... ffler.html
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Re: New to the forum, and here's my Dnepr K750M

Post by dneprlover » Tue Mar 22, 2016 9:01 am

Original carbs are K302, about as efficient as a chocolate fireguard.
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Re: New to the forum, and here's my KMZ K750

Post by jrvb » Tue Mar 22, 2016 9:27 am

You see this is why I use forums like this, because people just make the effort to help you out with info / photos and stuff. I appreciate everyone help here guys.

The carbs are K302's

I will be needing a few things no doubt as I go along, but as of yet I'm still deciding what is good and what works. Will definitely be in touch about one of those reverse gear box though, when I'm ready for sorting it out.

Question: What's the thinking on the exhaust pipes connecting together under the bike - what that all about.

Cheers Jeff
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Re: New to the forum, and here's my Dnepr K750M

Post by dneprlover » Tue Mar 22, 2016 9:35 am

Most twins breath better when the exhausts are joined
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Re: New to the forum, and here's my Dnepr K750M

Post by immulmen » Tue Mar 22, 2016 10:25 am

dneprlover wrote:Most twins breath better when the exhausts are joined and impulses balanced. Generally it's a good thing to retain the original system.
I did not know they had balance tubes, the Chang's do not.
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Re: New to the forum, and here's my Dnepr K750M

Post by rivers » Tue Mar 22, 2016 12:16 pm

Jeff, that flatty is beautiful! :thumbsup: On the pipes thing I personally wouldn't worry about it. On other twins I've run with the balance pipe and on the same motor w/o cross over. Never noticed a difference either way. The balance pipes do help scavenging and maybe on a dyno run printout there's a noticeable difference but on a seat of the pants ride test I never saw any difference plus or minus. If'n were me I'd fix what ya gotta fix to get it tuned to spec and just enjoy it for what it is. Big, heavy, slow, cool, old motorcycle. :) Never owned a KMZ/IMZ flathead but flatties in general take a bit more fussing with to keep'em at their best but if actually you do the simple but frequent maint, great reliable fun.
ENJOY :clap:
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Re: New to the forum, and here's my KMZ K750

Post by jrvb » Wed Mar 23, 2016 7:35 am

Hi Guys, I leant a long time ago to ask for help, before I started to hack at things to get them out. So, I'm just in the process of removing the swing arm, I've removed the two pinch bolts & the end nuts and covers, but what's the method to getting the rubber bushes to come out.

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Re: New to the forum, and here's my Dnepr K750M

Post by dneprlover » Wed Mar 23, 2016 8:59 am

Better to post 'how to' questions in the nuts and bolts section.
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