‘Flatiron’ Mike’s 1981 KZ1000

Kawasaki KZ1000 1981 black Flatiron Mike 2

‘Flatiron’ Mike sent us a couple photos (before and after) of his 1981 Kawasaki KZ1000. He came to us, looking to fix his starter clutch.

He writes,

“…springs arrived last night, and as a wrap up, here’s a few pics of the starter clutch components. In the first pic, the springs on the far left are the old springs (I stretched the bottom left old spring). I’d say they’re past their service life. The second pic is with the new springs installed. Yes, I used loctite on the hex bolts. I reinstalled the starter clutch and it spins freely clockwise and does not spin counterclockwise – as it should. I started the bike and no more spinning starter clutch. It used to take 6-10 tries before the clutch would catch.

Once again, thanks for the advice and suggestions. I will definitely shop with you in the future as needed.”


Nice work and thank you for choosing us!