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Old 01-12-2021, 04:57 PM   #1
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Kawasaki ZGRX 1000 Concours

This is a quick rundown of something of a parallel project to the ZGRX 1200 Concours.

As I think I mentioned in my project tale, Ihad kept a running account of the ZGRX project on the Concours Ownership Forum. It goes without saying that it generated a considerable amount of interest by the huge audience, many of them serious gearheads.

One member who lived close by contacted me with interest in converting his 2004 Concours to chain drive. He had a comprehensive plan to seriously modify his Concours not only with a chain drive conversion but also to continue on with an electronic fuel injection conversion.

By golly, I just happened to have a nice solid five speed transmission from the ZRX as well as all of the chain drive components. I also had a spare Concours frame he could use as an engineering test bed to design the considerable modifications necessary to accommodate a chain final drive as well as a swing arm to accept it.

I served only as an adviser on this as far as the rear drive conversion is concerned, he did all the work. He attracted the attention of one of the gurus on the forum (same gentleman that came up with the transverse plate mounted on the ZRX engine for the engine mount) who had extensive experience in Concours EFI implementation.

Here are a few photos of the project showing some of the progress.

I lost contact with Paul but I understand he was eventually successful at the whole project. Very cool!

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Old 01-12-2021, 07:22 PM   #2
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Very cool.
(btw, any post that uses the term "by golly" immediately has me interested )
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