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Thread: found a KB3 outside of Kerrville

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    apriliaforum expert mckee's Avatar
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    found a KB3 outside of Kerrville

    was helping a friend on his uncles property , looked in a shed , rolling chassis w/body , no motor though ........ made an offer . motor went to shop in
    Houston , 7-8 years ago . son parked it and never came back for it . dad has title .have head and cases .... need a Wiseco cylinder block and 1260 cc big bore pistons . hoping I can pull this off .
    I see a Tuono 1100rr ....... In my future . With saddlebags so I can call it a commuter .............

    Dated my wife on an '84 GPZ750 Turbo ........ had it for 8 years , her for 23 . tried a second wife , now I need a new ..............bike .

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    Sounds like an ambitious project but I'm happy to hear you're taking on the challenge. Shouldn't be too hard to find an old Kawasaki motor to stuff back in there.

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    Dude...do it! Even with a smaller cylinder block and stockish pistons it would be epic!
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    http://www.exbilletengines.com/index.html . I have the top end .... have been looking at different body kits also . totally sic .
    I see a Tuono 1100rr ....... In my future . With saddlebags so I can call it a commuter .............

    Dated my wife on an '84 GPZ750 Turbo ........ had it for 8 years , her for 23 . tried a second wife , now I need a new ..............bike .

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    Quote Originally Posted by mckee View Post
    http://www.exbilletengines.com/index.html . I have the top end .... have been looking at different body kits also . totally sic .
    oh man that was just HOT!!!
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    Have one. Very cool fun toy! Sent you a PM.

    Chuck S.

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    I rode many KB3's and SB4's when they were new, lovely bikes. They don't need monster power nowadays so any stock Z1000J motor will do to get it rolling. Look at Sanctuary in Japan for a nice new recreated Moriwaki pipe as these work well. Finding useable RC or similar 1260 blocks 30 years on may prove difficult.

    Oh and we seem to share a surname

    Allan McKee

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    Here's an interesting blurb on the kb3..............http://www.motorcyclespecs.co.za/mod...bimota_kb3.htm

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