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Hello. I bought a 1982 KZ1000 today. The Bike has been sitting for 5 years. The carbs were drained of fuel so I am not worried about them. I main concern is the cylinders and clutch. My plans were to remove the plugs and pore some seafaom in the cylinders and let it set to remove moisture. While the seafoam is working I plan to over fill the oil to soak the clutch plates. The previous owner installed a performance clutch. Then after they soaked for a while I will drain the oil and fill with new and a new filter. Are there any tips you can give me to make sure I wont have any problems on start up. I have heard if the clutch plates were dry and I put it in gear it might wreck the clutch. Is this true? Thanks.
 

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You really want a forum geared toward the older models. This forum is for models 2003 to present. If anyone can help they will, but there's just not going to be too many that have worked on the older bikes.

When I was refreshing my '77 CB750F, I did all of the things you're doing, except I dumped some oil in the cylinders instead of seafoam then just kind of flushed everything that was in there out. Of course it still smoked a bunch from the residue left from the oil, but I ran some additives through it to clean up any deposits it might have left. You'll probably want to soak anything from the carbs with some cleaner, not to clean them, but that can lubricate them too, and it'll give you a chance to check for dried gaskets and whatnot. I don't know enough about clutches to answer your question about those though.

Hope I helped man.
 

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Check the tires carefully for sidewall cracks. Don't be surprised if you develop a leak at the rubber seal on the shifter, or the fork seals.
 

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Check the tires carefully for sidewall cracks. Don't be surprised if you develop a leak at the rubber seal on the shifter, or the fork seals.
especially fork seals... and don't forget that pesky cam cover gasket! (has a a tendency to seep as well)
 
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