And here is another Kawasaki KZ650 cafe-racer shopping post.
As I bought a new tank for the project, I also had to buy rubber cushions to mount the tank. Here they are:
When I was buying a PMC manual timing chain tensioner for our Kawasaki KZ650 I did not notice that an option of automatic tensioner was available. Actually, both PMC manual and automatic tensioners are marked by manufacturer as products designed for bigger Zs, like Z900, Z1, Z1-R and so on. However, as part numbers for early KZ650 cam chain tensioners are identical to those of Z1-R, one could deduct that the PMC automatic tensioner might be compatible with KZ650 (and likely with its further developments too). So the idea of an automatic timing chain tensioner of modern design in the KZ650 engine started itching at the back of my mind since the moment of the arrival of the manual tensioner. On the down of this year I decided to stop that itching and so I’ve bought the tensioner. Here it is:
Here is a photo of the manual. It’s Greek for me, but basic specs of the tensioner are clearly shown in pictures. According to the manual, the tensioner set initially had to contain two springs of different strength. My tensioner has only one spring.