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Kz1300 Hp?

Discussion in 'Moto Club' started by WERA49, Nov 23, 2004.

  1. WERA49

    WERA49

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    Jul 26, 2003
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  2. WERA49

    WERA49

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    Thank you, Sir!

    I need that information to settle a disagreement. A guy at work claims that his stock 1979 KZ1300 makes 175 rear wheel HP. I told him that he'd be lucky if it made 175 HP at the crank. He said that crank and rear wheel HP are the same.............;Q
     
  3. WERA49

    WERA49

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    The order of post's is not correct. :)


    That's funny. I've never seen that before on a forum.
     
  4. Compy

    Compy CompensateWhat?

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    Neither here nor there
    Funkadelic! It's like we're in some sort of SQL time warp or something!
     
  5. FoxMustang

    FoxMustang We Deal in Lead

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    It's been happening in at least one other forum on here. Something to do with the time, and things are getting out of order. I've seen it on other message boards, but this is a GT first for me :)
     
  6. ClickClickBoom

    ClickClickBoom Sod Off

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    Used to have an 82 KZ1.3, according the owners manual (Yes, kawasaki used to print their HP ratings in the manual), It was 130 horses. Which would be quite possible considering the engine displacement and configuration. Of course it would be hampered by the fact the bike weighed about 730 pounds, and it was shaftdriven, so tack on an additional 7% to parasitic drivetrain loss. Realistically, if the HP had been rated at the crank, figure a little over a 100 horses at the rear wheel.
     
  7. gixxer11

    gixxer11 bbrrraaapppppp!

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    Yes, approx 100hp is more like it. It's an old design, 2 valve, crappy carbs (I've rebuit a set, they're terrible and small), it doesn't rev, heavy crank, etc. Actually 100hp is optimistic in stock form. Don't get me wrong, I think they're really neat, I'm just being realistic. Back in '82 they were tough, but any modern 600 would beat it on a dyno hp wise.