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1970 H1 500 Restoration

Won the Carmel Mission Classic "Best of Show" 

After acquiring a 1970 H1 500, stored in a barn for 30 years, I began my first restoration. I made inquires regarding an engine builder having experience with the Kawasaki triples. Ron Rogers was referred to me by the guys at Z1- Parts as a premier motorcycle mechanic having passion for triples. 

After contacting Ron and discussing his experience and my expectations Ron gave me an overview of the basic work that might be done.  I delivered the engine to his shop and he wasted no time getting into the disassembly and assessment. Ron gave me a very thorough assessment of the condition of the cylinders, crank and transmission prior to starting restoration. Restoring theses engines is not cheap by today's standers not to mention finding NOS and quality reproduction parts. Ron has access to quality resources and parts to assure a quality outcome. His experience lead to an improved clutch and its operation.

After installing the engine in the bike, I delivered the bike and carbs to his shop where he rebuilt the carbs, installed them and setup the initial tune. Post project Ron has been very helpful with answering questions and providing solutions with problems in other areas of the restoration. 

I was very satisfied with the outcome of the finished product and cost. I will use Ron on any future projects.

-Mike Carpenter