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Engine Cases and Cylinder Finishing

Kawasaki KZ900 Engine After Cleaning

Next to “Where can I get parts?”, the #2 question I get asked is “How did you get that engine to look like new?”. Believe it or not, the 2nd Question regarding engine surface finishing is a lot easier to answer than the 1st. Bare aluminum fins and cases dominate the majority of vintage, classic motorcycles that I love and grew up with. Out of probably 100 or more motorcycles I’ve owned, only 6 have had Black Painted engines. Clearly, I do prefer the “Bare Naked” ones –
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