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Using H1 shifting forks in a H2?
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keysdave



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PostPosted: Tue Oct 18, 2011 10:32 pm    Post subject: Using H1 shifting forks in a H2? Reply with quote

I have a 1974 H2, it uses the same shift drum as the 1974 H1, forks look the same but have diffferent part numbers? i have heard i can use them, anyone out there have any info on this?

Also, I have access to a complete 1976 KH500 1down 4up transmission, can all those parts be put in the H2 cases? I would think Kawa would of changed something so it would be complicated, anyone ever do this?

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 19, 2011 8:17 am    Post subject: Re: Using H1 shifting forks in a H2? Reply with quote

keysdave wrote:
I have a 1974 H2, it uses the same shift drum as the 1974 H1, forks look the same but have diffferent part numbers? i have heard i can use them, anyone out there have any info on this?

Yes, I believe you can, BUT, take a very close look at them as I believe you will see the H2 forks are built a little "beefier".

Also, I have access to a complete 1976 KH500 1down 4up transmission, can all those parts be put in the H2 cases? I would think Kawa would of changed something so it would be complicated, anyone ever do this?

IMO - there IS too much you would have to "swap out" and change to make this worthwhile.


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 27, 2011 5:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I read your post on the other board and I responded to Chris's thread about retrofitting the KH tranny in his H2...should be an interesting project.

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 28, 2011 1:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm using H1 forks (2) in a H2, no worries.
Just set up the clearances/shimming properly as per Glenns or Mraxl's site triple maintenance manual.
Never tried changing the shift pattern, personally I'd like to change other bikes to be like the H pattern   Cool
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 28, 2011 6:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nigel72iv wrote:
personally I'd like to change other bikes to be like the H pattern   Cool


I love the neutral at the bottom as well  Very Happy
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 28, 2011 7:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

garand1944 wrote:
I love the neutral at the bottom as well  Very Happy

The only better place is at the top.  Very Happy
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 28, 2011 7:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

garand1944 wrote:
Nigel72iv wrote:
personally I'd like to change other bikes to be like the H pattern   Cool


I love the neutral at the bottom as well  Very Happy


It's at the bottom? And all this time I just thought all my H2s had blown first gears.
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All jokes aside I like it that way too. The exception is my RD350. Back when I had my first one at age 18 I figured out that if you pulled off the shifter and just turned it around you had rear peg shifting plus it was 1 up and 5 down. VERY easy to shift while drag racing.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 28, 2011 10:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Brad, that's the reason for my post above ^   Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 29, 2011 12:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jim wrote:
garand1944 wrote:
I love the neutral at the bottom as well  Very Happy

The only better place is at the top.  Very Happy

That's where mine is  Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 29, 2011 5:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jim wrote:
garand1944 wrote:
I love the neutral at the bottom as well  Very Happy

The only better place is at the top.  Very Happy

You guys  scratch  scratch   Rolling Eyes Razz  What sense does it make to "step down" to "shift up"  Razz  Razz  salut  cheers
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stock Kaw. triples - '69 H1 (2), '70 H1 (4), '71 H1-A (3), '72 H1-B (4), '72 H1-C (1), '73 H1-D (2). '74 H1-E (3), '75 H1-F (5), '76 KH500-A8 (2) '72 H2 (1),
non-stock Kaws. - '70 H1 w/Denco 90 hp. and dual disks,  '70 H1 w/ chrome Denco's,  1 "Yamasaki" (250 Yam. M-X'er w/Kaw. 500 engine)
other Kaws. '71 MT1 - Parnelli Jones (1), '73 MC-1 (1)
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