Kawasaki
H2 750  Mach IV
H1 500 Mach III

All AFM era tuning was done on the infamous "butt dyno".

 

Service Bulletins, old

 
 

Marty Siegel was my roommate, 1975 AFM 750 Production class champion, my fellow high school classmate, and probably responsible for me ending up racing and earning the title World's Fastest Vegetarian (although, I share that title with another guy).

But, I WAS the only "Wildman from Old Uncle Gaylord's Ice Cream Parlor" in San Rafael, I'm pretty sure.

On Marty's 750, we used a combination of used parts from different models of H2, long swing arms and short swing arms, from different years, depending on the track. Sears Point was always the short arm.

Marty and I were so poor that we couldn't afford main jets, so if the bike seemed rich, we opened up, and very carefully, "eyeballled" a "main jet's worth" of Blendzall "Gold Label", you know, the additive that contained Castor bean oil and a mysterious substance called "Oil of Merbane" (which, it turned out to be, another name for nitro-benzene that the post office and UPS didn't know about....). How many people remember getting squirted in the eye with a pressurized can of Gold Label when first opening the can with a can opener? (how many people remember can openers?)

In 1975, Marty and I, with the help of big, friendly, Fred Franklin (who lent us his engine for a race, after the transmission lost some gear teeth in practice), won the 1975 AFM 750 Production Championship.

Thank you Fred.
I think that I eventually reshimmed and rebuilt your transmission? As it was toast at the end of the race.......
If not? Fred, Marty may be gone, but I owe ya.....give me a call 415 491 5920
Marc

If you ever wanted to learn about shimming transmissions, grinding special shims, and re-profiling worn gear engagement dogs by eye and a steady hand and a Dremel, this was the bike to learn it on. Two hard races and it was teardown time before we learned how to set up a transmission to live. Then it was every 5 races.....
Thanks Erv Kanemoto for the insight. I still remember the directions to your house.. "Turn left at the giant artichoke.".

If we only knew then, what we know, now.........
 

BTW - I still have some of those "must have" special" splined and heat treated .5mm shims in stock.  Marc

 

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Transmission Shims: Kawasaki H1 and H2, .5mm, heat treated 


Heat treated shim .5mm  
$20 each

limited supply
5 left as of April 2016

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These are the shims that kept our transmissions together so that we could win 1975 AFM 750 Production with rider Marty Siegel -

Thin .5mm / .020"
Splined heat treated
transmission Shims

These are the last of what I have - they are discontinued and I can't get any more.


Under hard use, Kawasaki H1 and H2 transmissions like to burn up the stock soft spinning shims that ride up against circlips and then spit the circlips right out of their grooves from missed shifts.
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Can be used in Kawasaki H1 and H2 transmissions (and maybe, S3 and S4?) and are doubled up to get a 1mm shim. To get a .016" shim,  surface grind one shim from .020" to .016".
To get a .030" shim, grind 2 shims to .015".  For reliability, never grind a shim thinner than .012" and only grind on one side of a shim.


Non-spinning shim for use between a clip and a spinning gear.

26.10mmm  ID
(meant for 25mm to 26mm OD transmission shaft)

6 locating "legs"

Heat treated for improved durability

Places you don't want spinning shims are like where most of the "24" shims go.

.5mm shims, previously available in the H2r parts list, are no longer available from Kawasaki.

This is out of a box of "transmission shims" that I found in the garage at home.

Slightly stronger Shift Detent Springs for fewer missed shifts


F-Pro Shift Detent plunger Spring


factory pro: z95-k25-045
replaces: 92081-112

H1 Mach 3 69-76
H2 Mach IV 72-75

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F-Pro Shift Detent plunger spring

Better than new.
Crispens up shifting and helps prevent missed shifts and gear and fork damage caused by missed shifts.

Custom wound, heat treated, slightly stronger detent spring for more secure shifting.

We didn't have these when we were racing - they would have helped save a few gearboxes.

fits
H1 Mach III 69-76
H2 Mach IV 72-75



This is an un-cataloged  Midnight Engineering piece.

(sample stock spring pic)

H1 H2
F-Pro Shift Detent Arm Spring

factory pro: z95-k024
replaces: 92081-024
ss to 92081-1045
(discontinued by Kawasaki)

H1 Mach III 69-76
H2 Mach IV 72-75
A1 / A1ss 66-72
 A7 / A7ss 67-71


$35 each

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F-Pro Shift Detent Arm Spring

Better than new.
Crispens up shifting and helps prevent missed shifts and gear and fork damage caused by missed shifts.

Custom wound, heat treated, slightly stronger detent spring for more secure shifting.

We didn't have these when we were racing - they would have helped save a few gearboxes.

fits
H1 Mach III 69-76
H2 Mach IV 72-75
A1 / A1ss 66-72
 A7 / A7ss 67-71


This is an uncataloged  Midnight Engineering piece.

 

 





 

 
 
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