Kawasaki H2 750
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
earring the title World's Fastest Vegetarian (although, I've heard
that I share that title with another "dude").
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
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
If I only knew then, what I 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, .050mm, heat treated|
Heat treated shim .5mm $10 each
These are the shims that kept our transmissions together so
that we could win 1975 AFM 750 Production with rider Marty Seigel -
Thin .5mm / .020"
Splined heat treated
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.
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.
(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.
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