My Kinetic ZX Restoration


Thread Starter #1
Joined
Jan 4, 2015
Messages
24
Likes
63
Location
Thrissur
IMG_3075-001.JPG
Hi everyone,
This is my first thread on TAI and pleasure to tell about my kinetic restoration.
Thankful with two persons for my restoration work. First Deville_56 for his thread The Mighty Kiney – Kinetic Honda DX ‘92 which i got ideas on the restoration plan. I made my kiney new look by adopting Dilip's(Deville_56) mighty kiney. Then Febil_k.i my friend (also a TAI-ger) who inspired me on the work and helped me a lot for me in finding spare parts, good mechanic and painter,etc.
It is a kinetic zx, black colored with grey body panels made in 1999. The restoration is in the memory of my father as he used it from 2k until he fell ill. He brought her home with pride in 2k. The legacy 2stroke scooter.
After his death my parents and relatives tell me to sell it and i tried hard to save her. Later it is used by one of my cousin and he screwed her. From then for 6 month time it is parked in our porch untouched. As the retest for kiney is in the april i've to make her alive and repainted.
Febil told me about restoring kiney and we've decided for a classic restoration. As we've to complete the work fast and due to some reasons we decide to do the work outside.(first decided to do it ourself)
The mechanical problems with kiney are
*battery is dead so no self start.
*she need 6-10 kicks to start.
*very less pulling
*autochoke is dead
First i bring a mechanic near my house to check her. He told me to replace the kicker assembly and decarbonize the silencer to make her alive.
He show me the kicker wheel which gets really weared.
IMG_1011.JPG
The mech give me list of things to purchase and they are
Kicker lever 145
Kicker wheel 198
Kicker shaft 170
Rubber bush 60
Kicker spring 18
Lock 18
Grease 57
Cotton waste 10
Total spares costs rs.670.
He replace the assembly and clean the carburettor with a charge of rs.600
IMG_1023.JPG
 
Thread Starter #2
Joined
Jan 4, 2015
Messages
24
Likes
63
Location
Thrissur
After the kicker assembling kiney starts in 1-2 kicks . Then i replaced the old battery with Amaron maintenance free battery for rs.1100(including old battery exchange). In a single touch self-starts with a rhythm of bell.
IMG_1099.JPG
The mechanic told me to buy the plastic carriage of the filter foam as it's broken. I asked every shoppers at thrissur and all of them shake their head with negative reply. At last i got it from a scrap dealer in Thrissur Pattalam market. It comes with the air filter box(filter box+rear mudguard assembly) for rs.100.
IMG_1511.JPG
Air filter foam 40
IMG_1512.JPG
Next work on kiney is front shock absorber. I brought a pair of brand new Gabriel shock absorber which comes with 3 month warranty for oil leak and set of arm bushes.
Gabriel front shock absorber 890
IMG_1509.JPG
IMG_1510.JPG
Arm bush 97
IMG_1515.JPG
KIney with new shock absorber.
DSC06836.JPG
Kiney already have 90/100-10 MRF Zapper shoes.
Next day i take her to a nice mechanic for the silencer decarbonisation. He made 3 cuts on the silencer and put it in fire, then gas welded.All these done with reasonable labour charge of rs.540.
IMG_1736.JPG
IMG_1738.JPG
IMG_1739.JPG
After the work kiney clocked 80kmph without any lag or revs(till then kiney take only 20-30kmph).
 
Joined
Mar 28, 2011
Messages
2,865
Likes
2,138
Location
Madras
Kudos for the job [clap]
First snap is eye candy and all your passion and hard work is getting reflected in each and every inch of the vehicle. Spares for this scooter is getting difficult to find. If you could find them, I would suggest to stock additional set of spares for the future. Keep posting the complete restoration history.
 
Joined
Oct 24, 2014
Messages
1,549
Likes
1,294
Location
Mangalore
very well said Mr.Boss i really love the paint job its come up so nice. keep up the good work @ surag_046. keep your passion alive. Its a Nice tribute you could have given your father.Hatts off[thumbswink]
 
Thread Starter #6
Joined
Jan 4, 2015
Messages
24
Likes
63
Location
Thrissur
Kudos for the job [clap]
First snap is eye candy and all your passion and hard work is getting reflected in each and every inch of the vehicle. Spares for this scooter is getting difficult to find. If you could find them, I would suggest to stock additional set of spares for the future. Keep posting the complete restoration history.
Thank you Boss. You are right, finding spares are very difficult. Thank you for your suggestion on stocking additional spares.
Thank you incarnation, thank you sujee.v. Will post updates soon.
 
Last edited:
Joined
Nov 5, 2013
Messages
848
Likes
520
Location
Chennai
Awesome![:D]
Well restored your Kinetic[clap]
I also have a Kinetic Honda ZX (1995 Make, first batch of ZX). See 'Kinetic Honda DX/ZX Thread' in The Two Wheelers section. I have modified my Kinetic.
 
Thread Starter #8
Joined
Jan 4, 2015
Messages
24
Likes
63
Location
Thrissur
Restoration update.
Kiney before restoration
DSC06854.JPG
DSC06805.JPG
DSC06802.JPG
Got a good mechanic and painter with help of Febil.
Lots of dents,rusts and scratches.
DSC06813.JPG
DSC06814.JPG
DSC06815.JPG
DSC06820.JPG
DSC06821.JPG
DSC06825.JPG
DSC06831.JPG
DSC06840.JPG
DSC06847.JPG
IMG_1412.JPG
DSC06809.JPG
Febil suggest me a combination of metallic grey which comes in activa,innova,etc with matt black on plastic parts. The colors used are
Body panels(side,front,speedometer panel,headlight panel):-Metallic grey with clear coat
Plastic parts:-Matt black with matt clear
Rims:-Semigloss black
Clutch cover:-Metallic black
Chassis,handle:-Gloss black
The quantity of paint used are
Nippon PU Metallic grey-450mL
PU metallic clear-500mL
PU gloss black-200mL
PU semigloss black-100mL
Matt black-250mL
Plastic primer-250mL
Matt clear-100mL
PU metallic black-100mL
Oil primer-250mL
PU tinner-1L
Local tinner-1L
All these cost me RS.3000
DSC06769.JPG
DSC07103.JPG
DSC07106.JPG
Kiney is taken to the mechanic(sabu) for stripping. He is very good in kinetic works.He start stripping kiney completely and check the parts.
View attachment 159949
View attachment 159950
View attachment 159951
View attachment 159952
He show me the parts to be replaced.
The rear wheel drum is in bad condition and have to replace it.
IMG_2610.JPG
IMG_2609.JPG
Next day, after checking the complete parts he gave me a list of parts to be purchased and it's quite long. It include nuts, bolts, cables, bearings, etc. Will post the complete list soon.
 
Thread Starter #9
Joined
Jan 4, 2015
Messages
24
Likes
63
Location
Thrissur
Awesome![:D]
Well restored your Kinetic[clap]
I also have a Kinetic Honda ZX (1995 Make, first batch of ZX). See 'Kinetic Honda DX/ZX Thread' in The Two Wheelers section. I have modified my Kinetic.
Thanks RVSB

List of parts purchased
Speedometer panel 95
Speedometer glass 100
Front indicators 90
Headlight panel 95
LUMAX Headlight set 310
Halogen bulb 70
Front visor 35
Visor rubber beading 22
Unicorn rearview mirrors 340
Kinetic handle grip 80
FZ handle bar end 80
Rear indicators 178
Indicator flasher 117
Kinetic 4s taillight glass 80
Original 90’s Kinetic Honda grab rail 220
Bajaj sunny choke lever 55
Minda lockset 485
Activa foor pegs 90
Front number plate clamp 20
Seat cover 300
Rear wheel drum 480
Front brake cable 110
Rear brake cable 140
speedometer cable 80
Seat lock cable 30
Brake shoes 190
Cone set 363
Pinion set 100
Front wheel bearing 156
Clutch cover bolt set 35
Nuts,bolts,screws,etc 500
Adding some pics of the parts.
DSC07098.JPG
DSC06722.JPG
DSC07094.JPG
DSC06738.JPG
DSC06770.JPG
DSC07259.JPG
DSC06734.JPG
IMG_2853.JPG
DSC06730.JPG
DSC06745.JPG
DSC07101.JPG
DSC07102.JPG
DSC07107.JPG
DSC07110.JPG
DSC07109.JPG
DSC07108.JPG
DSC07111.JPG
DSC07261.JPG
Will post the paint works soon
 
Joined
Sep 11, 2009
Messages
1,575
Likes
829
Location
Trivandrum
Looking nice [;)]

If you find lady step for stepney-less model, please let me know, might need one soon [:)]

Numberplate, tubeless and ladystep still pending.
 
Last edited:
Thread Starter #11
Joined
Jan 4, 2015
Messages
24
Likes
63
Location
Thrissur
Looking nice [;)]

If you find lady step for stepney-less model, please let me know, might need one soon [:)]

Numberplate, tubeless and ladystep still pending.
Thank you Deville_56. Just working on the stock one by removing the stepney-part and some mods on it. will surely inform you about the updates.

Some snaps of paintwork
Putty work on side,front panels and silencer guard
IMG_2682.JPG
IMG_2691.JPG
IMG_2685.JPG
IMG_2686.JPG
IMG_2688.JPG
Chassis after patch and welds
IMG_2757.JPG
 
Last edited by a moderator:
Top Bottom