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 on: October 23, 2020, 19:38:20 PM 
Started by Tector - Last post by OR Seedman
the saddlebag brackets are notched with another hole.  the grab rail goes on the outside of each bracket at that hole.  keep everything loose until you have the grab rail in place, then start tightening everything down....things have to be loose to get it mounted.  The bolts on the grab rail go from the inside (they have very flat heads so they don't scrap the fender) and the grab rail is threaded at the front holes.....

 on: October 23, 2020, 15:20:32 PM 
Started by Tector - Last post by Bucko
If the parts are all OEM (or Kawasaki Fire and Steel), the bag brackets will fit with either the solo seat or with the dual seat and passenger rail.  I haven't had my dual seat on in years so can't really help you but I know everything fits as I test fit them at some point.

 on: October 23, 2020, 08:55:58 AM 
Started by Tector - Last post by Tector
I recently bought a 1999 Drifter 1500 in great shape.  As purchased, it has the two-up seat and the saddle bag brackets, but it did NOT have the grip on the back of the two-up seat for the passenger.  I happen to like the looks of that grip, so I bought one (Partzilla).  Now, I can't for the life of me figure out how it attaches to the bike.

Can someone give me some guidance here, preferably a diagram? 

There is a diagram on Parzilla that shows the support bracket for the rear of the two-up seat, and it shows the grip.  But it doesn't show the brackets for the saddle bags.  And in the service manual it shows the support bracket and the grip, but not the brackets for the saddle bags.

It looks like it would be simple to put the grip on that support bracket for the rear seat.  But I can't figure out how to do that AND get the brackets for the saddle bags on the bike.  And I know that I had all that on the 1999 Drifter 1500 that I used to own a couple of years ago.  (But that bike CAME with all that hardware on it, I didn't have to figure out how to attach it all.)

 on: October 21, 2020, 13:00:46 PM 
Started by Hatchet54 - Last post by Hatchet54
Highway pegs 100.00 obo

Have a set of very lightly used folding highway pegs. These came off an 800 but I assume will fit a 1500 if they share the same floorboards (check pics). These bolt to the bottom of the stock floorboards with two allen screws. Very sturdy, comfortable and fold up when not in use. I'll pay for shipping.

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 on: October 19, 2020, 11:58:37 AM 
Started by vandor - Last post by vandor
This is from Malcolm Wilson. If this is something that you want, please go to the kawasaki Drifter Riders facebook page at, and pm Malcolm Wilson. I've posted this here and on 6 different facebook drifter pages. If this is not allowed here then please move or remove it. Thanks

1500 IGNITION RELOCATION PLATE I have had some feedback on costs to manufacture the plate.. a lot depends on numbers.. 10 off.. the plate before final finish 35 15 off.. the plate before final finish 30 powder coat or professionlly polished 7.50 bracket 6.50.. you might be able to buy direct in the USA much cheaper incidentals, nuts/studs/spacer/cable 2.50 so say 68 $US for the US, if 6 or more I could pack and send to Mark Lockwood who would put in the US post.. so reducing significantly delivery costs.. so ball park 75$US delivered if more than 10 orders 70$US this does not allow for a matching cover for the choke knob 15 [19$US]. I will need to ask for a 25% deposit.. I have quite a few parts here asked for them, specially made.. then silence when I say the are ready.. including a specially adapted rectifier cover and 4 black Axle cover sets engraved with DRIFTER and one polished set with CLASSIC.. and a set of Red Spoke covers for the 800.. and a lovely polished kick starter unit..

 on: October 19, 2020, 01:32:15 AM 
Started by boyscout - Last post by mittico68
Glad to know that you made it.
Ride safe.

 on: October 18, 2020, 22:50:04 PM 
Started by boyscout - Last post by boyscout
Nevermind, just figured it out!
Safe rides- Boyscout

 on: October 18, 2020, 21:17:25 PM 
Started by boyscout - Last post by boyscout
OK. After a bit more searching , I can now identify the "fuel" line in question. It would be the "fuel breather hose" that connects to the front upper part of tank near the cap(but on the underside). My question is where do I attach the other end? Or does it just hang down at the bottom of the bike in order to drain any fluids it collects?
Thank you again for any and all opinions!

 on: October 18, 2020, 16:07:34 PM 
Started by boyscout - Last post by boyscout
Hello All!
I've taken apart my bike for painting and now am reassembling. I promise pictures when done! BUT...I cannot figure out how to reattach and route some of the smaller line. I think it might be the line from the top/front part of the tank, maybe a vent? I took pictures of most other things on disassembly, but not enough, and not of this.
Appreciate any and all replies.
Thanks- Boyscout

 on: October 17, 2020, 20:34:30 PM 
Started by Tector - Last post by chief
This lists all of them.

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