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Author Topic: modified, aftermarket, or custom. nothing is safe (78 KZ1000)  (Read 29835 times)

Offline doc_rot

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Re: modified, aftermarket, or custom. nothing is safe (78 KZ1000)
« Reply #240 on: Apr 21, 2017, 01:36:41 »
Went for the first ride tonight. First impressions are; HOLY MOTHER OF TORQUE! this thing rips! I did a couple pulls up to 7k and it gets going quick! I haven't even had a chance to mess with the carbs yet. I have to say its running remarkably well for literally doing nothing to the carbs from the factory. last couple things to deal with are; I need to sync the carbs and the cam end plugs are leaking, which hopefully I will have time to address tomorrow. last time I rode it was in December of 2010.
« Last Edit: Apr 21, 2017, 01:41:00 by doc_rot »
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Offline canyoncarver

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Re: modified, aftermarket, or custom. nothing is safe (78 KZ1000)
« Reply #241 on: Apr 21, 2017, 02:11:52 »
It was all worth it then.  7 years is awhile.  Right on
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Offline doc_rot

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Re: modified, aftermarket, or custom. nothing is safe (78 KZ1000)
« Reply #242 on: May 05, 2017, 04:17:51 »
Im done with school for the summer! So I synced the carbs and did about 20 miles today and it was running pretty good. I changed the oil, and I still have the filter that I want to cut open and inspect. Still some hiccups in the low end. Tuning will take a while as I have little experience here. I have been thinking about scheduling some dyno time.
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Offline BicycleBobe

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Re: modified, aftermarket, or custom. nothing is safe (78 KZ1000)
« Reply #243 on: May 26, 2017, 00:50:19 »
Just read through this entire build, great work gorgeous bike!

Offline doc_rot

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Re: modified, aftermarket, or custom. nothing is safe (78 KZ1000)
« Reply #244 on: May 30, 2017, 01:29:06 »
thanks! Chris James took this photo of the bike recently
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Offline CrabsAndCylinders

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Re: modified, aftermarket, or custom. nothing is safe (78 KZ1000)
« Reply #245 on: May 30, 2017, 03:27:18 »
Fantastic photo of a fantastic bike!
Lighter, Quicker, Faster.
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Offline Brodie

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Re: modified, aftermarket, or custom. nothing is safe (78 KZ1000)
« Reply #246 on: May 30, 2017, 04:34:46 »
Holy crap that looks great!

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Re: modified, aftermarket, or custom. nothing is safe (78 KZ1000)
« Reply #247 on: May 30, 2017, 12:25:50 »
It's a panty dropper for sure.   
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Re: modified, aftermarket, or custom. nothing is safe (78 KZ1000)
« Reply #248 on: May 30, 2017, 13:38:56 »
It's a panty dropper for sure.

Mine are down...
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Re: modified, aftermarket, or custom. nothing is safe (78 KZ1000)
« Reply #249 on: Jun 13, 2017, 11:59:16 »
Dang nice work.

I'd like to see that lattice wiring diagram.
It ain't braggin' if ya done it.

Offline Supergyro

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Re: modified, aftermarket, or custom. nothing is safe (78 KZ1000)
« Reply #250 on: Jun 15, 2017, 01:15:27 »
Sick sick beauty!


Offline doc_rot

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Re: modified, aftermarket, or custom. nothing is safe (78 KZ1000)
« Reply #252 on: Jun 19, 2017, 00:48:58 »
I have been slowly sorting out the issues that come with putting a bike on the road. One of the issues that has come up has me puzzled; it is very difficult to down shift coming to a stop or stopped. it simply will not down shift sometimes even with me rocking the bike so I have to slip the crap out of the clutch to get going in 2nd or 3rd. I suspect it may be something to do with the APE heavy duty clutch kit as i have read others have a hard time finding neutral with that. I also have Tarrozi rear-sets and am wondering if the positioning of the throw is making it difficult to shift, but i have tightened everything up to eliminate as much slop as i can. Thoughts?
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Offline irk miller

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Re: modified, aftermarket, or custom. nothing is safe (78 KZ1000)
« Reply #253 on: Jun 19, 2017, 01:03:46 »
Can you add length in that shaft to push the clip-on arm back so it's more parallel with the shifter arm?  Believe it or not, your oil can be a factor in all of this too. 

Offline doc_rot

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Re: modified, aftermarket, or custom. nothing is safe (78 KZ1000)
« Reply #254 on: Jun 19, 2017, 01:10:53 »
Yeah i can, I will try that. I'm using "Bikemaster" conventional 10w-40
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