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Author Topic: modified, aftermarket, or custom. nothing is safe (78 KZ1000)  (Read 49382 times)

Offline Popeye SXM

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Re: modified, aftermarket, or custom. nothing is safe (78 KZ1000)
« Reply #300 on: Nov 26, 2017, 18:32:42 »
Fabulous bike. Thanks for documenting. The closer I look the more I like your work. I hope it rides as good as it looks

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Re: modified, aftermarket, or custom. nothing is safe (78 KZ1000)
« Reply #301 on: Nov 26, 2017, 19:49:53 »
Thanks guys. Ill try and get a video of it banging through the gears, it really screams when you get above 6k. I have some tasty updates on the way, stay tuned.

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Re: modified, aftermarket, or custom. nothing is safe (78 KZ1000)
« Reply #302 on: Dec 30, 2017, 21:51:22 »
I have been invited to show this bike at The 1 Moto Show in Portland Oregon. So I decided to finish some upgrades I wanted to do from the beginning but shelved the ideas to get this bike on the road. School is finished for the semester so I have no access to the shop, but the show is in 5 weeks so I needed to make progress. Luckily I have cool friends with badass shops that are willing to let me use their tools to get this done.  I have been working on a custom 1.5" over chromoly swingarm that is nearly finished. I machined the adjusters and pivot from scratch. Its a little a-symmetrical to deal with chain run, its not perfect but its a good first effort. My buddy recently bought a giant mill table (10'x4') and had it precision ground flat, which is what I used to setup the swing-arm layout on. I also am doing a custom rear brake setup, to ditch the heavy stock parts. I found a rear rotor off a '98 ZX6R and machined a carrier to adapt it to the rear wheel. I'm going to use a tiny Grimeca rear caliper to match the front calipers.
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Re: modified, aftermarket, or custom. nothing is safe (78 KZ1000)
« Reply #303 on: Dec 30, 2017, 22:37:10 »
Congrats on the show invite Doc.   Your bike will shine there.  I wish I could see it in person myself.   Very cool swing arm upgrade.
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Re: modified, aftermarket, or custom. nothing is safe (78 KZ1000)
« Reply #304 on: Jan 01, 2018, 04:17:59 »
Wow, awesome work on the swingarm and adaptor, very impressive. Your bike will be a big hit at the show.
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Re: modified, aftermarket, or custom. nothing is safe (78 KZ1000)
« Reply #305 on: Jan 01, 2018, 06:46:32 »
Keeps getting better and better.
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Re: modified, aftermarket, or custom. nothing is safe (78 KZ1000)
« Reply #306 on: Jan 01, 2018, 15:43:29 »
thanks fellas.

Offline Streetfighterkz

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Re: modified, aftermarket, or custom. nothing is safe (78 KZ1000)
« Reply #307 on: Jan 01, 2018, 18:27:48 »
I love the simplicity of the brake rotor adapter. What material did you use? 2024? 6061? 7075?

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Re: modified, aftermarket, or custom. nothing is safe (78 KZ1000)
« Reply #308 on: Jan 01, 2018, 21:59:30 »
thanks man, its 6061. plenty strong and cheap.

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Re: modified, aftermarket, or custom. nothing is safe (78 KZ1000)
« Reply #309 on: Jan 26, 2018, 03:44:43 »
Ive been busy. rear end is finished and off to powder. I also designed and had these triples milled. I did the drilling, tapping, and slitting myself which cut the cost of the trees in half. i also changed my mind after i got the trees and decided to chamfer the edges to match the gascap rather than have fillets. did it all with files which gives them a "soft" look that i quite like. They are brushed to 400 and nearly ready to go off to anodization. you can see my mock-up lower bearing plug on the stem.
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