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Author Topic: "Tangerine Dream" / Glemseck - KZ750  (Read 85215 times)

Offline beachcomber

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Re: "Not so Mellow Yellow" - KZ750 - "Tangerine Dream"
« Reply #20 on: Dec 21, 2012, 17:50:21 »
I'd pull those carbs apart and soak them. If there the original carbs they are pretty easy to take apart and put back together. Build yourself a real simple wiring harness just to power the starter and coil. Fresh gas, new plugs and it should fire up if it's not seized.

Yes, looking at that brown / rust staining under the carbs I'd say that would be the first on the list !

Don't want to spend too much time on them as I want to fit Amal mk2 Concentrics eventually.

Motor turns over freely and has good compression. The PO said he kept it started every 4 weeks or so when he first laid it up, then it was every 4 months and then maybe once or twice in the past 3 years ! The oil is clean as a whistle and has no emulsification or other nasties. I might just be lucky.
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Offline Fab Tanks

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Re: "Not so Mellow Yellow" - KZ750 - "Tangerine Dream"
« Reply #21 on: Dec 31, 2012, 05:04:40 »
Well the big question is did or did you not manage to get this little gem running over the Christmas period hope so mate  :)

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Re: "Not so Mellow Yellow" - KZ750 - "Tangerine Dream"
« Reply #22 on: Dec 31, 2012, 05:37:58 »
Well the big question is did or did you not manage to get this little gem running over the Christmas period hope so mate  :)

YES ................. swapped over the tank from my TR1, which was clean / fresh petrol and then a quick clean and flush through of the carbs - you should have seen the shite that came out !

Plugs out and spun over for a few minutes to make certain oil was getting round - plugs in and it fired right up!

I'd love to say "first prod" of the starter, but it took 4 goes to get it fired into life - not bad after it's been stood without staring for best part of a year.

I'll start the final stripdown next week and hope to have the frame and swingarm ready for the powder coaters along with my TR1 stuff in  a couple of week's time. Happy Days

No nasty noises [ apart from the rotten exhaust ] and it soon settled to a reasonable tickover - all looking good.
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Offline john83

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Re: "Not so Mellow Yellow" - KZ750 - "Tangerine Dream"
« Reply #23 on: Dec 31, 2012, 16:17:08 »
Nice!

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Re: "Not so Mellow Yellow" - KZ750 - "Tangerine Dream"
« Reply #24 on: Jan 06, 2013, 09:29:05 »
Gave the whole plot a power wash yesterday - most of the grease and grime off now and ready for the final stripdown.

I've arranged with my pal AC to have a day with his wrinkle finish plant. I plan to take as much as possible from ALL my projects. Mostly engine assemblies. He only has Black or Red paint so I'll shoot everything Black and then put a final coat of the chosen colour. Mostly Satin Black [ the wrinkle is Gloss ], but Cream [ yes really for the Cafe Creme lump ].

The tracker lump will be Satin Black with some polished highlights.

BTW - here's my original "Not so Mellow Yellow" - 356 California Speedster [ replica ].

« Last Edit: Jan 06, 2013, 09:34:04 by beachcomber »
"if at first you don't succeed, you've already been a failure once"

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"yep, nostalgia ain't what it used to be"

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Offline NonFiction

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Re: "Not so Mellow Yellow" - KZ750 - "Tangerine Dream"
« Reply #25 on: Jan 06, 2013, 13:27:04 »
The pipe on those two KZ750 trackers looks the same because I would bet they're the same bike. Yellow is just an earlier stage build photo of the orange final. I bet it's one-off exhaust. Agree the bends are too swoopy. Have that same orange bike in my own inspiration folder. I'll be watching this project unfold. Good luck!

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Re: "Not so Mellow Yellow" - KZ750 - "Tangerine Dream"
« Reply #26 on: Jan 13, 2013, 10:40:18 »
NF,

just found a guy today who makes the High level pipes for the BSA Scrambler. Looks like being around £150 [ $250 ? ] in stainless to make a set for the KZ. He's not too far away and will need the rolling chassis to make the pipes to.

Fingers crossed.
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Offline Ritz cracker

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Re: "Not so Mellow Yellow" - KZ750 - "Tangerine Dream"
« Reply #27 on: Jan 13, 2013, 12:46:34 »
high pipes are gonna make the bike look mean i cannt wait to see them.

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Re: "Not so Mellow Yellow" - KZ750 - "Tangerine Dream"
« Reply #28 on: Jan 13, 2013, 14:55:06 »
That sounds like a good deal.
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Re: "Not so Mellow Yellow" - KZ750 - "Tangerine Dream"
« Reply #29 on: Jan 16, 2013, 17:46:38 »
That sounds like a good deal.

Yes, you'd think so...... except for the KZ750 it would be £300 !!!!!!!! What fucking planet are these guys on ?

He was quite serious when he gave me the quote and expected me to order a set there and then.

I'm looking to find a set of these BSA Scrambler pipes and see if they can be modded without too much aggro.

If so, I'll buy a set of his £150 pipes - and fuck him.

Whatever, CB400T you're right - they will look the canines cajones. Different, but the same as, if you know what I mean !

A blast from the past that links that era with the more modern KZ750T.
"if at first you don't succeed, you've already been a failure once"

" we're not going back to the sixties - we never left "

"yep, nostalgia ain't what it used to be"

"I used to be indecisive - now I'm not so sure"