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Author Topic: "Tangerine Dream" / Glemseck - KZ750  (Read 84295 times)

Offline notlob

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Re: "Not so Mellow Yellow" - KZ750 - "Tangerine Dream"
« Reply #30 on: Jan 16, 2013, 20:53:06 »
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.


That is a kick in the Canines Cajones.  I'm dreading ever having to get a set of headers made up. I been fortunate so far with stock ones.
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Offline beachcomber

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Re: "Not so Mellow Yellow" - KZ750 - "Tangerine Dream"
« Reply #31 on: Jan 17, 2013, 05:52:33 »
That is a kick in the Canines Cajones.  I'm dreading ever having to get a set of headers made up. I been fortunate so far with stock ones.


IF you need special exhaust try Keihin in Redditch. They've made me some ace stuff in the past at reasonable prices. Can't use them at the moment as my pal at RAM pissed them off - so by association - I'm Blackballed.

Double crap as they're only 10 minutes from my house !

Those pipes will be the signature for my bike, so at some stage I have to sort it out / financially bite the bullet.

The bike will be going on the ramp in 2 week's time when the TR1 donor [ Cafe Racer ] is fully stripped down.

No rush really, I need to get the basics done first - powder coating frame / swingarm, wire wheels, yokes [ triple trees ]. And then there's a bunch of stuff that is labour intensive and won't require money.
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Re: "Not so Mellow Yellow" - KZ750 - "Tangerine Dream"
« Reply #32 on: Jan 24, 2013, 18:35:42 »
What do we think of Metallic Electric Blue for the frame, s/arm, yokes, and ancilliaries with the Fuck Off Yellow tank etc?
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Re: "Not so Mellow Yellow" - KZ750 - "Tangerine Dream"
« Reply #33 on: Jan 24, 2013, 18:49:21 »
sounds like a plan....i'd go with Red myself but thats been done
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Re: "Not so Mellow Yellow" - KZ750 - "Tangerine Dream"
« Reply #34 on: Jan 25, 2013, 04:35:22 »
Desmo,

Red [ frame ] seems to work well with Italian bikes, also with lots of Alloy [ tank, guards etc. ] and I did briefly consider that combo for the Tracker.

I guess Blue frame would also go with Tangerine - Blue tank scallops ?
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Re: "Not so Mellow Yellow" - KZ750 - "Tangerine Dream"
« Reply #35 on: Feb 06, 2013, 06:23:19 »
Help required from my US cousins.

I'm trying to find the font that's commonly used on period flat track racing numbers. I'm looking at going down the daylight MOT route now [ no lights required ] and using racing # plates front and sides.

Done the usual font searches on Word etc and found nothing.

55 is what I'm after, my old football playing number ! Naturally just one numeral is all I need.

Yellow's out of the window now - looking too "Yamaha".
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Re: "Not so Mellow Yellow" - KZ750 - "Tangerine Dream"
« Reply #36 on: Feb 06, 2013, 10:24:56 »
I typed in Racing Fonts into google and this is the best I found
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Re: "Not so Mellow Yellow" - KZ750 - "Tangerine Dream"
« Reply #37 on: Feb 06, 2013, 11:42:17 »
Thanx for tha Desmo, food for thought there - I'll flag up the exact style I'm looking for.
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Offline tomsljr

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Re: "Not so Mellow Yellow" - KZ750 - "Tangerine Dream"
« Reply #38 on: Feb 06, 2013, 19:42:49 »
A lot of the vintage numbers were hand painted by pinstripe guys. Have a look around for vintage sign painter's fonts.

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Re: "Not so Mellow Yellow" - KZ750 - "Tangerine Dream"
« Reply #39 on: Feb 07, 2013, 07:14:33 »
I typed in Racing Fonts into google and this is the best I found

Pretorian isn't a million miles off. Thanx for the input.
"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"