collapse

www.dimecitycycles.com


www.restocycle.com

www.CITYLIMITMOTO.com

www.jadusmotorcycleparts.com

www.bisonmotorsports.com

www.speedmotoco.com

www.cognitomoto.com

www.townmoto.com

www.sparckmoto.com

www.Moto-Madness.com

www.pistonsociety.com

www.steeltowngarage.com


Author Topic: modified, aftermarket, or custom. nothing is safe (78 KZ1000)  (Read 39293 times)

Offline fury413rb

  • Posts: 302
Re: modified, aftermarket, or custom. nothing is safe (78 KZ1000)
« Reply #60 on: Dec 19, 2014, 20:13:01 »
NICE!!!!
Taylor
'79 KZ650C3 - In town beater
'75 RD125 - Little Smoker
'77 KL250 - All stock survivor
'11 Speed Triple 1050 - Commuter

Offline jcw

  • Posts: 60
Re: modified, aftermarket, or custom. nothing is safe (78 KZ1000)
« Reply #61 on: Dec 19, 2014, 22:00:23 »
Nice nice build!
better welds than most...

my compliments to the weldor.

the headlights clamps are the tits
I don't think it's a whore shot until you start posting pics of it on other people's build threads.
So it's all good.   8)
trek97

Offline doc_rot

  • DTT BOTM WINNER
  • *
  • DTT SUPPORTER
  • *
  • Posts: 830
  • Oh the usual... I bowl, I drive around...
Re: modified, aftermarket, or custom. nothing is safe (78 KZ1000)
« Reply #62 on: Dec 21, 2014, 10:50:09 »
thanks guys. getting close. i have a bet with my brother to finish it by july 1st. cant loose!
---------------------------------
'78 KZ1000  Project

'80 KZ750 Twin Project

Offline HollywoodMX

  • Posts: 774
Re: modified, aftermarket, or custom. nothing is safe (78 KZ1000)
« Reply #63 on: Dec 22, 2014, 00:19:42 »
The Z1 never came with a rear disk. If you had this caliper, the entire rear end would have to be swapped, and a bracket for the MC / pushrod pivot made. No offense intended, but I wonder if you had the correct components set up properly, mint or not. I hardly ever use my rear brake, except in emergency braking situations, or on dirt/grass/gravel. In any of those scenarios you do not want an aggressive rear brake or the rear will lock up. I'm sure this setup will have plenty of brake force.
Sorry kz1000 and from a distance it looks to be the same. A back break is useful. People down play needing an effective rear brake. I just think with all the effort in the build, keeping the stock rear brake short changes the build.
that huge boat anchor heavy KZ disc and caliper is just horrible though  :-[ :-\
why not put something svelt on it ? and your swingarm bracing is a bit over the top as well,too deep it doesn't look right
Yes it is very heavy indeed and another vote for its terrible performance.

TR1 Build thread: http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=54733.0
Xv920 Tracker thread: http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=59754.15

77 KZ1075 Supercharged - 81 Yamaha XV920rh (x2) - 06 YZ250 highly modified - 08 Hyabusa

"I live my life a 1/4 beer at a time"

Offline doc_rot

  • DTT BOTM WINNER
  • *
  • DTT SUPPORTER
  • *
  • Posts: 830
  • Oh the usual... I bowl, I drive around...
Re: modified, aftermarket, or custom. nothing is safe (78 KZ1000)
« Reply #64 on: Dec 22, 2014, 03:16:57 »
Derp. should have guessed you were talking about your KZ1000A1. you had/have this caliper. Like I said, i will probably change it down the road, but this is more than adequate for the moment. I also want to ride this bike, messing with something that works fine at this point is a great way to get derailed. i don't want to loose the bet!
« Last Edit: Dec 22, 2014, 05:13:19 by doc_rot »
---------------------------------
'78 KZ1000  Project

'80 KZ750 Twin Project

Offline canyoncarver

  • DTT SUPPORTER
  • *
  • Posts: 3061
  • 'hacking is learning'
Re: modified, aftermarket, or custom. nothing is safe (78 KZ1000)
« Reply #65 on: Dec 22, 2014, 16:11:06 »
nice ears man
--
YZF750/1000R The Fly
KZ 750 Twin
ZRX 1100
The Shovelhead springer chopper
A bunch of KZ's...some Suzukis', and a disassembled CB550
--

Offline doc_rot

  • DTT BOTM WINNER
  • *
  • DTT SUPPORTER
  • *
  • Posts: 830
  • Oh the usual... I bowl, I drive around...
Re: modified, aftermarket, or custom. nothing is safe (78 KZ1000)
« Reply #66 on: Dec 30, 2014, 21:00:39 »
Just a quick update. I was over at my buddies place using his sheet brake, its a cheapo but gets good results for small stuff. I made a couple of small aluminum brackets to hold various electrical components. I also thought i'd share a pic of a titanium kickstand he has been fiddling with for weeks. Think its for an Aprilla race bike.



« Last Edit: Dec 30, 2014, 21:03:33 by doc_rot »
---------------------------------
'78 KZ1000  Project

'80 KZ750 Twin Project

Offline HollywoodMX

  • Posts: 774
Re: modified, aftermarket, or custom. nothing is safe (78 KZ1000)
« Reply #67 on: Jan 08, 2015, 20:40:09 »
Just a quick update. I was over at my buddies place using his sheet brake, its a cheapo but gets good results for small stuff. I made a couple of small aluminum brackets to hold various electrical components. I also thought i'd share a pic of a titanium kickstand he has been fiddling with for weeks. Think its for an Aprilla race bike.




Looks like a nice skid plate!

Ya I will need a modified kickstand on my Kz too. She sits pretty low compared to stock.
TR1 Build thread: http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=54733.0
Xv920 Tracker thread: http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=59754.15

77 KZ1075 Supercharged - 81 Yamaha XV920rh (x2) - 06 YZ250 highly modified - 08 Hyabusa

"I live my life a 1/4 beer at a time"

Offline doc_rot

  • DTT BOTM WINNER
  • *
  • DTT SUPPORTER
  • *
  • Posts: 830
  • Oh the usual... I bowl, I drive around...
Re: modified, aftermarket, or custom. nothing is safe (78 KZ1000)
« Reply #68 on: Jan 18, 2015, 05:18:38 »
My late birthday present came 8) 1.75" over stock to even out the geometry and gain ride height. They are much nicer than the Works shocks  I previously was planning on using. They are beefier everywhere and 6oz lighter per shock.



Because of the over length shocks I need a chain slider on the swingarm. Eric turned up this chunk of derelin and I fish-mouthed it so It uses no fasteners, as it is entrapped when the swingarm is mounted. I may need more sliders, but that can be addressed later if need be.




All the remaining tabs needed are welded on. The bungs for the exhaust hanger are welded in. A couple nasty welds have been cleaned up.  The kickstand has been moved up to the bottom engine mount, the detent spring peg had to be relocated so the engine bolt could fit. The kickstand was shorted because it is now farther out from the center. I have plans for something trick to replace the stock solid one.



I then turned my attention to the rear sets. These Tarrozis were meant to be  bolt-ons so they had to compromise a bit, like using the huge stock brake pivot. I also wanted to retain the use of my kickstart and the brake pedal was solidly blocking it.



 I saw on a XS650 forum where people had cut a channel in the pivot to allow the pedal to be brought back out of the way temporarily. To do this you had to leave everything a bit loose to allow the pedal and pivot not to bind. I didn't want any slop in my footpegs so Eric and I came up with a solution i am very proud of. I cut a piece of 1"tube with .065" wall thickness and it made a perfect bushing for the footpeg and pivot.  As a safety feature a spring loaded pin was added on the pedal so that the brake lever cannot be accidentally kicked up when riding. You simply compress the spring and pull the pedal up. Eric turned most of the parts, while grumbling about his "clapped out" lathe, and did the amazing welding as usual. I'm nearly done finishing the parts, I just need to clean up some if the holes I drilled. I also cut the threads off the footpeg mounting studs and drilled and tapped them to use some stainless countersunk washers. I also had to file down the Tarrozi bracket mounts to remove the counter sunk flange on the casting. I also took the opportunity to remove the casting marks. I have ordered folding footpegs from Fast from the Past, so I should have plenty of clearance for the kicker.








« Last Edit: Jan 18, 2015, 19:38:26 by doc_rot »
---------------------------------
'78 KZ1000  Project

'80 KZ750 Twin Project

Offline xb33bsa

  • Posts: 7727
Re: modified, aftermarket, or custom. nothing is safe (78 KZ1000)
« Reply #69 on: Jan 18, 2015, 08:40:21 »
lookin good love those shocks  :D
yeah the chain is going to be very loose at full drop and even when riding a lot of the time it is going to be flapping around quite a bit
a stationay roller placed up front under the bottom run can work pretty well to take out a lot of the droopslack if strateegically placed