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Author Topic: KZ 750 Twin - Two point zero  (Read 38969 times)

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Re: KZ 750 Twin - Two point zero
« Reply #270 on: Apr 21, 2017, 18:50:48 »
I have bought a few things from air-tech over the years and the finish on the gel coat was always superb, scuff it with a red scotch bright and its ready for primer and paint.
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Re: KZ 750 Twin - Two point zero
« Reply #271 on: Apr 23, 2017, 21:18:38 »
Good to hear that Doc. 
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Re: KZ 750 Twin - Two point zero
« Reply #272 on: Apr 24, 2017, 05:19:40 »
At this distance [ !! ] they appear to have a good product line.

Here in the UK we are spoilt for choice with plenty of opportunity for old World GRP to be spalshed. ;)
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Re: KZ 750 Twin - Two point zero
« Reply #273 on: Apr 28, 2017, 00:01:28 »
The only thing that I've heard is that the airtech stuff might take a little more prep prior to painting but that's it. Still better than starting from scratch.

I probably will start again from scratch on a seat for it at some point but yep, I wanted a faster, nicer plan B.
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Re: KZ 750 Twin - Two point zero
« Reply #274 on: May 02, 2017, 21:57:12 »
I started to get the kz brake parts together.  I had most of 5 calipers in process of cleanup when I remembered I bought that 1980 KZ1000B roller awhile back, I got a box of parts with it.  I went and looked and it had all the kz1000 calipers to go with the 7 spoke mags for this build.  They all need a rebuild and new lines but I call that a win.  It might save me from some rear wheel alignment issues as well since the rear caliper and right side spacer are a single unit. 
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Re: KZ 750 Twin - Two point zero
« Reply #275 on: May 06, 2017, 16:57:47 »
Rear caliper cleaned and painted with Duplicolor silver caliper paint, about to go back together.
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Re: KZ 750 Twin - Two point zero
« Reply #276 on: May 06, 2017, 16:58:36 »
Standard old brake fluid goo:
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Re: KZ 750 Twin - Two point zero
« Reply #277 on: May 06, 2017, 16:59:37 »
This is curious to me.  The pistons on the KZ1000 calipers look externally the same as the 750's but the pistons are very different:  750 on the left and 1000 on the right.
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Re: KZ 750 Twin - Two point zero
« Reply #278 on: May 06, 2017, 23:25:46 »
I know the difference on the piston types now.  I just had not seen them before.  I think these are what you meant when we talked pistons way back in this thread Doc.
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Re: KZ 750 Twin - Two point zero
« Reply #279 on: May 08, 2017, 17:06:39 »
So I'm also trying to figure out rear sets.  I have a spare set off a ZRX1100 wondering if I want to use them here.  I didn't use the production green zip ties since this is just a mock up.  ;)

I took basic measurements of the YZF since stock it comes with clipons and the seating position relative to pegs and bars works well for me.

The primary difference between the two is the YZF has a 3.5" longer reach across the tank to the bars. 

I would still need to build a mounting plate for actual rear set placement. 
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