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Author Topic: "Tangerine Dream" / Glemseck - KZ750  (Read 84751 times)

Offline 1fasgsxr

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Re: "Tangerine Dream" / Glemseck - KZ750
« Reply #510 on: Oct 05, 2017, 13:02:05 »
Sounds like a good plan.  Sorry to hear about your friends relapse.

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Re: "Tangerine Dream" / Glemseck - KZ750
« Reply #511 on: Oct 05, 2017, 14:23:49 »
Great news (mostly), winter build is on then
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You bet !!
I spent the day taking ref: pix of the current mock up and making a list of all the parts I need to take round to his garage.

I'm also drawing up a work schedule, so that we have some sort of plan to work to ! The exhaust will be a mirror image on the right side to clear the blower drive. For those interested - the fairing is a Norvil repro item - I have a smoked grey screen for it. I'll probably use my AJS 7R seat base, not the XR750 shown.

It will be my homage to the Cafe Racer bikes of my youth [ 1960s ]

« Last Edit: Oct 05, 2017, 14:27:44 by beachcomber »
"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"

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Re: "Tangerine Dream" / Glemseck - KZ750
« Reply #512 on: Oct 09, 2017, 20:03:14 »
Looking good!

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Re: "Tangerine Dream" / Glemseck - KZ750
« Reply #513 on: Oct 10, 2017, 05:38:12 »
Looking good!

Thanx for the encouragement John. My pal is coming to see me this morning [ Brian ] to discuss the logistics of getting everything round to his garage. He's busy making cupboard / storage space [ !! ] available for all the various parts to be used. He is no longer a biker [ last bike a MAC Velo in 1954 ! ], so to get up to speed he watched 8 hours of You Tubes - "How to rebuild your KZ750" just to get up to speed ! Did I say he was a VERY special old friend ?

In all honesty it's just the pick me up I needed. Not only superb build space [ + heat and light - oh and non ending coffee supply ! ], but actually having a "build buddy" is invaluable when you get those "can't be bothered" moments. Not to mention the odd two handed jobs. Always thought that phrase should have been "4 handed jobs " ??

The plan is to have the bike / ramp installed and the bike loosely set up again by the end of November. We can start taking measurements for the parts that need to be made and hopefully by then, my other pal [ Dave ] will be well enough to start making bits.
"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"

Offline NoRiders

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Re: "Tangerine Dream" / Glemseck - KZ750
« Reply #514 on: Oct 13, 2017, 05:38:37 »
I need a build buddy :/



Good news for your project beachy  :D

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Re: "Tangerine Dream" / Glemseck - KZ750
« Reply #515 on: Oct 14, 2017, 07:54:33 »
I spent yesterday [ Friday ] with Brian giving his garage a final prep to get the bike and stand round there.  ;D

He's got to clear out some stored furniture that he's been meaning to sell for a few years [!] - then I can move in.

Pix will start again in October , when hopefully there's something meaningful to show !  ::)
"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"

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Re: "Tangerine Dream" / Glemseck - KZ750
« Reply #516 on: Oct 18, 2017, 11:16:11 »
That's it - bike all stripped and bubble wrapped frame parts. All other relevant parts [ most !! ] boxed and LABELLED ready to move.

All except the wheel spindle nut for the Grimeca front hub .............. It's a bastard size - 15mm x 1.25 - trust the Italians ! I found one on E-Bay - 39.00  :o Then I found the same size and spec. for a Chinese Pit Bike - 3.25   ;D
Once the bike and parts are out of the shed I can have a bloody good clear up and get my new compressor [ new and unpacked for 3 years ! ] and see if it will run my soda blast pot. I can also continue my aborted experiments with the cheapo metalflake  I bought a couple of years ago. It's actually for craftwork - cards, finger nails, etc. - but it appears to me it is the SAME as we use in the auto industry, but a 10th of the price. I'm going to try to suspend it in Cellulose clear lacquer. We'll see.
« Last Edit: Oct 18, 2017, 11:18:06 by beachcomber »
"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"

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Re: "Tangerine Dream" / Glemseck - KZ750
« Reply #517 on: Oct 24, 2017, 07:17:48 »
Well that didn't go to plan !!!!

Turns out that what the seller MEANT was a 15mm dia. spindle with a 1.25 nut ...... ergo a 14mm nut  ::)...TWATS >:(
"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"

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Re: "Tangerine Dream" / Glemseck - KZ750
« Reply #518 on: Oct 27, 2017, 06:20:25 »
PROGRESS ....................... here's my twin plug conversion. Now beadblasted and ready for blueprinting. The damage to the one exhaust port floor has now been rectified.

Looking very much like building the "first" concept engine [ as pix] with the 40DCOE Weber and high level 2 >1 exhaust - maybe with a second twin plug head [ my pal has jigs now ], while the "Glemseck" engine will continue with the Eaton blower.

The Weber engine MAY end up in a Boardtracker style bike or even something along the lines of "Willow", but using my La  Francais Diamant OEM tank. Over 100 years old and NEVER been used !!! I still have a load of period accessories from my aborted TR1 Boardtracker. Suitable rolling chassis donors come up several times a month from France [ see pic ]. There's a couple of main importers and prices are in the 400 - 500 range
« Last Edit: Oct 27, 2017, 06:22:01 by beachcomber »
"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"

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Re: "Tangerine Dream" / Glemseck - KZ750
« Reply #519 on: Oct 27, 2017, 06:25:01 »
Nearly forgot ..... Grimeca wheel nut issue resolved thanx to Uncle Rob over on the DTT/UK side.
"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"