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Author Topic: modified, aftermarket, or custom. nothing is safe (78 KZ1000)  (Read 40381 times)

Offline doc_rot

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I have been posting over on KZ rider, but I also check out this site time to time so id thought id share here as well. Im still in the early stages of this build, it is my first ground up build, so alot of the 2 step forward 1 step back shuffle is going on.

A little history; I bought this bike when i was in college, fixed it up a bit and rode it. When i graduated i did 17,000 miles on it through the US and Canada. lots of gravel roads and jeep trails. Needless to say it got quite abused. (my poor kerker!)  i limped home on low compression. My original intent was to rebuild the motor, but once i got the engine out, things started to get out of hand.


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Re: modified, aftermarket, or custom. nothing is safe (78 KZ1000)
« Reply #1 on: Mar 18, 2014, 15:38:48 »
So I decided to go all out and build my dream bike. Im trying to keep the flavor of the original, but make it a bit sportier. I'm justifing the cost as an excuse to teach myself things i dont know.  ;D

heres some pics of the build so far.

swapped wheels, excell rims, stainless spokes. first set of wheels i have ever built. I now find i really like building wheels and have built several sets for friends. also 530 chain conversion.


Works shocks



Tarrozis



braced stock swingarm


custom headlight bucket  with HID


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Re: modified, aftermarket, or custom. nothing is safe (78 KZ1000)
« Reply #2 on: Mar 18, 2014, 15:47:22 »
frame mods, subframe raised, shock mounts lowered. the living crap braced out of it. Very disconcerting to be banking into a turn at 80+ and feel the frame twist, hopefully this will cure that along with beefed up engine mounts.








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Re: modified, aftermarket, or custom. nothing is safe (78 KZ1000)
« Reply #3 on: Mar 18, 2014, 15:55:22 »
custom side covers. one set for pods, one set for airbox depending on what im running. vacuum bagged fiberglass layups for freshness.

for pods



 for airbox


mold making process



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Re: modified, aftermarket, or custom. nothing is safe (78 KZ1000)
« Reply #4 on: Mar 18, 2014, 16:03:14 »
Engine plans are: welded crank, undercut trans, wiseco 1075, mild cams, 29 smoothbores. MMMMMMM, moriwaki.
 

got a sweet deal on these ZRX forks so thats gonna happen soon.



Thats where im at. I have been distracted by this KZ650 project, but thats pretty much done, just waiting to get my paint back so i can tune the little guy and get him out of the way and roll the 1000 back in.


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Re: modified, aftermarket, or custom. nothing is safe (78 KZ1000)
« Reply #5 on: Mar 18, 2014, 17:26:47 »
what color blue is on that 650? That is exactly what I am looking for
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Offline M.B Co

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Re: modified, aftermarket, or custom. nothing is safe (78 KZ1000)
« Reply #6 on: Mar 18, 2014, 18:43:44 »
whoa. loving this one

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Re: modified, aftermarket, or custom. nothing is safe (78 KZ1000)
« Reply #7 on: Mar 18, 2014, 18:51:07 »
I'm on board.
I'm going to eat your brains and gain your knowledge.

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Offline Goonz

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Re: modified, aftermarket, or custom. nothing is safe (78 KZ1000)
« Reply #8 on: Mar 18, 2014, 19:23:59 »
Bookmarked!

Offline Joe Suzuki

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Re: modified, aftermarket, or custom. nothing is safe (78 KZ1000)
« Reply #9 on: Mar 19, 2014, 00:25:24 »
Wicked fab skillz!  I'm a sucker for dimple dies.