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Author Topic: 1976 Kawasaki KZ400 Hardtail Project  (Read 12417 times)

Offline supercafe

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Re: 1976 Kawasaki KZ400 Hardtail Project
« Reply #30 on: Jun 07, 2010, 16:03:15 »
what sizes are the tires????
they look great on this bike, i was looking for the same look for mine. but was'nt sure what t get....
any way looking good.
later.

Re: 1976 Kawasaki KZ400 Hardtail Project
« Reply #31 on: Jun 08, 2010, 02:31:13 »
Kawasakis are sick. Wrenchmonkees has been doing them for a while. This bike kicks ass.

Offline Staffy

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Re: 1976 Kawasaki KZ400 Hardtail Project
« Reply #32 on: Jun 08, 2010, 06:11:02 »
Fucken awesome, watchin this one.  Any ideas on paint yet bro?

Offline Toreadorranger

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Re: 1976 Kawasaki KZ400 Hardtail Project
« Reply #33 on: Jun 14, 2010, 13:12:27 »
I haven't had time to work on it the past couple weeks.  Hopefully I'll get some done this week and next.  

The tank is going to stay chrome, the frame will probably be black.  I havent decided a color for the fender and "oil tank" yet.    

the tires are 4.00x18 front and rear.  

The sprockets were made by:

Jim Alfaro
7th Gear Designs
jalfaro@adestagroup.com
« Last Edit: Jun 14, 2010, 13:15:14 by Toreadorranger »
79 KZ750
04 Z1000

Offline VonYinzer

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Re: 1976 Kawasaki KZ400 Hardtail Project
« Reply #34 on: Jun 14, 2010, 13:54:03 »
Lookin over your build again, I really dig what youre doin here. That kill switch is BADASS. The only thing that jumps out at me in a negative way is the size of the seat. Its huge. Kinda takes away from the minimalitic look IMO. Its your bike obviously and your opinion is all that matters, I just thought Id mention it. Otherwise this is one of my favorite bike on here.
That shit's bananas.

Offline tommygun

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Re: 1976 Kawasaki KZ400 Hardtail Project
« Reply #35 on: Jul 16, 2010, 01:15:14 »
love the tires! are these ok for street/hiway use? im looking for a knobby tire for my military-ish build. thanks

Offline AnxiousCowboy

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Re: 1976 Kawasaki KZ400 Hardtail Project
« Reply #36 on: Aug 06, 2010, 01:49:09 »
Looking really good man. I have a kz440 ltd. My first bike, love it. I really like those tires, I've been peeping out the firestone ans tires. I think those pirellis would be too knobby to cruise around Brooklyn.
« Last Edit: Aug 06, 2010, 01:51:36 by AnxiousCowboy »

Offline Dirt

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Re: 1976 Kawasaki KZ400 Hardtail Project
« Reply #37 on: Aug 11, 2010, 10:36:58 »
Wow, looks great. I've got a 76 KZ400 that I plan on hardtailing this winter. I really like the stance your's has, where did you get your hardtail kit from?

I'd love to see this thing when it's done.

Offline wesley1521

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Re: 1976 Kawasaki KZ400 Hardtail Project
« Reply #38 on: Sep 30, 2010, 18:53:33 »
how goes this project? 

Offline lssmith

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Re: 1976 Kawasaki KZ400 Hardtail Project
« Reply #39 on: Oct 27, 2010, 20:40:38 »
is this build still happening??

Offline motofiaccone

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Re: 1976 Kawasaki KZ400 Hardtail Project
« Reply #40 on: Oct 28, 2010, 10:47:33 »
My new sprockets are on the left.  Custom Aluminum sprockets made for a 520 chain.



Did you have those made? If so, who did that for you and what was the process (mill, waterjet, laser, etc)? I'd like to get some titanium sprockets made for a pending project.

--Thanks, Chris
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Offline Fix

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Re: 1976 Kawasaki KZ400 Hardtail Project
« Reply #41 on: Oct 28, 2010, 11:13:37 »
Chris,

Earlier he posted they were made by:


Jim Alfaro
7th Gear Designs
jalfaro@adestagroup.com
'78 Yamaha XS11

Offline JRK5892

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Re: 1976 Kawasaki KZ400 Hardtail Project
« Reply #42 on: Oct 28, 2010, 12:20:48 »
Chris,
  one of the companies that we work with for powder is  Goetz Industries they specialize in sprocket making... we also have CNC if you need anything made
Joe
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recent builds: Hd street bob, TX cafe, KZ bratt, Goldwing tour, bratt wing, st fighter, road king, vriago bobber, chop, FXD, 1200 sporty, 1200xl sporty, GSXR, Royal enfield.. and more

Offline designmaki

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Re: 1976 Kawasaki KZ400 Hardtail Project
« Reply #43 on: Jul 27, 2012, 09:41:33 »
so a 4.00x18 tire will fit in-between the stock forks/triple tree? if so this really changes my kz400 project!