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Author Topic: KZ550 bob/Cafe almost there!!!  (Read 52639 times)

Offline Cafe Redneck

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Re: KZ550 bob/chop/cafe?
« Reply #120 on: Dec 15, 2011, 18:35:47 »
That is going to be one sweet ride, I love the tail light and the pipes. I've been banging my head about what type of light I could incorporate into my seat pan. Dang, wish I had thought of that. Can't wait to see this one finished.

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Re: KZ550 bob/chop/cafe?
« Reply #121 on: Dec 16, 2011, 12:12:40 »
Hey thanks Redneck.  Swung by my buddy who has painted for years at local and custom shops last night. dropped off the tank and seat pan.  He's one hell of a cool dude.  My normal paint choices are: Black, black, black and usually add a little black in there somewhere. So, for this build I've decided to break out of the Triple Black threat and I gave him some free reign to design and play with.  I know it will have black in it because I'd like to tie in the headlight and engine blacks....and he told me to get the tires off the wheels and bring them by too!  So I'm back to working on the frame today to finish things up the best I can before I send it out.  Still haven't decided on the powder choice though...and if I want the swingarm also powdered to match or not yet...thanks for watching gents.

Offline dcmspikes

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Re: KZ550 bob/chop/cafe?
« Reply #122 on: Dec 16, 2011, 21:24:11 »
bronze frame   black swingarm.  cant wait to see it back together

Offline Cafe Redneck

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Re: KZ550 bob/chop/cafe?
« Reply #123 on: Dec 16, 2011, 22:08:54 »
Hey thanks Redneck.  Swung by my buddy who has painted for years at local and custom shops last night. dropped off the tank and seat pan.  He's one hell of a cool dude.  My normal paint choices are: Black, black, black and usually add a little black in there somewhere. So, for this build I've decided to break out of the Triple Black threat and I gave him some free reign to design and play with.  I know it will have black in it because I'd like to tie in the headlight and engine blacks....and he told me to get the tires off the wheels and bring them by too!  So I'm back to working on the frame today to finish things up the best I can before I send it out.  Still haven't decided on the powder choice though...and if I want the swingarm also powdered to match or not yet...thanks for watching gents.

So, just so I'm clear on things your going with Black, right? ;D

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Re: KZ550 bob/chop/cafe?
« Reply #124 on: Dec 17, 2011, 15:22:13 »
So, just so I'm clear on things your going with Black, right? ;D

Haha, it WILL have black in it....but he said he would put his version of it on there etc...so I really am not sure what I'm getting.  He's a cool dude and he's doing it for dirt cheap because I'm getting married in Jan....the funds have all found their way to other people's pockets for now :( 

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Re: KZ550 bob/chop/cafe?
« Reply #125 on: Dec 17, 2011, 23:47:36 »
So, onto the "boring stuff" hahaha.  Wheel bearings!

Not so bad...I mean well the bearing is toast...but could be uglier..



DEAR GOD WTF IS THAT!?? I think I saw it move!  hahaha.


Offline t71ford

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Re: KZ550 bob/chop/cafe?
« Reply #126 on: Dec 22, 2011, 00:02:14 »
Nice lines on this bike man! It all just looks "right". The idea for the taillights is great, too. I really dig the whole tail though.

Well done!
Some people will tell you that slow is good - and it may be, on some days - but I am here to tell you that fast is better. Being shot out of a cannon will always be better than being squeezed out of a tube. That is why God made fast motorcycles….Hunter S. Thompson

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Re: KZ550 bob/chop/cafe?
« Reply #127 on: Dec 22, 2011, 18:31:51 »
Thanks t71ford, coming from you, that's a hell of a compliment.  The amount of work being done to your ride is amazing, I check in every time there's an update because of the awesomeness! haha. 

Some updates.

Started polishing the outer lip on the front and rear wheels. (pics to follow soon)
Powder guy pointed out some things to fix and clean up before powdercoating so they don't show up too obviously (d'oh)
Ordered a weld in, pop-up filler for the gas tank. So it will be flush mounted and cool  8)
Sold a nighthawk I had to pay for the paint/more parts/powder and tires. Which reminds me..wtf should I get for this thing?
Still on track to finish before the wedding Jan 20th!  ::) haha

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Re: KZ550 bob/chop/cafe?
« Reply #128 on: Jan 04, 2012, 19:26:44 »
Here we go. More updates! I know I know you are saying to yourself...how can he post updates when nothing is getting done right?  Well fear not, as the frame is not in my possession any longer...its at the Powdercoater! Getting some nice metallic silver! So, without any further babbling...here are more pics...(as if I wouldn't post some as usual...)

Pop up filler cap. Steel bung, Aluminum cap with knurled edges, and has vents. I'll show more pictures when its on the tank.


Got me some clip-ons...so this can be changed...


To this!


More Updates next week when I get the frame back!

Offline dcmspikes

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Re: KZ550 bob/chop/cafe?
« Reply #129 on: Jan 05, 2012, 20:30:27 »
good update.  whered you get the filler cap?  you just cut out the old with a torch? and weld the new one in?  then grind it clean?