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Author Topic: '80 KZ750 Twin - Project:WARHORSE  (Read 34013 times)

Offline DP9

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'80 KZ750 Twin - Project:WARHORSE
« on: Mar 22, 2011, 21:24:44 »
Ok, so I need a website for my business, but I'm inept at html, css, etc.  I have a friend who is getting his motorcycle endorsement on his license this spring and is inept at turning wrenches.  He works for a computer programing firm, though.  so we thought we would trade services.  Here's my end of it.  I picked up an 80 kz750 twin that was a daily rider two years ago, but has seen better days.  it was free, but i gave the guy a case yuengers to help me load it into my civic, like so:





Thats not his bike, but thats how I carted it home.  This is his bike:





I cant weld, so his options are limited by that.  He says: he wants a bobber, drag bars (i think he means superbike bars),  the stock tank is ok, he wants a single seat, the headlight lowered, lose the idiot lights, no speedo, just a tach, smaller and closer in signal lights, pod filters, the electronics hidden under the seat, shorter tail section, but not sure about the design of it, paint is going to be flat black, and not sure about the exhaust.


things I'm concerned about are: getting rid of the rust thats on every-f*ckin-thing, especially the spokes (might get new wheels or just new spokes if the ones on there arent salvageable), he's a big boy and might not have room for anything other than a seat on this thing, so I'm not sure where I'll mount the rear lights.


Here are a couple more pics: 











This is the third bike build I"ve been involved in, and the second kz750 twin.  first things first, I'm going to make it run.  new plugs, fresh gas, charged battery, starting fluid, see if that does the trick.  if not, check spark and compression.  if ive got those things, rebuild the carbs and go from there.


should be a fun ride.
« Last Edit: Oct 09, 2011, 20:49:49 by dp9 »
BoneDaddy: "It's like genocide without the guilt and nobody is mad about it."

74 CB360 Project: Little Boy (first bike and build) - http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=22976.msg243623#msg243623

80 Kawi KZ750 twin Project: Warhorse - http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=23885.0

Offline Plastic

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Re: '80 KZ750 Twin - Project: <yet to be named>
« Reply #1 on: Mar 22, 2011, 22:05:37 »
good luck man...looks like you got your work cut out for ya
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And my ass ainít no pussy. My ass is a f*cking champion.


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Offline Hank

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Re: '80 KZ750 Twin - Project: <yet to be named>
« Reply #2 on: Mar 22, 2011, 22:32:30 »
WOW where did he have it parked under a down spout or off the end of a dock, keep us posted on the progress.
 
Aaron
Any man can restore a bike, takes a real man to mod one!

Offline DP9

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Re: '80 KZ750 Twin - Project: <yet to be named>
« Reply #3 on: Mar 22, 2011, 22:36:45 »
thanks for the reassuring words guys, laugh.  I think it was next to his shed (that he parked his HD in) for two years.  might finally have to break down and buy or make a parts washing station.


on the up side, the engine kicks over easily.
BoneDaddy: "It's like genocide without the guilt and nobody is mad about it."

74 CB360 Project: Little Boy (first bike and build) - http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=22976.msg243623#msg243623

80 Kawi KZ750 twin Project: Warhorse - http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=23885.0

Offline thompsonmx100

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Re: '80 KZ750 Twin - Project: <yet to be named>
« Reply #4 on: Mar 23, 2011, 14:15:20 »
vinegar will take rust off of things.
always a hint of danger. Like a skanky chick at a bar. You know the diseases she has will kill you, but you still want to ride the shit out of her.
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Offline my94f2

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Re: '80 KZ750 Twin - Project: <yet to be named>
« Reply #5 on: Mar 24, 2011, 19:18:20 »
nice. so will a sand blaster lol can use coke as in cola and aluminum foil but that rust is crazy thick. my spokes were not even half that bad and nothing cleaned em up. just blasted then pc'd
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Offline DP9

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Re: '80 KZ750 Twin - Project: <yet to be named>
« Reply #6 on: Mar 24, 2011, 20:22:05 »
yeah, the spokes are pretty trashed.  Ive been looking for deals on a set of rims.  pretty sure thats how im going to solve that problem.
BoneDaddy: "It's like genocide without the guilt and nobody is mad about it."

74 CB360 Project: Little Boy (first bike and build) - http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=22976.msg243623#msg243623

80 Kawi KZ750 twin Project: Warhorse - http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=23885.0

Offline my94f2

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Re: '80 KZ750 Twin - Project: <yet to be named>
« Reply #7 on: Mar 24, 2011, 20:32:47 »
if youre going to do that you gonna step up to a 21 in front?
i dont need sex. life screws me when it can

Offline DP9

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Re: '80 KZ750 Twin - Project: <yet to be named>
« Reply #8 on: Mar 25, 2011, 00:53:37 »
honestly, im gonna ask my friend if he wants spoke or mag and get the cheapest set i find that'll work.  If that happens to be a 21" rim, then so be it.  I doubt it will be though.

Edit:  The guy i picked it up from finally got me the key for the damn thing, so now I can start trying to break all the bolts free to break it down.  should have some progress posted by the end of the weekend.
« Last Edit: Mar 25, 2011, 01:03:31 by dp9 »
BoneDaddy: "It's like genocide without the guilt and nobody is mad about it."

74 CB360 Project: Little Boy (first bike and build) - http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=22976.msg243623#msg243623

80 Kawi KZ750 twin Project: Warhorse - http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=23885.0

Offline 71cb450

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Re: '80 KZ750 Twin - Project: <yet to be named>
« Reply #9 on: Mar 25, 2011, 01:00:54 »
I got a name
 Crusty Cristi   ;D