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Author Topic: Bought in Bushels  (Read 31809 times)

Offline Rattlecan

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Bought in Bushels
« on: Apr 21, 2011, 16:04:14 »
Hey Boys,
 
Just signed up, but I've been following a bunch of your builds for a while now, and in the mean time building my bike. Alot of my build has been posted on the Kawi Triples Canada board, but I figure most of you are a bit younger and can appreciate where in going with this.
 
Life started as an early Kawaski H1 500
 
I bought it from some dude in downtown Toronto at a garage sale for $75.
It was all stripped appart, a bare frame some rusty wheels, a taken appart siezed motor and a few other bits. 
I guess you get what you pay for. lol
 
The goal is what they call in the car world "Resto-mod" so this was my vison.  Cafe style with modern wheels brakes and suspension, yet keep the old school look and 2 stroke.
 
So here goes.
"If idiots had wings it would always be cloudy" -- My Dad

Kawi H1/H2 Cafe build -- http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=24830.0

Offline Rattlecan

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Re: Bought in Bushels
« Reply #1 on: Apr 21, 2011, 16:11:52 »
This was my donor bike a 2006 Kawi ZX-10 that I bought as a irripairable wreck.
So the plan is for this bike to doante its arms and legs, the heart will be stashed away for anothe day and another possible project.
 
Do any of you know how to post mutile pics at once???
"If idiots had wings it would always be cloudy" -- My Dad

Kawi H1/H2 Cafe build -- http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=24830.0

Offline Rattlecan

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Re: Bought in Bushels
« Reply #2 on: Apr 21, 2011, 16:22:47 »
I installed the front end.
The distance of the bearings on the ZX was about 10mm shorter than the original H1 and the bearing race was about 5mm larger, so i cut the steering tube sction off where the original races sat and then machined up an upper and loer piece wher the new ZX races fit inside and then made the bottom of it so that I could press them into the H1 steering tube.
Once I pressed them in I tig welded them up, and put th the ZX races and installed the front end, and it works perfect.
 
"If idiots had wings it would always be cloudy" -- My Dad

Kawi H1/H2 Cafe build -- http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=24830.0

Offline Rattlecan

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Re: Bought in Bushels
« Reply #3 on: Apr 21, 2011, 16:25:44 »
Onto the swingarm, I needed to widen the the rear frame section about 20mm to get the new swingarm to fit.  So I welded in some supports before I cut the back end appart
"If idiots had wings it would always be cloudy" -- My Dad

Kawi H1/H2 Cafe build -- http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=24830.0

Offline Rattlecan

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Re: Bought in Bushels
« Reply #4 on: Apr 21, 2011, 16:29:03 »
Here is a shot of the new swingarm point I had a buddy of mine make up for me.  It worked out perfect so that I can use all of the factory ZX-10 hardware for the swingarm
"If idiots had wings it would always be cloudy" -- My Dad

Kawi H1/H2 Cafe build -- http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=24830.0

Offline Rattlecan

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Re: Bought in Bushels
« Reply #5 on: Apr 21, 2011, 16:30:30 »
Here is a shot of the widened rear frame section and the start of the rear mono shock set up.
"If idiots had wings it would always be cloudy" -- My Dad

Kawi H1/H2 Cafe build -- http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=24830.0

Offline Rattlecan

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Re: Bought in Bushels
« Reply #6 on: Apr 21, 2011, 16:33:41 »
I picked up a cheap used Yamaha R1 steering dampener. This is where the factory steering dampener went but I had to make up a new mount for the more modern unit
"If idiots had wings it would always be cloudy" -- My Dad

Kawi H1/H2 Cafe build -- http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=24830.0

Offline Rattlecan

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Re: Bought in Bushels
« Reply #7 on: Apr 21, 2011, 16:36:41 »
Here is a shot of the bike as a roller.
 
Hope you guys like it so far.  I'll post more pics soon.
 
I've been doggin' it way too much this afternoon so maybe I should get back to work and earn a paycheck.
 
Cheers
Dennis
"If idiots had wings it would always be cloudy" -- My Dad

Kawi H1/H2 Cafe build -- http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=24830.0

Offline Tim

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Re: Bought in Bushels
« Reply #8 on: Apr 21, 2011, 18:09:24 »
Great start Dennis - and thanks for signing up as a Site Supporter!

Do you want me to move this to the Projects area or start a new thread there?  Would be good to have your build in with all the others.
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Offline MarcW

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Re: Bought in Bushels
« Reply #9 on: Apr 21, 2011, 21:07:34 »
Cool build!!