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Author Topic: kz750 twin....bratstyle/cafe bastard (strap on sally) phase 1 complete  (Read 31276 times)

Offline sinbad85

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Re: "STRAP-ON SALLY" new progress/wheel thinking (1983 kz750 twin)
« Reply #30 on: Mar 16, 2012, 07:45:23 »
so when i changed the front tyre i thought ide freshun up the wheel aswell......cranked out the the old bench grinder with the polishing setup on it....after abit of sanding with the mouse (of coarse)......new layer of paint (rattlecans)......it looks good as new (probably better).....
check the comparo

front


vs

old rear


i also took a shot of the new dummy light setup that i made.....



just some 3mm ally.....also  removed the ignition key replaced with swith and hidden kill switch......









 

Offline sinbad85

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Re: "STRAP-ON SALLY" new progress/wheel thinking (1983 kz750 twin)
« Reply #31 on: Mar 16, 2012, 07:47:03 »
also thought ide post up how it was looking while i got the new front tyre on......
i love the look of the slammed front end and spokes......
decided to go for the more legal option for tail/brake light and license plate....




Offline sinbad85

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haha i always enjoy your 2c..... i like the mags too...... its more of a tough look i think

Offline sinbad85

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Re: (kz750 twin brutstyle) "STRAP-ON SALLY" by sinbad
« Reply #33 on: Mar 18, 2012, 18:56:10 »
FUCK!

when i was spraying my front rim...the occy strap that was holding it up snapped!!! resulting in rim dropping to the ground from 1m or so.....
i straightened it back out again as good as i could.....
 got the tyre fitted, i showed the guys at the shop the ding....they said it was minor and that the tyre would seat up anyway. so i pump it up to an unknown psi with a hand pump and think nothing of it....

heres the problem... i come to work on the new headlight and after 5 days the tyre is flat!!!! is it the valve? is it the ding? im pretty pissed off that old occy strap broke......now i may have to get a new rim??? anyone have any ideas??
sorry i got no pics as its already on the bike....

Offline casper3043

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Re: (kz750 twin brutstyle) "STRAP-ON SALLY" by sinbad
« Reply #34 on: Mar 19, 2012, 12:39:40 »
i'm really liking the slammed look as well...the last picture has me convinced this thing is turning the right direction.

Offline sinbad85

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Re: (kz750 twin brutstyle) "STRAP-ON SALLY" by sinbad
« Reply #35 on: Mar 23, 2012, 08:59:15 »
thanks casper...... i cant wait to get that r1 front end on,thus slammin it with the stock front wheel size.....

ok so i pumped up the tyre to 60 psi and it was was flat within an hour and a half.....damn.....
but as soon as i woke up this morning i thought....."tube"......sweet, so ill just throw a tube in there.....
(waiting for swivels no doubt opinion).......fire away with your 2c's..... im all ears...

did alot of cutting and simplifying and resoldering of the loom..... re-routed the indicator wiring front and back so its all hidden and nice....removing alot of bulk.....

i did want a smaller headlight and while i was searching through the garage i found one from my cbr250... nice n small so i quickly searched the garage for something to house it... the plug also fitted straight up...high low beam both more powerful than the standard 7"...i was pretty surprised...
i used one of the standard exhaust cans to house the lens.... i do like recycling parts.... then i used the old front guard to create a mini bikini-ish fairing....which hides all the wiring to the leds..... ill also say that i am now a master of heatshrinking and soldering cables.... very satisfying when completed.....
then i took on the task of wiring the new left hand control.... half done at the moment.....

anyway pics tell you more than words....
heres some of getting the position of the light......then as she sits now.....








Offline DP9

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Re: (kz750 twin brutstyle) "STRAP-ON SALLY" by sinbad
« Reply #36 on: Apr 02, 2012, 22:09:14 »
i thought the headlight was initially a little small, but with that visor/fairing/deflector piece on it looks good.  the dash is really nice.
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Offline casper3043

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Re: (kz750 twin brutstyle) "STRAP-ON SALLY" by sinbad
« Reply #37 on: Apr 17, 2012, 19:10:23 »
nice idea....have you tried mounting the headlight as far "in" as possible to see what it would look like and then move the shield up towards the lens to make it more flush?

why not raise the forks through the triples? i have a kz650 and moved them up that way and I like the more aggressive look, unless your bars are in the way...i have clip-ons.

Offline CurtisR

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Re: (kz750 twin brutstyle) "STRAP-ON SALLY" by sinbad
« Reply #38 on: Apr 24, 2012, 22:21:46 »
Kind of reminds me of a Buell headlight/visor setup.
I like it.

Offline sinbad85

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Re: (kz750 twin brutstyle) "STRAP-ON SALLY" by sinbad
« Reply #39 on: May 01, 2012, 11:16:52 »
@casper: the headlight will be staying in its original position... as its only really a temporary setup while i work out putting on the 04 r1 front end... also if the shield moves up towards the lens then it will change the angle of the shield thus blocking the view of the idiot lights.....to be honest im more excited about thinking what to do with the r1 front end.... i dont think ill use this headlight setup as its a little to crude for my liking....ill probly use it on another project....as for sliding the forks up through the triples i have dropped about 5mm and because of the drag bars its as far as i can go....considering leaving the standard r1 clipons too....hmmm then i may need rearsets....

@curtis yeah cheers mate....it kinda reminds me of something vrodish/buell....i like it because its original and different...but i do have other ideas planned so i doubt itll stay...haha







Offline sinbad85

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Re: (kz750 twin brutstyle) "STRAP-ON SALLY" by sinbad
« Reply #40 on: May 01, 2012, 11:26:23 »
so i scored a new set of harley spokies about a month ago.....heres the front....
check the nicely domed front rim.... awesome price from sydney motorcycle wreckers...(absolutely love that place)



so now ill get some custom bearings from hoopers to match the r1 front axle....
and looking at a 13"/330mm harley semi floating disc.....
then ill need to space the radial caliper out 10mm i guess.....(as they use 320mm discs)
also have to get the hub machined down to match the width of the r1 front....
get some custom wheel spacers (inner and outer).....
then boom.....

haha it sounds easier then it is.... but i look forward to the challenge...

ive also sourced a stock triple setup so i can get the stem pressed into the r1 bottom.....(fun)

looks like ill be spending some time (and cash) with the local machinist.....



Offline sinbad85

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Re: z750 twin....bratish.... to usd or not??
« Reply #41 on: May 12, 2012, 08:29:45 »
ok so just got back from six weeks in thailand and laos....
absolutely awesome.....

all i could think about was different names for the bike....as i keep changing my mind im not going to commit until paint time...
so ive been dying to work on the bike and im back ready to get stuck right into it....
took her out onto the driveway for a quick shoot.....just to show you guys how shes looking...







Offline sinbad85

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Re: z750 twin....bratish.... to usd or not??
« Reply #42 on: May 12, 2012, 09:06:20 »
because i already have too many projects.....
and i want to finish this one.......to the extreme.....

i know you prefer the mags but what you think about these spokes and front end???


also i need a 48mm starter hole plug.....
might just make one......or get one machined out of aluminium..
top left corner


also heres some before shots of the sidecovers.....
(to be powdercoated matt black)


Offline tron97

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Re: z750 twin....bratish.... to usd or not??
« Reply #43 on: May 12, 2012, 14:00:08 »
I want to see this bike with the usd's and spokes for sure.

But dont you dare paint that tank. The patina is so good on it.

I think with the spokes and usd's, the bike will hit a new level!
BBBBRAP!

Offline GreatDane

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z750 twin....bratish.... to usd or not??
« Reply #44 on: May 12, 2012, 15:17:28 »
I totally agree with swivel here - your bike is amazing as it is! I really dig everything about it. When I first saw the headlight I really didn't like it, 5 seconds later I loved it. It's a great looking front end - were it me, I would use it for another project. Just my 2 cents - you should of course do what you wanna do! Great job again..