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Author Topic: kz750 twin....bratstyle/cafe bastard (strap on sally) phase 1 complete  (Read 60028 times)

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

  • Posts: 184
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

  • Posts: 35
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..

Offline sinbad85

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Re: z750 twin....bratish.... to usd or not??
« Reply #45 on: May 12, 2012, 21:10:28 »
yeah these photo's have made me want to keep the front suspension on this standard.....
maybe ill just rebuild them with progressiv's and lower it 1.5 inches at the front....(just to bring it level)

i also just love the chunky toughness on these mags......so i think they'll stay
so because i got those rims for a steal.....i might actually hang onto them....and use them on a hd....eventually...
swivel what you think about this r1 front end on my vtr1000f??
the tank wont be getting painted......
how to preserve the rust?
also swivel....ive seen "push in" starter hole plugs......vented and non vented.....
so whats the benefit then of having 2 crankcase breathers???
also if its vented then "push in" should be ok (so long as it seals with a rubber grommet) because the pressure wont blow it out... the pressure will just be vented..

Offline tron97

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Re: z750 twin....bratish.... to usd or not??
« Reply #46 on: May 13, 2012, 03:06:10 »
Actually the r1 and kz750 are pretty close in weight..with the extra weight sinbad has dropped, id say they are nearly spot on..
BBBBRAP!

Offline tron97

  • Posts: 184
Re: z750 twin....bratish.... to usd or not??
« Reply #47 on: May 13, 2012, 04:03:04 »
Ah, my bad swivel!

Carry on!
BBBBRAP!

Offline sinbad85

  • Posts: 330
Re: z750 twin....brat.... to powdercoat or paint engine covers??
« Reply #48 on: May 15, 2012, 20:37:58 »
so why is it a pain in the ass to powdercoat ally covers.....???
ive painted covers previously..... w engine paint, but too be honest i think the powdercoat would be alot more durable...

i was thinking- charcoal flat (slightly textured)
or going for a shadowchrome then a flat clear.....

i belive these spokies will be saved for another project....(at the moment)
however now im contemplating the usd front with these original wheels....

re-registering the vtr so i can ride something...... therefore im not rushing to get this back on the road....

also ill just note how much of a pain in the ass getting the phillips head engine bolts out was.....
what the hell where kawasaki thinking when they used these???
bought an allen key bolt set to replace then with....

Offline sinbad85

  • Posts: 330
Re: z750 twin....brat.... to powdercoat or paint engine covers??
« Reply #49 on: May 18, 2012, 20:59:40 »
ok so i bailed on the p/c......
painted one cover and it came up how i wanted....

thanks for the advice swivel..

all bolts are removed....yay.....new clutch and springs are in....yay....gasket surfaces cleaned and ready...yay...gasket kit on the way....yay....

to do list....
valve clearances....
valve re-seat....
finish painting engine covers....
get more pics up....