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Author Topic: kz750 twin....bratstyle/cafe bastard (strap on sally) phase 1 complete  (Read 29334 times)

Offline sinbad85

  • Posts: 329
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

  • Posts: 184
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..
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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!
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Offline sinbad85

  • Posts: 329
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: 329
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....

Offline tron97

  • Posts: 184
Re: z750 twin....brat.... to powdercoat or paint engine covers??
« Reply #50 on: May 19, 2012, 03:21:38 »
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....
RIDE IT!

Fixed
BBBBRAP!

Offline sinbad85

  • Posts: 329
Re: z750 twin....brat.... to powdercoat or paint engine covers??
« Reply #51 on: May 20, 2012, 05:33:38 »
hell yeah tron....
im going to be riding the tits off it once its done.....

swivel....
yeah ive got a new cable to cut/solder then she'll be sweet as....

i was thinking about making some fork shrouds (black) for inbetween the clamps.....
then maybe some fork gaitors (black)....
and paint the fork lowers (black)




Offline sinbad85

  • Posts: 329
Re: z750 twin....brat.... a slow evolution
« Reply #52 on: May 20, 2012, 08:22:59 »
haha i guess you meant to say sydney* is like that??
its funny because some mates nicknamed me "sinny" so a little confusing.....

i think my bike may already attract homo's due to the leather tank suspenders.....(not that theres anything wrong with that)!!!

i'll check out that fork wrapping idea.....
what is crc?
at one stage i wanted to wrap the forks with exhaust wrap to match the pipes..... i did it and thought it looked real shit....so took it off straght away....

i was thinking about a similar design to the triumph speedmaster shrouds....
with the bottoms aswell?? thats if i cant get the boots.....

im also going to ditch the bars in favour of some clip ons.....
i am however going to put them above the triple....thus lowering the front a tiny bit more......

Offline Juggernaut

  • Posts: 360
Re: z750 twin....brat.... a slow evolution
« Reply #53 on: May 20, 2012, 10:46:48 »
Great build! I didn't know the kz750 came in a twin. My cousin has a kz750 LTD four with the bottom end slightly taken apart for a starter clutch replacement. Everything on your build so far is prefect. My vote for the wheels..keep the stockers if you can.
My name is Adam and I have addictions.
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Offline DP9

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Re: z750 twin....brat.... a slow evolution
« Reply #54 on: May 20, 2012, 16:08:01 »
im also going to ditch the bars in favour of some clip ons.....
i am however going to put them above the triple....thus lowering the front a tiny bit more......

thats how they are on my 750.  looks bad ass, I think.
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Offline tron97

  • Posts: 184
Re: z750 twin....brat.... a slow evolution
« Reply #55 on: May 20, 2012, 17:31:07 »
Clip ons will feel like shit..

I agree, you will probably put them on, after a week be like WTF!
BBBBRAP!

Offline casper3043

  • Posts: 50
Re: z750 twin....brat.... a slow evolution
« Reply #56 on: May 21, 2012, 16:33:39 »
i have clip-on's on my kz650 and i like them. definitely gives the bike a lower ride style and fits the direction i'm going in. i plan on wrapping the up fork area with black hockey tape, that's another option. also, my pipes are being wrapped in black.

Offline sinbad85

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Re: z750 twin....brat.... a slow evolution
« Reply #57 on: May 22, 2012, 19:40:00 »
i guess we'll see what happens re: my clip on situation......

1 of the things i hated the most about this bike was those big horrible pillion rearsets....they looked shit and i had always thought about getting some made out of billet then painting them.....
i was looking at it the other day and said "f#ck it lets cut it"

heres some shots......


cut along one of the supports


abit of black and it looks factory



mock up of new exhaust tips



Offline damarble

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Re: z750 twin....brat.... a slow evolution
« Reply #58 on: May 22, 2012, 20:33:24 »
I love the bike, gives me some ideas. I also am putting USDs and spokes on a 750 twin, that pic tells me it IS a fantastic idea. I like what you did to the big exhaust hanger/rearset lumps, they truly are ugly stock.
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Offline sinbad85

  • Posts: 329
Re: z750 twin....brat.... a slow evolution
« Reply #59 on: May 23, 2012, 04:59:49 »
thanks damarble.....
start a thread and get some pics up to build my inspiration (more) haha...

my clip ons arrived today......
im thinking about inverting them so they dont drop down so much......(10 degree atm)
we'll see what happens.....

it'll be a solid day in grandmas garage tommorro....