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Author Topic: Project: "HonkyKong" 1979 KZ750 B Twin (brat-tracker-thingy)  (Read 44943 times)

Offline hallin222

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Re: Project: "HonkyKong" 1979 KZ750 B Twin (brat-tracker-thingy)
« Reply #20 on: Jun 17, 2012, 15:36:22 »
awesome seatpan dude!!!!

Thanks.  I was going to post some photos of my first attempt at the inner fender, but I can't find my camera today.

Does anyone know where I might find a set of exhaust collars for the 'G' headers I have?   I'm missing ONE of the four 180 degree arcs.  I need just the plain flat kind, not the stepped ones that the 'B' header flanges used.  I see sets on Ebay, but they're stupid expensive and I just need ONE, not a full set of four.

Like this: 
« Last Edit: Jun 17, 2012, 15:43:14 by hallin222 »

Offline hallin222

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Re: Project: "HonkyKong" 1979 KZ750 B Twin (brat-tracker-thingy)
« Reply #21 on: Jun 20, 2012, 00:24:10 »
Excuse the horrible cell phone pic, but here's my plan for creating a rear tire 'tub'.  This is just a rough draft, it'll probably end up being about 1" wider than the max tire width, which should be overkill, since the widest part of the sidewall won't ever sit up that high, even under full compression.  Now I'll have plenty of vertical clearance as well, without worry of tire rub on that rear edge of the seatpan. 


Offline zero

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Re: Project: "HonkyKong" 1979 KZ750 B Twin (brat-tracker-thingy)
« Reply #22 on: Jun 21, 2012, 17:29:54 »
great build so far!

Offline fresh_c

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Re: Project: "HonkyKong" 1979 KZ750 B Twin (brat-tracker-thingy)
« Reply #23 on: Jul 04, 2012, 16:48:35 »
Need updates!

Offline hallin222

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Re: Project: "HonkyKong" 1979 KZ750 B Twin (brat-tracker-thingy)
« Reply #24 on: Jul 07, 2012, 10:20:28 »
As requested, here are a few pics of the modified seat pan.  Big thanks to frash_c once again, for help with both the concept and implementation.  I think it came out well for a couple of amatures.  It looked prettier before we slathered it in silicone, but that side will all be covered with foam and vinyl at some point anyway.

I still needs to create a tab & slot mount for the front end, and no shown in these photos is the pressed in pemnut that will secure the rear, after I drill the frame tab to allow a mounting bolt to pass through it.  That fastener will likely be a wingbolt, knurlded head, or some other 'tool-less' one to allow removal of the seat, for access to the electrical tray should I ever need quick access on the side of the road somewhere.









I'll be doing a little hand sanding / dremel-ing of the edges, to soften them, in case or tire contact, but the tub is about 3/4" wider than the widest point of the tire's sidewall, so I'm confident I won't have any serious issues.  This design won't allow me to have the seat foam as thin as I was hoping, as I'll still need some cushioning material placed on top of the tub, but I'll see how it all looks when I start layering it on.

Offline fresh_c

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Re: Project: "HonkyKong" 1979 KZ750 B Twin (brat-tracker-thingy)
« Reply #25 on: Jul 07, 2012, 15:22:17 »
That seat pan turned out pretty great.  Between the Firestones and the rivet heads, your bike is starting to a have nice post WWII hot rod style to it.  How about some fancy text on the tins to tie everything together?

Offline hallin222

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Re: Project: "HonkyKong" 1979 KZ750 B Twin (brat-tracker-thingy)
« Reply #26 on: Jul 07, 2012, 15:45:35 »
How about some fancy text on the tins to tie everything together?
This graphic artist has volunteered to add some images to my tank, when it's ready for him.  I plan to strip it raw, then sand and clearcoat it, giving him a clean slate to work with.

Examples of his work can be seen here.  He's done work for local and international companies, including some of the T-shirts for Deus Ex Machina.

http://www.neighborhood-studio.com/

Some of his prints can be purchased here.  I recently bought the "Animals A-Z" print for some friends to hang in their new baby's room. 

http://store.neighborhood-studio.com/

Offline hallin222

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Re: Project: "HonkyKong" 1979 KZ750 B Twin (brat-tracker-thingy)
« Reply #27 on: Jul 16, 2012, 00:44:12 »
I made up this little exhaust bracket over the weekend to support the rear of the system.  Nothing fancy, but it does the trick.  Sorry for the bad cell phone pics.  I couldn't find my camera.

This was just cut up with an angle grinder and a drill.  A bandsaw and belt sander would have provided a cleaner finished product, but I'm ok with it as-is, since it's mounted up under the frame. 

Those are just simple rubberized P-clamps hanging off the lower rear frame tube.






Offline hitman46mod

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Re: Project: "HonkyKong" 1979 KZ750 B Twin (brat-tracker-thingy)
« Reply #28 on: Jul 16, 2012, 18:30:43 »
Nice looking bike so far! 8)

Offline diggerdanh

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Re: Project: "HonkyKong" 1979 KZ750 B Twin (brat-tracker-thingy)
« Reply #29 on: Jul 16, 2012, 23:02:37 »
Good idea on the exhaust bracket. I wondered how I would support the mufflers if I decided to cut off the rear portion of the frame with the passenger pegs. I think my mufflers sit a little higher but still something to file away for the future.