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Author Topic: Project: "HonkyKong" 1979 KZ750 B Twin (brat-tracker-thingy)  (Read 21743 times)

Offline hallin222

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Re: Project: "HonkyKong" 1979 KZ750 B Twin (brat-tracker-thingy)
« Reply #30 on: Jul 16, 2012, 23:35:30 »
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.
Yeah, this could easily be tweaked to accomodate higher-hanging pipes.  If you're doing any kind of wider-spaced, angled-up mufflers, a similar (but better-finished) P-clamp could be hung from the rear tiangle of the frame too.  Maybe some of the clamps used on Harleys for highway pegs, etc.

Something like these hinged ones, made by Kuryakyn: 
 

Or a 3-piece bolt-on style: 


I like your 2nd transformation of Project Grimey too.  Well done.

Offline hallin222

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Re: Project: "HonkyKong" 1979 KZ750 B Twin (brat-tracker-thingy)
« Reply #31 on: Sep 01, 2012, 15:33:36 »
Small update.  Got some lights mounted up.

This bracket still needs paint, but I wanted to test fit it first, in case I needed to re-bend it.



I'm not sure if I'll paint the rear one, of just leave it raw sheet aluminum.  I may box the sides of it to better hide the socket base and wire leads out the back.



« Last Edit: Sep 01, 2012, 19:14:53 by hallin222 »

Offline zlittell

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Re: Project: "HonkyKong" 1979 KZ750 B Twin (brat-tracker-thingy)
« Reply #32 on: Sep 02, 2012, 14:15:29 »
This build is looking fantastic!  I might be stealing a couple of your ideas for my build haha.  what did you paint that engine with and what did you paint the frame, wheels, small parts with.

Offline hallin222

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Re: Project: "HonkyKong" 1979 KZ750 B Twin (brat-tracker-thingy)
« Reply #33 on: Sep 03, 2012, 11:02:33 »
This build is looking fantastic!  I might be stealing a couple of your ideas for my build haha.  what did you paint that engine with and what did you paint the frame, wheels, small parts with.
Thanks.  The frame, wheels, and small parts were just shot with some generic primer, then some gloss black Rustoleum from Lowes, I think.  The engine was maybe the PJ1 VHT matte or satin black, whatever that high temp engine paint was at AutoZone.  I think I got the 2000F stuff, and hope it holds up.  I going off memory here, as I did it so long ago (it sat for the better part of a year, in peices, while I rehab'd from shoulder surgery in late 2011).  I may have described it on earlier pages if you want to scroll back.

Feel free to steal ideas.  Isn't that what sites like this are for?  I have an "inspiration" folder of photos on my PC full of images borrowed from here, and various bikes from around the world wide interwebbings.

I have been considering adding some color to this bike, since much of it is SO black so far.  I like some of the brown seats I've seen, but was considering adding some green to this old Kawi, while not actually using "Kawasaki green".  What does everyone this of a meaterial similar to this distressed green leather:

http://cdn.jaysonhome.com/media/catalog/product/cache/1/image/9df78eab33525d08d6e5fb8d27136e95/h/g/hg142060.jpg

...perhaps with a shape and diamond stitch pattern similar to this: 

http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=359999520743623&set=a.118016774941900.21775.117853428291568&type=1&theater

Offline AJWatUC

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Re: Project: "HonkyKong" 1979 KZ750 B Twin (brat-tracker-thingy)
« Reply #34 on: Sep 03, 2012, 11:06:31 »
bike looks awesome nice job
73 cb500

Offline hallin222

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Re: Project: "HonkyKong" 1979 KZ750 B Twin (brat-tracker-thingy)
« Reply #35 on: Sep 03, 2012, 11:30:41 »
More updates.  I got the $3 ebay horn (the stock one was huge, ugly, and would have been more difficult to reloate) mounted up and under the tank.  It won't be visible when the tank is on, as seen in the profile shot. The aluminum plate was made extra long, so I can cut a horizontal slot into it to accept the tongue I'll be attaching to the nose of my seatpan.

I also mounted the voltage regulator outside of my custom electrical box, as recommended by many DTT members, for better cooling.  It also frees up some very limited space within that box, which will house my mini battery, starter relay, fuse block, etc, as well as other necessary bits like my ignition switch, starter botton and horn button.






Offline hallin222

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Re: Project: "HonkyKong" 1979 KZ750 B Twin (brat-tracker-thingy)
« Reply #36 on: Sep 03, 2012, 18:56:06 »
Playing around with some tank options.  Stock vs. 3.3 gallon Sportster peanut tank ('96-'03 era?), which would obviously require a little fabrication work to make it fit / sit properly.  I like stock.



« Last Edit: Sep 24, 2012, 10:47:48 by hallin222 »

Offline YogiBear

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Re: Project: "HonkyKong" 1979 KZ750 B Twin (brat-tracker-thingy)
« Reply #37 on: Sep 03, 2012, 18:59:40 »
definitely stock  ;)

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Re: Project: "HonkyKong" 1979 KZ750 B Twin (brat-tracker-thingy)
« Reply #38 on: Sep 04, 2012, 13:56:38 »
Stock

Offline JustinLonghorn

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Re: Project: "HonkyKong" 1979 KZ750 B Twin (brat-tracker-thingy)
« Reply #39 on: Sep 04, 2012, 14:05:04 »
Yep. Stock.
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Offline hallin222

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Re: Project: "HonkyKong" 1979 KZ750 B Twin (brat-tracker-thingy)
« Reply #40 on: Sep 06, 2012, 16:00:38 »
So, no feedback on the idea of a seat with this kind of coloring?



with this kind of stitching: 


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Re: Project: "HonkyKong" 1979 KZ750 B Twin (brat-tracker-thingy)
« Reply #41 on: Sep 06, 2012, 16:20:21 »
Do it!
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Re: Project: "HonkyKong" 1979 KZ750 B Twin (brat-tracker-thingy)
« Reply #42 on: Sep 06, 2012, 19:01:04 »
sweet kawi.  subscribed
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Re: Project: "HonkyKong" 1979 KZ750 B Twin (brat-tracker-thingy)
« Reply #43 on: Sep 06, 2012, 20:10:17 »
If possible I'd go with the chair's coloring AND stitching...old fashioned style

Offline zlittell

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Re: Project: "HonkyKong" 1979 KZ750 B Twin (brat-tracker-thingy)
« Reply #44 on: Sep 07, 2012, 20:59:07 »
that color with the diamond stitching would be sick.  i love that like grime green going on there