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Author Topic: '81 kz440: brat cafe build  (Read 45880 times)

Offline M.B Co

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Re: '81 kz440: brat cafe build
« Reply #130 on: Jun 03, 2013, 09:56:29 »
Looking and sounding good. Great feeling isn't it.

Hopefully I get to feel it soon.

Offline compoundcycles

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    • CB360 - Monoshock Brat
Re: '81 kz440: brat cafe build
« Reply #131 on: Jun 10, 2013, 04:08:10 »
Nice work, your exhaust sounds so much quieter than mine. Very cool to see you on the road. I'm almost done as well.

Offline 7aliveatlast7

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  • the bearded hessian
Re: '81 kz440: brat cafe build
« Reply #132 on: Jun 10, 2013, 11:19:42 »
great feeling indeed!  just waiting on my registration sticker to come in and i can start riding it everywhere.  and compound, i noticed that when i saw the vid of your bike running!  i was actually very surprised at how muffled the sound was when i first got it started.  any updates on yours, or just working out little kinks?

Offline compoundcycles

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    • CB360 - Monoshock Brat
Re: '81 kz440: brat cafe build
« Reply #133 on: Jun 11, 2013, 01:35:44 »
Yep, just tweaking the carbs and buttoning up the wiring. I got the title in the mail just yesterday! I shot some photos as soon as they're ready I'll update with a final post. Can't believe it's almost over...time for the next one.

Do you have any closeup pics of the leg guard all mounted up?

Offline 7aliveatlast7

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  • the bearded hessian
Re: '81 kz440: brat cafe build
« Reply #134 on: Oct 06, 2013, 18:31:48 »
So I haven't posted in this thread for a long time, been too busy enjoying riding this old gal all summer :) had it at a few bike nights and got a ton of attention with it, but it made me realize I really needed to paint it. So I finally did! Still wanted the raw look without it rusting, and I love old school looking lettering, so this I what I went with...









It's actually a light cream color at the top of the letters, not a dull yellow like it looks in the pics. I finished it all off (along with the front fender) with 2k clear coat. First time using it, and am is it awesome. Made a believer outta me. Easy to use, dries fast and to a super smooth finish. Will definitely be using it again in the future.

Offline Shermanator86

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  • Big guy on a little bike
Re: '81 kz440: brat cafe build
« Reply #135 on: Oct 09, 2013, 15:31:44 »
Awesome man, like the paint.
1978 kz 400 single carb, now 440 top end hybrid
http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=28708.0

2008 Suzuki SV650

Offline M.B Co

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Re: '81 kz440: brat cafe build
« Reply #136 on: Oct 09, 2013, 16:24:37 »
Do you have a vid of how the exhaust sounds?

Offline 7aliveatlast7

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  • the bearded hessian
Re: '81 kz440: brat cafe build
« Reply #137 on: Oct 09, 2013, 18:25:22 »
Thanks shermanator! And m.b.co, I do, it's posted one page back. You were actually the first one to comment on it and how you liked the sound haha.

Offline M.B Co

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Re: '81 kz440: brat cafe build
« Reply #138 on: Oct 09, 2013, 18:40:28 »
Thanks shermanator! And m.b.co, I do, it's posted one page back. You were actually the first one to comment on it and how you liked the sound haha.

Thats right, I thought I did...ha. It's been a long day at work.

Offline 7aliveatlast7

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  • the bearded hessian
Re: '81 kz440: brat cafe build
« Reply #139 on: Oct 11, 2013, 11:50:20 »
haha, no worries!  we've all had those :)