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Author Topic: Zephyr 550 build  (Read 11994 times)

Offline sidejam

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Re: Zephyr 550 build
« Reply #10 on: Feb 27, 2013, 00:26:33 »
Here's a pic of my 550 Zephyr. I think it falls somewhere between a cafe/fighter/bobber...


Offline Walda

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Re: Zephyr 550 build
« Reply #11 on: Feb 27, 2013, 15:36:40 »
Nice machine, I looked at him :). How do you ride with the handlebars? Where did you get them? If I may ask :)
Kawasaki Zephyr 550 1991

Offline Walda

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Re: Zephyr 550 build
« Reply #12 on: Feb 27, 2013, 15:45:46 »
Little Update
Kawasaki Zephyr 550 1991

Offline sidejam

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Re: Zephyr 550 build
« Reply #13 on: Mar 02, 2013, 20:04:20 »
Nice machine, I looked at him :). How do you ride with the handlebars? Where did you get them? If I may ask :)

Here's another shot of the clip-ons:



For me, riding it is easy. It's a small bike and I'm 6 feet tall so it doesn't feel like that far of a reach. The bars are 41mm Woodcraft clip-ons with a custom spacer made to bring them down to the 39mm forks. Instead of using the aluminum bars that came with them, I cut up a pair of flat drag bars that had a 15 degree pullback. This makes the bars angle down even slightly lower and also helps them clear the tank. It took a lot of adjustments, but the bars are mounted symmetrically and will turn lock to lock without hitting the tank.

You have a great build yourself! I really like the way your tail section is coming along! While I didn't use the seat pan or foam, I used the exact same Ducati seat skin you've used to recover my seat after I cut it down.  Keep up the good work!

Offline Walda

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Re: Zephyr 550 build
« Reply #14 on: Mar 03, 2013, 04:02:01 »
Thanks so much for all the information! :) With the modifications I have to hurry, the season is approaching very quickly :)
Kawasaki Zephyr 550 1991

Offline Walda

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Re: Zephyr 550 build
« Reply #15 on: Mar 03, 2013, 16:01:20 »
short muffler
Kawasaki Zephyr 550 1991

Offline Walda

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Re: Zephyr 550 build
« Reply #16 on: Mar 14, 2013, 08:22:12 »
new side covers
Kawasaki Zephyr 550 1991

Offline Walda

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Re: Zephyr 550 build
« Reply #17 on: Mar 26, 2013, 14:21:32 »
little creativity :)
Kawasaki Zephyr 550 1991

Offline Walda

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Re: Zephyr 550 build
« Reply #18 on: Apr 16, 2013, 11:17:43 »
left-tune a few details, but otherwise done :)
Kawasaki Zephyr 550 1991

Offline thebronze

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Re: Zephyr 550 build
« Reply #19 on: Apr 18, 2013, 11:13:46 »
I like 8)