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Author Topic: "Tangerine Dream" / Glemseck - KZ750  (Read 126233 times)

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Re: "Tangerine Dream" / Glemseck - KZ750
« Reply #750 on: Aug 29, 2018, 12:49:16 »
Hi Brodie,

I'll get the link for you. They are all sorts of SILLY prices, but I got mine for under 40. I'll check exactly. Probably find them on Chinabay !!

Better pic of the 50 year old Manx wing nut I adapted. And also for the lower assembly - for those not familiar with 30's / 50's technology !!! PS - I have ONE more wing nut on my office shelf !!!!

Before anyone mentions the bottom stem seal [ !! ] there's a complete new bearing assembly going in !

Also front wheel spindle mods completed - wheel spot on central ! And yes, will be cotter pinned / wired.
« Last Edit: Aug 29, 2018, 12:55:15 by beachcomber »
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Re: "Tangerine Dream" / Glemseck - KZ750
« Reply #751 on: Sep 02, 2018, 17:09:50 »
Hey Brodie,

here's the link for the BSA repro damper ass'y.

281269296207

I paid 30.35 + postage.

I'm certain this is a Chinabay item - might be worth trying out Alibaba. Quality is reasonable - and it works !
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"yep, nostalgia ain't what it used to be"

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Re: "Tangerine Dream" / Glemseck - KZ750
« Reply #752 on: Sep 02, 2018, 19:09:46 »
Thanks TJ. I will have a look once I get home.
I'm not sure, but don't ask Brodie.

Way to many build and half done projects to list here.
Sr250, Gs750, Z50A, XV1100, A10, Z160A.

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Re: "Tangerine Dream" / Glemseck - KZ750
« Reply #753 on: Sep 11, 2018, 16:39:28 »
+20% uprated clutch springs available soon.

Made from Swedish steel to the same specs as our [ RAM ] BMW stuff.

Just waiting for all the costs to come in. Minimum order is 100 springs [20 bike's worth ] need to find if they cross ref: with anything else.

Prices available soon.

Also jigs now made for long and short Weber 40DCOE manifolds and twin plug heads. 8)
« Last Edit: Sep 12, 2018, 07:15:39 by beachcomber »
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"yep, nostalgia ain't what it used to be"

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Re: "Tangerine Dream" / Glemseck - KZ750
« Reply #754 on: Sep 11, 2018, 18:26:48 »
need to find if the cross ref: with anything else.
Much interest.

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Re: "Tangerine Dream" / Glemseck - KZ750
« Reply #755 on: Sep 12, 2018, 07:14:30 »
Much interest.

Irk,

I got involved with developing uprated progressive fork springs for my BMW Kay projects about 12 years ago. They've been selling via RAM successfully and used in many race winning bikes since. In fact we just shipped out 40 to a distributor. I've also developed clutch springs for a number of applications - but of course the KZ750 twin is pure self indulgence ! Of course in choosing a "path less trodden" with the KZ, there is not much commercial potential, and so the manufacturing numbers will be low.

As for the Weber conversion - I used them successfully in the 60's on various Triumph race [ and a couple of road ] bikes. You have the simplicity of a single unit to tune with the benefit of 1 choke per cylinder. Fortunately for us [ bikers ] , we have a start point inasmuch as various hi-perfprmance cars of the 60's used these instruments. Example - 1500 Ford 2 x 40DCOE = 750cc per carb ! Granted it's only a start point, but in the ball park. and Webers are a piece of piss to tune.

I enjoy the engineering / development challenge as much as anything.
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Re: "Tangerine Dream" / Glemseck - KZ750
« Reply #756 on: Sep 12, 2018, 07:18:28 »
Incidentally - this was my "POC" set up !!!!!!!!! :o
"if at first you don't succeed, you've already been a failure once"

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"yep, nostalgia ain't what it used to be"

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Re: "Tangerine Dream" / Glemseck - KZ750
« Reply #757 on: Sep 23, 2018, 16:28:57 »
Prices now in for the springs

24 / set [ x 5 ] retail
17 / set           Club and casual trade

10 sets now pre-ordered in Germany and 5 sets in the UK.

Also - More good news - there might be a "plan B" for the Hi-Po studs / nuts.

The company that makes the high performance studs for the RAM C Type Jaguar replicas says he can make our studs to the same specs as the APE items.

I have sent him the details to get a price based on 80 [ 10 x sets ]. This is the minimum quantity to get a good price.

The VERY good news is that they are manufactured here in the UK ...... no silly carriage costs, no VAT and no customs duty for UK /EU customers ! That will save approximately 40% on the costs. AND they will be available to call off with a 2 week lead time.
"if at first you don't succeed, you've already been a failure once"

" we're not going back to the sixties - we never left "

"yep, nostalgia ain't what it used to be"

"I used to be indecisive - now I'm not so sure"

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Re: "Tangerine Dream" / Glemseck - KZ750
« Reply #758 on: Oct 25, 2018, 18:02:43 »
progress - after a 2 week chill break in Alsace.

The clutch springs are away for gold passivating - having difficulty finding a cross ref: for other makes, but I'll get there.

On the Hi-Po stud side ... if any of you guys out there want to deal direct with APE, I'll give you my contact there. He WILL make up the correct length studs.

In the meantime I have had studs commissioned in the UK by the guy that used to make my Ford and Chevy performance stuff.

A set [ Gold  passivated ] for the KZ750 twin will be 78.00 that's 8 studs and nuts.

And finally, progress on the bike !!!! A pal came round tonight and tacked the exhaust up so that it could be taken off to be sent out for welding / polishing. Looks the biz.
"if at first you don't succeed, you've already been a failure once"

" we're not going back to the sixties - we never left "

"yep, nostalgia ain't what it used to be"

"I used to be indecisive - now I'm not so sure"

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Re: "Tangerine Dream" / Glemseck - KZ750
« Reply #759 on: Dec 01, 2018, 08:31:00 »
Not much progress - I've been prepping my eldest daughter's house ready for when she has major ankle reconstruction next week. Been getting the house "mobility" friendly as she lives on her own. The reconstruction is due to a botched broken ankle surgery 20 years ago. >:(

Oh well. The 20% uprated clutch springs are now available for the KZ 750 twin and I'm trying to cross ref: them for other bikes. The studs will be ready over Christmas ready for passivating.

Been stalled on the exhaust welding - several let downs................ ::)
"if at first you don't succeed, you've already been a failure once"

" we're not going back to the sixties - we never left "

"yep, nostalgia ain't what it used to be"

"I used to be indecisive - now I'm not so sure"