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Author Topic: "Tangerine Dream" / Glemseck - KZ750  (Read 121537 times)

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Re: "Tangerine Dream" / Glemseck - KZ750
« Reply #730 on: Aug 10, 2018, 10:51:42 »
Steering damper - ye olde worlde. Needed something to fit in with the 60's theme. What better than a 1957 BSA steering damper [ OK, repro ]. Then ADD in that Manx wing nut I've had on my office display shelf for the past 30 odd years ..... job done. 8)
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Re: "Tangerine Dream" / Glemseck - KZ750
« Reply #731 on: Aug 13, 2018, 19:10:43 »
Steering dampener will work  ;) Simple fab.

Fuel cell sorted, small mod required due to some idiot forgetting to fit the sump before taking measurements. ::) Belly pan also modded to suit and fettled to fit the bottom frame tubes nicely.

Rear wheel centralised and chain runs aligned. Even had a spacer that fitted in the stash !

+ 20% stronger clutch spring prototype being collected next week
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Re: "Tangerine Dream" / Glemseck - KZ750
« Reply #732 on: Aug 15, 2018, 11:16:38 »
Exh. cam modified [ for intake ], front wheel spindle spacer sleeves done, NOS weld bungs machined and holes drilled. Also scored some oddball lazer cut brackets.

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Re: "Tangerine Dream" / Glemseck - KZ750
« Reply #733 on: Aug 19, 2018, 18:33:43 »
I've been troubled over the choice of colourways - given I went with the Red frame !

Think the answer's been under my nose all the time ! ::)

OK - this time round with Black or Silver engine and either Gold or Black pinstripes / graffix.

The BSA steering dampener has been modded along with the KZ top nut. Just need a frame anchor bracket and we're forward to the past.

Headers nearly dressed ready for tacking - maybe another hour's work with a file.
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Re: "Tangerine Dream" / Glemseck - KZ750
« Reply #734 on: Aug 21, 2018, 00:30:39 »
lordy, that thing is all kinds of hideous
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Re: "Tangerine Dream" / Glemseck - KZ750
« Reply #735 on: Aug 21, 2018, 05:27:57 »
Not enough red.

btw... do you still need that axle measurement?

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Re: "Tangerine Dream" / Glemseck - KZ750
« Reply #736 on: Aug 21, 2018, 10:25:11 »
lordy, that thing is all kinds of hideous

Thanx for your considered input - was improved somewhat with the addition of stainless exhaust and Contis and polished dellortos. Talking of hideous, I'm looking at the bacon slicer front wheel in your Avatar.

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Re: "Tangerine Dream" / Glemseck - KZ750
« Reply #737 on: Aug 21, 2018, 10:34:43 »
Not enough red.

btw... do you still need that axle measurement?

Yes please if you get chance. I went for 24mm in the end as I had to get it done before he went on holiday, but a confirmation would be good.

Yes, a bit overboard with the Redness, toned down a bit on the finished bike with stainless exhaust / Contis and polished Dellortos. Then there were the discs and a few sprinklings of chrome. The seat was revamped to fit the top rail properly and was in Black suede. Some guy in Denmark offered me an obscene amount of money for it just before it was finished, sight unseen [ except pix ] - SOLD

The KZ will have black or silver engine, stainless headers and the seat will be Black perforated leather [ or suede ]. Undecided yet if the contrasting pinstripes/graffix will be Gold
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Re: "Tangerine Dream" / Glemseck - KZ750
« Reply #738 on: Aug 21, 2018, 18:59:49 »
Thanx for your considered input - was improved somewhat with the addition of stainless exhaust and Contis and polished dellortos. Talking of hideous, I'm looking at the bacon slicer front wheel in your Avatar.

that wheel is the stock vmax almost solid disc alloy wheel with R1 discs which do have a satisfyingly slicer look about them , and i can testify to the sliciness of them, all them edges are feckin sharp. i decided those 4 pot calipers weren't enough so it now has 6 pot busa ones, almost adequate for the obscene weight of me and the bike together ( somewhere near 400 kilos )
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Re: "Tangerine Dream" / Glemseck - KZ750
« Reply #739 on: Aug 21, 2018, 19:02:23 »
Was just thinking that the MG would look better to me with a black seat.
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