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Author Topic: KZ200 Brat Tracker Build -- "Poor Man's Pine"  (Read 11893 times)

Offline aaronbev79

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Re: KZ200 Brat Tracker Build -- "Poor Man's Pine"
« Reply #50 on: May 18, 2013, 00:00:32 »
Well, I think I've made my paint choice for the gas tank. I was originally going to go all black, but then after I got the seat I knew that I wanted to do something that helped to better tie the saddle colored seat with the blacked out bike. My first idea was to go with OD green--like a military bike color. But then I found a color called "oil rubbed bronze metallic" that is really a nice tie in for the bike.

*I will replace this pic with a daytime pic in the morning:

« Last Edit: May 18, 2013, 00:16:02 by aaronbev79 »
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Offline aaronbev79

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Re: KZ200 Brat Tracker Build -- "Poor Man's Pine"
« Reply #51 on: May 18, 2013, 13:16:43 »
Updated color test photo:


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Offline aaronbev79

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Re: KZ200 Brat Tracker Build -- "Poor Man's Pine"
« Reply #52 on: May 18, 2013, 15:54:09 »
Time to get this engine running again!

To do list:

- Clean and reassemble carburetor (finished)
- All new gaskets
- Clean and paint jug (finished), side covers (finished), and head
- Install engine back in frame and reinstall wiring harness

I painted the jug, cleaned all the carbon off the old piston, and started to get most of the carbon off of the head and valves. If all goes well, I should have the engine reassembled and painted by the end of the weekend.


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Offline aaronbev79

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Re: KZ200 Brat Tracker Build -- "Poor Man's Pine"
« Reply #53 on: May 20, 2013, 01:50:01 »
Well, so much for getting the engine back together this weekend. I still need to take the old piston off my donor bottom end, and finish cleaning the head pictured below. Once that's finished, it will be time to put the covers on the case, new gaskets throughout the engine, and tightening according to torque specifications. Hopefully I can get the motor put back together and reinstalled in the frame some time this week...we'll see.

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Re: KZ200 Brat Tracker Build -- "Poor Man's Pine"
« Reply #54 on: May 20, 2013, 12:33:46 »
That stance is wicked, and the O.R.B color really works. Im going to have to catch up. Awesome build.

Offline aaronbev79

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Re: KZ200 Brat Tracker Build -- "Poor Man's Pine"
« Reply #55 on: May 20, 2013, 15:30:10 »
That stance is wicked, and the O.R.B color really works. Im going to have to catch up. Awesome build.

Thanks! I was surprised at how much of a difference longer shocks and a lowered front made in the bike. I cant wait to see this thing with the engine and exhaust installed.
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Offline gee_tee_p

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    • my KZ650
Re: KZ200 Brat Tracker Build -- "Poor Man's Pine"
« Reply #56 on: May 21, 2013, 21:30:54 »
looks killer, psyched to see the finished product! i'm working on a kz650 brat/tracker myself. how did you adhere the pad to the foam? once she's running and road legal the seat is next on the list.
i don't know what i'm doing.

Offline aaronbev79

  • Posts: 52
Re: KZ200 Brat Tracker Build -- "Poor Man's Pine"
« Reply #57 on: May 22, 2013, 01:16:08 »
looks killer, psyched to see the finished product! i'm working on a kz650 brat/tracker myself. how did you adhere the pad to the foam? once she's running and road legal the seat is next on the list.

Thanks! It's nice to get feedback. Sometimes I just think I'm talking to myself in here.

I didn't adhere the pad to the foam. No need to. The cover holds the pad onto the foam just fine, and the cover is so tight that nothing is going to shift around.
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Offline aaronbev79

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Re: KZ200 Brat Tracker Build -- "Poor Man's Pine"
« Reply #58 on: May 22, 2013, 01:20:58 »
Finally getting some progress on the engine. Rings, gaskets, jug, and head all installed. Cam installed and timing is set. Hopefully I will have time to get it back in the bike tomorrow.




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Offline aaronbev79

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Re: KZ200 Brat Tracker Build -- "Poor Man's Pine"
« Reply #59 on: May 22, 2013, 22:27:02 »
Reassembly has started. I ended up using a different bottom end, so I have to paint covers again. But a good running engine is worth it. I also replaced the other handlebars with a set of Renthal bars off a KTM that I got on ebay for $13--shipping included. :)

What do you think of the progress so far?

Before:


Currently:



Inspiration:


I'm getting pretty close to that Triumph Scrambler/Jack Pine look! I have to say that I'm fairly satisfied so far. But I have a lot of polishing, painting, and fabricating still to do... Back to work!
« Last Edit: May 22, 2013, 22:59:17 by aaronbev79 »
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