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Author Topic: drop seat kz  (Read 10168 times)

Offline canyoncarver

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Re: drop seat kz
« Reply #50 on: Mar 24, 2014, 12:36:46 »
Nice, I've been eyeballing Voodoo's stuff for awhile.  I would love their hardtail kit for mine one day.  Looks like you lose the top engine/frame mount and it's only lower rail mounted after.



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Offline Schmeck750

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Re: drop seat kz
« Reply #51 on: Mar 24, 2014, 13:14:02 »
Yeah I was looking at that top mount thinking the same thing . If the top mount is needed I am sure one can be welded in for support. What is really going to be nice is no more two bars! One single tube down the middle . Simple and clean.

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Re: drop seat kz
« Reply #52 on: Mar 25, 2014, 14:22:34 »
Yeah I was looking at that top mount thinking the same thing . If the top mount is needed I am sure one can be welded in for support. What is really going to be nice is no more two bars! One single tube down the middle . Simple and clean.


Yeah, it really opens up the tank options. 
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Offline Schmeck750

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Re: drop seat kz
« Reply #53 on: Mar 25, 2014, 15:40:04 »
Which leads me to a major question. Use the stock tank and move it a bit or go for a peanut tank. I might keep stock since 1) I rarely see a kz hard tail with a stock tank and 2) it wouldn't cost me anything lol

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Re: drop seat kz
« Reply #54 on: Mar 25, 2014, 16:09:02 »
Stock or maybe something else altogether.  Peanut tanks are really common.  How much fuel you looking to hold?
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Offline Schmeck750

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Re: drop seat kz
« Reply #55 on: Mar 25, 2014, 16:11:45 »
I don't fancy sitting on the side of the highway watching cars pass me. If that helps haha. I think I might use the stock tank and just raise it and pull it back a bit to clear the springer forks

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Re: drop seat kz
« Reply #56 on: Mar 25, 2014, 16:13:14 »
I wasn't going to bring it up but alot of folks shit talk the DNA springers.  Give your's a good inspection at all the weld points. 
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Offline Schmeck750

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Re: drop seat kz
« Reply #57 on: Mar 25, 2014, 16:21:18 »
Haha way ahead of you . Already inspected it . No problems at all. As much as people talk shit , it really won't matter me. After reading enough reviews I came to the conclusion that it was probably a bad batch or misuse. I haven't had any problems with mine. I have noticed that the springs aren't as stiff as you would expect. This leads me to believe that there is a specific weight limit that is probably exceeded with a bigger bike. If you bottom the springs hard enough you would probably put too much force on the welds. The sprinters were probably not designed for the extreme force. My opinion ,

Offline Schmeck750

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Re: drop seat kz
« Reply #58 on: Mar 25, 2014, 16:23:12 »
On another note when u think about it . With soft springs and hitting a pothole probably don't go together .  ;D

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Re: drop seat kz
« Reply #59 on: Mar 25, 2014, 16:28:56 »
I ride a springer too, although a bit longer..  that type suspension does take a little getting used to.  Not to hijack. 
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KZ 750 Twin
ZRX 1100
KZ400 The Rabbit
65 Norton, My damn Shovelhead chop, and an 86' FXR
more YZF750R's, the KZ's, a Zephyr750...and the unfinished 75' CB550 cafe.
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