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Re: saving a 1980 KZ750 twin
« Reply #40 on: Aug 06, 2015, 09:22:26 »
Thanks for the kind words guys.

 I got the motor pulled last night, finished welding the braces in the frame, removed and added some tabs, and will be dropping the frame off for powder this afternoon

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Re: saving a 1980 KZ750 twin
« Reply #41 on: Aug 06, 2015, 22:39:28 »
BLING! 8) 8)

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Re: saving a 1980 KZ750 twin
« Reply #42 on: Aug 19, 2015, 07:09:07 »
Cases are polished, I painted the jugs and head and cleaned up the fins. Couple things left to polish before its done. Any suggestions on replacements for wire clamps that go under the case bolts?


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Re: saving a 1980 KZ750 twin
« Reply #43 on: Aug 19, 2015, 07:38:35 »
Maybe a P clamp? Come in a heap of different sizes and materials.



Also, engine looks rad dude.
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: saving a 1980 KZ750 twin
« Reply #44 on: Aug 20, 2015, 19:41:51 »
got a little photo happy, but im so pleased with how it turned out, and even more pleased I dont have to polish anymore. My custom bolts/spacers came in for the close tolerance motor mounts as well.

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Re: saving a 1980 KZ750 twin
« Reply #45 on: Aug 20, 2015, 23:30:29 »
That engine looks amazing.   Love your build. 

Hey, seen this one?

http://thebikeshed.cc/2015/08/04/the-pacific-motorcycle-co-n-zed/
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YZF750/1000R The Fly
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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Re: saving a 1980 KZ750 twin
« Reply #46 on: Aug 21, 2015, 03:45:55 »
Thanks dude. thats the bike that made me consider the backbone to subframe brace. its very nicely done. particularly like the primaries of the exhaust, I think the one I make will be something like that but with longer mufflers.

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Re: saving a 1980 KZ750 twin
« Reply #47 on: Sep 05, 2015, 23:23:38 »
BLING! 8) 8)

How did you sand and buff the swingarm?

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Re: saving a 1980 KZ750 twin
« Reply #48 on: Sep 06, 2015, 17:14:07 »
I hit it with some 320 and a medium soft block, then used my buddies stand alone buffer.



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Re: saving a 1980 KZ750 twin
« Reply #49 on: Sep 06, 2015, 20:47:14 »
Great skills, and beautiful work.

I'm no engineer but I've read than heating and welding aluminum takes the temper out of it.
I think 6061 in the annealed state has a rather low yield strength.

What do you think?
I don't think it's a whore shot until you start posting pics of it on other people's build threads.
So it's all good.   8)
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