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Author Topic: saving a 1980 KZ750 twin  (Read 84078 times)

Offline cb360j

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Re: saving a 1980 KZ750 twin
« Reply #560 on: Apr 03, 2019, 19:05:26 »
I have been wondering for a while, what is the process for making those recessed bungs on your crash bars.  I think they look super cool, and so does the entire custom motorcycle community i suppose.

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Re: saving a 1980 KZ750 twin
« Reply #561 on: Apr 03, 2019, 19:35:47 »
Hey Doc.  Congrats on the new job!!   


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Re: saving a 1980 KZ750 twin
« Reply #562 on: Apr 03, 2019, 22:35:43 »
I have been wondering for a while, what is the process for making those recessed bungs on your crash bars.  I think they look super cool, and so does the entire custom motorcycle community i suppose.
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I cut 1/8th wall 1" tube into 1" pieces and welded 1/8th thick washers to them. You could also turn them entirely on the lathe but I wanted to make them out of Chromoly and I had tube and sheet on hand but no rod, so it made sense.

or you can buy prefabbed bungs at bungking.com
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Re: saving a 1980 KZ750 twin
« Reply #563 on: Apr 03, 2019, 22:38:22 »
Hey Doc.  Congrats on the new job!!
Thanks man, its not all doom and gloom on loosing shop access. LA is cheaper than San Francisco and the new job pays more than the last so I might be able to afford a small shop and some tools, but that will take some time. In the interim I have been looking at makerspaces for my projects.

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Re: saving a 1980 KZ750 twin
« Reply #564 on: Apr 07, 2019, 14:21:53 »
Thanks man, its not all doom and gloom on loosing shop access. LA is cheaper than San Francisco and the new job pays more than the last so I might be able to afford a small shop and some tools, but that will take some time. In the interim I have been looking at makerspaces for my projects.
Congrats on the new job! I actually just did the opposite move (Long Beach to Oakland) and was able to get a nice garage up here, although everything is definitely more expensive. I remember looking for makerspaces in LA and I saw a couple that looked solid, although as with anything in LA depending on where you live it could be a trek to get there. I'm sure you'll be able to make it happen though! It's been impressive following this and the KZ1000 build over the years, you've got way more motivation and skill than I do  :o
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Re: saving a 1980 KZ750 twin
« Reply #565 on: Apr 29, 2019, 16:27:34 »
New petcock came in and I had a little time while moving to install it and go for a ride! It just barely clears the cables but clearance is clearance. I only rode around for 20 minutes and first impressions are; needs taller gearing. This thing rips to redline way too easy now, noticeably smoother with the crank balanced as well. I didnít have the balls to go WOT yet but at half throttle bursts I was impressed by the power. The new race tech goodies in the forks  have transformed the front end as well. It was diving pretty bad before and that is completely gone, it also feels more stable as well. The new brake setup seems adequate but because the pads are still bedding in I didnít reef  on em too hard. Overall good improvements all around, however is has brought a handful of small things to light that I will need to address, like a shorter turn throttle. Canít wait I get this bike on the dyno to see what kind of power itís making.

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Re: saving a 1980 KZ750 twin
« Reply #566 on: Apr 29, 2019, 17:08:10 »
Badass!

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Re: saving a 1980 KZ750 twin
« Reply #567 on: Apr 29, 2019, 17:17:02 »
Fucking right!
I'm going to eat your brains and gain your knowledge.

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Re: saving a 1980 KZ750 twin
« Reply #568 on: Apr 29, 2019, 20:46:54 »
This is awesome bud.

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Re: saving a 1980 KZ750 twin
« Reply #569 on: Apr 29, 2019, 21:01:29 »
Fantastic!  8) 8) 8) 8)