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Offline doc_rot

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Re: saving a 1980 KZ750 twin
« Reply #570 on: Apr 30, 2019, 03:16:20 »
Thanks guys!

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Re: saving a 1980 KZ750 twin
« Reply #571 on: Apr 30, 2019, 06:10:41 »
Way cool build ...... need to get on with mine now !! ::)
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Re: saving a 1980 KZ750 twin
« Reply #572 on: May 02, 2019, 10:03:27 »
KZ750 is a fat ugly bike stock.  How the heck did you manage to make it look so good, and the sound is fantastic.  Jetting and timing must be good to sound that clean.

Congrats.

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Re: saving a 1980 KZ750 twin
« Reply #573 on: May 02, 2019, 10:19:12 »
Sounds a million bucks, looks the absolute business and judging by how well it pulls looks like an absolute riot to ride.  That's the three boxes ticked right there, bigtime.
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Re: saving a 1980 KZ750 twin
« Reply #574 on: May 02, 2019, 22:05:24 »
KZ750 is a fat ugly bike stock.  How the heck did you manage to make it look so good, and the sound is fantastic.  Jetting and timing must be good to sound that clean.

Congrats.

Easy, just get rid of everything stock!

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Re: saving a 1980 KZ750 twin
« Reply #575 on: Jul 26, 2019, 00:55:41 »
This summer has been crazy busy and full of highs and unfortunately lows. Ill start with the good.
I got the carbs pretty dialed in on this bike. It pulls hard! I was never totally happy with the seat I made, it ended up being more round in shape and my stitching was amateur hour, plus with the increase in horsepower I wanted more butt cup-age. I found a guy down here in LA that made me a killer seat while I waited. If you're in the greater Los Angeles area I highly recommend JP's custom seats. super nice guy and very reasonable prices. The work speaks for its self.

I short shifted and hit a false neutral, resulting in over revving the engine (D'oh!)The stock length shifter is just way too long, so I remade it again with a new toe peg as well. I added some bolt on braces for the luggage rack, and I also made some grab handles for when i don't have the rack on. Everything got powder coated in a super-durable textured black to contrast the frame. I didn't have much stuff to meet their minimum so i coated a bunch of other stuff as well like the top triple clamp.

a couple small things here and there like new grips to match the seat, and a quick turn throttle for maximum fun action.

Here are a some hero shots of the bike. Ill post more soon.
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Re: saving a 1980 KZ750 twin
« Reply #577 on: Jul 26, 2019, 05:30:00 »
Jaw droppingly stunning  8)

Exactly!

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Re: saving a 1980 KZ750 twin
« Reply #578 on: Jul 26, 2019, 06:51:05 »
I absolutely like that fact that more and more bike-builders are finding back to less flashy and more reduced styling.
(Being well aware that with a lot of tat and bling you can hide imperfections waaaay easier.)

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Re: saving a 1980 KZ750 twin
« Reply #579 on: Jul 26, 2019, 08:36:05 »
This thing is amazing. If Kawasaki could make one from the factory this nice they could sell thousands for sure.
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