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Author Topic: saving a 1980 KZ750 twin  (Read 62261 times)

Offline doc_rot

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Re: saving a 1980 KZ750 twin
« Reply #90 on: Feb 29, 2016, 01:55:27 »
Now that is a great idea. I will take a look at that. How much material do you think I can safely remove from the bolt with out compromising it?

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Re: saving a 1980 KZ750 twin
« Reply #91 on: Mar 01, 2016, 02:05:58 »
Now that is a great idea. I will take a look at that. How much material do you think I can safely remove from the bolt with out compromising it?
What bolt? The stem is hollow and has a cap nut on top. Drill a hole in the cap nut and run the wires out the bottom of the stem. You could cut the whole top of the nut off without compromising it's operation.

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Re: saving a 1980 KZ750 twin
« Reply #92 on: Mar 01, 2016, 08:02:51 »
What bolt? The stem is hollow and has a cap nut on top. Drill a hole in the cap nut and run the wires out the bottom of the stem. You could cut the whole top of the nut off without compromising it's operation.
These KZs have a bolt instead of a nut.  The inside of the stem is threaded, then the bolt tightens down with a thick washer.

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Re: saving a 1980 KZ750 twin
« Reply #93 on: Mar 01, 2016, 08:19:39 »
These KZs have a bolt instead of a nut.  The inside of the stem is threaded, then the bolt tightens down with a thick washer.

Small wires big bolt? drill through it and counter sink the light in the cap as shown.
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Re: saving a 1980 KZ750 twin
« Reply #94 on: Apr 03, 2016, 00:19:10 »
The school/work combo has been kicking my ass and I haven't gotten any time in on the projects. I needed an easy win so I did sneak a little time on the lathe and made the tach plug.
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Re: saving a 1980 KZ750 twin
« Reply #96 on: Apr 07, 2016, 01:51:25 »
Finally got a start on the stainless header. Exhaust flanges next

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Re: saving a 1980 KZ750 twin
« Reply #97 on: Apr 07, 2016, 08:40:29 »
Spigots. You could sell those for a nice price you know... Make them for 70's Kaw and Honda
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Re: saving a 1980 KZ750 twin
« Reply #98 on: Apr 07, 2016, 17:18:46 »
Id have to try harder at sourcing some appropriate tube for that. I couldn't find any stainless tube that met the ID and OD requirements so I turned these out of a solid chunk of 2" 304. It took FOREVER.

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Re: saving a 1980 KZ750 twin
« Reply #99 on: Apr 07, 2016, 17:37:43 »
And likely why they don't exist in our world, no cost effective materials. I want four when you find it for KZ1000
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