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Offline Tune-A-Fishİ

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Re: saving a 1980 KZ750 twin
« Reply #190 on: Sep 06, 2016, 15:57:53 »
Very nice finish mang!

How do I get one of those attachments tho... I have a small bench one and have used a crank polisher or bow sander but that is kewl mang!
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Re: saving a 1980 KZ750 twin
« Reply #191 on: Sep 06, 2016, 16:51:08 »
Thanks Tune. Eric made the attachment. its two plates that bolt together to adjust the tension of the belt and he used a scooter wheel. I can probably get some better photos of it if you want.

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Re: saving a 1980 KZ750 twin
« Reply #192 on: Sep 06, 2016, 17:19:12 »
Damn Doc, those pipes look amazing.  Really nice work.  I don't have those skills but you sure do. 
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Re: saving a 1980 KZ750 twin
« Reply #193 on: Sep 06, 2016, 17:36:08 »
Damn Doc, those pipes look amazing.  Really nice work.  I don't have those skills but you sure do.

Agreed! Those look fantastic.  Can't see anything wrong with them.  You did fantastic work!

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Re: saving a 1980 KZ750 twin
« Reply #194 on: Sep 06, 2016, 17:50:05 »
Thanks Tune. Eric made the attachment. its two plates that bolt together to adjust the tension of the belt and he used a scooter wheel. I can probably get some better photos of it if you want.

I would give it shot, looks simple enough for even me to attempt
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Re: saving a 1980 KZ750 twin
« Reply #195 on: Sep 06, 2016, 18:18:33 »
Really nice job with the down pipes.
I've used these scotch brite mops on stainless exhausts, a few times, and got half decent results.

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Re: saving a 1980 KZ750 twin
« Reply #196 on: Sep 06, 2016, 18:27:11 »
If you turn the emery belts inside out you may be able to adapt a belt sander motor and tires to some frame I would like to have variable speed... the brain is in full gadget mode mang.
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Re: saving a 1980 KZ750 twin
« Reply #197 on: Sep 06, 2016, 21:25:49 »
Thanks guys.
I finally had some time today to get settled into the new place. For the first time in 5 years I have my OWN garage. It is small but I am so pleased to have my own space. I took the time to wheel the bikes out and get some progress shots with the good camera. I got a bunch of small stuff done on the bike in the last month; painted the rotors, painted the wheel spacers, got the airbox and battery tray installed, got the headlight painted in sealer, and traded for some black Daytona bars. Time to start thinking about paint....

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Re: saving a 1980 KZ750 twin
« Reply #198 on: Sep 07, 2016, 04:47:33 »
Congrats on owning a garage!  You won't know yourself.  That'll be a long way off for me.

The bike is looking amazing.  This is almost the look I am trying to achieve with my SR.

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Re: saving a 1980 KZ750 twin
« Reply #199 on: Sep 07, 2016, 06:19:32 »
Just a thought, regarding paint....