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Author Topic: saving a 1980 KZ750 twin  (Read 67884 times)

Offline canyoncarver

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Re: saving a 1980 KZ750 twin
« Reply #210 on: Sep 09, 2016, 12:13:22 »
D tank, F sidecovers but with the 750 emblems too.. 
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Re: saving a 1980 KZ750 twin
« Reply #211 on: Sep 09, 2016, 13:13:43 »
Tough choice.  Probably E, perhaps with light green, and gold pinstripes, or then again.....

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Re: saving a 1980 KZ750 twin
« Reply #212 on: Sep 09, 2016, 20:25:30 »
C for my first, then G.
and Im sorry bro but you need to double check the direction arrow on that front tire mount.

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Re: saving a 1980 KZ750 twin
« Reply #213 on: Sep 09, 2016, 21:26:03 »
C for my first, then G.
and Im sorry bro but you need to double check the direction arrow on that front tire mount.
damn, you can see the mounting arrow? its on there correctly tho.

well its looking like C is the winner here. I'm gonna wait on it a week or two and ponder it some more before I buy paint. I'm also thinking about the rescue green with the stripe treatment to be a bit different. My last KZ650 was "luminous blue" so I'd like to change it up a bit.
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Re: saving a 1980 KZ750 twin
« Reply #214 on: Sep 09, 2016, 21:30:55 »
damn, you can see the mounting arrow? its on there correctly tho.
He's going by the tread direction on the Roadrider tire, which is reversed for the front compared to the back.  They're a tire made to mount front or back, so the arrow printed on the side is a dual arrow and says front at one side and rear at the other.  Your front is mounted the same way as your rear in the pic. 

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Re: saving a 1980 KZ750 twin
« Reply #215 on: Sep 09, 2016, 21:52:49 »
Damn, that front tire does look like it's mounted backwards. I like that blue

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Re: saving a 1980 KZ750 twin
« Reply #216 on: Sep 09, 2016, 21:53:05 »
Right - need to be sure the rotation is correct for front or back.  Most directional tires are different front or rear because of the internal construction.  Usually the tread pattern is not the reason.  It's important because the rear wheel gets all its loading when pushing the bike forward due to engine power.  The laminates inside the tire overlap at the ends and the manufacturer wants the load to not try to separate the laminates.  Think of it like a roll of masking tape.  Run your fingernail against the end of the tape going in the direction of how its wound and nothing happens.  Go against the winding direction and you will try to peel the tape back.  When you brake, the effect is reversed so the tire needs to go the other way round.  On the front, the big loads are only when braking.  On the rear, the braking load, while wrong for the tire construction, is pretty small compared to what the front sees or compared to the drive from the engine so you pick the lesser of evils and orient it accordingly.
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Re: saving a 1980 KZ750 twin
« Reply #217 on: Sep 09, 2016, 21:54:44 »
feck, dont how i missed that one. good lookin out, add that to the list of crap to do.

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Re: saving a 1980 KZ750 twin
« Reply #218 on: Sep 10, 2016, 08:18:17 »
I dont know why I have it in my head.  But the different makes have "theme" colors.
To me, Kawi = green, Yama = blue, Honda =red, Suzuki = yellow.
Its funny cause Im pretty darned color blind anyways.   ;)

But I can see the green you chose for PS mockup aint blue or yellow. and I prefer that.

Especially a red Suzuki or Yellow Yamaha just makes me cringe inside.  Especially on factory bikes.

I painted my  little CL Cub Cadet beige...it looks nice but even still it has yet to grow on me.   ::)

Bottom line...I like any Green you choose for your machine.


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Re: saving a 1980 KZ750 twin
« Reply #219 on: Sep 11, 2016, 18:11:42 »
I dont know why I have it in my head.  But the different makes have "theme" colors.
To me, Kawi = green, Yama = blue, Honda =red, Suzuki = yellow.
Its funny cause Im pretty darned color blind anyways.   ;)

But I can see the green you chose for PS mockup aint blue or yellow. and I prefer that.

Especially a red Suzuki or Yellow Yamaha just makes me cringe inside.  Especially on factory bikes.

I painted my  little CL Cub Cadet beige...it looks nice but even still it has yet to grow on me.   ::)

Bottom line...I like any Green you choose for your machine.


I have similar sentiments, which is why I am leaning towards the green.

The timing of noticing the tire was backwards couldnt have been better because I needed to change the rear tire on my falco so I went to Moto guild  in San Jose and for $15 I got to use their tire changer for an hour. Thanks for protecting myself from myself guys
« Last Edit: Sep 11, 2016, 18:48:59 by doc_rot »