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Author Topic: saving a 1980 KZ750 twin  (Read 67397 times)

Offline doc_rot

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Re: saving a 1980 KZ750 twin
« Reply #230 on: Sep 28, 2016, 13:46:03 »
thanks guys. the files are off to the water jet cutter today! Since I'm paying for the drops as well i decided to have them cut in a manner that i don't have to create a fixture to mill them. Once the mill operations are done I will cut off the excess with a band saw and then finish them.

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Re: saving a 1980 KZ750 twin
« Reply #231 on: Oct 05, 2016, 15:26:19 »
Green won. Hopefully ill be able to prep everything and spray the test piece I have this weekend before committing fully

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Re: saving a 1980 KZ750 twin
« Reply #232 on: Oct 05, 2016, 15:57:57 »
Doc, your front tire is mounted wrong for a front application, There are 2 rotation arrows one for front one for rear as that is a universal model Avon designed for either application, the way you have it mounted will direct water straight at your back tire and you increase hydroplaning risk by a lot and also effect cornering traction. Bike is looking good, I like the paint colour you chose.

edit, it looks like it is mounted right in the brake mockup pics, did you swap it around?
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Re: saving a 1980 KZ750 twin
« Reply #233 on: Oct 05, 2016, 17:55:48 »
Thanks. The tire was brought to my attention and has been fixed.

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Re: saving a 1980 KZ750 twin
« Reply #234 on: Oct 10, 2016, 00:49:10 »
everything is ready to rock and test is sprayed. I was hoping it would be a little more green but i do like the color. I might go buy some of the green toners and add a bit. I also pressure tested the gas tank in my sink to check for leaks before committing to paint. Hopefully this Friday it will go down  8)
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Re: saving a 1980 KZ750 twin
« Reply #235 on: Oct 10, 2016, 15:36:52 »
It looks better in the sun

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Re: saving a 1980 KZ750 twin
« Reply #236 on: Oct 11, 2016, 04:33:05 »
Looks niiiice.  Looks expensive actually.  Nice flake/sparkle/whatever it is in there  ;D

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Re: saving a 1980 KZ750 twin
« Reply #237 on: Oct 16, 2016, 19:38:57 »
I got the color where I want it. Its a tiny bit more gold than it looks in the photo. I was spraying this out last night and the gun spit out a huge fleck of crap right on the top left. so I'm going to sand it back and respray next weekend.
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Re: saving a 1980 KZ750 twin
« Reply #238 on: Oct 17, 2016, 11:43:56 »
Bummer on the huge fleck :(  But boy is this thing going to look awesome!!!

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Re: saving a 1980 KZ750 twin
« Reply #239 on: Oct 17, 2016, 15:43:18 »
thanks. Its just part of the 2 step forward 1 step back shuffle that my projects seem to do.