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Author Topic: saving a 1980 KZ750 twin  (Read 67702 times)

Offline Nebr_Rex

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Re: saving a 1980 KZ750 twin
« Reply #320 on: May 04, 2017, 23:19:16 »
I would use tubing between the frame rails and drop say a piece of 10ga. straight down to the engine.


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Re: saving a 1980 KZ750 twin
« Reply #321 on: May 05, 2017, 04:14:47 »
I would use tubing between the frame rails and drop say a piece of 10ga. straight down to the engine.


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It thought about that but it doesn't allow the coil to be mounted under the tank. A member over at KZR suggested the use of "spherical washers" to deal with the tolerance issues, I had never heard of these before, pretty cool piece of hardware. The only spherical washers i have found can compensate for 3 degrees, but i figure one at the valve cover and one at the frame mount and it would work. I need to evaluate my options.

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Re: saving a 1980 KZ750 twin
« Reply #322 on: May 21, 2017, 23:50:43 »
Got started on the muffler, ill let the pictures do the talkin. I need to decide on what style of end-cap I will turn out of aluminum.
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Re: saving a 1980 KZ750 twin
« Reply #323 on: May 22, 2017, 08:30:04 »
You do really nice work.  That muffler looks fantastic.  I have really enjoyed your build progress!!
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Re: saving a 1980 KZ750 twin
« Reply #324 on: May 22, 2017, 10:19:50 »
#2 ;)
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Re: saving a 1980 KZ750 twin
« Reply #325 on: May 23, 2017, 08:45:52 »
Yep #2 middle one. that's the best look for the bike.
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Re: saving a 1980 KZ750 twin
« Reply #326 on: May 23, 2017, 13:19:13 »
#2
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Re: saving a 1980 KZ750 twin
« Reply #327 on: May 23, 2017, 17:43:36 »
Whoa, amazing craftsmanship again man!  Love the little tool to make the flares and the fact that you polished the welds.  Even though they were nice, it has become such a fad to have the segmented tig'd exhausts!

Edit:  End cap No3 for sure!

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Re: saving a 1980 KZ750 twin
« Reply #328 on: May 23, 2017, 22:57:30 »
End cap No3 for sure!

My thought also; #2 looks good but would probably accumulate dirt, grease, carbon, etc.

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Re: saving a 1980 KZ750 twin
« Reply #329 on: May 24, 2017, 01:55:56 »
Thanks guys. i just bent some chromoly tube for the passenger footpegs/hanger for the exhaust. I think i will have some time tomorrow to work on it.

Whoa, amazing craftsmanship again man!  Love the little tool to make the flares and the fact that you polished the welds.  Even though they were nice, it has become such a fad to have the segmented tig'd exhausts!
Thanks! I hate trends, but by building this style of bike I'm already chasing a trend so I'm trying to keep it different in subtle ways.

My thought also; #2 looks good but would probably accumulate dirt, grease, carbon, etc.

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Yeah #2 is probably the least practical, but I think I like it the best because it looks like the old kerker baffle, which I am drawing on for inspiration for that old school go fast look.

 I had this  idea to make a badge in the same font as the old Kerker logo but say KILLER instead. But then i thought... why? because killer is bad ass? I don't know. I feel like a trick exhaust needs a sweet badge.
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