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Author Topic: KZ 750 Twin - Two point zero  (Read 63689 times)

Offline canyoncarver

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Re: KZ 750 Twin - Two point zero
« Reply #320 on: Apr 17, 2018, 14:20:35 »
Nice work on those rearset mounts.

Thanks Teazer.  Finding a hole in one my KZ400 pistons was a good motivation to step back from that one and refocus on this bike. 

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Re: KZ 750 Twin - Two point zero
« Reply #321 on: Apr 17, 2018, 19:44:38 »
Yeah I would abandon ship on the 400

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Re: KZ 750 Twin - Two point zero
« Reply #322 on: Apr 17, 2018, 21:46:14 »
Looking good. I may have already said this, but I'd recommend throwing your seat on (however rough) and a pad similar thickness to what you want, strap the frame down real nice like and sit on it with your feet on the pegs for 20 minutes or so.

Just so you avoid finding out the positioning sucks after you get all your linkage done. I guess its probably less crucial with the bolt on mounts, but I've found its a good test.

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Re: KZ 750 Twin - Two point zero
« Reply #323 on: Apr 18, 2018, 18:01:24 »
Looking good. I may have already said this, but I'd recommend throwing your seat on (however rough) and a pad similar thickness to what you want, strap the frame down real nice like and sit on it with your feet on the pegs for 20 minutes or so.
Just so you avoid finding out the positioning sucks after you get all your linkage done. I guess its probably less crucial with the bolt on mounts, but I've found its a good test.

Fair point. 

So, if you go back a bunch of pages, I did measurements of the seating vs footpegs on the yzf.  I measured it out on the KZ and set them virtually the same when I made the templates.  The main difference is on the YZF it's a few inches longer reach to the bars but the seat and footpeg alignment is pretty damn close.  At the very worst, I make a different set of brackets but at this point I believe it'll be good. 

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Re: KZ 750 Twin - Two point zero
« Reply #324 on: Apr 18, 2018, 20:36:39 »
Speaking of seats, I got some interesting upholstery material and some yoga mat ideas to work out soon.  Keeping in theme with Ugly Seat 1.0.


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Re: KZ 750 Twin - Two point zero
« Reply #325 on: Sep 20, 2018, 11:25:46 »
I have an 18" Kawi 9 spoke rear mag and disc headed my way.  The 16" just didn't fit the plan. 

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Re: KZ 750 Twin - Two point zero
« Reply #326 on: Sep 21, 2018, 19:29:47 »
Got the 18" wheel in today.  It's a nice one.  I also have a set of Shinko 712's on the way.   :)

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Re: KZ 750 Twin - Two point zero
« Reply #327 on: Sep 21, 2018, 20:58:39 »
Got the 18" wheel in today.  It's a nice one.  I also have a set of Shinko 712's on the way.   :)
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Re: KZ 750 Twin - Two point zero
« Reply #328 on: Sep 21, 2018, 23:41:50 »
I thought of going 18 frt and rear on the 1000. I really dont like the 16 rear 19 front combo at all.
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Re: KZ 750 Twin - Two point zero
« Reply #329 on: Sep 23, 2018, 18:31:21 »
I thought of going 18 frt and rear on the 1000. I really dont like the 16 rear 19 front combo at all.

Yeah, the 16" in back was just gonna be weird.   18" rear and 19" front will be much nicer I think.  Of course I screwed up and ordered an 18" for the front and will have to return it.  I already ordered the correct 19" front.    My buddy at the indy HD shop in town is going to show me how to use his tire machine and let me do it in trade for some shared whiskey so win/win.
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