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Author Topic: Kawasaki Z650 Cafe Project  (Read 3162 times)

Offline irk miller

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Re: Kawasaki Z650 Cafe Project
« Reply #10 on: Sep 21, 2016, 16:24:16 »
Love the build so far.  Excited for updates.

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Re: Kawasaki Z650 Cafe Project
« Reply #11 on: Sep 21, 2016, 16:36:49 »
That vid was part 5 of the build, so if you go back you can watch the rest, one takes you through the steps of making the stepped top yoke. I'm sure Jeff could make you one too, you just need to tell him the dimensions of the forks / yokes you want. He tends to just make one off stuff for folks, rather than any kind of mass production though.

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Re: Kawasaki Z650 Cafe Project
« Reply #12 on: Nov 11, 2016, 16:14:44 »
I paid another visit to see the recent progress on Williams Z650, and brought my camera along too of course. Had a problem with the video as I couldn't edit it for some reason, so here it is ..   Jeff and William are discussing a couple of problems.. the standard side stand interfers with the new rear sets, while the headlight brackets hit the tank on full lock... eventually I left them to it and went off to drink tea

   

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Re: Kawasaki Z650 Cafe Project
« Reply #13 on: May 25, 2017, 06:03:12 »
I caught up with this project yesterday, its engine rebuild is now almost complete, including a 720cc big bore conversion. The front end is causing problems, first William didn't like the generic headlight brackets he bought, so a pair of one off brackets are being made. Consisting of a stainless fork clamp and an alloy bracket. While I was looking over progress these brackets were about to be shaped and drilled.

The handmade alloy front guard (fender) was the cause of some chin scratching as mounting to the USD forks isn't going to be easy while making it look good at the same time. Again that's something that was being worked on this week.


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Re: Kawasaki Z650 Cafe Project
« Reply #14 on: May 25, 2017, 09:32:08 »
Nice.
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Re: Kawasaki Z650 Cafe Project
« Reply #15 on: Oct 17, 2018, 05:04:53 »
Finally found the time to go see this bike now its finished, here's a few pics I took in Williams' garage last evening. Engine is now a 720cc using a Yoshimura conversion.


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Re: Kawasaki Z650 Cafe Project
« Reply #16 on: Oct 17, 2018, 05:24:37 »
very nice! those drop trees are awesome

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Re: Kawasaki Z650 Cafe Project
« Reply #17 on: Oct 17, 2018, 08:25:47 »
very nice! those drop trees are awesome

Made by another mate, I took a vid of how its made..

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Re: Kawasaki Z650 Cafe Project
« Reply #18 on: Oct 17, 2018, 11:01:27 »
Absolutely beautiful Z.  I'd love to hear it if you end up with some video of that. 
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Re: Kawasaki Z650 Cafe Project
« Reply #19 on: Oct 18, 2018, 00:09:19 »
Absolutely beautiful Z.  I'd love to hear it if you end up with some video of that.

Here you go, we started it briefly about half way through..