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Author Topic: Wakt out 1978 KZ1000  (Read 666 times)

Offline waktaylor

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Wakt out 1978 KZ1000
« on: Oct 23, 2018, 10:25:45 »
I was looking for a kz650 instead found this 78 KZ1000. PO had it set up as a cruiser. Low speed crash bent fork... so i took it off.





Nasty



Now a little less nasty



Swing arm pivot bearings and pivot bolt were bound up. Had to cut that turd off.



No worries tho. Suzuki Bandit swingarm is an easy upgrade





Mock up with ZXR1200 shocks, 1999 GSXR rear sets and passenger pegs. Zip tie engineering to see where to mount them.





2012 Suzuki GSXR 750 front end. Wheel is temporary.



Mocked up new fender and fairing. Both from Ducati Monster. Renthal Fat bar, protaper bar mounts, Cognito Moto custom stem, and top clamp. Controls are 2012 GSXR 750.



Then BACK to square one. Tabs removed. New foot peg mounts to come.

Carbs are out at WG being rebuilt and tuned. Head and cylinder is at PStop being rebuilt and high temp painted.
Im tearing the engine down today. Decided to go all the way.




Oct 23, 2018

Today I disassembled the engine. Completely. Glad I did, I found nasty black chunks of old oil. Pump and passages are clean though.

Frame is ready for reinforcements.



Messy mess but ends up organized in the end.


Black and white so you cant see my shitty attempt at painting this stuff.


Now progress grinds to a halt while the real professionals take over. Well maybe I can post some of my welding work next week.
« Last Edit: Nov 10, 2018, 10:48:18 by waktaylor »

Offline idahofrank

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Re: Wakt out 1978 KZ1000
« Reply #1 on: Oct 23, 2018, 11:02:35 »

   I like where this is going …….

Offline Maritime

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Re: Wakt out 1978 KZ1000
« Reply #2 on: Oct 23, 2018, 11:04:31 »
Signing up. so far, so rad.
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Re: Wakt out 1978 KZ1000
« Reply #3 on: Oct 23, 2018, 11:14:03 »
Looking good so far, you using a Monster headlight with the fairing?

Offline waktaylor

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Re: Wakt out 1978 KZ1000
« Reply #4 on: Oct 23, 2018, 13:21:46 »
Headlight will be an aftermarket trucklite in a universal 7” mount. It’s in the mail.

Took apart the engine today to be blasted and painted.

« Last Edit: Oct 23, 2018, 19:39:35 by waktaylor »

Offline 1fasgsxr

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Re: Wakt out 1978 KZ1000
« Reply #5 on: Oct 24, 2018, 13:39:52 »
Im in !  Off to a good start.
http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=41083.0

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Re: Wakt out 1978 KZ1000
« Reply #6 on: Oct 24, 2018, 13:43:34 »
Right on, love these bikes.  I dig the upgrades.

Offline waktaylor

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Re: Wakt out 1978 KZ1000
« Reply #7 on: Oct 24, 2018, 19:25:18 »
Now I’m waiting on pros to work their magic. Will be a couple of weeks for next update :(