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Author Topic: 1980 KZ250 Cafe Build  (Read 5471 times)

Offline phomeniuk

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Re: 1980 KZ250 Cafe Build
« Reply #50 on: Aug 13, 2019, 22:18:07 »
I had the thought the other day that these mag wheels might look better all black. I've seen quite a few builds with this type wheel where the builder has painted them and I think it just makes for a cleaner look. So I downloaded a photo editor app and crudely coloured them in. I think it looks pretty sharp and I am 90% sure I am going to go through with it.

I also photoshopped the rfy shocks in that I will likely order. I did the gold ones but I think I might order the black instead as I feel it would suit the bike better.

Second picture was me messing around with a different seat. The more I look at my bike, the more I feel like the seat is too big in relation to the tank. I think if it were a 400,650,750 etc with a bigger stock tank it would jive a bit better. I figured a brat style seat would suit the little 250 so I photoshopped one on for fun. I think I like it and it looks like I can get a seat with the same mounting holes as the one I have.

I guess I'm looking for a bit of feedback here from the DTT family. What do you guys think of these options?
Warning: The instructions on how to back it in are very similar to the instructions on how to high side it

1980 Kawasaki KZ250
2006 Suzuki DRZ400sm

Offline Odontologist

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Re: 1980 KZ250 Cafe Build
« Reply #51 on: Aug 13, 2019, 22:31:42 »
I like the seat.
And black is the new black.
1982 Honda CX500 Roadster build

Online Jimbonaut

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Re: 1980 KZ250 Cafe Build
« Reply #52 on: Aug 13, 2019, 23:22:12 »
Honestly, I prefer the old shocks to those RFY's, looks-wise anyway.  I also prefer the mags unpainted, but I'm all over that brat seat.
"I'm telling you Donnie, nuthin' but nuthin' but right"

Offline cbrianroll

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Re: 1980 KZ250 Cafe Build
« Reply #53 on: Aug 14, 2019, 02:19:56 »
Black brat seat...no resoivor shocks...stock paint on wheels or black wheels with a thin pinstripe around edge matching tank color.

Offline sandmanred

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Re: 1980 KZ250 Cafe Build
« Reply #54 on: Aug 14, 2019, 07:21:27 »
I like the seat.  I'd black out the sprocket on the rear wheel too.  I agree on the black shocks too, should look nice. 

Offline pidjones

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Re: 1980 KZ250 Cafe Build
« Reply #55 on: Aug 14, 2019, 08:01:42 »
I like the black wheels. Rattle-canned my Comstars with Duplicolor wheel paint. I used black and then clear. They will eventually chip, but so will powder coat.
"Love 'em all.... Let God sort 'em out!"

Offline cbrianroll

  • Posts: 269
Re: 1980 KZ250 Cafe Build
« Reply #56 on: Aug 14, 2019, 11:58:43 »
I like appliance epoxy paint...lays flat..dries quick..easy touch ups