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Author Topic: Kawasaki KZ1000st Cafe  (Read 11132 times)

Offline 78kz

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Kawasaki KZ1000st Cafe
« on: Jun 11, 2007, 22:55:21 »
Claude's cafe from another forum I frequent:





I sent him the link to here.
Rob. 
http://kz650.info/  The site for kz650 owners.
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Offline valvesprung

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Re: Kawasaki KZ1000st Cafe
« Reply #1 on: Jun 11, 2007, 23:08:48 »
wow...
'79 KZ650SR
'81 GPz750 (KZ750R)
'93 GS500 (Adv conversion)

Offline XS650RR

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Re: Kawasaki KZ1000st Cafe
« Reply #2 on: Jun 11, 2007, 23:30:28 »
Sweet ..... I like !!. Who made up the pipes ??
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Offline Ease

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Re: Kawasaki KZ1000st Cafe
« Reply #3 on: Jun 12, 2007, 11:58:30 »
Holy shit!


Coolest tank ever.

And I'm loving the plate mount too. That'd go right over my shaft drive.

Offline kzreeder

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Re: Kawasaki KZ1000st Cafe
« Reply #4 on: Jun 12, 2007, 13:42:53 »
Sweet ..... I like !!. Who made up the pipes ??

Hi, I just popped in to see where my pics went...  :)

The pipes are stock... I cut about 18" off of them and ground off the stock mounting plates. Then I sandblasted the chrome off, welded in a small baffle (it sounded awesome open) for a little backpressure and toning it down a little since I tend to do alot of riding as well as cross-state stuff.

Oh yea, they're painted with grill paint.

Cheers!
Claude
« Last Edit: Jun 12, 2007, 14:01:09 by kzreeder »

Offline kzromey

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Re: Kawasaki KZ1000st Cafe
« Reply #5 on: Jun 12, 2007, 16:15:50 »
good god that's beautiful! awesome work!  where are the gauges from?

Offline duncan

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Re: Kawasaki KZ1000st Cafe
« Reply #6 on: Jun 12, 2007, 17:14:41 »
congrats!   very sharp   8)

i never thought a kawasaki could match the 1970s sohc hondas for a UJM brit bike cafe, but you've proven me wrong.   :P

one question if i might........is the tank painted or au natural? 

again, congrats on a job well done.  you should tell your family what a brilliant job you did!!!   ;D


Offline kzreeder

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Re: Kawasaki KZ1000st Cafe
« Reply #7 on: Jun 12, 2007, 21:17:03 »
congrats!   very sharp   8)

i never thought a kawasaki could match the 1970s sohc hondas for a UJM brit bike cafe, but you've proven me wrong.   :P

one question if i might........is the tank painted or au natural? 

again, congrats on a job well done.  you should tell your family what a brilliant job you did!!!   ;D



It's been cut along the bottom edge to give more of the "manx" look, the stock square flip cap and filler neck were cut out and replaced with a Harley unit and the color is powder coat.
Thanks for the kudos... I built it because it was available and cheap... kinda lucked out on how it came out and lotsa good people helped me with it.

 I love it though...

Offline kzreeder

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Re: Kawasaki KZ1000st Cafe
« Reply #8 on: Jun 12, 2007, 21:19:53 »
good god that's beautiful! awesome work!  where are the gauges from?

Gottem from "Old Bike Barn" ... they work well. Look cool as heck at night with the white faces.

Offline liliysdad

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Re: Kawasaki KZ1000st Cafe
« Reply #9 on: Jun 12, 2007, 23:29:10 »
Please tell me more about the seat pan / tailpiece..

I am trying to decide what to do with my own KZ1000, a P-series, and this looks pretty close to what I want.

Offline grimz

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Re: Kawasaki KZ1000st Cafe
« Reply #10 on: Jun 13, 2007, 11:11:58 »
sweeeeet.gotta like those dials and that tank is sick,nice job man 8)

Offline butterflymethane

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Re: Kawasaki KZ1000st Cafe
« Reply #11 on: Jun 19, 2007, 11:04:19 »
awesome looking bike. Who did you tank???
SWEET!
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Offline kzreeder

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Re: Kawasaki KZ1000st Cafe
« Reply #12 on: Jun 19, 2007, 14:19:53 »
awesome looking bike. Who did you tank???
SWEET!

I did.




I've got a buddy that runs a fab shop... we built it in the shop basement over the winter months.

Offline butterflymethane

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Re: Kawasaki KZ1000st Cafe
« Reply #13 on: Jun 19, 2007, 22:57:37 »
Great job! It always helps to have friends who have shops! I envy you!
locO loeN is so HOT that I had to Tattoo his name

Offline Tim

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Re: Kawasaki KZ1000st Cafe
« Reply #14 on: Jun 20, 2007, 00:15:49 »
Very nice - so the bits you cut off the tank were just cosmetic flaps?  Looks awesome like you've got it.  Did someone machine the gauge bracket for you?  Nice way to cover the old handlebar clamps and clean up the top end at the same time.
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