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    KZ440 LTD Cafe

    Judging by the wiring diagram: -2x yellow to alternator -red/white battery(+) -brown to ign switch amongst other things -black to ground / battery(-) So what you did should be correct. It could be normal that it shows 12.6 volt when disconnected, but I can't test it with mine. I wouldn't run...
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    KZ440 LTD Cafe

    I may know a place here in the Netherlands. I could check for you. Shipping from NL shouldn't be too bad.
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    My little kz440 project

    So I had cooked up a plan to create my own rear sets, as buying them is quite pricy and it's a nice project to build them myself. This is the stuff I was planning to create them with: It's about 15 dollars worth of aluminium and ballbearings. The first order of business was to use the...
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    My little kz440 project

    Chain sprocket swap is very easy on these. Just need to buy the 2 sprockets and the chain and it's a straight swap. The belt guard doesn't fit the chain, so you would need a chain guard as well. I like the belt drive though, just because you don't see it that much. It's low maintenance as well...
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    My little kz440 project

    The rear is 16" yes. An 18" rear would be nice maybe. I'm keeping an eye out for one, but I need to get some other stuff done first before I spend money on that. The saddle did kinda blow a hole in my budget for a while :p
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    My little kz440 project

    I think the current rim is 18". I may be able to find a 17" one, not sure. I took the cap off the right hand side of the front hub and found it was prepared to take a rotor on that side as well. I don't believe they all have this, and I think I may know a way to easily convert it to dual disc in...
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    My little kz440 project

    I will try it under the hoop, although I rarely like that look on a cafe. But maybe it will be different on this one. I agree that the fender isn't half bad, it came from caferacerwebshop aswell. The story of today starts off with this fugly seat "blank" I made a while back. The thing was...
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    My little kz440 project

    So, a bit more work has been done, alhough not nearly as much as I would want. The wet cold weather isn't very conducive to manual labor involving shaping and welding steel, so I worked on other stuff mostly. The sun did come out at a few occasions though which prompted me to at least make some...
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    My little kz440 project

    Cool, it's a ltd too. Not a bad solution for the crooked frame either. Very red though :p It also uses the same location for the rear sets as I had in mind. It's probably the best location.
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    My little kz440 project

    Yeah, again thx for the headsup. I have a lot more confidence in the seat pan now. I can now easily sit on it without bending it. And I didn't even install the supports yet so it's only resting on the framerails. Good times. Now for that foam..
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    My little kz440 project

    How about this then? In the end I used the same foam as I'm using for the seat itself, as I couldn't get balsawood in time. The pan is also slightly curved length wise, so it would have been hard to get balsa wood to stay flat against the seat pan. It certainly worked well though, as it is now...
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    My little kz440 project

    Noes, still no foam attaching next time then. It makes sense though, so I will acquire some balsa wood to laminate in there. I think I can still fit something on the bottom side. Thanks for the tip, it would have been a shame to have it ruined by that after all the effort.
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    My little kz440 project

    Thx :) I finally had some more time to spend in the garage. As mentioned before, life does seem to be very good at keeping one out of ones garage unfortunately. Of course I try to spend some quality time perusing the webshops for parts. I found some good quality aluminium clipons that I liked...
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    My little kz440 project

    Thx NoRiders, yeah actual upholstery is not one of my strong suits, so I'm getting that done for sure. Gotta save up a bit for it though :) Thabrad, this is also my first try at building a bike. It's always nice to see what other people come up with. The last weekends I had just little bits of...
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    My little kz440 project

    Cool, are you keeping a blog of it somewhere? The hoop came from caferacerwebshop: https://www.caferacerwebshop.com/en/1-upswept-15-degrees-loop-extra-long.html They have different styles of long hoops...
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