78 kz400 cafe build

What color should I paint my headlight bucket?????

  • Red

    Votes: 4 17.4%
  • White

    Votes: 4 17.4%
  • Silver

    Votes: 8 34.8%
  • Silver with red and white stripes (match tank)

    Votes: 9 39.1%

  • Total voters
    23
  • Poll closed .

Syke

General neer'n do-well and Rocker since 1964.
Damn! I was in Johnstown (my old home town) for Thunder in the Valley over the weekend. Was able to catch all the text messages keeping me in touch with what was going on, but the phone wasn't good enough to handle the pictures. That bike is bloody gorgeous! Don't worry about the wiring. Keep is simple. Start with what you need to get it to run and charge the battery. Then get the lights to work. Anything more . . . . . . . don't bother. It won't make the bike go any faster or handle any better.
 

MILLENNIUM FALCON

Active Member
DTT BOTM WINNER
Thanks I am happy with how it's turning out. I am debating on reusing the stock harness or making a new one. I want to keep it a neat and simple as possible.
Syke said:
Damn! I was in Johnstown (my old home town) for Thunder in the Valley over the weekend. Was able to catch all the text messages keeping me in touch with what was going on, but the phone wasn't good enough to handle the pictures. That bike is bloody gorgeous! Don't worry about the wiring. Keep is simple. Start with what you need to get it to run and charge the battery. Then get the lights to work. Anything more . . . . . . . don't bother. It won't make the bike go any faster or handle any better.
 

platkeyboy

New Member
You might regret doing all of that other work, but sticking with the old, bulky, and ugly stock harness. Of course, this is coming from someone who wouldn't mind doing that type of thing, as 12V wiring is kind of my thing. If you go with stock, I'm sure you'll be trimming a bunch of excess off, and when you do, double check and/or replace the stock connectors using the right connectors and tools. Have fun.
 

lucas2696

New Member
Looks nice dude, can't wait to see how those shocks work out, I'm thinking about getting some of those off the Bay for my Honda!
 

MILLENNIUM FALCON

Active Member
DTT BOTM WINNER
Its been awhile but I finally got some ambition and did a little work on the bike. I wired up the switch housings and mounted them. I need to paint my headlight bucket and run some wires.
 

lucas2696

New Member
That thing is gorgeous! I really like the drilled levers, looks very cool. 8)


PS: What was your first impression of those shocks?
 

MILLENNIUM FALCON

Active Member
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Thanks! I cant tell you how they perform yet, but they seem surprisingly well made. I am looking forward to blasting into a bumpy corner with them. They are much stiffer than the stockers



lucas2696 said:
That thing is gorgeous! I really like the drilled levers, looks very cool. 8)


PS: What was your first impression of those shocks?
 

Walkin_Stick

Miles to go before I sleep
This thing is turning out amazing. I'm glad to see so many KZ's getting built. I'd like to know how those shocks work out too. They look great.
 

ariel.714 o/c

Monkey see monkey do is all i see now days!
Yo mock up your head light so we can get an idea of how it will look , for your color skeem
 

CBdublin

New Member
i voted for white and red... from the side profile i think it would look cool and uniform with the white sections of the bike. perhaps with the actual rim of the light being red and the housing being white. i know chrome is king but i always like the pop of the rim being painted. or even a red strip along the rim of the white housing and the light being the same color as the tank.... SO MANY OPTIONS!
 

MILLENNIUM FALCON

Active Member
DTT BOTM WINNER
I thought about painting the headlight ring, but I am worried about the durability. I think it would look awesome. I will have some headlight mockup pictures up soon. I need to find my headlight bolts. :-\ In the meantime here are some pictures of my mounted air speed gauge. It still needs plumbed up, but at least its bolted on.
 

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1976cb356

Twins FTW
Sweet guage looks like an aircraft guage, Idk if it is or if thats what it is suppose to look like, but its sweet
 

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