KZ1000st Cafe green meanie new pics, exhaust, rearsets, brakes pic heavy

alakowicz

New Member
hello all. Its been a long winter and I finally started working on the KZ again. Here are my recent additions.
I fabbed up a kinda new exhaust. I was happy with the performance of the V&H, but not really the look of it. So the new exhaust is kind of a frankenstein creation, V&H down pipe, custom made splitter, and 2 Dyna mufflers.

mated to the V&H down pipe with the Dyna mufflers gets you this




New rear master cylinder to replace the antiquated stock one.

works much better with my rearsets. the rear sets will be changing today, as I got my hands on some nice Woodcraft rearset brackets last night that should work with little modification



Still making brackets for the mufflers themselves. although they are secure on the downpipe, i do not want them falling off whilst driving down the road. also putting some chrome heat shields over the custom fabbed exhaust spiltter, until I can get it smoothed out a little more and chromed.
Here is the bike as it was at the end of last season, for comparison.


I really like the look of the new exhaust. Not quite loud enouhg anymore for my liking, but that can be easily remedied. It runs great though. This exhaust matches up with my rejetting a little better, and she is running a tiny bit richer, which is good in my book. Little more midrange, and the bike is running a wee bit cooler, which should make my 60,000 mile motor last a bit longer.
Anyways, tell me what you think. I am always lookinf for honest criticism and new ideas.
Thanks for reading
 

Big R

Heaven is so far away.
I'm diggin the high pipes compared to the old exhaust. But is there a support bracket for them? Seems like they might try to work loose without one.
 

alakowicz

New Member
Still making brackets for the mufflers themselves. although they are secure on the downpipe, i do not want them falling off whilst driving down the road.

alakowicz said:
hello all. Its been a long winter and I finally started working on the KZ again. Here are my recent additions.
I fabbed up a kinda new exhaust. I was happy with the performance of the V&H, but not really the look of it. So the new exhaust is kind of a frankenstein creation, V&H down pipe, custom made splitter, and 2 Dyna mufflers.

mated to the V&H down pipe with the Dyna mufflers gets you this




New rear master cylinder to replace the antiquated stock one.

works much better with my rearsets. the rear sets will be changing today, as I got my hands on some nice Woodcraft rearset brackets last night that should work with little modification



Still making brackets for the mufflers themselves. although they are secure on the downpipe, i do not want them falling off whilst driving down the road. also putting some chrome heat shields over the custom fabbed exhaust spiltter, until I can get it smoothed out a little more and chromed.
Here is the bike as it was at the end of last season, for comparison.


I really like the look of the new exhaust. Not quite loud enouhg anymore for my liking, but that can be easily remedied. It runs great though. This exhaust matches up with my rejetting a little better, and she is running a tiny bit richer, which is good in my book. Little more midrange, and the bike is running a wee bit cooler, which should make my 60,000 mile motor last a bit longer.
Anyways, tell me what you think. I am always lookinf for honest criticism and new ideas.
Thanks for reading
 

Ringo

Active Member
DTT BOTM WINNER
Pretty sharp! I also like the look of the angled mufflers a lot better.
 

Swagger

Putting boot to ass since 1967!
Wow! :eek:
That looks great man, the overall package is really nice!
Love the shafty too. I've got a couple shafty-bikes that are slated for build this winter, nice ot see someone else out there working on'm!
 

stik70

New Member
Swagger said:
Wow! :eek:
That looks great man, the overall package is really nice!
Love the shafty too. I've got a couple shafty-bikes that are slated for build this winter, nice ot see someone else out there working on'm!
Spot On!! You got the right era look, man thats nice
 

Roiber

New Member
Definitely that angle pipes mate..it looks KILLER!!!! reminds me a beefed up Norton commando :D just awesome!!!!
 

Lulu1114

New Member
Hi. The bike looks great! Was wondering what the rear master cylinder is off or if u know where I can get one? My fiancé is rebuilding a trike for me and it needs a new one! Thanks so much for any info!
 

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