KZ1000st cafe green meenie polished forks new pics

alakowicz

New Member
Hey there, went ahead and polished my forks....what a P.I.T.A, but they came out ok, not as good as I had hope though. Anyways..




Made some subtle mods over the past few days, nothing major:
Fabbed up a new pod for my speedo


Need some new ideas for my bike. i can't seem to leave it alone. Part of me wants to take the engine out and clean it up and repaint it. I have never removed and engine this large. Is it doable by myself, or will i need help manuevering it out of the bike? Any suggestions would be great.
Thanks

Hey there everybody. Wanted to post some pics of my KZ1000. Don't have pictures of the whole build, but I do have some before and after. Enjoy:
before:

After:




Here is a list of what i have done, although i am probably missing some stuff
Airtech solo seat
removed battery box ETC... and relocated all electronics to custom made tray under the set
bobbed front fender
Woodcraft clipons
repainted frame
Kawasaki lime green paint throughtout
KZ1000 LTD speedo
V&H 4-1 exhaust
repainted wheels
painted calipers front and rear
cat eye rear tailight with custom fabbed mounting
emgo pods, rejetted running 125 mains and 20 pilots, with needles at their stock setting.
Let me know what you think, could always use suggestions for something else to change on this bike!
Thanks
 

slushie07

New Member
Re: new to forum..KZ1000st cafe

That is an awesome bike. Sweet paintjob. I do have one question though, why is the foam on the seat in three seprate sections?
 

alakowicz

New Member
Re: new to forum..KZ1000st cafe

slushie07 said:
That is an awesome bike. Sweet paintjob. I do have one question though, why is the foam on the seat in three seprate sections?
The seat foam came in a piece 14" long. I needed to have enough to cover the whole pan, and leave the bolts holding the seat down uncovered for access.
 

jay_kent

1979 cb650
Re: new to forum..KZ1000st cafe

alakowicz said:
The seat foam came in a piece 14" long. I needed to have enough to cover the whole pan, and leave the bolts holding the seat down uncovered for access.
I thought it was for extra pants venting ;)

Great build. That colour is amazing

Jay
 

Flugtechnik

My bike is not transportation, it is a respite
Re: KZ1000st cafe green meenie new pics

Very nice! I think my seat is going to end up similar to yours. Did you have to remove the arch between the two sides of the frame behind the shock mounts to get your battery to fit under the seat hump? Is your seat hump a cut up tank?
 

alakowicz

New Member
Re: KZ1000st cafe green meenie new pics

Thanks man. My battery and all electronics are actually under the flat part of the seat in a custom made tray. I will pop it off this afternoon and post some photos. I cut off the whole stock tailight mounting bracket, and some of the frame. The seat is a fiberglass Airtech piece.
 

alakowicz

New Member
Re: KZ1000st cafe green meenie new pics

Here is how I did my seat:





Yes, I know, plywood. It actually is working out quite well with no problems. Looks like crap, but you can't see it anyway, so no biggie. The battery tray is galvanized sheet metal I had lying around. Cleaning up this area(under the seat, removing battery tray, cutting mounting tabs off of frame, etc...)was by far the most time consuming part of this project, but I am happy with the results. It was cheap, and it works.
 

alakowicz

New Member
Re: KZ1000st cafe green meenie new pics

BTW, yes, the tail section on the cb450 is the ass end of an old tank I had lying around, and yes, I did remove the arch. I though you were talking about the KZ. Sorry.
 

Flugtechnik

My bike is not transportation, it is a respite
Re: KZ1000st cafe green meenie new pics

Yes, I was talking about the 450, sorry. Although, I was planning on using the foam pads on the seat like your kawi. Any detailed pics of the 450 seat? New Thread?

Nice work on both bikes.
 

alakowicz

New Member
Re: KZ1000st cafe green meenie new pics

Flugtechnik said:
Yes, I was talking about the 450, sorry. Although, I was planning on using the foam pads on the seat like your kawi. Any detailed pics of the 450 seat? New Thread?

Nice work on both bikes.
Sorry, I no longer have that bike, and I do not have any pics of it. It was pretty simple though. If I recall correctly, I think i used plywood on that one too.
 

MBS

Live, breath, sleep HONDA!
Re: KZ1000st cafe green meenie new pics

alakowicz said:
Made some subtle mods over the past few days, nothing major:
Fabbed up a new pod for my speedo


Need some new ideas for my bike. i can't seem to leave it alone. Part of me wants to take the engine out and clean it up and repaint it. I have never removed and engine this large. Is it doable by myself, or will i need help manuevering it out of the bike? Any suggestions would be great.
Thanks
Love this bike! Super clean. I'm taking notes. -MBS
 

Curbcast

New Member
Where do you get the really high density foam like you have on the KZ? The only high dens stuff Ive found around here is regular seat building foam.

Thanks a sexy bike!
 

alakowicz

New Member
www.sharkskinz.com

Curbcast said:
Where do you get the really high density foam like you have on the KZ? The only high dens stuff Ive found around here is regular seat building foam.

Thanks a sexy bike!
 

tWistedWheelz

BUILT NOT BOUGHT!
Great job on both bikes! That KZ1000 is just sick! wicked F N Sick! All those small details you created really add up to one bad azz bike! It looks as if may come alive and punish you! I am really diggin it! Bravo!
 

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