"Tangerine Dream" / Glemseck - KZ750

With fairing? Absolutely. It makes the bike IMHO

Stripes? That is entirely subjective. I like either a thick center stripe with narrow stripes either side or twin 1" stripes. On the Phat Trakka, I had twin 1" stripes on a red/orange base and liked that but the new owner wanted "more" I mocked up every possible combination of black, white, silver or gold 1/4" pinstipes and he wanted back on the outside and gold in the middle. It looks very nice and he loves it but for me it's like a tart's handbag. Loosely translated for the locals, it is too fussy or gaudy for my concept of the bike.

So for me a tank stripe has to work with the aesthetics and this bike is a race look, so simple is best . Too much will look too much. Maybe two1" white stripes or try black stripes for a more subtle look.
 
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Simple or fussy? It's a personal choice. The tank is from the original build and the tali trunk is from the last build. P6130006.JPG20221101_181624.jpg
 
With fairing? Absolutely. It makes the bike IMHO

Stripes? That is entirely subjective. I like either a thick center stripe with narrow stripes either side or twin 1" stripes. On teh Phat Trakka, I had twin 1" stripes on a red/orange base and liked that but the new owner wanted "more" I mocked up ever possible combination of black, white, silver or gold 1/4" pinstipes and he wanted back on the outside and gold in the middle. It looks very nice and he loves it but for me it's like a tart's handbag. Loosely translated for the locals, it is too fussy or gaudy for my concept of the bike.

So for me a tank stripe has to work with the aesthetics and this bike is a race look, so simple is best . Too much will look too much. Maybe two1" white stripes or try black stripes for a more subtle look.

Thanx for your input Teazer - always appreciated.

As per your suggestion I am going with 2 x 1" stripes in the same red as the frame. I tried combo's of thick stripes flanked with thin stripes and as you say - too much for the style / period. IF i can find the right man I'll get manx style side panel pinstriping - but HAS to be painted.

I mocked up the continuation stripes on the seat hump - didn't look right !

The fairing is now shot in grey primer / filler and will be flatted off with 1000 wet and dry later today. I did look at continuation stripes on the fairing - but again, didn't look right.

I have to take the fairing round to my pal's garage where the finishing touches / assembly is taking place so that we can finalise the fairing mounts before I spray in top coat silver.

Finally thanx to evryone who is contributing to the feedback - appreciated guys.
 
Hmmm, not quite how my mind saw it ......................... but it's done.

Flip the cap up and there's the ignition barrel !
 

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I like the brass style filler cap, where did you find that?

It's literally a one off ! It's solid brass and was an experiment by the manufacturers "Enot" of Lichfield, England.

I went to see their sales guy at the factory to discuss having our Cobra and D Type Jag fuel caps made in a better quality alloy. They switched to using a cheaper alloy and then plating - looked horrible, but their market was public transport buses, trains, etc.

He gave me the grand tour and while I was in the drawing office I spotted the brass experimental cap - they also made the Monza caps in alloy for bikes.

After I showed an interest and promised a tour of OUR workshops [ Cobras, D Types, etc. - replicas ] he gave me the cap.
 
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It's literally a one off ! It's solid brass and was an experiment by the manufacturers "Enot" of Lichfield, England.

I went to see their sales guy at the factory to discuss having our Cobra and D Type Jag fuel caps made in a better quality alloy. They switched to using a cheaper alloy and the plating - looked horrible, but their market was public transport buses, trains, etc.

He gave me the grand tour and while I was in the drawing office I spotted the brass experimental cap - they also made the Monza caps in alloy for bikes.

After I showed an interest and promised a tour of OUR workshops [ Cobras, D Types, etc. - replicas ] he gave me the cap.
That is pretty cool man, it is a good looking cap but made even better having such an interesting story to tell.
 
That is pretty cool man, it is a good looking cap but made even better having such an interesting story to tell.

It was being used as a paper weight to hold down one corner of the drawing ! This was in the days before CADCAM.

Shown is the larger "Aston" gas cap as fitted on our C Type replicas and Cobras.
 

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The stripes look a little "unfinished" now I look at them again ...... might grow some 1/4" pinstripes outside the 1" ??
 
Something like this ? Obviously the correct shade of red and preferrably in a straight line !!!
 

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I like those ones
Thanx MT, difficult to have a conversation with yourself to make decisions ! Originally I had 2 thicker stripes laid out with no outer stri[pes, but the filler cap was in the way to get a nice finish in that area.

The red pinstripe tape was just some old stuff I had laying around - it's the wrong shade and ideally I wanted 3/8" [ that's 1/4" ]. , but at least it gives me the image.
 
Life's bee a bitch lately ....... expensive and toxic divorce after 40 years, return of kidney problems [ chronic kidney disease ] and a brief flirtation with the big C - all issues [ except forced sale of my house in divorce settlement ] now resolved.

I'm in the process of trying to relocate the 50 years garage / shed collection, and the Boardtracker is still in bits / boxes AND trying to find a roof over my head ....................... got those violins tuned up lads ?

However, my Glemseck KZ750 Cafe Racer has been given a long term temporary home courtesy of my pal and build buddy Brian and the Boardtracker is still in bits / boxes.

We intend to have blitz on the KZ next year. and we have made a start by completing the Manx tank cover and AJS 7R seat base. Start button inside the brass monza fuel cap

Little steps ...............
 

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Love it! Glad to see you’re still plugging along. Sorry to hear about the bad stuff, hopefully happier days are on the horizon.


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Love it! Glad to see you’re still plugging along. Sorry to hear about the bad stuff, hopefully happier days are on the horizon.


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Many thanx for the kind words .................. yes. onwards and upwards. I now have a long term girlfriend / partner who has helped me through the recent bad times .... let the good times roll.
 
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