The Free Kawasaki Z650 Project

pidjones

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Shame such a great build has to go on hold. If you want to keep it upright instead of dependent on a wall to lean against, consider adding wood blocks to a furniture dolly to just raise the bike under the engine carriage (similar to how you had it on the bike lift) and ratchet strap it to the dolly. Then it is supported, stable, and mobile.
 

Maritime

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Shame such a great build has to go on hold. If you want to keep it upright instead of dependent on a wall to lean against, consider adding wood blocks to a furniture dolly to just raise the bike under the engine carriage (similar to how you had it on the bike lift) and ratchet strap it to the dolly. Then it is supported, stable, and mobile.
This is a great way to store a bike for sure. Dolly's are cheap to buy or make.
 

Bevelheadmhr

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Oh, its only a temporary problem, got a new kick stand bolt almost finished in stainless, my cheap die cant cut the thread correctly, so have to take it to a mate, and he'll let me use his capstan lathe and its Coventry box to cut the thread.

But with the green Z650 paused, can continue work on the other Z650, which I rolled out of the garage today..

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doc_rot

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love the custom wheels and engine covers!
 

teazer

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Love it. It embodies the Old Skool Kool look with new school refinement. Excellent and that's where the high end market is trending now - high quality restomods.
 

Bevelheadmhr

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Another day, another new Zed Project ... only a frame , import from the US, but got to start somewhere...

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Bevelheadmhr

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One of the side panels had a broken mount, very common it seems as all the ones on Ebay I found had the exact same problem. So, bought a rod of 15mm ABS, the side panel is ABS, then shaped one end to match the other mounts. Next had to cut the rod down to the correct length, and shape the other end, to follow the curve of the inside of the side panel.

Finally glued it into place using Plumbers PVC cement, supposed to work well with ABS. Waited 24 hours, and seems to be a good repair.

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porcelanowy

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Hello
Small things pushing the jab forward - satisfying :)
Thanks for the tip about plumbers PVC cement.
Very clean builds in this thread - I enjoy it and your YT channel very much :)
 

pidjones

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You can still buy ABS cement on Amazon. I went to a local dealership service department, and they gave me a pile of ABS parts from wrecks. One supply has lasted five years. They have mounting pins, tabs, curves and flats. Living near the Tail of the Dragon helps.
 

Bevelheadmhr

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I've since been told that Acetone works well with ABS, it melts two parts together, though I'd be worried of melting all the way through the side panel.
 

Bevelheadmhr

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Hello
Small things pushing the jab forward - satisfying :)
Thanks for the tip about plumbers PVC cement.
Very clean builds in this thread - I enjoy it and your YT channel very much :)
Your welcome, as for YT never know if the vids are too long or too short or have too much detail or not enough.. in the end decided to stop worrying about it and film what I thought was interesting. Got a vid soon of the side panel fix, and of the results of my recent 'retail therapy' lol
 

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