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Doctorot's '78 KZ1000 build 30 Oct 2016 00:19 #746509

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Brake mounts are finished. I started planning out to do the pocketing cuts and shit started getting way too complicated so I just eyeballed em, having a CNC here would be awesome. I'm not a fan of tooling marks unless they are super even (like a CNC), so I blasted the pockets and gave everything else the brushed treatment. I noticed one of the forks is weeping fluid so rebuilding those will be up next.






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Doctorot's '78 KZ1000 build 30 Oct 2016 12:24 #746569

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wow....that is nice. do those calipers use original kz pads?
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Doctorot's '78 KZ1000 build 30 Oct 2016 13:56 #746589

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Thank you. These Grimeca calipers use a different pad. I'm planning on running Ferrodo Platinum pads
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Doctorot's '78 KZ1000 build 30 Oct 2016 14:50 #746599

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HOT :evil:
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Doctorot's '78 KZ1000 build 30 Oct 2016 15:04 #746603

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Very nice work....!!
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Doctorot's '78 KZ1000 build 31 Oct 2016 06:34 #746673

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Wow!! Excellent work, beautiful bike!
This is my build:
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There are many more like it, but this one is mine... news to come!
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Doctorot's '78 KZ1000 build 31 Oct 2016 09:26 #746702

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those caliper brackets came out nice.good job :evil:

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Doctorot's '78 KZ1000 build 08 Nov 2016 00:04 #747540

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Got the paint cut and buffed. I burned through a tiny spot on the tail but it polished out well enough that I'm cool with it, also some flaws in the stripes on close inspection but not bad for first time doing that or the polish.









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Doctorot's '78 KZ1000 build 08 Nov 2016 01:41 #747541

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Very very nice great work, keep the photos coming
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Third ride is now the Frankenstein GPZ1100, now if only I can ride three bikes at once?

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Doctorot's '78 KZ1000 build 08 Nov 2016 17:38 #747596

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What media did you use on the pockets.... 90 grit AO or did you use glass? I wanted to machine pockets also on my rearset adapters but decided to punch them right through for the same reason you mentioned... no cnc here just a Craftex CX600 (almost identical to a Grizzly G-0704) The hangers look really nice Doc... nice clean lines. I made custom hangers by hand using 7075 T6 but their just flat .250" stock, I plan to remake them similar to what you have done using .500-.750" 7075 T6. What type of aluminum did you use? I just (finally) bought a half decent compressor (18 cfm @ 90) but am waiting to buy a blast cabinet. The rearset adapters are in the process of being wet sanded/polished and aren't finished yet... keep up the excellent work,

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Doctorot's '78 KZ1000 build 08 Nov 2016 21:04 #747604

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those look nice Doug. I used 80 grit glass. They are cut from .75" 7075
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Doctorot's '78 KZ1000 build 08 Nov 2016 22:02 #747607

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Nice work Doc, this is a great thread and a great build!

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Thanks Doc, your paint work looks flawless also... I have 2 complete sets of bodywork to do (gloss black w clear) this winter... if I can get time,
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Doctorot's '78 KZ1000 build 16 Jan 2017 12:59 #752311

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Ok time to get back on this thing. I have been distracted by work, school, the holidays, traveling...blah blah blah. I ended up doing some mods on a buddies kz650, polished the cases, new rotors, and new seat cover. body work is out for paint currently. Im jealous, this thing runs sweet.

Anyway I have made a list of stuff I need to do to get the 1000 back on the road.
> rebuild the forks.
> Re-install head. (I had to take of the head to drill and tap the emission ports for some set screws to plug them, also there were two stripped screw holes that i didn't see the first time around. so that needs to go back on.)
> Install carbs
> Finalize battery tray/ electronics position
> plumb the brakes
> install new chain
> WIRING
> tuning
> burnouts

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Doctorot's '78 KZ1000 build 22 Jan 2017 00:26 #752640

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Battery/electronics trays finished and rubber mounted! gotta pull them off to massage a couple small spots and then paint. With the sidecovers on it will form a pretty big storage space which is something I loved about the stock bike. I can easily fit a sixer in there B)

Also got the head back on and the motor buttoned up.









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Doctorot's '78 KZ1000 build 23 Jan 2017 18:18 #752782

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Your fabrication skills (among others) are really incredible. Form AND function.
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Doctorot's '78 KZ1000 build 01 Feb 2017 00:24 #753372

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Rebuilding the forks turned out to be a bit of a debacle. when I got the dust seal off there was deep pitting on the stanchion tube which is what caused the fork seal to leak. It was surprising considering the condition of the forks otherwise. Tracked down a new set and am waiting on new bushings before putting them back together. Fork legs will get new paint.

Because I remade the caliper mounts with them on the inside of the fork legs I had to remake the fender mounts. They will get paint soon as well.

I splurged on these RS34 carbs this summer. I got them test fitted to check my cable length, and to figure out a support for them. Any suggestions where I should start with jetting? motor has Wiseco 1075, mild cams, street port and polish, and free flowing header.




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Doctorot's '78 KZ1000 build 04 Feb 2017 00:56 #753620

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Those pinstripes look pretty good, and so does the paint job. Makes me think about using pinstripes too now :) i've never used it before

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On the pinstripes,.I was advised by a painter friend to start with one colour (in your case the red) Paint everything red.Then mask off the red pinstripe,paint everything black,mask that off then go for the silver. Remove the masking and you have all your pinstriping done. This way,the pinstripes retain their brightness as they are first on the undercoat.
I was a bit dubious about it,me being a first time painter at the end of a very long project build, but it actually worked out very well.
Anyway,nice build ,nice build thread.Well done and good luck with the carb jetting.

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78 KZ1000 build (I'm learnding) 04 Feb 2017 13:24 #753649

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more than one way to skin a cat. I think the way you described is better for two reasons 1. much less time and materials in masking. 2. instead of creating high points where the lines are it creates recesses, which are easier to fill with clear and cut and buff for the "flush" look.
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