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Doctorot's '78 KZ1000 build 05 Feb 2017 23:31 #753715

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Got some good progress in this weekend. Forks painted and rebuilt with new seals and bushings. I broke down and bought the motion pro seal installer; its a super nice tool, no regrets. Rear brake is bled. brake front brake setup is nearly complete just waiting on a hose. carbs back on; cables and fuel lines finalized. exhaust massaged and back on. I got some repop switches for a kz900 as mine were completely worn out. Folding foot-pegs on. With the moveable brake lever there is plenty of clearance for the kick stater but I will likely bend the kicker for a little more room. Something about kick starting 100+hp excites me.... in a sexual way. hahaha. Still lots to do but its getting close. Hope to start it up by the end of the month.







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Doctorot's '78 KZ1000 build 05 Feb 2017 23:37 #753716

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Doctorot's '78 KZ1000 build 08 Feb 2017 08:00 #753899

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great progress,the caliper mounting bracket pocketing looks really nice.

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Doctorot's '78 KZ1000 build 08 Feb 2017 21:33 #753962

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I tackled the cluster wiring tonight. I have been dreading dealing with this, bunch of fiddly stuff. The gauge glass is now sealed with silicon to keep water out. The covers have a small hole drilled in the bottom so water can escape if it does get in there some how. I'm quite pleased with how sanitary it is looking. wiring is not my forte.







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Doctorot's '78 KZ1000 build 08 Feb 2017 21:35 #753963

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Where did you get the gauges?
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Doctorot's '78 KZ1000 build 08 Feb 2017 21:44 #753964

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Gauges by Speedhut, with custom faces. they are very light.
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Doctorot's '78 KZ1000 build 09 Feb 2017 06:18 #753988

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sanitary indeed !

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Doctorot's '78 KZ1000 build 15 Feb 2017 00:38 #754240

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I bought these CRG bar-end mirrors years ago. I never liked the look of bar end mirrors... but these are convex glass and very nice; so I made some stems from scratch. The Brembo MC and clutch perch had a M10x1.25 left hand thread which is damn hard to come by in the US so I drilled and tapped them for 7/16"-20 but I needed a lock nut and anything off the shelf looked too big so I got OCD and made some locknuts from scratch out of SS304. These may be the only 7/16"-20 nuts with a 14mm wrench in the world. I also made some small locknuts for the upper part where the mirror connects, but for those I used some 304 hex stock I had laying around. I used silicon bronze to join everything together because its all different metals and figure it will help with stress cracking. Pretty happy with how they turned out, a lot of time in something most people will think I bought





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Doctorot's '78 KZ1000 build 15 Feb 2017 19:22 #754308

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.........and that would be the best compliment.....to have something you build that looks like factory issue.
They really look good....nice proportions and simple......just right IMHO
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Doctorot's '78 KZ1000 build 16 Feb 2017 00:48 #754323

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Lots of small things have been finished,including all the wiring in the front. Two things of note; One, I made some spools for the rear stand after knocking the bike off the stand. Luckily it fell into me and no damage was done but it damn near gave me a heart attack. With the spools and the stand it is VERY sturdy and cannot slip off as it did before. Two, I wasn't happy with the foot of the kickstand I made so I cut it off and remade it, the shoulder bolt also took some machining to get the spring to clear it. I made the stainless ball from scratch on the lathe for a throwback to the original kickstand. I think I might still need to add a tang on it to make it easier to kick out.

The only things left are:
Replace a few bolts with ARP to match
install clutch cable
install left footpeg/linkage
finish wiring.

6 YEARS LATER AND ITS ALMOST DONE






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Doctorot's '78 KZ1000 build 16 Feb 2017 05:19 #754335

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Wow!
Almost makes me embarrassed to admit that I own a wrench. Beautiful work, sir.
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Doctorot's '78 KZ1000 build 16 Feb 2017 09:34 #754352

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Nice work on the lock nuts and mirrors. When you have access to a CNC set-up the details start to get easy to improve. Making your own hardware is fun!
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Doctorot's '78 KZ1000 build 17 Feb 2017 12:19 #754403

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TexasKZ wrote: Wow!
Almost makes me embarrassed to admit that I own a wrench. Beautiful work, sir.


thanks. I'm starting to get a handle on this fabrication stuff but its like anything; the more you know, the more you know you don't know. Considering i had to build and tear down this engine 4 times I would label myself a hack mechanically.
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Doctorot's '78 KZ1000 build 17 Feb 2017 20:13 #754441

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HOLY SMOKES! that's a BOM canidate for sure when it's finished Super nice work sir!!
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Doctorot's '78 KZ1000 build 19 Feb 2017 05:42 #754551

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Beautiful bike Doc.
Must be a great feeling to have it finished.
Howe is the ride?
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Thanks Eric. I havent ridden it yet. still a little bit of wiring to do.

Taking these photos might be putting the cart before the horse as I haven't gotten the bike running yet, but I had reserved this gallery space to take photos of this bike and a bunch of other large scale work so it went down. This week is gonna be insane for me, I got a big commission coming in so the project bikes are gonna live in the house for a little bit as my garage is gonna be full. I may not get to start it up for the first time till next week. So close i can smell the burnt hydrocarbons. enjoy the gratuitous photos.

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Now that is how to shoot a motorcycle !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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