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Doctorot's '78 KZ1000 build 17 Nov 2017 19:47 #774724

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Custom chromoly kick lever for extra clearance. I also machined some bits to accept a Tarozzi rubber to match the foot-pegs. Needs final polish before going to plating

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Doctorot's '78 KZ1000 build 17 Nov 2017 19:50 #774725

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Excellent.B)
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Doctorot's '78 KZ1000 build 18 Nov 2017 06:04 #774733

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Another cool detail. This build has a lot of custom details that the average enthusiast may never notice, yet all together they create a look that is unique even though most folks will not be able to put their finger on exactly why it is different. Mad attention to detail is one of the things I like most about the bikes from MV Augusta and Sanctuary, and about this build.
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Doctorot's '78 KZ1000 build 18 Nov 2017 12:42 #774753

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Sanctuary has been a huge inspiration for this project; that you would compare this to the Sanctuary builds is extremely flattering. thanks.
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Doctorot's '78 KZ1000 build 18 Nov 2017 19:19 #774784

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Being that Im in Canada ,eh! ; ) we dont see many custom bikes up here(compared to the states anyways) and just going through a couple build threads on this board have really been something else.The attention to detail and commitment to a lengthy project is very inspiring ,thanks for sharing this build,This bike is second to none imo ,Great stuff

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Doctorot's '78 KZ1000 build 18 Nov 2017 23:28 #774790

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Thanks for the kind words!

Finally got out on this thing for a spirited ride. did about 100 miles of twisty roads. I am blown away by how good the brake setup is on this, very progressive with great "feel"

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Doctorot's '78 KZ1000 build 19 Nov 2017 09:03 #774795

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You have built a beautiful bike that not only looks good from 10 feet but from inches away. All the perfectly fabricated tiny details combined with the overall design of your bike is amazing.
Great job!

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Doctorot's '78 KZ1000 build 30 Dec 2017 19:17 #776766

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I have been invited to show this bike at The 1 Moto Show in Portland Oregon. So I decided to finish some upgrades I wanted to do from the beginning but shelved the ideas to get this bike on the road. School is finished for the semester so I have no access to the shop, but the show is in 5 weeks so I needed to make progress. Luckily I have cool friends with badass shops that are willing to let me use their tools to get this done. I have been working on a custom 1.5" over chromoly swingarm that is nearly finished. I machined the adjusters and pivot from scratch. Its a little a-symmetrical to deal with chain run, its not perfect but its a good first effort. My buddy recently bought a giant mill table (10'x4') and had it precision ground flat, which is what I used to setup the swing-arm layout on. I also am doing a custom rear brake setup, to ditch the heavy stock parts. I found a rear rotor off a '98 ZX6R and machined a carrier to adapt it to the rear wheel. I'm going to use a tiny Grimeca rear caliper to match the front calipers.
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Doctorot's '78 KZ1000 build 30 Dec 2017 20:39 #776769

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Doctorot's '78 KZ1000 build 30 Dec 2017 21:16 #776771

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With all this fine work I don't see how you couldn't win. GOOD LUCK
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Doctorot's '78 KZ1000 build 02 Jan 2018 22:20 #776842

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Show off:P Hahahaha! Totally kidding. Bike looks phenom! As everyone else mentioned, any other person not familiar with KZ's wouldn't be able to tell what's upgraded and what's adapted. Like the rear rotor hat. Wish I had a CNC? I know what you mean with the wiring! Loudhvx was kind enough to draw me out a diagram, I was still lost even with a labeled map in front of my face! Lol.. You've got the same problem Ive got (except yours seems figured out) with the foot peg being in the way of the kicker. Something I still need to address. Does your rear brake lever roll backwards so the kicker doesn't slam on it's peg? Check out the dirt bike levers, they have some that the peg folds back.

Excellent work on the bike Doc!!
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Doctorot's '78 KZ1000 build 03 Jan 2018 07:20 #776850

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Makes for a well deserved Bike Of The Month !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Doctorot's '78 KZ1000 build 03 Jan 2018 13:54 #776878

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congrats on the show invite!
all the parts look top notch,good job sir.

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Doctorot's '78 KZ1000 build 03 Jan 2018 16:58 #776883

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Looking Great , Quality work
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Doctorot's '78 KZ1000 build 04 Jan 2018 04:03 #776892

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Doctorot's '78 KZ1000 build 04 Jan 2018 04:13 #776893

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Thanks guys. The machine work is 100% manual, no Cnc. Also there is no auto feed on the mill and the auto feed on the lathe was broken so all feeds were done manually.

As far as the brake lever goes, if you go way back I the thread you can see I made the linkage pivot around the lever with a radial slot, so you can pull the brake lever back out of the way when you kickstart
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Doctorot's '78 KZ1000 build 04 Jan 2018 06:05 #776894

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I am very impressed, totally awesome!
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Doctorot's '78 KZ1000 build 05 Jan 2018 01:45 #776945

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Genius idea with the brake lever! I'd be scratching my head still. That's patience at its finest as well as ninja like hand to hand to eye cordination running the X and Y axis on the Mill...manually. Excellent machine work! Love using an endmill and lathe. May or may not be a stupid question but did you knurl the pegs yourself also? If you did, how'd you get the knurl so....knurly? lol..so deep. hahaha. smh.
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Doctorot's '78 KZ1000 build 05 Jan 2018 20:11 #776989

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I found that idea on an XS650 forum, so I can't take credit. The foot-pegs are Tarozzis, so I don't know how they got the knurling so defined but the machining on them is excellent. I ended up switching to folding rubber footpegs for more kicker clearance after that photo was taken. Using the mill manually isn't too bad with a digital readout. I designed everything before hand in CAD, then exported the X/Y coordinates so I just had to move the cutter from point to point while looking at the readout. The rounded edges were done with a "corner rounding end mill" really there is nothing super technical going on here. I'm an amateur machinist at best.
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Doctorot's '78 KZ1000 build 26 Jan 2018 02:27 #777787

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Ive been busy. rear end is finished and off to powder. I also designed and had these triples milled. I did the drilling, tapping, and slitting myself which cut the cost of the trees in half. i also changed my mind after i got the trees and decided to chamfer the edges to match the gas cap rather than have fillets. did it all with files which gives them a "soft" look that i quite like. They are brushed to 400 and nearly ready to go off to anodization. you can see my mock-up lower bearing plug on the stem.
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