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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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skiatook,oklahoma 1980 z1r,1978 kz 1000 z1r x 3,
1976 kz 900 x 3
i make what i can,and save the rest!

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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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That's some damn nice work!!

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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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If you yourself are building an older bike and can see it through till you're riding it, that's proof you have patience.

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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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Doctorot's '78 KZ1000 build 26 Jan 2018 05:55 #777797

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one word

BADFREAKINA$$!

leon
skiatook,oklahoma 1980 z1r,1978 kz 1000 z1r x 3,
1976 kz 900 x 3
i make what i can,and save the rest!

billybiltit.blogspot.com/

www.kzrider.com/forum/5-chassis/325862-triple-tree-custom-work

kzrider.com/forum/5-chassis/294594-frame-bracing?limitstart=0
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how much drop is in the triples?

leon
skiatook,oklahoma 1980 z1r,1978 kz 1000 z1r x 3,
1976 kz 900 x 3
i make what i can,and save the rest!

billybiltit.blogspot.com/

www.kzrider.com/forum/5-chassis/325862-triple-tree-custom-work

kzrider.com/forum/5-chassis/294594-frame-bracing?limitstart=0

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