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Doctorot's '78 KZ1000 build 03 May 2018 14:11 #782781

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Doctorot's '78 KZ1000 build 03 May 2018 15:46 #782787

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That bikes ridiculous....in a great way! Fantastic work man!
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Doctorot's '78 KZ1000 build 06 May 2018 16:34 #782980

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I had a great time at the Quail. So much eye candy. The owner of the BSA cafe behind my bike told me has an ATP turbo kit for a kz sitting on the shelf, and that he would "make me a deal of a lifetime" on it. It would be amazing if that came though.
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Doctorot's '78 KZ1000 build 08 May 2018 13:20 #783088

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sitting at the quail...

i hope you took a lil time to yourself to let that sink in a minute there buddy :cheer:

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Doctorot's '78 KZ1000 build 15 May 2018 02:49 #783397

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DoctoRot wrote:


Damn nice my friend damn nice. Geeze Between you and DR.Gamma's MkII Vintage Race Super Bike, the bar goes higher and higher.

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Doctorot's '78 KZ1000 build 25 Jun 2018 12:11 #785878

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Been riding this bike a lot. Had it down at Laguna Seca for WSBK and Moto America. Camped at the track, good times.
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Doctorot's '78 KZ1000 build 25 Jun 2018 17:47 #785896

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Doctorot's '78 KZ1000 build 26 Jun 2018 13:45 #785928

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that is what it is for sir!:)

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Doctorot's '78 KZ1000 build 02 Jul 2018 13:56 #786300

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Beautiful.....boy that exhaust turned into quite a lovely colour, looks like you got the tune just right.
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Doctorot's '78 KZ1000 build 02 Jul 2018 18:43 #786329

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Hell yeah Doc! "Let the good times roll"
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Doctorot's '78 KZ1000 build 12 Jan 2019 00:36 #796563

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It gets hot here in the summer, sitting in traffic a few times i could listen to the idle change as it started to overheat, a cooler probably wont help with that unless i get a small fan on there (maybe I will?) but I figure anything helps. I think this cooler is supposed to go concave forward but it fits better this way. Does this look stupid oriented this direction?

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Doctorot's '78 KZ1000 build 12 Jan 2019 07:26 #796579

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I've been toying with the idea of putting those 4" Derale fans behind the oil coolers on my '73 Z1-900 and my '78 KZ1000. You can get 180 degree F or 190 degree F thermostats for these coolers. I will get the 190 degree F one ... when I get around to it. I run VDO oil temp gauges and during the summer oil temps easily get beyond 220 degrees F in stop and go (mostly stop) traffic around here in the southeast US.

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Doctorot's '78 KZ1000 build 12 Jan 2019 12:45 #796601

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Hello Doc , The cooler looks great with concave rear + Im guessing you get better fork clearance . I live in the south east and it gets hot during the summer months so I have a cooler as well , I am in a rush to tune my bike before the summer between now and spring . I'm also going to put in a temp sensor in temporarily to check oil temp, just curious.

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Doctorot's '78 KZ1000 build 12 Jan 2019 16:25 #796618

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rich67 wrote: Hello Doc , The cooler looks great with concave rear + Im guessing you get better fork clearance . I live in the south east and it gets hot during the summer months so I have a cooler as well , I am in a rush to tune my bike before the summer between now and spring . I'm also going to put in a temp sensor in temporarily to check oil temp, just curious.


Where are you putting the sensor? in the pan?
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Doctorot's '78 KZ1000 build 19 Jan 2019 11:52 #797092

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DoctoRot wrote: I think this cooler is supposed to go concave forward but it fits better this way. Does this look stupid oriented this direction?


Is that the Earl's motorcycle cooler? I had one of those briefly but the paint job on it was so half-assed that I sent it back. I did play around with test fitting it while I had it.
I think it looks better reversed. I was trying to decide between the automotive and motorcycle coolers. I preferred the thinner motorcycle model to the thicker automotive type. I thought the motorcycles cooler was just a little bit too wide aesthetically for the KZ. And being a bit too wide already, mounting it with the curve facing forward puts the ends way out in from of the frame and engine. I think turning it around is probably the best compromise.
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Doctorot's '78 KZ1000 build 19 Jan 2019 23:00 #797125

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Yeah its an Earls. the paint doesn't seem to be staying very well. I peeled the masking tape off that i was mocking it up with and it removed a few small chips but i figured its too late to return it now. Ill touch it up when it goes on for good. I'm going to come up with a cradle style mount for the cooler so I can cut the tabs off the ends to make it narrower.
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Doctorot's '78 KZ1000 build 06 Feb 2019 23:11 #798317

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I was never really happy with the seat, it was the first one I ever made so mistakes were abundant. There was a small gap at the back, the vinyl i used was very slippery so its was hard to hang off the bike and feel comfortable, and the foam was OK, but I feel like it needs to be firmer and a little more sculpted.

I started with a new pan in 5052. this is the most in depth metal shaping project I have ever done, and i Learned a lot on the way. The pans a bit crude but it will get covered with foam. I need to get some more tools.....

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Doctorot's '78 KZ1000 build 07 Feb 2019 12:24 #798329

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nice work sir!

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Doctorot's '78 KZ1000 build 21 Feb 2019 00:40 #798972

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The oil cooler adapter that I bought to bolt on the engine came with 1/4" NPT fittings which I have realized are way too small. I need to run at least a 3/8NPT to get a 12mm ID, and I need a -10 AN fitting as well, which means the cooler I bought has too small of fittings. The bummer is Earl's only makes these curved oil coolers with -6 and -8 fittings, so I need to find a new cooler.

Any suggestions for a cooler? I would love a curved one, but i cant find any that have -10AN fittings.
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Doctorot's '78 KZ1000 build 04 Mar 2019 21:02 #799742

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There may be an auto oil cooler you can use. Seems like they would require the larger fittings you need....just a thought.
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