I don't know what your fab skills are, but if you're looking for an exhaust for a tracker, you could do a lot worse than
I have used their pipes on all my flattrackers as do many others. I have seen a Jemco set of high pipes on a 650 Yamaha, beautiful stuff.
Good luck with your build!
Don't be ridiculous! It's only a flesh wound!
Wife's little bike... 1984 GPZ 550 Kerker and DynaJet stage I kit
Wife's BIG bike...... 1981 GPZ 1100 Kerker and factory FI Mikuni RS34s W/ K&N pods
Damn, those are nice pipes!
Fab work is not a problem. I was a Millwright for 20 years and have a Curve-A-Mark and Wrap-A-Round just collecting dust.
My eyes are shot from years of welding, so I'll just mock it up and take it to be welded.
A friend of mine wanted the KZ750, so I let him have it.
I'm going to use this 1979 LTD now, with the rear wheel and forks off z1wiz's 1982 police bike in the background.
Side note: My engine serial numbers are 300 below the serial number range listed for this year.
(1979 LTD1000) Engine KZT00AE0812** Frame KZT00B-5193**
Frame No. Range KZTOOB-515537 - 523543
Engine No. Range KZTOOAE081569 - 090730
Engine No. Location RH top crankcase, below carburetor
Cylinder Mark 1.015L
Cylinder Mark Location Front RH corner
Engine Type 4-stroke, 4-cylinder, DOHC, Air cooled
Bore X Stroke 70.0 X 66.0 mm
Compression Ratio 8.7:1
Maximum HP 86 at 8000 rpm
Maximum Torque 8.5 kg-m at 6500 rpm
1982 KZ1000P rims
Side note: I didn't want to use gators on the front forks, so I ordered a cheap set of Pyramid Dust Boots off of ebay for a 78-81 KZ1000 C POLICE bike. (1/3 the price of Kawasaki)
You could also order dust boots for a 81-83 KZ1000 J bike from Kawasaki. Part number 92093-1051, or cross reference another part number from my fork chart below.
I stripped the LTD down a little. Dug out my GS1000 swingarm and stuck a old 76 KZ900 seat and side covers on it.
Side note: I was missing the bushings, thrust washers and the swingarm dust covers.
z1wiz gave me these parts from a gs1000. The only part that isn't the same is the dust cover and that part number is. 61262-49201 (82-83 SUZ GS1100 swingarm)
I found the 78-81 KZ1000C upper and lower triple tree
and a 80 KZ1300 front rim to finish my mockup.
Side note: When trying to figure out what parts would work for my build I used this chart.
The Crosley Kawasaki that Brian Smith is riding is right now is pretty wild. I read an article about the engineering that went into it in Sideburn and interview with him. very interesting, and he's winning a races on it too.
You've seen videos of Wade Boyd riding a ridiculous R1 powered tracker at the Sacramento mile, right? The guy is legendary!
P.S. Forrest told me you are a veteran flat tracker. Can you help me with the tire selection for my bike?
I'm looking for a flat track tire with hopefully a better than 40M load/speed rating, but open to suggestions.
I've seen pics of that bike before. The duck bill looks like it came from a KZ650?
I really like the bike and the exhaust is way cool, but the front wheel looks too small to me for a old school tracker.