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kz750e Resto-Mod 12 Nov 2019 09:44 #813913

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Your bike is a true inspiration! I can only hope mine comes out half that nice...
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kz750e Resto-Mod 14 Nov 2019 06:06 #813983

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Thank you! You are well on your way with yours.

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kz750e Resto-Mod 31 Jan 2020 12:20 #818311

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Dr. Gamma wrote: I am kinda partial toward Bassani pipes. Your's came out looking great!!! You NEED to find you one of those 3 inch baffles for your pipe!!! I would love to hear your bike with that pipe at some high RPM's!!!! Where did you find the BIG Bassani emblem??? It does make the whole bike look better!!! I thought I was the only one with the old Bassani emblem.


Well Dr. Gamma, you got me thinking and so I went back to the internet and bought a bunch of stainless bits and after a whole lot of thinking and tinkering I came up with the closest I could get to a Bassani 3" race baffle.
Making the end cap took me the longest time to figure out. I started with a cheap fart can baffle for import cars and after some work on a lathe and extruding the hole to 3" with a steel cone, it turned out almost perfect.
And why make one baffle when you can make two for twice the price. So now I have one for the mystery Suzuki Bassani system that I took the giant Bassani emblem off of. (Now that it has a baffle, I need to sell it as well...)
I will have to wait till warmer weather to install the new baffle and get a video of it running. So stay tuned...

Making the end cap


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kz750e Resto-Mod 31 Jan 2020 22:43 #818328

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nice work. looks fantastic
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kz750e Resto-Mod 08 Feb 2020 11:14 #818823

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Daftrusty wrote: I wish life would allow me to have so many projects to choose from. So many cool bikes, so little time.
I'm still holding onto the dream of getting a gs750es and making a clone of this. I saw this picture years ago and instantly fell in love with it.


That was the very first motorcycle I bought new. I had over 50k miles on it by the time I sold it. It was heavily modified by then! I had it on track days at Riverside Raceway the last year before it closed (yes, I am old...), and Willow Springs Raceway. I loved that bike!
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kz750e Resto-Mod 08 Feb 2020 13:20 #818828

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I have that exact Yoshimura exhaust system for the gs750es hanging in my basement, but that’s as far as I have gotten. I have yet to find the bike to put on.

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kz750e Resto-Mod 14 Feb 2020 08:20 #819288

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Sorry for the faded colors, this picture is fairly old! This is at the now gone Orange County International Raceway in Irvine, CA, before I began modifying the bike. In stock trim I ran 12.56 at 112 mph.

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