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77 kz1k restomod 30 Dec 2019 13:56 #816143

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Had to modify studs on sprocket carrier so went with shorter chrome nuts as well.
Offset front sprocket should be here soon.
Made my own lower headlight bracket from sheet metal. Mounts to lower portion of headlight and to the front of the lower triple tree.

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77 kz1k restomod 30 Dec 2019 19:34 #816153

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Wheel and forks are between 2-3” shorter. In order to raise the front up you’ll need special top tree made with a 2” drop which would gain and raise the front 2”.
If you do raise the front then you’ll need to ríase the rear equal. But then you have the chain dragging both top and bottom of swingarm and tat would require more mods to cure that
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77 kz1k restomod 31 Dec 2019 15:07 #816207

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Rear light and plate found a home today and I drilled and tapped the swingarm for spools to accommodate a rear lift.

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77 kz1k restomod 02 Jan 2020 01:09 #816288

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If the front end is a little low you can internally extend the forks by 32mm with a simple addition .
It's a threaded M10 slug that extends the damper rod.
It needs to be drilled up the center to allow the passage of damping fluid.



32mm doesn't sound much but it makes a big difference .
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77 kz1k restomod 02 Jan 2020 05:57 #816296

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Thanks for the info
I already had the forks serviced and set up so taking them back for this would suck ha. The bike sits nice and level it’s just lower than I thought it’d be. Should be fun to launch tho with the length and big rear tire.

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77 kz1k restomod 10 Jan 2020 14:43 #816869

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Installed offset sprocket
River link on chain installed
Found a decent spot for my junkyard oil cooler, need lines and banjo fittings yet.
Going with a set of rearset from 2011+ zx10 I got free from a good friend.
Clutch cable installed and adjusted.
Few more things and time to get into the electrical.

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77 kz1k restomod 10 Jan 2020 16:10 #816880

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How much offset on the front sprocket (530 chain)???

I had to use 14 mm offset on a 630 chain Setup.


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77 kz1k restomod 10 Jan 2020 16:58 #816881

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520 chain and sprocket with 5/8” offset front sprocket.
Had to modify the sprocket cover a bit by grinding down the edge and ground down the mount for the foot peg on the inside of the frame.

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77 kz1k restomod 10 Jan 2020 20:56 #816893

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What exactly does the "auto-snap in mod" do?

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77 kz1k restomod 11 Jan 2020 02:09 #816898

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77 kz1k restomod 11 Jan 2020 10:26 #816914

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in the uk we call them suicide stands i think they were common in germany ,i had a lc 250 impoert with one on ,david

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77 kz1k restomod 12 Jan 2020 05:05 #816954

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I guess I am just thick, I still don't see the purpose.

I wonder if the guy in the video has heard of a new invention called the ratcheting wrench?

EDIT: Oh, wait. The clip makes the stand come up automatically? That would be a disaster for me. I cannot possibly count the number of times I have needed to move my bike just a short distance in the garage and left the stand down. I have often moved it standing on the right (not left) side of the bike. An automatic stand would cost me dearly in broken mirrors and dented tanks. I seem to remember that Ducati marketed a model with that feature, and the magazine reviewers here whined loudly about it.
Some bikes, like my ZRX, just barely stay up on the side stand as it is.
It is an interesting bit of engineering that I will likely never own.
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