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Saving a '81 KZ750-E 04 Oct 2019 14:29 #811803

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Finally got my blast cabinet up and running. I am using 80 grit glass bead for the media. The swing arm came out really nice! I have a long list of parts that need blasting, so I am realy glad I have this piece of equipment in my shop!
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Saving a '81 KZ750-E 04 Oct 2019 15:06 #811804

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Factory Kawasaki weld... WTF?
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Saving a '81 KZ750-E 04 Oct 2019 15:29 #811806

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Looks like the welder run out of protective gas.....

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Saving a '81 KZ750-E 04 Oct 2019 19:47 #811826

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Exactly. Fix it? Nah, just send it down the production line...
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I'm happy with the results, but I end up waiting for the compressor longer than I can blast.
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Saving a '81 KZ750-E 07 Oct 2019 15:48 #812021

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I'm not the best welder, but at least there's no porosity! I dropped of the wheels, drive hub, swingarm, and rear brake stay at the powder coating shop today. Looking forward to making the frame a roller so I can finish the fab work.
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Saving a '81 KZ750-E 07 Oct 2019 15:56 #812023

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nice work, any plans to brace the frame?
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Saving a '81 KZ750-E 07 Oct 2019 16:01 #812025

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Not as of yet. I am going to de-clutter the rear section, and I have to fab up some new steering stops. What type of frame bracing have you seen?
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Saving a '81 KZ750-E 08 Oct 2019 11:21 #812066

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This is a reference.

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80 KZ750 H1 - the Kaw calf
79 KZ750 Twin - Miss Nov 2008 KZR calander
79 KZ750 Twin parts bike
78 KZ650 C2 Parts Bike
75 KZ400 Wife's old bike sold
81 KZ440 A2 LTD Wife's new bike
84 Honda 450 Rebel Wife's newest bike
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Saving a '81 KZ750-E 08 Oct 2019 13:59 #812074

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heres a thread with a bunch of good info, sadly many of the image links are broken because they are hosted on photobucket, but if you go through it there is still plenty of good info. It is fine to use chromoly tube without heat treating as long as is is thinner than 0.125" just use standard e70 wire

When i braced my frame I used .065" wall chromoly.

kzrider.com/forum/5-chassis/294594-frame-bracing?start=100
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Saving a '81 KZ750-E 08 Oct 2019 14:14 #812075

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Wow! I got a 24 hour turn around on the powdercoat. I was expecting 3-4 days at least.
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Saving a '81 KZ750-E 08 Oct 2019 14:47 #812077

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I would say it all looks look like new except they actually look better than new! Very nice! Ed
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