Welcome, Guest
Username: Password: Remember me

TOPIC: KZ650 cafe-racer

KZ650 cafe-racer 04 Jul 2019 14:47 #806968

  • Scirocco
  • Scirocco's Avatar
  • Offline
  • Expert Boarder
  • Expert Boarder
  • Never change a running system
  • Posts: 2719
  • Thank you received: 1205
Brilliant work gazzz, your parts details are looking so great.
I have to extend my browser Cache to watch all you pics.

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

Last edit: by Scirocco.

KZ650 cafe-racer 05 Jul 2019 01:15 #806982

  • gazzz
  • gazzz's Avatar Topic Author
  • Offline
  • Member
  • Member
  • Posts: 189
  • Thank you received: 101
Thank you for good words.

I am used to give information as combination of text and photos. I'd gladly insert thumbnail of pictures instead of full sized photos (even as they are prepared for web), but since the only option to put picture in text body is button "insert" I could do nothing about that.

I hoped for some comments to dilute my posts, however the only person that commenting this topic is you, thank you for that.
Kawasaki KZ650 cafe-racer: in progress

Kawasaki Zephyr 750 (810ccm, 4in4, spoked wheels)
Honda CB815 "Eight Fifteen" cafe-racer
Yamaha XJ "Eight Ball" cafe-racer

www.gazzz-garage.com
The following user(s) said Thank You: azman857

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

Last edit: by gazzz.

KZ650 cafe-racer 05 Jul 2019 04:31 #806983

  • Oldjeep
  • Oldjeep's Avatar
  • Offline
  • Member
  • Member
  • Posts: 114
  • Thank you received: 31
Beautiful work, nothing more to say than keep the pictures coming.
Chuck
81 KZ750 LTD
03 FZ1
www.oldjeep.com
The following user(s) said Thank You: gazzz

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

KZ650 cafe-racer 05 Jul 2019 05:46 #806985

  • undiablo
  • undiablo's Avatar
  • Offline
  • Member
  • Member
  • Posts: 427
  • Thank you received: 61
Love this build!:laugh:
Kawasaki KZ 750/4 LTD 1981
Kawasaki KLR 650 2011
Argentina - Buenos Aires
The following user(s) said Thank You: gazzz

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

KZ650 cafe-racer 05 Jul 2019 18:31 #807023

  • TexasKZ
  • TexasKZ's Avatar
  • Offline
  • Platinum Boarder
  • Platinum Boarder
  • Posts: 5007
  • Thank you received: 1145
I love the attention to detail. In my opinion, that is what makes the difference between a nice build and a great build.
1982 KZ1000 LTD parts donor
1981 KZ1000 LTD awaiting resurrection
2000 ZRX1100 not ridden enough
The following user(s) said Thank You: gazzz

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

KZ650 cafe-racer 06 Jul 2019 13:41 #807072

  • gazzz
  • gazzz's Avatar Topic Author
  • Offline
  • Member
  • Member
  • Posts: 189
  • Thank you received: 101
Thank you!

Let's continue. Finally the day came when I finished polishing the last few parts.













Kawasaki KZ650 cafe-racer: in progress

Kawasaki Zephyr 750 (810ccm, 4in4, spoked wheels)
Honda CB815 "Eight Fifteen" cafe-racer
Yamaha XJ "Eight Ball" cafe-racer

www.gazzz-garage.com

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

KZ650 cafe-racer 06 Jul 2019 13:51 #807073

  • gazzz
  • gazzz's Avatar Topic Author
  • Offline
  • Member
  • Member
  • Posts: 189
  • Thank you received: 101
Honda CBX550 wheels’ and brake’ components polishing give me a hell of work. Even counting that CBX550 wheels are one of key points of my Kawasaki KZ650 cafe-racer project, they took tremendous amount of working time. However, it was worth it. Here are photos of assembled hubs.

Front:















Kawasaki KZ650 cafe-racer: in progress

Kawasaki Zephyr 750 (810ccm, 4in4, spoked wheels)
Honda CB815 "Eight Fifteen" cafe-racer
Yamaha XJ "Eight Ball" cafe-racer

www.gazzz-garage.com

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

KZ650 cafe-racer 06 Jul 2019 13:54 #807074

  • gazzz
  • gazzz's Avatar Topic Author
  • Offline
  • Member
  • Member
  • Posts: 189
  • Thank you received: 101
Kawasaki KZ650 cafe-racer: in progress

Kawasaki Zephyr 750 (810ccm, 4in4, spoked wheels)
Honda CB815 "Eight Fifteen" cafe-racer
Yamaha XJ "Eight Ball" cafe-racer

www.gazzz-garage.com

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

KZ650 cafe-racer 06 Jul 2019 13:56 #807075

  • gazzz
  • gazzz's Avatar Topic Author
  • Offline
  • Member
  • Member
  • Posts: 189
  • Thank you received: 101
The distinctive feature of every our project is preassembling photo that shows all parts, units and components of project placed on some background. We started this tradition of ours in 2014 when such “Exploded view” photos of motorcycles were scarce.

Honda CBX550 wheels worth to be regarded as project on their own. No need to count man-hours I spent on wheels modification, adaptation to chassis, comstar-to-spoke conversion, components cleaning and polishing to prove this my statement. Better take a look at the photo below:

Kawasaki KZ650 cafe-racer: in progress

Kawasaki Zephyr 750 (810ccm, 4in4, spoked wheels)
Honda CB815 "Eight Fifteen" cafe-racer
Yamaha XJ "Eight Ball" cafe-racer

www.gazzz-garage.com
Attachments:

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

KZ650 cafe-racer 06 Jul 2019 15:05 #807080

  • Scirocco
  • Scirocco's Avatar
  • Offline
  • Expert Boarder
  • Expert Boarder
  • Never change a running system
  • Posts: 2719
  • Thank you received: 1205
I can´t find any words to discribe this "Art of metal working skills".:woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo:
The following user(s) said Thank You: gazzz

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

KZ650 cafe-racer 21 Jul 2019 18:15 #807947

  • bluej58
  • bluej58's Avatar
  • Offline
  • Sustaining Member
  • Sustaining Member
  • The chrome don't get you home
  • Posts: 2396
  • Thank you received: 452
I am amazed that parts off a 1990's 750 will work on a 70's 650 engine, so you can use the oil cooler too right?
They probably have a better clutch actuator too.
Nice to know about the Honda cables matching up, that's thinking out side of the box!
Interesting build , I will be looking forward to more surprises.
JD
78 KZ1000 A2A

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

KZ650 cafe-racer 21 Jul 2019 20:48 #807958

  • baldy110
  • baldy110's Avatar
  • Offline
  • Member
  • Member
  • Posts: 2317
  • Thank you received: 517
Wow!

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

Powered by Kunena Forum