After talking to a guy in Canada about the KZ750 twin he races I have decided to build an all out track/race version of my own. I have been slowly accumulating parts for the engine and recently picked up a complete chassis for the build. Its the roughest bike I have ever bought. Literally everything, except the frame and the engine cases, will be sold or junked.For $100 with a title I don't think I can go wrong.
I have never done any road racing. I've done a couple track days and loved it but it is expensive and hard to get out there. Right now the plan is to build a track bike that will see the street once in a blue moon. In reality this project will mostly be an excuse for me to make cool shit and make poor financial decisions. That being said; most of the modifications I plan on doing should be legal for WERA Vintage 5/6 should I choose to race down the road. Goal is 80-85HP to the wheel and around 375-390 lbs.
This thread will proceed rather slowly at first, but I'm starting it now so I can document things as they happen rather than trying to dig up photos and info down the road. Stay tuned for vigorous turd polishing.
Looking forward to seeing this develop as im in the same place with my own. The debate of will i wont put money into the engine is nagging me. Nice to see we are starting off with fairly rotten bike conditions as well. Subscribed!
2006 Suzuki Gsf 1200 bandit ( short runs)
2005 Yamaha xv1700 (long runs)
1975 Z1 (currently working on)
1977 Z1000 ( running and in storage)
1978 Z1000 (currently working on)
1978 Z1r "skinny tank" (currently working on)
1978 Z1r "fat tank (gathering parts)
1979 z1000st (currently working on)
I bored the new set of cases this weekend. I'm now prepping the cases for paint. I was thinking black for the cases but part of me wants to paint them gold like the '83 Wayne Rainey GPZ. I got a bunch of colors from Gun Kote and sprayed them out. I'm not in love with any of them - still on the fence.