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1979 KZ650B Streamlined Restomod 01 Feb 2022 10:59 #861593

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1979 KZ650B Streamlined Restomod 01 Feb 2022 12:47 #861603

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I love the green or blue color on KZ bikes.
Here is a  nice BMW "San Marino Blue" KZ 650 paint job DoctoRot did. Color code is B51.

kzrider.com/forum/6-paint-a-bodywork/606...d-kz650-paint#767576
kzrider.com/forum/6-paint-a-bodywork/606...aint?start=12#769545

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1979 KZ650B Streamlined Restomod 02 Feb 2022 06:40 #861644

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Scirocco: me too! But since I already have a blue and red bike from before (50cc) I'm thinking I might go green on this one, kawasaki is also notorious for its green color.

How about something like this:
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1979 KZ650B Streamlined Restomod 02 Feb 2022 07:43 #861651

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Go green!!!

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1979 KZ650B Streamlined Restomod 02 Feb 2022 09:00 #861661

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I also like the green the best.  And I definitely prefer that the side covers are painted green to match instead of leaving them black.

Although I'm not sure about the side cover pin stipes running under the emblem.   I see the concept of continuing the strip from tank to side cover to tall, but I think it looks too busy running down below the emblem.  Maybe try another sketch with it running along the top of the side cover? 

Here is another idea to sketch.  Maybe just make some part of the very top of the side cover solid "white", where the white is color matched to the pinstripe?
'78 Z1-R in blue , '78 Z1-R in black, '78 Z1-R in pieces
My dad's '74 Z1
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1979 KZ650B Streamlined Restomod 02 Feb 2022 10:12 #861667

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Green it is!

You mean like this?



I dont quite understand what you mean with the sketch idea
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1979 KZ650B Streamlined Restomod 02 Feb 2022 10:52 #861671

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May i ask,how long does it take to photoshop my bike in green and blue like your KZ650 and with gold colored wheels?

 

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1979 KZ650B Streamlined Restomod 02 Feb 2022 13:03 #861684

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Depends on the complexity of the rims / details on tankset
send me a high quality picture and I'll see what I can do 
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1979 KZ650B Streamlined Restomod 02 Feb 2022 15:10 #861686

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Green is faster 
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1981 KZ1000 LTD awaiting resurrection
2000 ZRX1100 not ridden enough
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1979 KZ650B Streamlined Restomod 05 Feb 2022 21:44 #861863

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I've always liked "Arrest me Red"!
I don't have a plan and I'm sticken' to it! '77 KZ 650 / 750 GPz custom project in progress

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1979 KZ650B Streamlined Restomod 07 Feb 2022 06:12 #861921

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Love the green. That is going to be one sharp 650 once the paint goes on and the engine is shined up. Nice job! 
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2001 KZ1000P
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1979 KZ650B Streamlined Restomod 09 Feb 2022 02:40 #862029

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ThatGPzGuy: thank you 

I've been offered a Rickman Centura fairing for ish USD$300 + shipping and was wondering if anyone have any experience with these? I think it would be nice for longer trips etc.
I would have to fabricate some mounts, but I'm not totally sure about the fitment with the lowered headlight


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