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Changes made! 05 Apr 2017 05:12 #758520

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Today marks a new start for me, I've resigned as Tooling Manager at my full time job to pursue my own shop. I've already spoken with Street Fighter Ltd about advertising, this will be coming after we have finished the new addition to the present shop. I;m looking forward to providing custom components and services to help each one personalize his own bike as needed.




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Changes made! 05 Apr 2017 05:50 #758522

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Hi Les
Im sure your new full time venture will be successful
I will be coming down to help as soon as I get the family issues under control.
Best Wishes my friend !!!!
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best of luck!

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skiatook,oklahoma 1980 z1r,1978 kz 1000 z1r x 3,
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i make what i can,and save the rest!

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Changes made! 05 Apr 2017 08:00 #758541

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Now the people with the pull string and ring in there neck like a broken record 'Are you done yet!!" Im wanting one of those swing arms You built recently.
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Best of luck in your new endeavour.
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9er rider wrote: Now the people with the pull string and ring in there neck like a broken record 'Are you done yet!!" Im wanting one of those swing arms You built recently.


1 more prototype for a couple changes and I'll be making a batch.;)

Les

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Changes made! 05 Apr 2017 11:59 #758556

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Wishing I would have pushed myself harder and taken more chances over the years..... good job on making a hard choice and living out your dreams.
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1980 KZ750 cam, ape springs, stock clutch/ Barnett springs.
Vance and Hines Header w/ comp baffle and Ape pods, Dyna S and green coils, copper wires.
29MM smooth bores W/ 17.5 pilots, 0-6s and 117.5 main
16/42 gearing X ring chain and alum rear JT sprocket....

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looking at that dirt work just drives me nutz,, good luck!!!
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Here's the updated pics, discovered a lot of concrete that had to go to get grade where we wanted it.


Should have concrete and covered by weekend! Progress slow, doing this between other projects but finally getting caught up.

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Changes made! 21 May 2017 19:07 #762430

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So Here we are and I want to make this official .

LES AND HIS COMPANY PDM CUSTOM FABRICATION IS OUR LATEST VENDOR !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

WELCOME LES TO KZR AS A VENDOR !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Les's ad is at the bottom of each page and clicking on it will take you to his facebook page/

Les is a dear friend of mine and I am overjoyed to see him step up his efforts and become a full service shop .

Les is known here at KZR for his machine work making custom triple trees, Rearset foot controls, engine mounts and swingarms..

PDM is expanding every day and services include custom bike building as seen in his and my threads at bike shows

and Les is also doing engine work of all kinds. I will let Les speak on this...

So for tonite lets give Les a Big KZR Welcome

Welcome aboard Bro !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Changes made! 21 May 2017 23:13 #762442

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Hi Les,
Thanks for coming aboard, so to speak. I've got a 550 head and cylinders that need attention. Check your PMs.
Bill
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Changes made! 22 May 2017 07:45 #762464

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COOL B)
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Changes made! 22 May 2017 08:10 #762466

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As to the engine machine work, I've been boring engines and some valve train work for a long time but, mostly for myself and a few locals. I recently found out when I opened full time that the local golf cart shop, our local off road park and many other people were struggling to get any small engine type work done. Most were sending to shops 70 plus miles away only to have to wait or find out that their block was in New York in one case cause even that shop couldn't do it. If anyone is interested, buzz me and I'll be more than happy to help. I will add, JJ Hooper and shops like him have provided a quality service for sometime now and should be your first consideration, that's their profession, mine is the custom machining and fabrication, but I will help if you so desire.B)


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Changes made! 22 May 2017 08:39 #762471

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Cool Les! Good Luck! Hope you become overwhelmed with work! (LOL) so you can hire a few friends and family to work for you!
Wish I was younger and did a few things different with others and shops years ago. I got stuff all over the place. Frames at a race car shop.
wheel hubs at a friends home machine shop. Body parts at a back yard collision shop. Then my own small garage is full! I like these kinds of problems though!
Next thing we'll know is you'll have a try at a 4 month TV show on Discovery Channel building classic Z1-KZ's ! ! !
Livin in "CheektaVegas, NY
Still have a Kaw! 76 KZ900 Pro-Street.
Went thru 25 of these in 40 yrs.

And The Old Girl, Harley 75 FLH Electra Glide,
Old faithful! Points ign. Bendix Orig. carb.
Starts everytime!

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Good on you Les! best of luck bud

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Good job, Les. That pedestrian work from the golf course and such may prove to be quite a blessing if you have any slow periods in the custom work as you ramp up.
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Les the fun part will be when the walls are up and you stand inside look around and go F&^% what go's where.
I've moved shit around my little shop 4 time's since I moved in.
1980 KZ650 F1
ZX750A1 motor.
Wiseco 810cc kit.
Zukiworks racing ported head.
VM 29 smooth bore's.
Dyna 2000 Ign. w/Dyna mini coil's
APE cylinder stud's and nut's.
APE valve spring's.
APE Track King clutch.
V/H KZ1000 sidewinder.
3.5x18 laced to a KZ1000 disk hub.
150/60/18 Shinko 006 Podium.
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Changes made! 27 Jul 2017 11:06 #767831

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Well the walls are up, insulation, metal, doors and most electrical. Seems no one want's to work anymore, fired the metal guy and finishing the electrical myself!!!
Started moving equipment today, all machine shop stuff going in the addition and fab at the front of the old shop.
Giving the grinder a good bath before she goes in her place

Back in the very corner, guessing it's going to fill up quick!

Got the CNC mostly cleaned and painted for the move as well, it's sitting in the doorway awaiting the local farmer with forks on his tractor to make the move.


I'll post more as progress is made.

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