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New sponsor! RestoCycle/Ikon Shocks USA! 01 Jan 2017 11:16 #751074

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Hello out there in KZ-land, and Happy New Year!

Super happy to announce that we have joined Z1 Parts and Z1 Enterprises as sponsors of this excellent community, and grateful to the team that runs this site for including us.

I'm a relative newcomer to KZR, and enjoyed the community's support during the build of my first Z1 last year. And like all the best web forums I know, I got a ton of priceless assistance, advice, parts, guidance, and I learned a ton and my bike came out much better because of it. So I really like this place, this group of guys. Definitely something I am happy to support. Thank you for making me welcome.

My outfit is called RestoCycle, which I launched 2 years ago, to pursue my own personal passion for Japanese motorcycles, and to see if I can make a second career out of restoring motorcycles, and helping other people to do the same, which is something I enjoy nearly as much. I restored my first motorcycle back in 1990, and I will lay claim to the establishment of one of the very first online resources for motorcycle restoration, on AOL, which numbered in the 10s of thousands of users when I started the "Restoration Resources" group there. The bike was a 74 Suzuki GT750, and after two years of thrashing and a ton of money and time spent I did get it to the finish line and it was fantastic, and I was hooked.

In more recent years I have restored or substantially refurbished a handful of bikes, including a low serial number 80 Honda CBX, a VStrom, a salvaged BMW R1100S, a KLR 650, two Honda CB400Fs, the Z1, a 64 Honda C200, an 81 CB750F, and more. Like most of you I suppose, I look at an old or tired machine and all I really see is potential, and I love to see that come to fruition.

So that's probably more than you wanted to know about me, or how RestoCycle came about, but that's how I came to be here, and why I am happy to support this community, and grateful in turn for the support it has given me. I'll do my best to contribute more than just commercial products and services as I participate here, and I look forward to that too.

Best wishes to all in the new year,



Nils Menten
RestoCycle LLC
Ikon Shocks USA
Tucson, Arizona, USA
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New sponsor! RestoCycle/Ikon Shocks USA! 01 Jan 2017 11:26 #751075

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Welcome aboard in your new role!

It is good to know that the community has a go-to source for Ikon shocks and other goodies.
1982 KZ1000 LTD parts donor
1981 KZ1000 LTD awaiting resurrection
2000 ZRX1100 not ridden enough

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New sponsor! RestoCycle/Ikon Shocks USA! 01 Jan 2017 11:38 #751079

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Welcome aboard Nils! That CB400F is one of my favorite bikes of all time.
Current project 76 KZ900 (This was a Vetter model)
76 KZ900
81 XJ550H SECA (Current Project)
82 XJ550R SECA
Past:
86 FJ1200
74 Z1900
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New sponsor! RestoCycle/Ikon Shocks USA! 01 Jan 2017 12:02 #751082

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KZJOE900 wrote: Welcome aboard Nils! That CB400F is one of my favorite bikes of all time.


Thank you very much Joe, and for your help too. I love those things, they are little jewels to me, and so much fun to work on. I've got a CB350F in my hoar^^^COLLECTION waiting its turn, and I am looking forward to doing that bike too.

If you're interested in the entire bloody-knuckled project, I did a fairly exhaustive (get it?) build thread here:

forums.sohc4.net/index.php/topic,131210.0.html





Much to my delight, I entered the first 400F I did in our local vintage show and it took first in the category!

I got a swell trophy, a cuddle from the trophy girls and a ribbon. It was great fun :-)

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New sponsor! RestoCycle/Ikon Shocks USA! 01 Jan 2017 12:07 #751083

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Welcome Nils...welcome to KZR :)
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1977 KZ1000A
1978 KZ1000A
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New sponsor! RestoCycle/Ikon Shocks USA! 01 Jan 2017 13:23 #751095

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You guys are awesome, thanks for the warm welcome. :cheer:
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New sponsor! RestoCycle/Ikon Shocks USA! 01 Jan 2017 14:02 #751099

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Welcome my friend !! :)

Looking forward to a bright shared future for Restocycle /Ikon and KZR ..

Happy New Year Too :laugh:

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New sponsor! RestoCycle/Ikon Shocks USA! 03 Jan 2017 16:52 #751323

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NobleHops wrote: You guys are awesome, thanks for the warm welcome. :cheer:

Same Here Nils! Marty from Buffalo, I sent you a part for the Z1 resto! And you thanked me! Thanks!
Welcome aboard!
I did pass your info on to a local with a vintage 70's Hodaka dirt bike project about 6 months ago.
I hope he followed up with you! I love old restorations! Cars / Bikes / Any Motorcycle!
If I was'nt so old and broken, I'd be knocking on your door for a Job! Leave the cold North East!

Marty near Buffalo, NY
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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New sponsor! RestoCycle/Ikon Shocks USA! 04 Jan 2017 09:08 #751366

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welcome.

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skiatook,oklahoma 1980 z1r,1978 kz 1000 z1r x 3,
1976 kz 900 x 3
i make what i can,and save the rest!

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New sponsor! RestoCycle/Ikon Shocks USA! 04 Jan 2017 14:50 #751396

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Welcome Nils !!

This forum is awesome and I'm also glad we joined.
Everyone here is great.
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