gordone wrote: How big upgrade/improvement is upgrading the forks with emulators?
I went from progressive springs to Race Tech springs and emulators and it was a significant difference. They keep the front tire firmly planted on the ground while doing an amazing job "smoothing" out the road and making the front end far more predictable.
baldy110 wrote: Dr. Gamma I noticed there are no provisions on the frame to mount a seat. How are you mounting one?
I used two 6mm studs threaded into existing nuts on seat pan. Then I fabbed up two plates on the frame tube for the studs to drop into. I have raced the bike with and without nuts on the seat studs. This setup weighs a lot less than all those stock hinge brackets on the frame and seat pan!!!
1972 H2 750 Cafe Racer built in 1974.
1976 KH400 Production Road Racer.
1979 Kz1000A3 Old AMA/WERA Superbike.
1986 RG500G 2 stroke terror.
1986 GSXR750RG The one with the clutch that rattles!
I just ran across these shocks today and I'm really thinking about getting a pair. I love the Ohlins but they run about $900/pr and I don't really trust the $80/pr nitrogen charged piggyback shocks even though they look really cool. Those TEC shocks seem pretty well built.
kevski wrote: To be fair it depends on what you want out of the bike when finished, one of the best improvements is frame bracing, my own has this and it's a very worthwhile modification stiffening up the frame no end, i also have TEC adjustable shocks not expensive around $200 US, on the rear, set at around 270mm eye to eye and this speeds up the steering, tapered roller bearings for the head stock and triple trees stock forks with a slightly heavier grade oil than stock, rear arm is stock with a deep brace added needle roller bearings installed, stock wheels, a cut down seat as i have short legs at only 28 inches, with these slight improvements 40 year old bike handles a lot better than a stock zed