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Better Than Nothing---The rebirth of a Superbike. 10 Nov 2015 04:11 #698020

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Dr. Gamma wrote: Did a weekend thrash on the Kz. Got my shifter side all worked out. It came out pretty clean looking I think. It still shifts 1 down and 4 up too!! Now my brake side is turning into a nightmare!!!! My Bassani pipe just has too much upsweep to it to use the stock KZ1000S1 rearset bracket. Well its back to the drawing board on that side. Got to come up with a whole new way for the feetpeg bracket, and brake lever setup. Its back to the cardboard cutouts, and staring at it to come up with a another plan of attack.

The oil cooler is now mounted in rubber just like Uncle Rob did on the Kawasaki Superbikes. If its good enough for Muzzy, its good enough for me!!! I was really think about putting the oil cooler back on the tail section just like I had it when I first put the bike together back in '79!!

Thanks to kaw-a-holic, I got my wiring diagrams for my Dyna units. So the wiring is almost finished. Almost!! Still got to wire in RH handlebar switch. Can't wait to fire that puppy up with the Bassani pipe and that baffle. That ought to rattle the windows a bit!!!












I was thinking you could cut a wedge out of the bottom at the collector weld to lower the megaphone and fit the rear sets. 1/2" wedge would drop it quite a bit.
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Better Than Nothing---The rebirth of a Superbike. 10 Nov 2015 04:39 #698025

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Isn't that a period correct pipe? If so, I couldn't cut it. There has to be another solution.
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Better Than Nothing---The rebirth of a Superbike. 10 Nov 2015 04:48 #698028

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Hey Doc, not sure how far you are going with the head. I used Short Block Charlies in Tempe to cut new seats and grind valves. He stated my stock valves were in good shape and within spec to grind and reuse. Here is his contact info.

Short Block Charlie's

2015 E 5th St #18, Tempe, AZ 85281
(480) 282-3472

www.google.com/search?q=Short+Block+Char...=en-US#istate=kp:xpd
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Better Than Nothing---The rebirth of a Superbike. 10 Nov 2015 20:20 #698164

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kaw-a-holic wrote: Isn't that a period correct pipe? If so, I couldn't cut it. There has to be another solution.

yes, and quite rare in that condition. also the Bassani pipes are "plasma arc coated" under the paint and any welding would destroy this

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Better Than Nothing---The rebirth of a Superbike. 11 Nov 2015 04:37 #698195

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Without touching the exhaust, what's the solution? An extension?
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Better Than Nothing---The rebirth of a Superbike. 12 Nov 2015 10:21 #698358

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swest wrote: Without touching the exhaust, what's the solution? An extension?
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I am going to start with another LH S1 rearset mounting plate as seen in some of the photos and fab up another brake petal. And then weld up some mounting tabs for a Yamaha R6 rear master and then make up the linkage from my new fabed up brake petal to the R6 master. I got a lot more time than money so that should keep me busy for awhile!!!! Just hope I can find another welder out here that was half as good as the one I had back in Chicago!!!

There is no way in hell I am cutting my Bassani up. It took me hours of cutting and my welder hours to weld up that pipe. I used to buy my Bassani pipes unassembled from them. Bassani called it their "Do It Yourself Kit" That way you could cut each section of the pipe up and roll them around so they would go where you wanted them to go, then you just welded them up. No plasma coating on the Do it yourself kits. I then would spray the pipe with Gunkote and bake them in the family oven. Only bad thing about baking them in the family oven is the next few pizzas you baked tasted a little funny!!!!
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I was thinking a 3" extension between the collector and the baffle.
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Better Than Nothing---The rebirth of a Superbike. 12 Nov 2015 14:16 #698377

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Got a laugh out of your last statement, I guess the Bassani pipes made the pizzas smell and taste like real Italian pizzas!
I have a 1980 Kawasaki KZ750 Ltd. I bought new. I recently managed to get it out of my garage after 28 years and put it on the road again (2010). I feel like a kid all over again. Since I have acquired 3 78 KZ1000 Ltd, 1 1981 KZ1000 Ltd, and another 1980 KZ750 Ltd. Love the LTD's.

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Better Than Nothing---The rebirth of a Superbike. 12 Nov 2015 15:26 #698386

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I believe it is one solid welded pipe, no joints no slip fit. Correct me if I'm wrong doc, the one I stumbled on a few years ago was one piece.

He already has the bracket plotted out apparently, so I think he's well on his way
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Better Than Nothing---The rebirth of a Superbike. 12 Nov 2015 17:08 #698397

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totally farging subscribed!

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Better Than Nothing---The rebirth of a Superbike. 17 Nov 2015 10:11 #699116

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After staring at it for a few hours and having a few adult beverages, I came up with my design for my brake pedal, the master cylinder location, and linkage. Plus I found a shop right down the street from me that builds Hot Rods, and race cars!! He had all the 4130 tubing and flat stock in house I needed to fab up the new brackets for my master cylinder, and different mount for my Bassani. I was looking at his welds on the cars he was building, and I decided to let him weld up my new brackets. If he can weld up a frame that can stand up to a blown big block Chevy, I think he is qualified to weld my little brake and header brackets!!! One stop shopping, I LOVE IT!!!!!

So its back out to the garage and start fabbing up brackets so I can get this project moving on the the next step.



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1976 KH400 Production Road Racer.
1979 Kz1000 MK. II Old AMA/WERA Superbike.
1986 RG500G 2 stroke terror.
1986 GSXR750RG The one with the clutch that rattles!

Up in the hills near Prescott, Az.
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Better Than Nothing---The rebirth of a Superbike. 18 Nov 2015 19:29 #699297

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Nicely done, I k ow you would figure it out.
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