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Z650 / 1170 Project 09 Mar 2022 09:53 #863470

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awesome bike!
1978 KZ 1000B (73 tribute)
1977 KZ1000 project
1976 KZ 900
1976 KV 75
1976 Honda Elsinore MT250
1974 Z1 900 project
1971 Honda CT70

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Z650 / 1170 Project 09 Mar 2022 13:48 #863488

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The paint looks great !

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Z650 / 1170 Project 12 Mar 2022 07:16 #863624

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I was tempted to fit the Z650 badges, but went for a Z1 style side panel badges, but just a little different. While knocking the roll pin in the filler cap without damaging the paint was nerve wracking to say the least.


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Z650 / 1170 Project 12 Mar 2022 08:34 #863633

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Looking great!

I just replaced the gas cap on my tank and felt the same way.


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1978 KZ650 C2, 130K kms, Delkevic ex, EI, CVK32, PMC easy clutch, ATK fork brace, steering damper, braced swingarm, 18" Z1R front wheel.
2000 ZRX1100
2011 Ninja 250R
2005 z750s

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Z650 / 1170 Project 12 Mar 2022 13:58 #863664

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Looking great!

I just replaced the gas cap on my tank and felt the same way.



Use some painters tape, tape up around the cap area with a couple of layers of tape, a little insurance when fitting the roll pins... If you're really bad with tools, get a piece of plastic ice cream container and cut it to fit around the cap then tape it up....

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Z650 / 1170 Project 12 Mar 2022 13:59 #863665

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Bevel, do the Z900 side covers fit the 650 frame or did you modify the mounts ?  

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Z650 / 1170 Project 23 Mar 2022 03:27 #864210

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Had to modify the mounts. The front on has to go on the outside of the frame tube.. which in turn gets in the way of fitting the engine.. so that one is removable.

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Z650 / 1170 Project 23 Mar 2022 14:58 #864240

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Thanks for the reply, I'm building {slowly} a Wayne Gardner tribute bike starting with a 1982 GPZ750, I've had to cut off nearly every mount on the frame and make new ones, quite a fiddly exercise...!!

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Z650 / 1170 Project 20 May 2022 14:51 #867410

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After a pause of a couple of months, rolled the bike out on the drive and made a start. Fitted the badging on the RHS and fitted the ZX6R rear brake light. Still need to bend its alloy mounting bracket so the number plate is angled out a bit. Then it'll have to be given a tough black finish, either Cerokote or hard anodised. In the pic the ducktail isnt bolted down yet. 




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Z650 / 1170 Project 20 May 2022 15:57 #867415

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But why is the engine leaking oil?
 

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Z650 / 1170 Project 20 May 2022 16:26 #867417

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Because the gearbox sprocket outrigger support inner plate isn't fitted, so as soon as I moved the bike off its paddock stand, I knew it would leak a bit more expensive oil over my drive, hence all the cardboard under the bike..

One off inner plate that was not fitted.. its needs a thicker gasket, which is unique, I've made one, but not tried it out yet.


This is how it looks on the bike..
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Z650 / 1170 Project 27 May 2022 02:09 #867731

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Took a few parts from the 1170 and my Z1400 Mk2 project to Camcoat (a local specialist) to be ceramically anodised, 2 or 3 week turnaround. So decided just to paint the rear light bracket for now in so called 'Tough Paint' not sure how tough it really is, but it'll do for now. Meanwhile, got a frame arriving today which will be the start of a new Zed project .


 

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