I was really stoked on the way the subframe turned out!!! The suspension turned out great! Now on to the wiring, and seat-pan.
’80 KZ750 | gas tank
So I started out with the original gas tank, and exploded it into a steel beach ball (hopefully the first and last time I do that). I did want to use the tank however. Lucky my local motorcycle salvage yard, Southwest Motorcycles, had what I needed!
I then started out with another stock KZ750 tank. From there I had a little work to do. The new used tank had some dents as well as some rust to address.
’80 kz750 | mono-shock conversion
I knew I wanted to change the ride height, and I had a mono-shock lying around so, why not?
I like the way it came out! It cycles smooth and look cool as fuck!!
’78 KZ650 | rear set correction
So, I was working on the frame and just was not happy with the mesh accents on the rear sets. I like the look, but was never really satisfied with the way I had attached the mesh. The tack welds on the inside of the rear sets demanded too much attention.
I chopped off the old and set out to make a cleaner way of attaching the mesh. Now the mesh is basically framed in, instead of welded in. It makes for an much cleaner look inside and out. I was so hyped on the way the second attempt turned out!!
’58 panhead | clutch release arm
The clutch release arm that came with my bike was bent, and hit the top of the transmission as a result. So I set out to make a new one. I reused the end of the original arm, and made the rest up as I went along. The clutch throw feels great, and the arm no longer contacts the transmission.