Swingarm Clearance Needed | kz750

Well I knew it was going to be a tight squeeze, but chain rub is no good. What is nice about chain rub is it marks where you need cut. I made a rough cut out for a piece of 1.25″ x .120″ wall square tube. Then I shape in a piece of tube to fit the notch, and burned it in. I did the same in both cases. The chain was rubbing on the rear and the front of the swingarm.

With the notches the chain doesn’t even come close and the strength is still there. It’s all ready to repaint!!

kz750 | front fender

I started with a fender that was just lying around. I think its off a Yamaha XS750. I liked the shape of the front, and I needed a fender. When I started out the fender sat about two inches off the tire, and the mounting points were a inch off as well. So I started chopping away.

After all was said and done, the fender looks like it was made for the bike! I have it sitting 1/4″ off the tire now, instead off a gaping two inches. I also shorted the over all length for a more pleasing look.

80′ kz750 | update

I’ve been busy trying to get this thing going. I’m almost there!!!! I’m just waiting on some brake seals, then a little test riding!!!