’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!!

KZ650 | front fender redesign


So I wanted a fender that only mounted on one side of the fork. The original design I came up with seemed good enough, after all there’s not much of a fender. While off loading the bike one day I heard the fender make a “tin can” sound. Needless to say that drove me nuts. So back to the drawing board I went. I made the front of the mount more robust. I knew I also needed to stabilize the rear of the fender. I made a detachable strut that wraps around the fork and mounts to the rear of the fender. I decided to wrap the strut in fiber glass to save weight. The fender ¬†now has the rigidity it needs to keep things quiet.

 

stunt tank | 636 flat top

This is a 05-06 Kawasaki 636 tank I had hanging around the shop. I bought the bike for parts. I used the majority of the parts on a KZ650 build. The 636 tank was not going to be used, so I figured mod it out and sell it.