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Brandon
12-18-2010, 2:34 AM
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Brandon
12-18-2010, 2:42 AM
Ah hell i suck at this computer stuff. Got started on the hardtail for my 80 kz1000 today. i took the swingarm and moved it back and up untill i got the stretch and height i was looking for. Then i tacked the axle bolt to the frame as a redneck jig. I then used a laser down the backbone to keep the tire centered and tacked the swingarm to the axle bolt. I bought a TC BROS universal hardtail kit and modified it. It came with 20mm axle plates but i chose to keep the stock set up so i wouldnt have to worry about any spacer issues later on. Im really doing this on a low budget. I cut and coped the bottom rails and got them all tacked in. Monday i hope to get the top rails done. The picture with the tank on it is a ruff mock up.

ape
12-18-2010, 6:52 AM
looks good man, what are you going to do with back part of the original frame?

Brandon
12-18-2010, 11:56 AM
The motor cradle is staying and Gina tie it into the top tubes. When it's done I'll cut the swingarm out and do a vertical brace similar to the old dominator drag frame

wllgmr
12-20-2010, 9:22 AM
progress?

Brandon
12-20-2010, 2:54 PM
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Like a politician shes spineless....Didint have alot of time in the shop today after doing last minute x-mas shit. I figured the best way to get the back bone looking right is to make one yourself. Cut the old stuff out and decided to replace it with 1 1/4 dom it should give me some more strength and it will look better thatn the old small one. Hoping tommorow to get the back bone and top rail in place so i can move on to getting the mids and fender mocked up

Brandon
01-13-2011, 1:56 PM
getting there

hornbeck
01-13-2011, 2:26 PM
looks good

wllgmr
01-14-2011, 6:13 PM
hot damn! euro(swede) jap moto. i likey. wheres my sticker?

Brandon
01-15-2011, 11:11 AM
hot damn! euro(swede) jap moto. i likey. wheres my sticker?

In the works homeboy....Ill get with you soon were getting a plan together for the REVENGE RUN

Oh and wheres my design sticker fool?????????? the p-nut boys all have em

WOMPY
01-16-2011, 10:29 PM
Great job on the frame. What's your plan for the axle plates to clean em up?

Brandon
01-18-2011, 9:58 PM
Preciate it Wompy means alot coming from you. Ive cut the swingarm down where the line is and made some 3/8 plate gussets that meet up to the axle plates. Ive also cleaned up the neck area and made some gussets as well. Hoping to get some more done on this tomorrow..

Brandon
01-19-2011, 1:30 PM
Frame is done....Time for redneck powdercoat (spray bomb) and then get the motor back in to line up the wheel and figure out the rest of the build.

Brandon
01-26-2011, 7:34 PM
Paint is done. I used a VHT epoxy paint. It looks good and seems to be pretty durable for spray bomb. Spent 2 hours cleaning the motor and realized when i was done that it looked good stock and decided not to paint it. Waiting on my new o-ring chain and neck bearing to get her a complete roller...

billybiltit
01-27-2011, 3:58 PM
lookin good!
this thing should mortally fly.
you should weigh it after you are done.i have built some swingarms and re-used the axle plates and built the rest with chro-mo.it seemed like no matter how clean i got the jap metal the tig never did like it .
is the engine stock?

leon

NHMike
01-27-2011, 4:13 PM
Looks killer man, can't wait to see more.

What're your plans for the tank?

Blacktopbandit
01-27-2011, 4:23 PM
Looks killer mate.

Brandon
01-28-2011, 1:56 PM
fat guy on a little bike....Gonna trim the fender way down and run a short bitch bar out back. Dont want the ladys flying off the back when this thing stands up 90degrees:) The tank is a 2.4 mustang style. This is the look im sticking with. Still have a ton of little pain in the butt things to do, but im getting stoked on the outcome. As far as the motor the guy that had it before me said it had a cam in it but i dont know for sure. Hell its a 1000 and honestly doesnt need much more than what it has. Thanks for looking yall... Hopefully yall can do the REVENGE RUN and ill fly past ya..

wllgmr
01-28-2011, 3:08 PM
that bike looked alot different on the revenge run last year. much better now! gimmie that seat.

Brandon
02-16-2011, 8:30 PM
Been away for a while working 3 jobs and being a dad. Got into the shop and hit it hard today. All fab is done, all welding is done, now its down to spray painting everything, wiring the bike and wait for my boy to finish the rebuild of the carbs. Im thinking a week barring any unseen issues.

WOMPY
02-18-2011, 3:22 AM
What carbs you got on that thing?

Brandon
02-19-2011, 1:48 AM
Just the stock mikunis. He went thru them and were replacing the acelerator pump, floats and bowl gaskets. The bowls were a wreck, alot of water damage. Everything else was good suprisingly..Wheres my Fat guy shirt WOMPY???

WOMPY
02-19-2011, 3:25 AM
28mm Mikunis...hmmmm???
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My tee shirt guy just had knee surgery so it may be a lil while til he gets back on his feet.

Brandon
02-20-2011, 10:06 PM
WOMP i gotta say those look diferent than mine by recall. Mine are more flat on the sides ill call my boy thats working on them and get a for sure

ninjaracerchick
02-21-2011, 8:46 AM
Wompy. Where are those filters from?!

SeaChicken
02-21-2011, 2:59 PM
Bike looks like it's coming along good. I want to find a old kz for my next project when I get my current bike done.

Brandon
02-26-2011, 3:44 PM
shes on the ground. Wiring tomorrow and crabs mid week. Getting stoked

ZekeYoung66
02-26-2011, 3:55 PM
Lookin' good man.

wllgmr
02-26-2011, 4:06 PM
looks like your the only one thats gonna be ready for the revenge run. pretty work.

Brandon
03-09-2011, 8:04 PM
wiring is done. Carbs are rebuilt and synced. Looks like ill be finishing and hoping to fire it this friday. Yall all do me a favor and pray to the chopper gods for me...

TwistyMcFisty
03-11-2011, 9:11 AM
Prayers sent, big man....looking real tuff!

Brandon
03-23-2011, 3:36 PM
shes done up and running like a 5 dollar hooker chasing a 10 dollar trip





http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8RaqEDei8Ss&feature=player_detailpage

xKNOXOUTx
03-23-2011, 7:15 PM
Thing looks mean!

marcuswing
03-23-2011, 7:55 PM
Yo man looks great!! I just finished a kz as well. I am wondering what you did with the pipes? I trying to get a idea if i should do anything with mine.




shes done up and running like a 5 dollar hooker chasing a 10 dollar trip





http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8RaqEDei8Ss&feature=player_detailpage

Brandon
03-23-2011, 8:59 PM
3 phases in a year. When i bought it. Then a week afterwards. Rode it like that all last riding season. And now

Brandon
03-23-2011, 9:00 PM
Yo man looks great!! I just finished a kz as well. I am wondering what you did with the pipes? I trying to get a idea if i should do anything with mine.

Its the stock header pipe with the megaphone removed. Went to NAPA and bought a exhaust turnout and welded it on.

marcuswing
03-23-2011, 11:54 PM
you mind throwing up a picture?

Its the stock header pipe with the megaphone removed. Went to NAPA and bought a exhaust turnout and welded it on.

Brandon
03-24-2011, 8:24 AM
Yea man no sweat. I'll take one tomorrow. I work today and tonight

Brandon
03-25-2011, 12:45 PM
you mind throwing up a picture?

here you go man. Theses are on the ground so you get an idea of my clearance. About 3inches to the lowest point. I catch em in lefties but i think im gonna remedy that tonight. Gona heat up my pipes and bend them up a touch, also going to "oval" the end of em to give me a little more clearance.

jeremystephens
03-01-2012, 8:11 PM
man you bike came out killer man.... was it hard to dial in the carbs with those pods and the exhaust

fastestz1
03-03-2012, 9:50 AM
could you PLEASE show how you wired
it up?

Jasonisdico
03-03-2012, 3:19 PM
Make sure you check kickstand clearance before you bend the pipe up higher. Looks good though.

livingdeadmc
03-03-2012, 4:29 PM
I want that seat...

mattrnorris
03-04-2012, 6:48 PM
I have a kz650 and your bike showed me exactly what I needed to remedy the ugliness of the stock frame for a hardtail build! Looks sick!

heffe
03-07-2012, 12:52 AM
Pretty sure this bike is sold. The thread has been dead for nearly a year.