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    Default Kut up KZ

    Hey all, new to this forum but Punkskalar said that you would like my bike so I figured I would post it up.
    This started out as a fully stock 76 KZ400. It needed gaskets, carb work, chain and sprockets. I also decided to tack on a hardtail, new tank, bars, seat, drum brake front wheel and a general clean up. Once I tore into the motor I (with a little pushing from Punkskalar) decided to do an overbore, port and polish, custom exhaust, single carb conversion...

    Currently I have the frame done, tank selected but I need petcocks, the motor is reassembled, seat pan is about done, forks are lowered.... I could go on and on but I will spare you. Here are some Piccys.

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    stripped down but stock
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    Frame Mock up
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    Frame welded up with tank
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    Motor Back together
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    Trying to figure out where to put controls
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    Modified Kickstart and rearsets
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    Bike as she sits right now

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    Great job so far. I dig it

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    thats a sexy kz

    i love how short it is!

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    that is a nice lookin bike you got there

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    Vinny is being modest about a few things.

    That overbore involves some form of Honda CB pistons that he has done some major work to make fit. They will make the engine a full 3mm over stock... May blow up, but its gonna haul balls while it does run

    "Tacked On" on a hardtail is modest too. He bent all the tubes himself, stretching the wheelbase 1.5" if I remember correctly. Even milled in a notch to fit over the dropouts to make them practically a surgical fit.

    He's lacing up his own wheels as well, using XS650 Spokes of all things in the rear....

    Vinny, get back in the garage, it don't run yet! LOL

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    i def dig where your goin withi it. keep us updated!

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    This is looking good. I really like the way it sits, can't wait to see it finished.

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    Looking good man. Gone a long way already from stock, keep at it man!!

    also, if you need PK's expert wiring advice, you know where to find me... hahaha

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    I almost bought a very similar bike (same blue tank and all). Build looks great!! I love seeing the transformation. Good luck on the rest of the build!

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    Vinny this thing is looking cool so far (although it looked cool before too!)

    keep the pics coming.

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    ok so I have actually gotten a ton of work done just havent had time on the computer to post anything good. I made a tunnel bender to make a new tunnel and bottom for my tank, the tank that I bought had a super wide tunnel and it just seemed like a waste of good gas space. plus the tank mounts I made loooked like they were meant to shoot rockets so I wanted to cut them off.

    I also spent some time and fabbed up my exhaust, twice, First I made it out of the stock tubing, its open inch and 3/8 but I didnt have the tight radius bends that I needed so I ordered a builders kit on ebay and then cut everything off and started again. This time it turned out good. I am still waiting on the 2" piece that I am going to make my silencer out of so it is incomplete but you get the picture.

    I also fabbed up my single carb manifold. I just needed to get my roommate to weld it up for me and I will be good. (I dont know how to tig and dont think that this part would be the time to learn)







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    dude, you're a bad ass. i've got a bike for you to hardtail when you're done. that think is killer.

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    very nice fab work man!

    im diggin the frame jig also! is that uni-strut for the uprights to slide on?

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    I got the carb manifold welded up. I am pretty proud of it and it fits well.
    Also got the fender mounted.

    I have some more progress just havenít been able to take pics yet.




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    I am so going to steal that idea for the tunnel bender! Killer work on the pipes and intake!

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    as awesome as this bike looks here. i have seen it in person and it is even cooler.

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    Looking good, can't wait to mess with my KZ.

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    This needs an update... I've seen it ready for its final testing and tuning, and its bad-ass!

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    Yeh definitely UPDATE TIME!!

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