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74 Z makeover 28 Jun 2012 22:53 #532489

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my 74 that I have had since 76. It has seen many tranformations over the years. How I would love to have some good pics of it in its original yellow and green with those sweet sounding stock pipes. I am going to remove the windshield and go with a painted LTD fender. Will replace the walmart trailer taillight with a cateye or some other unit. After new black paint I am going to reinstall the tank and sidecover badges. The swingarm is stretched 2.5 to 3 inchs. Might install some sportster shocks for a mellower ride. Engine is a 1075, mild cams,dyna ign and 29's.


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The piece with the tail is something I made to fill a gap from the seat I am using. The seat is about a 1/2 inch short. Want to get something lower and sleaker. Didnt want to mess with the tail permanantly so will try this.

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74 Z1 1075, 29 smoothbores, owned and ridden since 1976
Home built KZ1000 turbo setup

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74 Z makeover 03 Jul 2012 19:12 #533668

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Geting some of the layers off. What a pain. Peeled off most of the paint from the plastic. It did not seem to bite in. The tough part is sanding the harder paint that is left with out removing the softer out lieing plastic.

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Going to replace the chrome front fender with a painted LTD fender. Replacing mirrors with barends and ditching the Memphis shades. Going to repaint header tubes touch up frame paint as well.

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Have some sportster shocks on the way. Hopefully a little more compliant than these S&S shocks.

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74 Z makeover 05 Jul 2012 17:06 #534064

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it will be pretty to cool to see what this transformation turns out to be.

keep us posted,

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74 Z makeover 05 Jul 2012 22:32 #534135

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Looking for some . parts today and ran across some pieces I had on there in the late 70's/

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74 Z makeover 05 Jul 2012 22:32 #534136

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Looking for some . parts today and ran across some pieces I had on there in the late 70's/

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74 Z makeover 06 Jul 2012 10:00 #534226

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oh yeah!

pretty freakin cool :evil: !

leon
skiatook,oklahoma 1980 z1r,1978 kz 1000 z1r x 3,
1976 kz 900 x 3
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74 Z makeover 12 Jul 2012 18:54 #535482

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Dug up some old pics of it and my 75 from back in the day. I wish I had taken pics then. It is fun to see all the old configurations.
This one is back when it was a 900 motor and before the crappy paint job got crappy!

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This is from the early 80's I think. I had an Alphabet crossover 4/2 exhaust. I lost one of the cans somewhere along ways from home so I shortened the pipes up. Wish I still had them.

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My poor old 75 back when I tried to Harleyize it :cheer:

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75 after a fresh paint job and my first trip to Sturgis, 1985. Dig the dew rag :laugh:

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74 Z makeover 12 Jul 2012 18:57 #535484

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Stripped the paint off of some badges. Wife is bringing home the new paint so I will see how this turns out.My Kawi needs to get to where her badges proudly again!

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74 Z makeover 12 Jul 2012 19:00 #535486

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Got the Honda light today and got it mounted. I think I will like it.

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Not sure if I want to leave the plate like this. Any ideas?

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74 Z makeover 16 Jul 2012 11:18 #536294

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tailight fits the tail really nice.
maybe you could build something like this,




leon
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1976 kz 900 x 3
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74 Z makeover 16 Jul 2012 13:46 #536336

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Thanks Leon. I did build something similar but not on the same level of craftsmanship. I need to shorten it a bit with the new light as it sticks past about a 1/2 inch. Thanks
Wayne
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74 Z makeover 24 Jul 2012 19:05 #538326

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Got the badges painted and they turned out pretty good (Top one). I had ordered some from Fleabay for 10 shipped. Stick on, funny looking (second one).I only painted the inside of one set to see how it will look on black paint (bottom one)

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Installed the Sporty shocks,hopefully a bit softer ride.

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Did a little polishing on some things and a little touch up painting. I wished I had not painted the motor years back.

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Paint is done,need to pick up. I went with black again so not a big change. Waiting on new sidecover badges. Under 11 from Z1. Mine are good but for that price I went with new.Tank seal and some other bits on the way. Billet flanges from one of the members. Bidding on a seat but it is going to go higher than plan to spend I think.
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Home built KZ1000 turbo setup

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