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1977 KZ1000 Restomod 08 Apr 2023 10:44 #882704

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I vote for the new option mounted below the tail light. 
As mentioned , I am glad our plates are small here in the USA
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1977 KZ1000 Restomod 08 Apr 2023 11:13 #882709

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You need to get together with all your fellow bikers and petition the government for a license plate that's not the size of a barn door. Those are a ridiculous size for a motorcycle.
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1977 KZ1000 Restomod 08 Apr 2023 11:44 #882712

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I like the plate up under the seat more than below. It’s not subtle but it’s simpler. Simpler is better. 
And that plate makes one heck of a splash guard.
"Swim against the current, even a dead fish can go with the flow"-somebody (I forget Who)
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1977 KZ1000 Restomod 08 Apr 2023 12:42 #882714

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Definitely better up there, that must be worth 10mph when it's removed 
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1977 KZ1000 Restomod 09 Apr 2023 15:12 #882812

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Thanks guys. I'm not sure we'd get very far with a petition ;)

I'm on the road for a bit. Will make a second bracket for the top when I get back - the bracket is one of the few things I can chop and change without getting approval, so I can have two ready to go and decide later.

Will make the new one out of two bits of 8mm bar to try and hide it as much as possible.

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1977 KZ1000 Restomod 12 May 2023 12:17 #884553

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Finally got the countershaft sprocket and rear wheel aligned properly and then stripped the frame. I just need to redo the brackets for the tail section so it actually lines up with the tank and seat. After that it's time to start painting.
I got a chain guard from a local guy but it needed a bit of work, it was made for the stock shock angle. The guy I got it from did the welding - I would have definitely made a mess of it. Also made a guard for the brake line out of some PVC. It is just there to stop the braided line eating into the paint on the swingarm. 















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1977 KZ1000 Restomod 12 May 2023 12:36 #884554

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Coming together nicely, it's all the little bits that eat the time. I can't believe I'll be a year in at the end of this month. I had hoped to be a lot further along 
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1977 KZ1000 Restomod 12 May 2023 12:55 #884558

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I'm 2 1/2 years in so I reckon you're doing OK ;)
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1977 KZ1000 Restomod 13 May 2023 14:52 #884612

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Beautifully tidy work, Calum
Is this thing working? Is this thing on?

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1977 KZ1000 Restomod 25 Jun 2023 07:22 #886381

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Got some test pieces for the paintwork done today. The yellow matches the shocks and the green is the '76 A4 green. I didn't do the candy layer properly (not enough time between coats) as it was just to test the colours, but it still turned out OK.

These are the best photos I managed to take. What do you guys reckon, green or blue?

 

 
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1977 KZ1000 Restomod 25 Jun 2023 09:35 #886389

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tough call... they both look really good.
Heads: Green
Tails: Blue
flip the coin and (while it's in the air) if you hope it lands on a particular side, pick that color.

I think if the green were a little darker/more olive, I'd say go with that.
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1977 KZ1000 Restomod 25 Jun 2023 09:45 #886391

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I like the green, personally. The blue is very nice also, but sort of plain to me. 
A breeze from the west.
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