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1977 KZ1000 Restomod 25 Jun 2023 10:33 #886394

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I think if the blue was darker (like the indoor shot) it would be killer (the green is nice but there are a lot of green Kawasaki out there)
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1977 KZ1000 Restomod 25 Jun 2023 10:42 #886399

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Thanks guys, the coin flip might be the way to way to go...

Wookie: both photos were outside with the test pieces in the sun. The darker one was taken with the sun behind me.

I'll check the blue paint again - I think the base coat was a light metallic blue and the candy was darker. If so I can probably just put a few more coats of candy on and it should be a bit darker.
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1977 KZ1000 Restomod 26 Jun 2023 09:35 #886452

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I have to go blue. Green, to me, was a bad luck color. My 80s ELR was stolen       
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1977 KZ1000 Restomod 26 Jun 2023 12:54 #886469

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I agree that if the blue was darker it would be the way to go. But how about mixing the two and getting a turquoise? 
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1977 KZ1000 Restomod 26 Jun 2023 15:02 #886472

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look at "Moro Blue" its an Audi color and the color I went with on my Z1.  If you add some metal flake/metallic to it, it might be exactly what you're looking for.
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1977 KZ1000 Restomod 26 Jun 2023 15:31 #886473

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Since I cannot decide which color looks best, I think that you should decide!  
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1977 KZ1000 Restomod 28 Jun 2023 08:29 #886568

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Thanks guys. I was originally tending towards the green, but I think I'l go with the blue and add a few more coats of the candy to make it a little bit darker.
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1977 KZ1000 Restomod 28 Jun 2023 08:47 #886570

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Darker Blue Please

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1977 KZ1000 Restomod 28 Jun 2023 09:16 #886572

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The ZRX1200 had a beautiful dark blue. 2004 I think.
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1977 KZ1000 Restomod 01 Jul 2023 11:32 #886698

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Did some bead blasting today. Will do the forks and tank next week and then start painting (should have the frame back by then).

 
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1977 KZ1000 Restomod 02 Jul 2023 08:52 #886737

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Finally got around to pulling the forks apart today. Will bead blast the lowers next week but before I do I was wondering if it's possible to remove the compression daping screw. I don't think it will come out without drilling out the plug on the side but I figured I'd ask just in case anyone knows better...

Also, I'd be interested to know what the screw actually does - how does it actually restrict oil flow? 

 
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1977 KZ1000 Restomod 02 Jul 2023 09:10 #886742

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The screw changes the size of the by-pass passage (like a mixture screw on a carb) to adjust the oil flow rate
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