Resto-Mod N/A to Turbo Project

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No progress as of late as I’m still working on other people’s bikes. This time it’s a ‘78 Kz1000.
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I did pick up this however…
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Ahhh, that brings back memories Doug, of survival. :rofl: my first bike was a 1979 KZ 1000 sport, 4 into 1 header, bored 30 over and a complete death trap I was lucky to survive. Single disc brake in front that didn't work, and a crappy rear drum brake that barely worked, and way too fast.

I survived and still around today, but sure did trigger some memories. Of course good memories because I survived. :rofl:

Looks like your doing some nice work to. Keep it up and you will be back on yours soon.
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At least you're keeping good company in the shed! I had an A2 1000 a while back and sold it way too cheap. Wish I had it back now!
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These are sharing the garage space now.
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Here's the '77 KZ1000A1 along with the '74 H1 I sold to buy my 2018 Z900RS.
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Still been too busy wrenching on other people’s bikes to do much on any of mine. But I’ve gathered a couple parts, namely a pair of newer Duc 5-spoke rims to replace the older 3-spoke versions I have now.

I also been thinking of the paint scheme all the while. I’m leaning toward a blue Zrx paint job with gold rims.
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Nice collection of Kawasaki's ..... I am very partial to the blue :thumbup
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1980 - modified Z650
1985 - modified GPZ600R / 400R
1986 - GPZ600R absolutely standard
1989 - GPZ900R A6 - A7 running gear
1984 GPZ750 Turbo - modified ZXR750 running gear
1984 GPZ750 Turbo - Paxo special
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I finally addressed an issue that’s been bugging me since I adapted the Zx12 Gilles rearsets to the bike: remote reservoir hose routing and mounting the reservoir. The master cylinder sits outside the side cover so the hose would have to had to a couple bends down and around the frame to behind the cover somewhere.

Until…I saw a James Compton’s Zrx. He used a Brembo master cylinder with an integral reservoir. Compton mwants $160+ for a new one so I started looking around eBay. I found a used M/C from a KTM for about 2/3 the price.

Of course being a Brembo unit, the 40mm spacing is less than Nissin and Tokico items. So some 1/4x 2” flat bar was used to make a new mount.

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Nice work on that bracket!
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Agreed on the bracket, I also like the compact brembo master cylinder / reservoir :thumbup
2005 ZX636R
1980 - modified Z650
1985 - modified GPZ600R / 400R
1986 - GPZ600R absolutely standard
1989 - GPZ900R A6 - A7 running gear
1984 GPZ750 Turbo - modified ZXR750 running gear
1984 GPZ750 Turbo - Paxo special
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Agreed on the bracket, I also like the compact brembo master cylinder / reservoir :thumbup
2005 ZX636R
1980 - modified Z650
1985 - modified GPZ600R / 400R
1986 - GPZ600R absolutely standard
1989 - GPZ900R A6 - A7 running gear
1984 GPZ750 Turbo - modified ZXR750 running gear
1984 GPZ750 Turbo - Paxo special
An analog man in a digital world
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I went and splurged on a new dash setup as I didn’t like how big and bulky the setup I had needed to be to have all the functions I wanted. It ended up being about the same price as what I had in my other gauges. I’ll still need run a separate wide-band gauge but I’m OK with that.

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Love it! Can't wait to see it lit up see how it looks when running :thumbup
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