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    72 Kawi 2 smoke resto... again

    Some may remember my little 72 Kawi G3SS... bought stock with just over 1400 miles, I got her running, did a half-cafe conversion to get it road worth, and used it as the daily driver for about 6 months. Just picked up a '93 DR350 to fill that DD duty recently, so it's now the time to do a frame up. Everything is getting either cleaned, painted or polished.

    I'm sure no one cares... but here are some pictures of what she looks like thus far, and what she looked like before.

    As purchased, totally stock



    Points, condenser, tires, battery, bars/grips, tail, fender, some paint and whatever else... served me well as a DD like this



    Got rid of the battery for a capacitor (no one here seemed to want to answer my question as to whether or not this could be done... so I found out myself) and stripped off the side covers. Put another few hundred miles on her like this



    And now to where she sits as of today... paint/polish/cleaned everything, clip-ons (it's hard to find 27mm's!), levers/perches, grips/throttle, shaved off all unnecessary mounting tabs on the frame, and had my buddy shorten the rear hoop and weld on new mounting tabs, etc. etc. The paint's not done, and I'm making a new tail out of carbon fiber. The flash really ruined the color of the paint, it's a very nice matte Kawi green. She'll get "Kawasaki" on the tank, along with a white pinstripe around the edge of the black... she's slowly coming together.

    The engine had already been cleaned, but it just wasn't good enough. The jug and head will be blasted, but for now, she looks like this.



    Clip-ons



    Shaved and painted frame







    Polished a few bits... although you can't really tell in the pictures



    Had to find a nicer way to mount my cap and what not... drilled and tapped the rear frame, and ended up putting holes in the rear hoop to accommodate the bolts



    All my other wiring is wrapped in clear hose, and this will be as well. So don't mind the metal wire clamp looking hungry for wire insulation



    Again, the paint doesn't look nearly this yellow...



    Still waiting on some parts, including new spokes so I can re-do the wheels, as they're a bit corroded and rusty...

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    Gotta love that Kawasaki green!

    What size cap did you use on that? I've been interested in trying something similar for a minute. **EDIT** Nevermind, already found the info I needed.

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    Gotta love that Kawasaki green!

    What size cap did you use on that? I've been interested in trying something similar for a minute. **EDIT** Nevermind, already found the info I needed.

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    are those bicycle levers?
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    are those bicycle levers?
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    I don't like it when men refer to motorcycles in the feminine.

    It can't get me a sammich.

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    I don't like it when men refer to motorcycles in the feminine.

    It can't get me a sammich.

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    quote:Originally posted by catboy

    are those bicycle levers?
    They look like it.

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