Here is a KZ1000 frame from 1976
Here's one made for the (high mileage, heavy duty) police model almost 20 years later
This is a discussion on 1980 Honda CB750F Cafe Build within the Project Builds forums, part of the Caferacer.net Forums category; Your exhaust will likely by too short to make best power, but at this point it looks more like a concession to aesthetics, which is ...
Your exhaust will likely by too short to make best power, but at this point it looks more like a concession to aesthetics, which is fine...
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Taking a look at the racing history would be very helpful with getting to where it seems you want too go. If you want to get the best from the bike and have a full fairing. then you need to figure out how to put a fairing on this.
we modified this kz1000 frame quite a bit lol everything from the engine cradle back is cromoly
it was the fastest privateer superbike in camel pro that year
the late john woo on his way to spanking half a dozen factory riders and bikes garnering 4th at sears point 1982 although disqualified for being 3 lbs under weight post race
my opinion is modern wide 17'' wheels do not belong at all on a super replica .period
neither do upsidowners
fuck all that as soon as you do that it no longer is a superbike
fact is if you are on the street you dont need it and it wont give you as thrilling a ride as you will have with period correct rubber size
Last edited by XB33BSA; 12-16-2018 at 06:38 PM.
c'mon less than 3'' of up travel without a rider is not good
and by having the front so low he loses over 2'' of ride height which will be a bitch the engine side xases will hit the floor
So, ordered the Dynoman kits (pistons, rods, camshafts, etc. CR carb... HD stud kit and Ohlin rear shocks... to start and save on shipping). question for the group; is it worth it to swap out the cam chains and tensioners? the ones in there are in great shape and i can't find any opinions from other build projects one way or the other. Second question, which i think i know, but do i need to balance the crankshaft? thanks.