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Hi everybody. Name's Matt. I like to build old bikes and old VW's. Current project is a '78 KZ750 twin that I bought for $40 off of Craigslist. She weighs in at 410lbs wet after everything I've stripped off of her. I still have to convert my rear brake over to the Yamaha R6 disc and caliper and purchase an XS650 front hub so I can run FZR discs and my 4 piston Nissins that i have laying around. I'd like to fit some alloy rims, but who knows when that'll happen. Those stock rear shocks are crap and I'm saving to get some works shocks. The forks are rebuilt with heavier oil and preload spacers. She is a LOT of fun to ride, and actually really fast now that she's soo much lighter. Anyway, enjoy the pics!










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Edited by - Matt Tobias on Aug 28 2007 11:30:22 PM
 

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that muffler you got there's a heavy bastard - bet you could lose another 5 pounds with JCwhitney special. Note: I use the same mufflers.

I like your finish - it sort of screams "F*** your Ducati!".

I also like your homebrew intake setup - you're on a roll with Harley parts, I see <img src=icon_smile_big.gif border=0 align=middle>

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Ya Got to love the sound of a nice running twin :)

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that muffler you got there's a heavy bastard - bet you could lose another 5 pounds with JCwhitney special. Note: I use the same mufflers.
I like your finish - it sort of screams "F*** your Ducati!".
I also like your homebrew intake setup - you're on a roll with Harley parts, I see <img src=icon_smile_big.gif border=0 align=middle>
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No doubt that muffler is heavy and it will get replaced eventually. I used it because I had one and I'm keeping this project pretty lowbudget. Making that whole header was a pain in the ass, but at least the thing sounds pretty damn good!

Yeah, I dig the finish on it, but it'll get some paint eventually.

The carbs that came on the bike (38 Miks) were in pretty shitty shape and i had a spare 40cv Keihin laying around so I said hell with it. I was stoked when she ended up running so well with that setup. I tried using two 40cv keihins, but the return springs were too strong for the throttle, the effort to open the throttle was crap!

Thanks for the comments!
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did you get your muffler the same way I got mine? the local harley dealer has a shitpile of them out back, apparently they're the first thing to come off new bikes. They let me take a couple for free.

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did you get your muffler the same way I got mine? the local harley dealer has a shitpile of them out back, apparently they're the first thing to come off new bikes. They let me take a couple for free.
Actually its off of my Sportster. I made a 2 into 1 for my Sporty so I had another muffler left over!
 
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