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Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
« Reply #1950 on: 19 September 2018, 08:29:56 PM »
I fitted new mirrors and levers to my tuono :)
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Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
« Reply #1951 on: 19 September 2018, 08:49:04 PM »
a Kawasaki Z650 tailpiece and seat









Nice, but the best looking bit is the Z650 tail unit with 2/4 seat. But then, I'm a dyed-in-the-wool Z650 fan  :D
The pipes look good there too.
If i had the money to be buying older bikes, I'd be wanting to do similar mods. Mostly contemporary kind of things from their day, plus handling, and maybe a little tuning.
My ultimate project would have been a Z650 with 750 barrels taken out to 810. A chap who used to work at a local bike dealer had this done to his, and it's something that I've wanted to do for donkey's years. Improve handling (I've seen one with RGV front and rear ends) and chassis strength, but retaining the standard look as far as bodywork/lines go. Alas, I never had either the money or skill to do such a thing.



Agree totally on the Z 650 tailpiece - took an age to find the right tank shape to go with it, then had to redo all the seat mountings ! But, very happy with the result. Classic and Motorcycle Mechanics did a little feature on it in 2002, very proud of what was achieved at a young age.

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Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
« Reply #1952 on: 19 September 2018, 08:51:37 PM »
This is my latest project.....Now ready for mot


From the twin discs I'd guess it's a 900 (rather than a 750) - love those  :) :)

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Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
« Reply #1953 on: 19 September 2018, 09:06:05 PM »
I fitted new mirrors and levers to my tuono :)


Lovely levers, where did you get them ?
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Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
« Reply #1954 on: 19 September 2018, 09:48:48 PM »
a Kawasaki Z650 tailpiece and seat









Nice, but the best looking bit is the Z650 tail unit with 2/4 seat. But then, I'm a dyed-in-the-wool Z650 fan  :D
The pipes look good there too.
If i had the money to be buying older bikes, I'd be wanting to do similar mods. Mostly contemporary kind of things from their day, plus handling, and maybe a little tuning.
My ultimate project would have been a Z650 with 750 barrels taken out to 810. A chap who used to work at a local bike dealer had this done to his, and it's something that I've wanted to do for donkey's years. Improve handling (I've seen one with RGV front and rear ends) and chassis strength, but retaining the standard look as far as bodywork/lines go. Alas, I never had either the money or skill to do such a thing.



Agree totally on the Z 650 tailpiece - took an age to find the right tank shape to go with it, then had to redo all the seat mountings ! But, very happy with the result. Classic and Motorcycle Mechanics did a little feature on it in 2002, very proud of what was achieved at a young age.



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Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
« Reply #1956 on: 19 September 2018, 09:58:55 PM »
Not got one.....but would very much like one!


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Re: What did you do with whatever else you've got?
« Reply #1957 on: 19 September 2018, 10:03:48 PM »
Great.. Buy mine :lol
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