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PostSubject: 1981 KZ550 LTD Project   Fri Jan 21, 2011 4:37 pm

I bought this bike for $500 dollars just to have something cheap to ride with my 14 year old after we built him a little bobber to ride. I later purchased a 77 CB750 and thought about a cafe style bike build but built a bobber for myself instead. I decided to cafe this 81 to give myself two different styles of bikes to ride.
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The Build begins by striping everything off the bike
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Thats the Bobber in the background.

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A first look at what it will look like with the tank and bubble screen in place
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Back wheel powder coated (I did it myself) and in place.
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Removed the front pegs and am actually using the rear passenger pegs so I had to relocate the shifter and rear brake lever.
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Strapped on a small tank with the seat and rode it to make sure the controls I fabricated were gonna function properly.
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Back down to the frame to begin making it pretty!
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Engine painted and ready to go back in.
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About halfway can't wait till its finished!
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Final Paint is all thats left.
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PostSubject: Re: 1981 KZ550 LTD Project   Sat Jan 22, 2011 6:34 am

That turned out great. Nice one Cool
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PostSubject: Re: 1981 KZ550 LTD Project   Sat Jan 22, 2011 10:11 am

Bodge wrote:
That turned out great. Nice one Cool
Stay tuned I'm in process with the final paint. Should have seen me yesterday, my hair was lime green!
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PostSubject: Re: 1981 KZ550 LTD Project   Sat Jan 22, 2011 5:18 pm

That does look good. You solved some of the same problems I had in the same way, ie brake and shifter. I cut about 6.5 inches out of the back of the frame on mine and will be going naked on it. I will post up when I have some more progress to it. Good on ya though, it looks great.

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PostSubject: Re: 1981 KZ550 LTD Project   Sun Jan 23, 2011 12:16 pm

Liquorwhere wrote:
I cut about 6.5 inches out of the back of the frame on mine and will be going naked on it.
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Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked
Ok, lets keep i clean and just bikes please. Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: 1981 KZ550 LTD Project   Tue Jan 25, 2011 11:22 am

I got ya, family forum and all rabbit
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PostSubject: Almost Finished   Sat Feb 19, 2011 3:23 pm

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PostSubject: Re: 1981 KZ550 LTD Project   Sun Feb 20, 2011 5:34 am

I do like the end result, especially with it not being black or silver as seems to be the norm.
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PostSubject: Re: 1981 KZ550 LTD Project   Sun Feb 20, 2011 6:19 am

Very nice job, I really like the seat and the paint makes it stand out, well done that man!
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PostSubject: Re: 1981 KZ550 LTD Project   Sun Feb 20, 2011 10:07 am

Looking really good man!
I got my tins done, here are the pics:

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Still have to work out a few things and waiting on my seat to be done. It should turn out pretty good.
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PostSubject: Thanks fellows!   Tue Feb 22, 2011 5:45 pm

Thanks guys I worked hard to get it to where it is now. Liquorwhere I like your paint scheme and color choice. It should really stand out too!
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