1976 Kawasaki Z650 with a 1984 Kawasaki GPz750 engine.
Again this is my take on a street tracker, the bike started life as a fleebay purchase.
This is all I got!
I managed to get hold of these wheels from Newark
autojumble, had no idea what they came off but for what I paid for them...
Next up was the tank, the frame needed to go on a diet to take the tank I had in mind.......Grinder on stand by!
The origanal cross member was to big in diameter for the smaller tank I was putting in place. So off with the old and in with the new!
This is the orignal tank.
And now the new one. I prefered the lines of this Yam tank.
Started on the seat unit, I cut a piece of ally plate and bent with the contoure of the frame
Next was to lift the pan up and inch or so.
I put the hump on the back end with the idea to house the battery. A bit of filler and ready the the paint.
As I didn't have a collector box I had to make one, I cut up a bit of 4x2, shaped it up to take two pipes on end and one the other.
I then wraped a pice of stainless around it, clamped it up and started welding.
Loved the stumpy look! zhaust finished!
Engine full strip down and shot blasted
The Lump built back up with new gasket kit.
Thourght I'd put the frame in as with my last
build I had it powder coated. Was not happy with it at all. Every time
I looked round there was a chip in it. I rang the powder coaters who
said "sorry mate bring it back in and we'll do it again" Not
a bleeding lot of use to me as the bike was fully built!
Got the frame on the lift and put the tank, seat unit and mud gaurd in place. If you look closely you'll see a lazer down the middle of the tank. Dead handly to get your tank, seat and gaurd striping central to each other.
Striping done. I've saved the tank for later. Can you guess what it is yet?
As with all my builds, (well both of them) engine on side ready for the frame to go over the top.
Started to get her together. MMmm them rear shocks have got to go!