|07-02-2018, 06:45 AM||#1|
July 2018 FOTM Entry Thread
Enter here for the July 2018 FOTM!
Come on lads, get your rides in the FOTM pile! Pester anyone you see in the members project sections you'd like to see here! Got a bike that didn't win previous, now's your chance!
- You must have a minimum of 50 posts
- 4-8 good pics of your bike (and tell us which one you want used for judging)
- List of modifications and such
- Must currently own said bike
Past entries allowed providing
1. you did not win
2. you've made measurable upgrades since last time
Non-winners will be rolled over from month to month for up to 3 months throughout the year, to keep things interesting!
Non-entry posts in this thread will be deleted.
Deadline is the 21st before we start voting.
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|07-03-2018, 12:10 AM||#2|
Re: July 2018 FOTM Entry Thread
Well shit. Not so much a fighter as a rescue UJM.
1990 Kawasaki Zephyr 550 (ZR550) that I bought as a neglected non-running POS.
I've put way more time and dollars into this than it will ever be worth, but I like the little bastard and it's got good lines.
Modifications, near as I can remember:
EBC rotors, HEL lines, rebuilt calipers painted gold, because, well gold.
In the gold theme, gold chain and Supersprox rear sprocket.
Forks rebuilt with progressive springs, Race-Tech emulators, and W650 preload adjusters
Rear shocks are Asian market ZRX400 units rebuilt with KX85 parts, springs got a fresh coat of black powder.
Renthal lows with the same cheap eBay levers everyone buys...
EX650 master cylinder, because it had the right bore size and a bigger reservoir
Painted Emerald Green Metallic
Every single rubber part replaced, engine mounts to side panel grommets, some had to be sourced from Japan.
Damn near all the fasteners replaced with NOS, stainless Allen heads, or cleaned up to almost respectable levels.
NOS switchgear, I refurbished the gauges by polishing out the glass, repainted the housing and replacing what parts I could still buy.
Carbs rebuilt and rejetted, stainless fastners, clutch basket rebuilt with custom Viton dampers from TurboSteve
DanMoto GP muffler from a 636 adapted to the stock header
Rear axle machined to accept gold eccentric adjusters from a Z1000, you know, because gold.
Swing arm powder coated metallic silver along with the rear brake arm.
Bunch of sanding and polishing to get various engine covers and header up to par, along with a Moriwaki ignition cover I sanded and "patina-ed" to match the other covers.
Really most of the work has been more on the restoration side of things. Sadly even with all the money and time I've spent on it, it's a rider and not concours... More of a 5 footer...
The bike as I bought it, all rattle canned black and wouldn't start, but at least it had a clean title...
|07-03-2018, 06:20 AM||#3|
Re: July 2018 FOTM Entry Thread
All the details are in my winter build-off thread, but mods are (including some stuff that was on it last year)
Chopped and rebuilt custom subframe, seat pan, seat and tail section
Rebuilt wiring harness, lights and horn through relays, relocated fuse box
Polisport halo headlight, resprayed and fit with LED driver
Repainted bodywork matte black
Extended swing arm with bracing added
Powdercoated swing arm, frame, wheels, engine covers, fork elegs, various brackets etc
BFT headlight clamps
CBR 600RR radial front master cylinder
Rebuilt forks, new chain and sprockets, new wheel bearings
Stainless bolt kit for engine covers
Fireblade belly pan
Beowulf full stainless system, stubbied can
Daytona digital speedo & idiot lights
New clip ons with custom switches & leather wrap grips, bar end mirrors
LED indicators & tail light
R6 rear shock
Venhill custom brake lines
Coolant hip flask
(Yes I'm aware it looks like a kid's toy when I'm on it. I'm not even that tall )