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The Polish Prince
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So I checked in and then disappeared without leaving pics, and of course, everyone wanted some, so I'll fire it up right now. This is my current project, and i've been working on it for TWO YEARS!!!!! and it's only in bits right now:mad: which should tell you how much time I have to work on it. Anyway, she's an 80 KZ1000 MkII. I'm dropping in an MTC 1075cc with 10.5:1 comp and some web cams, nothing too wild. Adding forks and mono swingarm from an '01 GSXR750 and a whole lot of other mods.
These pics are of how it looked before disassembly. I rode it for 10 years or so with it looking like that, then I got punted off the road by a dumbassed kid in mom's car and I stopped riding for a while.

I'll post more later, but I'm at work :nono: and need to upload pics from home.





 

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Wow, I'd love to see that bike put tegether with what you have in mind, that'll be sweet
 

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Eff Tee Pee
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HOLY 70'S PAINTJOB! LOL.


cant wait to see the progress. my pops has a kz1000 that ive been thinking of doing some work to.
 
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The Polish Prince
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spyder said:
wow lol

looks like a gay pride sticker
Thanks, man! Laugh if you want to but that bike got me laid more than once. :rock: Something about that nice vibration at 4k rpm and the little hump at the front of the passenger section of the seat......:party-smiley:

Here are some pics of the tear down:

my mug:


the muscle:


success:


not too bad inside:





 

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The Polish Prince
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Pretty pieces parts

swingarm:


polished brake arm:


hermetically sealed for your protection forks


MTC 10.5:1 1075cc:


stainless oversize valves, HD springs, ti retainers:
 
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The Polish Prince
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Yes. I should mention they were all female!
 

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kwakanut said:
Yes. I should mention they were all female!
:LolLolLolLol: I was just going to ask that. I'm very interested to see this build. More pics!
 

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The Polish Prince
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trav72 said:
I'm very interested to see this build. More pics!
Guess I better get to work then!!:D Right now I'm doing the mundane crap: cutting unnecessary tabs and supports from the frame, welding in frame bracing, bead blasting engine bits, etc. I can put some of that up, but may wait until I have something a little more interesting like fabbing up the monoshock and building the motor.
 

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Are you going to use the original tank? I'm a big fan of the 74-78 KZs. Especially with a solo seat and the duck tail pointed up a bit.

 

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lookin good so far. nice parts going on it i see.

love to see dif. projects.

keep it up.

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The Polish Prince
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ravenfz1 said:
Are you going to use the original tank? I'm a big fan of the 74-78 KZs.
Actually, this particular bike is an 80 MkII, so it looks more like this:

 

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I realize that. It is my understanding that the tank from the 73-78 fits (I've read about guys with the older bike using '79, '80 frames from the shaft drive bikes because they are stronger)

I've seen pics of that bike before. I love it too!
-notice the car muffler
 

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Yeah - sweet old Kwakas those ones. The shaft drive frames are used because they are wider at the swingarm pivot point (easier to slot a Gix or R1 swinger in). Keep the pics coming!!
 
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