What bike should i use to build this?

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Jimmy
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Post by Jimmy » Mon Oct 12, 2009 8:47 pm

Thanks for the advice, i have read it all and am trying t take it all in. I am also having a real good look around the site.

As guide for how to proceed. Should i buy a bike ad get is rwc and regoed and then mod it. Or buy a cheap bike, do the work and get engineers report and rwc?

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Post by Bearcx » Mon Oct 12, 2009 9:01 pm

Buy a bike, check Rego and VIN number and modify while still riding !!!!
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Post by bendnstretch » Mon Oct 12, 2009 9:13 pm

I agree with Bearcx.

However, if you are trying to build the bike in the pic then you will need a custom frame built and that will require a full engineers report and rwc.

As Bearcx stated, this is the easier of the two.
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Post by Jimmy » Tue Oct 13, 2009 10:58 am

At a guess. How much would a custom frame like that cost?

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Post by bendnstretch » Tue Oct 13, 2009 11:39 pm

Speak to PC
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Post by Cherrybomb » Fri Oct 23, 2009 8:29 pm

The rear wheel is a Mag. Often seen on HDs and made by Centerline.
Dragway racing and engineering could have a look-a-like wheel. These guys are producing a lot of stuff for the HD guys nowa days. Front wheel is useing a 70s Disc. I think the Suzi's where late with the cooling holes in their front Discs?

Powder coating will give the colour (or lack of) on the spokes and Mag.

Nice Huskies buy the way... I'd be happy just to save the coin for my first TE now.

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Re: What bike should i use to build this?

Post by Jimmy » Wed Sep 14, 2011 9:55 pm

Sorry to drag up this old thread...but i still dream of building this bike.

Could anyone take a guess at how much cash it would take to build it? Of the big money items i can see the frame is custom...how much does cost? Are the forks likely to be custom too? Any ideas for those?

Can some one tell me for definite what bike it is?

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Re: What bike should i use to build this?

Post by cjmeg » Thu Sep 15, 2011 9:02 pm

It is a Z series Kawasaki, as some of the guys said before.
Early 80s Z650/Z750 had that style of casings, also the GT750 (shaft drive).
The casings were re used in the late 80s to produce the ZR750 (Zephyr), which was used as far as the late 90s, the bike bearing little resemblance to the 80s version.
Recognise it by the carbys, and the pulser cover, also the rocker covers.
Cost wise, you would have to start with a donor bike - many say basket case or wreck, but I suspect sometimes this can push your cost way up.
Me: in a perfect world, I would find a registered 'rat', that is mechanically good, but untidy.

Frame - talk to Prof for a better idea. He also knows other guys in the various states who can build.
Budget - depends on how far you go, and how much you can do yourself..
What state are you in?
Time to start playing with the Vmax.
Oh and maybe I should finish the trike too!

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Re: What bike should i use to build this?

Post by Jimmy » Thu Sep 15, 2011 9:25 pm

I am in Vic and can handle most mechanical and and paint stuff myself. Have exert welding skills on hand, but none of us have built a bik frame before. Much prefer to get that done by a pro.

I personally wouldnt start on a bike that totally not going. It would need to be a reasonable machine and then mod while still regoed...i think.

EDIT: i think this is the original bike http://www.ratbike.org/pages/383_kawasaki_kz650.rat

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Re: What bike should i use to build this?

Post by Bacca » Fri Sep 16, 2011 1:19 am

If ya want to take the chance once it is registered chop it but if ya get a cop that askes about engineering its defected!
There is also consequences if ya prang it & ya have no engineers ticket.
Best to go through engineering & not have to worry about getting defected &
were a few Kawa choppers about in past times so got to be frames about if ya watch eBay.
Get your frame hardtailed but think it has to apply to current year compliances.
This means E marked lights etc that you would need to fit while getting rego (modern stock type lights, mufflers etc)
These may change over time once registered maybe :D
Will have to look into this when I get into the Amen. (I have my stock Trumpy America gear ready)

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Re: What bike should i use to build this?

Post by Jimmy » Fri Sep 16, 2011 7:58 am

I will stay ion the hunt for the right bike to start that project...in the meantime i am considering something a little more ridable right now with a few mods...maybe something like a VS750...i like the similar lines in this bike http://www.motortopia.com/bikes/1986-su ... ruder-9037.

Bit more cash to start with, but a little bit easier to get it looking nice.

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Re: What bike should i use to build this?

Post by wolfsbane » Fri Sep 16, 2011 4:06 pm

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