Why I've been neglecting the FZR lately...

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Why I've been neglecting the FZR lately...

Post by duke22 » Sat Nov 14, 2009 5:08 pm

The mighty H1R after it's rebuild, ready to go for the first time in ages.

Kawasaki MotoGP, 1970 style...

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There was supposed to be a track today but this is Auckland and its the weekend, so of course the forecast is for rain. No power at all until about 7,000 rpm and then it all arrives at once. Fun in the dry but wheelspin city when its wet, and I don't want to risk it on a bike I haven't ridden for a long time.

Another day...

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Post by fzsambuca » Sat Nov 14, 2009 7:27 pm

WOW very cool bike and I like how it stands up by itself.

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Post by hotcam » Sat Nov 14, 2009 8:43 pm

Very old skool kool, I like it... wish I could see (and hear)
it go round 'n' round the track
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Post by kiwi60 » Sun Nov 15, 2009 4:36 am

Yep - the work was all worth it Duke :cheers
“I venture not to cross that finish line in a neat, tidy well ordered bundle, but to slide across it sideways in a shower of spark’s, leaking oil, hissing steam shouting ..Geronimo !!!!! “



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1988 FZR750 - the next project CHANGING THE LOOK AGAIN, BUT STILL ON THE ROAD
Now he's got a KAWASAKI!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Nope - Sold that one too

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Post by spook » Sun Nov 15, 2009 5:53 am

I like your taste in bikes :cool Very nice work indeed.

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Post by creed12r » Sun Nov 15, 2009 6:16 am

Looks great!

You should get some paint on those exhausts, the rust spoils it.

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Post by duke22 » Sun Nov 15, 2009 2:12 pm

fzsambuca said
I like how it stands up by itself
Old motorcycle photographer's trick - you get the balance juuuust right and then take the photo real quickly before the wind catches it. ;)

Don't try this at home...

Creed12r said
You should get some paint on those exhausts, the rust spoils it
The proper finish is bare metal with a coat of oil to keep the rust at bay, that way you can spot (and repair) any developing cracks. The problem is that that the oil dries off over time and you get a layer of rust. I've gotten used to it over the years but you're right, it does let the side down a bit.

And kiwi, it looks good back together doesn't it? Its been a while.
Thanks as always for all your help.

Now back to the 911...

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Post by sickle44 » Sun Nov 15, 2009 4:59 pm

WOW!
Simply stunning and beautiful sir,

Very well done
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Post by kiwi60 » Mon Nov 16, 2009 12:25 am

And kiwi, it looks good back together doesn't it? Its been a while.
Thanks as always for all your help.
Your welcome, now - about this wiring on my race bike - mate, buddy, pal...
Now back to the 911...
Yee haa, let the games begin :banana
“I venture not to cross that finish line in a neat, tidy well ordered bundle, but to slide across it sideways in a shower of spark’s, leaking oil, hissing steam shouting ..Geronimo !!!!! “



2005 SV996R SOLD
1988 FZR750/1040 race bike SOLD
1988 FZR750 - the next project CHANGING THE LOOK AGAIN, BUT STILL ON THE ROAD
Now he's got a KAWASAKI!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Nope - Sold that one too

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Post by Stig » Mon Nov 16, 2009 2:10 pm

Kwak looks well smart. You've made a nice job of it :cool

as for the exhausts, you may want to try this stuff. Its only a polish but it leaves a shiny silver effect and lasts for ages. The older generation used to use it on stoves etc

http://shop.ebay.co.uk/items/__zebrite_ ... 459_228460

heres a before and after pic of some I used on my lads ped exhaust

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Post by kiwi60 » Tue Nov 17, 2009 12:09 am

as for the exhausts, you may want to try this stuff. Its only a polish but it leaves a shiny silver effect and lasts for ages. The older generation used to use it on stoves etc

http://shop.ebay.co.uk/items/__zebrite_ ... 459_228460

heres a before and after pic of some I used on my lads ped exhaust
Hey, I'd forgotten about that stuff, I used it on my iron barrelled XLX Sportster to stop the rust setting in - worked a treat.
“I venture not to cross that finish line in a neat, tidy well ordered bundle, but to slide across it sideways in a shower of spark’s, leaking oil, hissing steam shouting ..Geronimo !!!!! “



2005 SV996R SOLD
1988 FZR750/1040 race bike SOLD
1988 FZR750 - the next project CHANGING THE LOOK AGAIN, BUT STILL ON THE ROAD
Now he's got a KAWASAKI!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Nope - Sold that one too

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