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    81 KZ550 Caf'Brat Build

    81 KZ550 LTD. This is an in between car parts project. Going to make it into a "Caf'Brat" style bike. Mods will include clip-ons, velocity stacks, knee indents, modified header or fab a 4 into 4 set, custom seat, chop off rear section, rearset and whatever else seems like a painful idea.






    Trying out some cardboard seat ideas and messing with other stuffs





    Had to order some parts as to be expected when you buy something in pieces

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    Re: 81 KZ550 Caf'Brat Build

    Drawing of what I plan to build. Im sure it will change but we shall see.


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    Re: 81 KZ550 Caf'Brat Build

    Hs a cool look already!, should ba fun.

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    Re: 81 KZ550 Caf'Brat Build

    A little bit of mock up before I commit to final frame changes and seat design.







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    Re: 81 KZ550 Caf'Brat Build

    Popped out a seat pan today. Also made a mod to the frame beforehand(extended it 2"). Ill post it later when I go back to the shop.






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    Re: 81 KZ550 Caf'Brat Build

    A couple more of my japanese bikes.

    84 Yamaha XT250-just got it running again tonight. Doesnt want to idle yet, but works otherwise. Accelerates fine.


    04 Yamaha TTR230-not a nostalgic but jap all the same. Larger jets, (advertised)high flow filter installed and exhaust baffle removed. Easier to wheely now. That plus an inexperienced friend explains the destroyed rear fender.

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    Re: 81 KZ550 Caf'Brat Build

    Finally got a plasma cutter for a deal!


    Welded the rear frame hoop. I still have to make an angled box section to smooth out the whole job, as well as a lot of grinding.

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    Re: 81 KZ550 Caf'Brat Build

    :tu:

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    Re: 81 KZ550 Caf'Brat Build

    Got some stacks for the Kwaka


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    Re: 81 KZ550 Caf'Brat Build

    I like where this is going... :tu:


    And I need another bike... :mrgreen:

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