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New Fish: Meet April!
New member from northern Cali in the Bay Area! Open to meet new folks that share the same passion! I currently ride a ‘12 RSV4 RR w/ APRC. Looking forward on meeting y’all! Most current before Exhaus... more
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2003 SV 650
Here we go. Never torn a bike this much apart before and modded so much stuff. Bike has been in pieces for a few weeks now and I have been waiting for Nov 1st. Had to "borrow" a neighbors ne... more
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The fender.
Having my wheels with the tires I did a hastily reassemble them on the frame. I start from the back.I suspected a little but this is checked, this new larger wheel than the original tire will lick th... more
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The tyres
For my scrambler wanted tires all paths but having a good grip on the tarmac and in the wet. Trail of real tires in short, with a nice deep sculpture. Also I must have 18-inch diameter, which nowadays... more
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Adapting the speedometer
So this mechanical speedometer just 440 LTD ... it is mounted on the left, and must be integrated into the wheel of the Z400 to be mounted right ...I dismounted and subjected him to a serious cleaning... more
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Adapting the brake disc.
On this disc the four bolt holes that are seen on the central ring do not match the four threaded locations of the new wheel hub.It is played with 1 mm but enough to make it impossible mounting such.U... more
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The front wheel
The spoked front wheel is less damaged than the back .... but it nevertheless needs a good job cleaning, sanding and polishing and ...... I confess that I find the result very "brilliant".In... more
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The drive ring belt
All Kawasaki Z400 since 1974 are to drive by chain and all KZ 440 since 1980, except for LTD model that it's belt.... more
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Rear wheel
As I said, intro, I did not keep the original spoke wheels but put the Z400 model spoked wheels. The rear wheel that I bought secondhand really was tarnished and pitted by rust.After a thorough cleani... more
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Position the air Filterregulators.
Most of the work on the frame to a close. To continue the transformations, first thing to do, put the engine in place. Once again I am using hoist without which even two people work really would be tr... more
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Rear engine cradle.
Again I decided Gland my rear cradle connector. I twist (sand and torch) a 20mm diameter tube and verify that the resulting angle is right.I double the operation then cuts up the two small pieces I ne... more
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Battery box and electricity
As I said, for such a basic bike, onboard power is impressive. Much of it is hidden away beneath the container, but the rest, the rest was located under the seat, around a large battery box behind the... more
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The support of the saddle
For my scrambler Kawasaki 440 I want a flat saddle , slightly raised at the back and curved loop width that is slightly narrower front. Buy a 1 meter tube diameter of 25mm DIY-supermarket on the corn... more
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Extension of the central tube of the engine cradle.
For air filters are visible I must extend the big central tube on top of the engine cradle. I'll weld it an extension of at least 120-130 mm. The tube is 40mm in diameter. Whenever feasible I decide t... more
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The rear of the engine cradle
The two bent tubes that connect the big hit the top of the cradle does not allow me to highlight the cone air filters in my project.... more
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Work on the framework
It was not until September 2016 that I attack seriously the continuous transformation of work and I begins with the frame. The framework is obviously the centerpiece of my project. It is he who will... more
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Disassembly
I started dismantling in October 2015, the motorcycle suspended from a hoist.Throughout this one I took pictures to keep track of the place and the assembly of each piece.All bolts, nuts, screws were... more
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Restarting
I got this bike in fall 2014. She had spent many years gathering dust at the back of the garage for my brother Francis. Once brought home, first thing: a state of place and restarted. A drain an oil f... more
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Scrambler Lostarar 4.40
After years roll on recent motorcycle I decided to change gears. Tired of always bigger gear, faster, heavier, more expensive, packed with electronics and plastics, I decided to offer me new sensation... more
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Photos from the second stage 2018 Dakar Rally
Dakar 2018 - Stage 2 Results - Sunday, January 7th 2018 1 Barreda Joan 5 SPA Monster Energy Honda Team Honda 02:56'44 2 Van Beveren Adrien 4 FRA Yamalube Yamaha Official Rally Team Yamaha +02'54 3... more
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