July 11, 2012 at 11:55 pm #695
oh wow i didnt even kno that lapin valves would change shim clearance, but it dose make seance tho! i gueas i will go ahead lap them any ways because they clearly need it and get it all re shimed. and Craig thank for the imput and specially about Gasket romover because i was planing to repaint the motor but i had no clue how im gona strip the paint im defiantly gona try that and post pics of it as well. what paint would u use? the hole motor is aluminum so idk if theres paint for that or normal hi temp motor spray paint will doo?July 12, 2012 at 11:22 am #696
For recoating the motor, if you have the money have all the parts powder coated by a bike specialist powder coater, that way the masking will be taken care of, then it’ll look factory brand new!
Otherwise use ordinary rattle spray cans of paint, grey primer then ordinary spray paint. Don’t worry about high temp paint etc as the engine never gets that hot. (I’ve used this meathod for years, including heavily thrashed two strokes, never had any paint peel etc) When you first fire it up it will smoke as the paint gets baked, but will look great.
Exhaust pipes/headers can be coated using pot belly stove/fireplace paint usually by a powder coaters.
Keep up the good work!July 19, 2012 at 3:47 pm #702
Well its time to put that frame on the diet! end up cutting of the highway pegs of since they wore cut of already half way by previous owner and all the trim brackets since i dont have any trim:(. i might in the future cut and shorten the tail to will see tho heres some pics be for and after.July 26, 2012 at 6:38 am #708
Carry on the good work!
I’ve now noticed some unnecessary pipes and brackets in my FZ chassis too.. 😉July 29, 2012 at 12:03 am #710
Thanks Jukka!! Your guys suport well needed, thats whats keeps me motivated with this project.:)
I need ur guys advise!! i was gona cut the rear tale completely of and buld custom seat, heres a pic similar set up that im planing on. Please let me know if that good idea, be for i screw up the frame!!! lolJuly 29, 2012 at 3:55 am #711
It looks cool, but your back will sure get wet on a rainy day. 🙂 Here in Oregon, we have rain nine months of the year, so that’s an important consideration here.
ScottJuly 30, 2012 at 3:51 am #712
Yeah thats what i was afraid of to. I might have to come up with some type of mudguard, but idk yet it might be too much work will seeAugust 7, 2012 at 11:45 pm #722
Hey sory it took me fo ever to update this post, been soooo bussy lately.
so I saw lot of unfinished factory welds and that didnt lookt really sturdy to me sence its older frame and had some rust damage so i decided to weld all the gaps in the frame, heres some pic of some of it be 4 and after.August 11, 2012 at 3:44 pm #724
makes me wonder if I should rip apart my bike to check the frame.. great posts thanks for this!August 13, 2012 at 2:45 am #728
thank:) and forgot to mention, if u weld up the frame u might want to make sure u leave or drill pressure relief holes, i didnt really did that because im pretty sure my mig welding not air tight lolAugust 15, 2012 at 12:43 am #732
I have fz torn apart and after seeing your frame Im going to look a lot closer at my welds, thanks for the photos keep up the good work.August 23, 2012 at 9:54 pm #742
idk if u knows this but my plan on this bicke to have it as minimalistic as possible any thing that not been used got to go:] so i took a look at that bulky headlight bracket and decided to start cutting hah i really like stock big headlight its one of the signature of fz750 so i decided to keep it and modifie bracket for it to have it fit close to the frameMarch 24, 2013 at 8:31 pm #768
how is the build coming?
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