17th May 2013 at 6:51 pm #9021
Hi Lonesome Twins,
my JnH is transforming 😉
Some parts of the Twin with central rear suspension have been moved to JnH. Both sides are going to be black gloss.
The tires are worn, for repainting the wheels no extra attention was required. A new set of Bridgestone BT45 in “tubeless” version(matching the changed wheels), speed index “V” is already ordered. Approx. 250,- Euros per set incl. installation.
In June I have to go to TUV / MOT and then I will get all the changes registered, hopefully 😉
Here some current pictures, still some work to do 🙂
OK, will go in the garage to move on.
The brakes and brake pipes need some more work 😉19th May 2013 at 7:21 pm #8983
I do like the general look of this bike. Are you going to make any dramatic changes?19th May 2013 at 9:27 pm #8984
Michael can’t post at the moment but replied with this
most dramatic change is the color ))
OK, there are new triple trees, front fork and dual disc brake, all from a Kawa Z750GP, 1982.
Steel flex hoses.
Recessed foot peds (Tarozzi)
rear brake master cylinder Honda CBR600RR)
Swing arm bearing tested, ok.
New steering bearing installed
All front brake callipers completely refurbished
Clip-ons, new speedometer, new headlights and mask/cover (KTM Duke)
New Bridgestone BT45 in tubeless version ordered.
Cheers, Michael”19th May 2013 at 10:51 pm #528319th May 2013 at 10:51 pm #9022
next picture:29th May 2013 at 7:04 pm #9024
testtesttest29th May 2013 at 7:10 pm #9025
test31st May 2013 at 2:42 pm #9026
Hi Lonesome Twins,
I love that bike. It is like a magnet 😉
I want to ride that bike to the german Twin meeting this year, so deadline to finish all the stuff and getting the TÜV / MOT approval is 20. June 2013, which is indeed my birthday ;-)))
Just in case you want so see some more pictures, here we go:31st May 2013 at 2:46 pm #9027
downpipes31st May 2013 at 7:40 pm #8986
There is something I really like about this bike. Can’t quite put my finger on it3rd June 2013 at 7:40 pm #9028
Hi Lonesome Twins,
yesterday I have finished the electrical components. All lights are working, except control lights indicating high beam, neutral, turn, etc.
Spent an aweful lot of time with optimising the cable run around the steering head. Moving the steering bar – and all the front components of course – from steering stop to steering stop ends with a smooth movement and a good sound like “pock” ;-)))
Today I made the rear master brake cylinder adapter in aluminium.
Started the machine up and after some attempts by electric starter it fired up. It is not running fine, have to check the carburetors, which is peanuts 😉
The exhaust is still not finished, so the sound was great ;-)))
I am now using SAE20W50 motoroil.
It immediately seems to run much smoother than the years before with SAE15W40 oil.
17 days left to finish!
Cheers, Michael4th June 2013 at 8:22 am #8987
Sounding good Michael and seems you will have just enough time to finish her.
Interesting choice of oil. I use 15W40 semi synthetic in mine but I do get a touch of clutch slip when under high torque. Is the one you have used semi synthetic or just normal?Let us know how that performs.
KK 😎6th June 2013 at 8:55 pm #9023
today evening my neighbour put a welding point to the 2-in-1 exhaust joint while fixed to the bike. Tomorrow I can bring that piece to a guy who has an advanced welding maschine to finish it.
Have to fix the carb issue when the exhaust is finished.
My date at the TÜV / MOT is fixed for 19th June, 7:30am, paahh!
That is close to middle of the night 😉
Two further steel flex brake hoses (TRW Lucas Varioflex) have arrived, so I can finish the brakes this weekend 😉
Cheers, Michael6th June 2013 at 9:27 pm #8985
Your still on course then.
Stop typing and work hard 😆 😆 😆8th June 2013 at 10:15 pm #9029
The 2-in-1 exhaust joint was welded and I picked it up today. There is even a heat resistant paint in “transparent” colour applied to the welding. That should help against rust 😉
“The Black Lady” received a pair of new BT45, tubes and rim bands(?) for spoked wheels. So we may go with two Twins in black/chrome/aluminium finish and almost best technical condition to the upcoming german Z750Twin meeting 😉
Will keep you updated.
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