KZ750 swing arm stretch | 1
I’ve decided to give the KZ a little more length in the rear for looks and function. This is a bunch of work for a slight change but I think it really gives the KZ improved proportions.
Looking through some of the old magazines in the shop I found a Cycle Guide from ’81 with a whole article on the 750’s of the same era. This included wheelbase specs that I wasn’t able to find online. Turns out the KZ had a really short rear compared to the competitors so it validated my idea of giving it a slight stretch that wouldn’t make it look like a stretched Busa. There’s lots of different ways to do this, this is what I came up with:
I have two holes in the rear. One for the stock to get everything lined up and tacked to the table. The second hole is 2″ back. This will put my wheelbase at 58 – 59.1 which is comparable to the other 750’s.
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Published - Mar 5, 2011
Everything finally came together and I rode her to the Liberty Vintage First Friday gathering. She’s loud and rips! Build recap and proper pictures coming soon.