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Rick Barnes

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Re: 93' KZ1000 Police Cafe' Project
« Reply #30 on: March 09, 2012, 05:03:56 PM »
Who says I am not making any progress on this bike? Ha, look at that, I got my side stand mounted!  8)



Also mounted a few of the electro bits:
79' Yamaha RD400 Daytona Special "The Daytona"
74' Yamaha RD350 "The Little Hot Rod"...currently under the knife.
02' Aprilia Capo Nord "The Mighty Ape"
93' Kawasaki KZ1000 Police cafe' "Snoopy"


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Re: 93' KZ1000 Police Cafe' Project
« Reply #31 on: March 09, 2012, 08:09:40 PM »
You are waaaay ahead of me. I did get my frame painted, however.
Your bike looks sweet.
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Re: 93' KZ1000 Police Cafe' Project
« Reply #32 on: March 09, 2012, 09:39:49 PM »
I did get my frame painted, however.

If you painted the frame, you wont be able to call it "Filthy Beast" anymore!  :o Oh, and thanks for the compliment  8)
79' Yamaha RD400 Daytona Special "The Daytona"
74' Yamaha RD350 "The Little Hot Rod"...currently under the knife.
02' Aprilia Capo Nord "The Mighty Ape"
93' Kawasaki KZ1000 Police cafe' "Snoopy"


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Re: 93' KZ1000 Police Cafe' Project
« Reply #33 on: April 28, 2012, 06:08:17 PM »
This project has been at a snails pace, but I did get a little more done   8)

Added the gold stripes and buried them, so you cant even feel them. Lots of coats of clear and wet sanding in between. A ton of work, but well worth it. Gauge bracket modified to drop down the tach and speedo, and sprayed the dash plate with some texture. Seat foam is 1", got it from Airtech. Made the pattern and cut the foam down with band saw, then rounded the edges with 150 grit sand paper and a block. Looks like it was molded that way. Tires are "V" rated Bridgestone BT45's. The rear turn indicators are mini LED's, with rubber mounted stems, high dollar, but way cool.
For the front signals, I was thinking about some of the integrated LED headlight combo such as this. I dont know, maybe they are to squid like and gay, what do ya think?  http://www.ebay.com/itm/New-7-Crystal-Headlight-w-LED-Turn-Signal-Blinker-Halo-for-Harley-Motorcycle-/300635528760?pt=Motorcycles_Parts_Accessories&hash=item45ff461e38&vxp=mtr

Oh, and the shocks are just temporary, I plan on using Redwing Hammerheads:








79' Yamaha RD400 Daytona Special "The Daytona"
74' Yamaha RD350 "The Little Hot Rod"...currently under the knife.
02' Aprilia Capo Nord "The Mighty Ape"
93' Kawasaki KZ1000 Police cafe' "Snoopy"


Have a good and Godly day, for what lasting value is a good day if it is not also a Godly day?

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Re: 93' KZ1000 Police Cafe' Project
« Reply #34 on: April 29, 2012, 12:04:44 PM »
That is waaaaayyyyy, waaaaaayyyy, too cool! I feel ashamed of my build now.
Do you mind if I copy your seat foam?
I think you should get the custom headlamp, since the rest of it is so trick. Even if the ad says it is for a Harley...
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Re: 93' KZ1000 Police Cafe' Project
« Reply #35 on: April 29, 2012, 02:16:22 PM »
Thanks Rick. No problem on the seat foam, Airtech has it in 1/4" 1/2" and 1", and I saved the pattern for the seat  8) It cuts really good on the band saw, and sands really good too. The foam was $25 for a 12"x13" piece + $9 shipping.
79' Yamaha RD400 Daytona Special "The Daytona"
74' Yamaha RD350 "The Little Hot Rod"...currently under the knife.
02' Aprilia Capo Nord "The Mighty Ape"
93' Kawasaki KZ1000 Police cafe' "Snoopy"


Have a good and Godly day, for what lasting value is a good day if it is not also a Godly day?

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Re: 93' KZ1000 Police Cafe' Project
« Reply #36 on: May 05, 2012, 08:53:52 AM »
Looks great Rick... I'm actually home this weekend working on the 750... Question on your headlamp mounts... If you switch them side to side will you put the smooth side to the outside and see less hardware? Just a question, I was looking at a set like this for the 750 online but don't want that break where the pinch bolts are. Now I'm calling in the shocks from Joe!

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Re: 93' KZ1000 Police Cafe' Project
« Reply #37 on: May 05, 2012, 12:53:10 PM »
Not sure what you mean Brian  ??? You are more than welcome to stop by and check them out if you want.
79' Yamaha RD400 Daytona Special "The Daytona"
74' Yamaha RD350 "The Little Hot Rod"...currently under the knife.
02' Aprilia Capo Nord "The Mighty Ape"
93' Kawasaki KZ1000 Police cafe' "Snoopy"


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Re: 93' KZ1000 Police Cafe' Project
« Reply #38 on: May 14, 2012, 09:12:26 PM »
Look what showed up on Ricky's door step today 8) Hopefully I can button up the bottom end and have it bolted into the frame by show time. I even splurged and bought myself a new coffee cup from Z1 Enterprises.



Oh, and I have changed my mind on the Redwing shocks (does this surprise you?), and now am looking seriously at some Hagon's or Works. A lot more bang for the buck, and they will build them to my exact spec. Too bad I cant afford Race Tech's  :(
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79' Yamaha RD400 Daytona Special "The Daytona"
74' Yamaha RD350 "The Little Hot Rod"...currently under the knife.
02' Aprilia Capo Nord "The Mighty Ape"
93' Kawasaki KZ1000 Police cafe' "Snoopy"


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Re: 93' KZ1000 Police Cafe' Project
« Reply #39 on: May 23, 2012, 08:27:22 PM »
"Ricky, are you washing parts again in the dish washer?"

"Well yes, yes I am"  8)

So clean you could eat off of it....

79' Yamaha RD400 Daytona Special "The Daytona"
74' Yamaha RD350 "The Little Hot Rod"...currently under the knife.
02' Aprilia Capo Nord "The Mighty Ape"
93' Kawasaki KZ1000 Police cafe' "Snoopy"


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Re: 93' KZ1000 Police Cafe' Project
« Reply #40 on: May 23, 2012, 08:55:39 PM »
"Ricky, are you washing parts again in the dish washer?"

"Well yes, yes I am"  8)

So clean you could eat off of it....


Hahahah!!! You're so dead! Gonna miss ya. Or maybe she'll just put ya in the hospital...
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Re: 93' KZ1000 Police Cafe' Project
« Reply #41 on: May 26, 2012, 10:47:59 AM »
Ha ha, dont worry, my wonderful bride is used to it by now. This makes about 3 motor case sets, and a few wheels that have gone through the "Pots and Pans" cycle. It actually works very well, just make sure it is mostly de greased before you run it through. I also never use the heat dry, and remove them right after the wash is done and douse them with WD40.
79' Yamaha RD400 Daytona Special "The Daytona"
74' Yamaha RD350 "The Little Hot Rod"...currently under the knife.
02' Aprilia Capo Nord "The Mighty Ape"
93' Kawasaki KZ1000 Police cafe' "Snoopy"


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Re: 93' KZ1000 Police Cafe' Project
« Reply #42 on: July 10, 2012, 05:33:25 PM »
A little progress  ;)

Motion Pro Revolver throttle kit, Yammer R6 switchgears, and a really cool key ring:


And for those that did not see it at the show, The bottom end is now complete and back in the frame:

79' Yamaha RD400 Daytona Special "The Daytona"
74' Yamaha RD350 "The Little Hot Rod"...currently under the knife.
02' Aprilia Capo Nord "The Mighty Ape"
93' Kawasaki KZ1000 Police cafe' "Snoopy"


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Re: 93' KZ1000 Police Cafe' Project
« Reply #43 on: August 06, 2012, 09:51:20 PM »
Another small step, but a step none the less. After a bunch of research on brake caliper paint, I decided to go with a brand by the name of G2, they make a specific epoxy paint just for brake calipers. Sorta pricey, it was $38 for a 4oz. kit, but hey, it had free shipping! I just got done with all three calipers, clutch lever perch, front and rear master/reservoir. It is a brush on application and epoxy is kinda self leveling, so we'll see how it looks in the morning when fully dry. So far it dont look too bad.



Yes, I did it in the kitchen on the dinning table..... I dont recommend this for indoors, the whole house now smells like G2 brake caliper paint  ???
79' Yamaha RD400 Daytona Special "The Daytona"
74' Yamaha RD350 "The Little Hot Rod"...currently under the knife.
02' Aprilia Capo Nord "The Mighty Ape"
93' Kawasaki KZ1000 Police cafe' "Snoopy"


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Re: 93' KZ1000 Police Cafe' Project
« Reply #44 on: August 07, 2012, 10:17:15 PM »
Well, I am not super impressed with the G2 caliper paint. It really doesn't look bad, it just looks like it was put on at the kitchen table instead of a climate controlled booth with supplied air. Go figure  ???  I am sure that most folks would say it looks great, but I am seeing the flaws (as with everything I paint, mostly I am the only one who notices). I plan to test the dried paint in the mixing dish with brake fluid after it dries a couple more days, to see if the fluid will eat the paint. They say it is guaranteed for life, we'll see.

I may just strip the paint off and have it all anodized black. It is only time and money right?
79' Yamaha RD400 Daytona Special "The Daytona"
74' Yamaha RD350 "The Little Hot Rod"...currently under the knife.
02' Aprilia Capo Nord "The Mighty Ape"
93' Kawasaki KZ1000 Police cafe' "Snoopy"


Have a good and Godly day, for what lasting value is a good day if it is not also a Godly day?