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1982 KZ1000S1R build story..

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Reply #30 on: February 14, 2019, 06:37:47 PM
Hi guys, thanks for the comments.

Yes I do ride it but it's really a handful and you have to be "on it" 100%.
Engine Power and brakes are very strong so there's no relaxing time when you ride it.
It does everything very well.

 

 


« Last Edit: March 06, 2019, 03:19:06 PM by Coast Steve »

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Reply #31 on: March 22, 2019, 09:48:47 PM
Finally after 2 years of painstaking searching I finally have 2 real S1 race calipers!!!   Holly shit that was hard..

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Reply #32 on: March 25, 2019, 05:26:34 AM
You mean, S1 style callipers - they aren't exactly the same as my S1's callipers, the genuines are magnesium off the KR500 GP bike. They look like the aluminium copies sold by Kipkawa and made by a bike company in Germany, can't remember their name off-hand - Peter ( Vadura ) will probably fill that part in for me, since he used the same on his beautiful build.



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Reply #33 on: March 25, 2019, 10:29:42 AM
Don't see the "Kip" marking in the pictures...Either way they're in awesome condition and look great so I'm super pleased.  I'll weigh them when they get here.

If you know the weight of yours without pads?
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Reply #34 on: March 25, 2019, 09:57:17 PM
No. And at this stage of the restoration, I'm not prepared to pull everything off ( brackets, lines, pads etc ) to do the weighing. Since magnesium alloys are about 1/3rd lighter than aluminium alloys, that is what it should be less than the 1.15kg of yours ( with pads in ). I have a set exactly the same as yours ( with the 'kip' on it - should be 'arsehole' since he scammed me $8000, and many others as well from what I found out ) so if yours don't have the 'kip' on it they may have come straight from the guys who made them - believe me, I have been to Coopers workshop, and he made very little he sold, his 'workshop' was a joke. He mostly on-sold stuff other people made. I think ( and Peter may correct me ) the shop Bikeside in Germany made them all and Cooper just put 'kip' on the ones he on-sold.Peter sent me pictures a few years ago of the blanks and unmachined callipers after they were cast by Bikeside if your interested.
Only 1 of my 3 S1 copies have 'kip' written on them, so doesn't mean they didn't come via the lying scamming fu*khead ( with no apology for language.... )



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Reply #35 on: March 26, 2019, 09:48:23 AM
 
More pics since page 2 went for a shit..
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Reply #36 on: May 01, 2019, 07:09:30 PM
A few more..

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Reply #37 on: May 17, 2019, 06:42:29 AM

More pics since page 2 went for a shit..

Hi Steve, very cool ignitions cover!  ;D

Better than a lot of ccm is more ccm!


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Reply #38 on: May 17, 2019, 11:08:59 AM
Hey thanks so much!  :)

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