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Moc: Kawasaki KZ400 custom - dirt/street tracker

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#1 Jonsson

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Posted 05 December 2012 - 09:13 PM

Hi guys and gals! I'm fairly new to this forum and thought I would present myself alongside with my first moc after a very long dark age.

2,5 years ago I finally got my motorcycle licens at 30 years of age. I had accomplished one of my dreams.
The first one and a half year I drove about 20000km on my Street Triple R and this year I traded it in for a brand new Triumph Tiger Explorer 1200.
On that I went from Sweden through Europe to Croatia and back. I just love this bike, but I miss the simplicity of throwing my leg over a tiny and neat bike to go grab a coffea with my mates.

So when my friend asked my if I wanted to buy his fathers bike that had been stored since he passed away eight years ago I instantly said yes. It is a simple but fairly good looking Kawasaki KZ400 from 1982.The perfect bike for a short ride downtown to the coffeashop. And since I always seem to customize my stuff I began to plan to convert it to a street/dirttracker just for the fun of it.

So the fall came and I began to disassemble the bike and right now its in pieces on my livingroom floor... :tongue:

So how the heck did I get out from my dark age and started building this Lego-version of it?
Well ther is this woman I met this summer. A fantastic girl with to children that just loves Lego - and bang!! It just hit me how fun it used to be.. :classic:

So after some searching for my old collection and some Bricklink-orders later it is now finished.


First some pictures for comparison:This blue bike is the one I bought and began to strip from "unnecessary" parts..

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And this bike get to symbolise what kind of look I want...

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This is my KZ400 made out of lego:

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Since this is finished now, I'll guess I will continue with the next one - a chopper/bobber hardtail with shaft drive...



Cheers!

//Jonsson

Edited by Jonsson, 05 December 2012 - 09:27 PM.


#2 captainmib

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Posted 05 December 2012 - 10:19 PM

I think you will like the new tires of 42007 - They will look perfect on this motorcycle. Btw, it looks good!

Where are those bike builders come from all of a sudden? :classic:

#3 Alasdair Ryan

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Posted 05 December 2012 - 10:22 PM

Nice bike,welcome to the forum.
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#4 timslegos

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Posted 05 December 2012 - 10:41 PM

Welcome to the forums, and great bike!

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#5 erix

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Posted 05 December 2012 - 11:43 PM

Very cool bike!
I love the engine made of stud parts but so smooth...
Post pics of your full size bike when done!

#6 dhc6twinotter

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Posted 06 December 2012 - 12:56 AM

Welcome to the forum!  Great looking bike.  You've done a nice job blending studded and studless parts together.

#7 TimH

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Posted 06 December 2012 - 05:07 AM

Hi Jonsson, and welcome to the Eurobricks community.  Awesome MOC!

#8 Kierna

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Posted 06 December 2012 - 07:23 AM

Cool, nice colour, however it has way too much rake on the forks. It looks like a V-rod front end!
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#9 Jonsson

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Posted 06 December 2012 - 09:36 AM

View Postcaptainmib, on 05 December 2012 - 10:19 PM, said:

I think you will like the new tires of 42007 - They will look perfect on this motorcycle. Btw, it looks good!

Where are those bike builders come from all of a sudden? :classic:

View Posterix, on 05 December 2012 - 11:43 PM, said:

Very cool bike!
I love the engine made of stud parts but so smooth...
Post pics of your full size bike when done!

View Posttimslegos, on 05 December 2012 - 10:41 PM, said:

Welcome to the forums, and great bike!

tim

View PostAlasdair Ryan, on 05 December 2012 - 10:22 PM, said:

Nice bike,welcome to the forum.

View Postdhc6twinotter, on 06 December 2012 - 12:56 AM, said:

Welcome to the forum!  Great looking bike.  You've done a nice job blending studded and studless parts together.

View PostTimH, on 06 December 2012 - 05:07 AM, said:

Hi Jonsson, and welcome to the Eurobricks community.  Awesome MOC!

View PostKierna, on 06 December 2012 - 07:23 AM, said:

Cool, nice colour, however it has way too much rake on the forks. It looks like a V-rod front end!


Thank you all for the warm welcome and all the kind words! :)

And yes I'm really looking forward to the new tires from the 42007 set!

As for the rake - I'm aware of that it aint perfect and I'm working on a solution. As you have mentioned in your own threads, I also find that this is one of the more diffucult things to get right when buidling a smaller or more compact bike..:)

But isnt calling it a V-rod stretching it a bit.. :wink:

Edited by Jonsson, 06 December 2012 - 10:16 AM.


#10 OzBen

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Posted 06 December 2012 - 11:49 AM

Sweet bike man :thumbup:
As others have said, the new knobby tyres would suit it perfect.
one day i will post up a pic of the Honda CB400-4 i been working on for ages.....i gotta stop changing stuff LOL

#11 legolijntje

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Posted 06 December 2012 - 11:52 AM

That bike looks very good. :classic:
I like how "clean" it looks; many details, but less enough to not make it look messy

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#12 Francisco Hartley

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Posted 06 December 2012 - 01:21 PM

amazing bike !!!! love the color, fantastic work all around !!!!

#13 Plastic Nurak

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Posted 06 December 2012 - 02:22 PM

A mix of Technic and Model Team, I like it.
THANKS, MADIBA

efferman said:

but anyway we are all lego Users. i dont care which nationality the people have.

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#14 Kierna

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Posted 07 December 2012 - 02:45 AM

View PostJonsson, on 06 December 2012 - 09:36 AM, said:


But isnt calling it a V-rod stretching it a bit.. :wink:

Haha ok, I take it back. The rest of the bike is really good though!
By the way, welcome to the small comunity of the worlds Technic Builders. Great to see another bike builder, and a real biker too.
The Triumph Tiger adventure sounds fun! I can't wait to ride Europe. I have a Hyosung 650 streetfighter.

Anyway, here are some of my rake solutions which you may implement into your model if you so wish

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#15 LEGO Guy Bri

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Posted 07 December 2012 - 11:19 AM

Great looking set of wheels Jonsson, very realistic. Nice color choice too!  :classic:
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#16 Jonsson

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Posted 07 December 2012 - 05:38 PM

View PostKierna, on 07 December 2012 - 02:45 AM, said:

Haha ok, I take it back. The rest of the bike is really good though!
By the way, welcome to the small comunity of the worlds Technic Builders. Great to see another bike builder, and a real biker too.
The Triumph Tiger adventure sounds fun! I can't wait to ride Europe. I have a Hyosung 650 streetfighter.

Anyway, here are some of my rake solutions which you may implement into your model if you so wish

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Thanks Kierna, you've given me some ideas on how to solve the rake-issue. I hope I will be able to post some images tomorrow! :)

Edited by Jonsson, 07 December 2012 - 05:58 PM.


#17 Jonsson

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Posted 13 November 2013 - 02:13 PM

Oh well, tomorrow is long past due...
Took me almost a year to update this thread but here is version 2.0 of the Tracker:

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Pictures also available on my flickrpage:
http://www.flickr.co.../107288644@N07/

#18 darsedz

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Posted 13 November 2013 - 02:49 PM

nice mod of your MOC... middle part of it looks similar but front and rear parts looks "rebild"
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#19 Rishab N

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Posted 13 November 2013 - 10:17 PM

Nice bike. I like the orange color scheme



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