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Offline kliggs

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my ride --1973 TX 500
« on: September 14, 2017, 06:41:40 PM »
Hi guys
Thought i share what i have been doing with my bike.
The bike was found in a shed and it had not run in 20 years after some sheer negotiations skills I was able to get the bike. After 2.5 years  the bike has been rebuild from the ground up including a rebuild of the engine. The color is as close to the original Baja Brown as I could get. The handle bars have been hand build and the front forks have had 3 inches taken out of them. the fairing and seat tail are vintage 70's  that was found at a swap meet.

Offline gentlemanjim

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Re: my ride --1973 TX 500
« Reply #1 on: September 22, 2017, 05:56:46 AM »
Nice very nice ;)

Offline Garn

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Re: my ride --1973 TX 500
« Reply #2 on: September 25, 2017, 08:53:31 AM »
Kliggs, why the 3 inches taken out of front forks... was it purely for lowering C of g?
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Offline Letourneau

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Re: my ride --1973 TX 500
« Reply #3 on: March 07, 2018, 04:10:34 PM »
I'm digging that a lot, what ever the reason was. It looks really cool. All-in-all, great looking bike, Kliggs.

Offline Garn

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Re: my ride --1973 TX 500
« Reply #4 on: March 07, 2018, 08:14:09 PM »
Don't get me wrong, I think the reason 3" were taken off the forks were for stability reasons.
Often when the large supported front, relatively heavy, front guard is replaced with that sporty short guard, which looks great, the front end gets the wobbles.
The shortening of the fork tubes would negate this problem.
Love that seat.
RegardZ.
Kawasaki Z1, Z1A, Z1B, Z900-A4 and TX500A
    Sydney, Australia