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From 1984 Voyager to a street fighter 2 months 3 weeks ago #28976

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Some interesting stuff going on there Mister. Not my style, but I can appreciate what you've done.
Are you sure you have enough brakes on the rear????
I would be soooo tempted to paint that overflow tank blue and label it........

 

I Used the Original rear brake, just relocated 
I order a new overflow in black and new black brake lines...
 

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From 1984 Voyager to a street fighter 2 months 3 weeks ago #28977

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I like it very much. The engine looks good in black; the front fork and brakes are impressive, and personally I like the red brake lines.  Well done!
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From 1984 Voyager to a street fighter 2 months 3 weeks ago #28982

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Awesome looking bike, I really like what you have created.
we should go for a ride together when you are ready, your beast and my Kaiju  .
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From 1984 Voyager to a street fighter 2 months 5 days ago #29073

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The bike is ready to go, the only thing left to do is the seat cover.
The only issue I have now is with the clutch and I hope you guys can help on this.
I tried to convert to hydraulic but the clutch is not engage all the way, it look like I don’t have long enough stroke.
This is where it get weird, I order a new clutch cable to fit the new handlebars and run to a similar issue, the clutch not engage all the way.
What I found is, when using the original clutch lever the clutch is working fine.
I think that this engine need longer stroke for the clutch, the original lever design to do so but the aftermarket have a shorter stroke.
Make me think that the issue with the hydraulic clutch is the master cylinder, since I’m using aftermarket they may not have enough push.
Maybe if I use master cylinder from VFR or I need to find different clutch lever with longer stroke.
Any thoughts anyone?
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From 1984 Voyager to a street fighter 2 months 4 days ago #29075

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As you've found, the ZN / ZG clutch lever has a longer throw than other bikes. This was about 12 years ago: I bought a 2000s Z1000 clutch lever perch so that I could fit an aftermarket clutch lever (any modern bike clutch perch will do, I just thought I'd keep parts in the family  ). I too found that the throw wasn't long enough, even with the lever adjusted all the way out. What I needed was one more 'click' on the adjuster, so what I did was fit a clip I had lying around (red arrow) which basically gave the lever the equivalent of one more click of adjustment 'out' -that gave enough throw to fully disengage the clutch. I was going to drill & fit a grub screw to the perch to do the same job, but never got round to it, the clip is still there doing it's job 12 years on. The only thing is the clutch lever is now a bit of a stretch from the handlebar, but I have average sized hands & it's still OK. 

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Thank you for the info Phil,
at least I am not crazy...
I am trying to figure how to make the hydraulic work.  
one of the guys here, from Russia made it work. 
I think he used OEM master cylinder from VFR, maybe they push more oil. I will would like to try it but sick of buying parts that may not work.
for now I think I will go to your direction and go back to the hydraulic later. 
thanks again!!
 
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