Now that's a work of art Phil. Reminds me of going to a Hot Rod show. So much eye candy and without going over the details of a build you're looking at, you miss all of the fine work the creator did. I've always enjoyed seeing your ride pop up but never took the time to study it. Now I'll have to look at the pics of your ride to truly re appreciate what you've built.
Thanks for taking the time to share. It deserves a topic all of it's own if it's not already been posted.
trainers wrote: Phil, absolutely Gorgeous ! Is the motor stock ? Do you think just purchasing a stock ZZR complete front end assembly would work without all the extra machine work ?
Thankyou. Yes the motor's stock ZG. There was another fella here in the UK who also fitted a ZZR1100 front end to his Z1300 a number of years after me. I've since lost contact with him but we did meet up a few years back & took pictures of his & my bikes together. I was in regular contact with him when he was building his & supplying advice along the way but I don't remember him having to have a bottom yoke made, looking at the pics (one of which is below) it's hard to make out whether it's a stock bottom yoke that's been polished or not, but it doesn't look like a billet alloy one to me. Bespoke billet alloy top yokes for the ZZR1100 are available off the shelf BTW. The forks would have to be extended by about 6 inches, that's for sure, you can see the more prominent machined alloy extenders at the top of the fork tubes on his bike.
trainers wrote: Can't believe how much the forks are extended? Looks almost chopperish !
You have to remember that the Z1300 is a bike from the 70s so the fork rake is much more relaxed than modern bikes. It also didn't help that he mounted his headlights high on the forks, compounding that perception. Maybe this is a better viewing angle: