Kawasaki ZX-10 1989 project




The idea:

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Kawasaki ZX-10 1989 - Olle Torgny

Kawasaki ZX-10 1989 - Olle Torgny



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Before, with and without bags. Rough design sketch...

Stripping down starts.

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First experiments... Tail light from Suzuki GR650 1983.

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Photoshop sketch. --- After painting the yellow sides of the tank, the form starts to appear...




Preparation of brackets for the Dunstall fairing. Plastic prototype, water cut sheet metal, the headlight in place.

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And all other brackets. Prototyping in PET sheet plastic. Water cut sheet metal. Bending and painting.

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Front end...

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Adapting the old Dunstall (Norton Commando) fairing to the 80's Kawasaki frame. It had to be mounted fairly high to make room for the original handle bars. Next step might be to fit clipons and lower the fairing.

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Details... Leather strap with Armani mark, fake nitrous oxide gas tube...

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Front fender from Triumph Daytona 675:

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Plastic cover for headlight, for track days!

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Converting the Kawasaki 900 third party produced sports single seat into a passenger seat cover...

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Some painting in the back yard...

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Painting...

My friend Clas helping me with masking of paint sections, and myself applying the sheets of yellow.

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The preliminary good looks of the stripped ZX-10 was a bit of a surprise.

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Photoshop sketch of tank paint and graphics:

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For a couple of hours I was an intern in a print and decal shop:

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Fitting the graphics...

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Fitting start motor chain "tamer".

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As centre piece at my 50th birthday reception, at Larry's Corner.
Instagram clip of me getting the bike in...




And of course, the mood book!


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