Dating cafe kz
Often a zip fastener alone does not ensure a correct date identification of vintage clothing.Be aware that zippers can be replaced over time and some modern garments may use a vintage-style zip to create a retro look. Here are some links for laying carbon fiber: One from Hot Rod Magazine, and something from I’ll have to do a little idle adjustment on it to tune in the carbs a bit more, but other than that it’s all good. I found a ’79 KZ650 at a local salvage place that is going to be great for a conversion. It would probably be a better restoration project, but I never liked the look of those ’70’s bikes. Actually, I was looking for a donor bike for a bobber project when I started leaning towards the Cafer Racer project instead. As well as parts, Dime City Cycles has a great video for building your own cafe seat.I’m going to use the little individual pods in place of the stock air.
This type of zipper differs from the modern plastic ones as it resembles the style of a metal zip fastener with individual teeth (larger in size than in later nylon/polyester coil zippers with small teeth).
Further research into individual zipper types can help you get a more accurate date. Early designs for a modern zipper were used for military, boots and pouches post-1914.
a good sign that it might be pre-1960 notes: Zip fasteners were first used on men’s trousers in the USA in 1927.
I’ll probably use it as a template to also make a reinforced fiberglass seat pan of the same design, just in case.
So, this weekend I’ll be hitting the hobby stores to grab some foam blocks to start making the form for the cafe seat. The mechanic there has a set of points for a KZ650 there so that will be an easy check. I’ll update this post as I progress with the conversion.