I became used having no weekends in their classic meaning, however I hoped to work a bit on our KZ650 cafe-racer this weekend, as a previous week left me with only one day to work on KZ. Nevertheless, orders, once accepted, always have priority over the projects. And this time things were even tighter: one of the ordered Zephyr 750 cafe-racer kits have to be dispatched by the end of next week and there was a delay in work of laser cutting workshop. so I received parts for kits only this Saturday. Thus I negotiated with welder to do the welding on Sunday. Due to this slightly “unnatural” time for work I prepared all parts I wish to weld to make man’ call to work worthwhile.
Sunday morning turned out to be epic. We agreed to start at ten in the morning, so I was in my workshop before 9:00 AM. I started brewing my morning coffee when I found out that gas cartridge in my portable gas stove is empty. I considered lack of morning coffee in workshop as unacceptable, so I brewed it using… heat gun and vises.
Then it turned out that welder would be late for at least two hours. However I had quite a lot of work to do (on other order, parts of which I also received on Saturday), and two hours passed like two minutes. So happened with another hour and half during which we welded all parts together. It were mostly license plate holders of two designs. EU-acceptable and of original design:
This weekend I also received another set of fiberglass blanks (fresh from molds) for yet another kit: