Sure, as soon as I had a ready seat at my disposal I started preparing the Kawasaki Zephyr 400/550 for its installation. It occurred to me that only installing a kit wouldn’t be sufficient. So in the course of adding light brush strokes to the mostly finished painting, I add some clip-ons, reroute cables and wiring, installed fork gaiters and on top of all added to setup “Eight Ball” cafe-racer mirror.
This was the first installation of real parts on a motorcycle so it was tad exciting. However, since I did my job making parts models, all real parts fit neat and tight. Zephyr 400/550 with a cafe-racer kit installed already looks great, even if the kit’ tail is not painted.
With so significant change of design caused by our kit, one may be the master – artist of his/her own right and go further making his/her own masterpiece: clip-ons, headlight unit, gauges, handlebars, turn lights, mirrors, custom paintwork and so on and so forth. What might be better? Even, having experience of completely custom motorcycle builds myself, I have an itch to go further with this Zephyr. Gosh, I even already know what kind of paintwork I am ready to put on the bike!