Swamp Thing - KR1 Track Bike

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Re: Swamp Thing - KR1 Track Bike

Post by Gerrit » Sun Apr 16, 2017 10:45 am

As "Swamp Bike" is to be a track bike where 100% originality is (presumably) not an issue, wouldn't 1S wheels be a better choice as they have wider rims? They may also be easier to find than 1 wheels. Just a thought.
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Re: Swamp Thing - KR1 Track Bike

Post by DeadHammer » Tue Apr 18, 2017 4:12 pm

Good suggestion thanks Gerrit - and an option I still might go for but I'm a bit of a purist so, even though the bike is likely to see the track most of the time, I'd still like it to ride and handle like a KR1. It's for this reason I'm also putting KR1 cylinders on and in standard sizes. I may change my mind later (once I've ridden it) but for now I was going to try and keep it relatively standard. Either way the bike is likely to handle well enough for me and my abilities. :lol:

I do have a KR1S (with wheels) which I'm also restoring but I'm trying not to steal too much from it otherwise I'll never get that one done either..

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Re: Swamp Thing - KR1 Track Bike

Post by James P » Thu Apr 20, 2017 11:34 am

If it is any help;

The wheels from a ZXR250 (1989 and 1990) are the same as KR-1S, so that may widen your scope if you decide to go that way.

I think the wheels from a ZX-4 (1988) are the same size as KR-1S (they used the same size tyres as KR-1S), but are 3-spoke like the KR-1 wheels. It is likely that they could be fitted without too much drama.

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Re: Swamp Thing - KR1 Track Bike

Post by DeadHammer » Mon May 15, 2017 7:05 pm

As per Gerrit's suggestion i have decided to go down the KR1S wheel route (for now) but am in need of the following parts if anyone can help out?

KR1 rear wheel spindle and nut,
KR1 chain adjusters
KR1 swingarm nut (i have the spindle itself)
KR1/KR1S left hand riders foot peg (with pin,spring, collar etc.) - I have the hanger
KR1/KR1S throttle cable (mine is shagged)

Also - is no-one else heading to Cadwell on the 24th/25th June? It seems awfully quiet around here lately!

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Re: Swamp Thing - KR1 Track Bike

Post by DeadHammer » Mon May 15, 2017 7:12 pm

Will get some more pictures up shortly with progress so far..

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