Street Tuff z750 Tracker
By Anthony van Someren - 22 Feb 13
The donor bike is a Z75-B Twin and was put together with help from John of Trubikes and lots of favours from mates. The original frame was looped at the rear and modified to take a Kawasaki ZZR swingarm, which was re-welded to take on the 1980s style piggyback Marzocchi shocks. OZ wheels and forks were sourced from an Aprillia RSV sports bike, and the yokes were machined to mate everything together. The rubber is a Dunlop Mutant up front and a Dunlop D616 imported from the States at the rear. Flat-track bars were added with controls from a sports bike, with modified reservoir & CNC levers plus an electronic speedo with CNC mount and led warning. A short front mudguard was fabricated to fit the front fork mounts. The headlamp is a Bates unit attached to a slotted numberboard. At the rear the LED brake light is hidden under the tailpiece. The tank was a challenging task. Graham chopped and then machined the finned plates you see pictured, which had to be carefully blended-in to the lines of the tank. It was finished of with a aircraft style filler cap.