Kawasaki KZ200 Chopper Modification - MMC Outsider Jakarta

Kawasaki KZ200 as a 200 cc bike has a lot of options to be modified . One of the most favored by the owners of this bike is to turn it into a chopper . As performed by Axunx , owner 1983 Kawasaki KZ200 make this bike into Heiwa Custom style . That is one of Japan's modification workshops .

Japanese feel taste of the framework that adheres to the model order of the samurai . All proceeds custom -made builder. Then the characteristic appears next to the tank . Small form with a concave surface on the side next to strengthen the impression Heiwa . In the tank well covered with cartoon images of dogs and goats intangible which is the owner of the zodiac and Shio . The composition of blue and white in order to make the appearance of the body enough Binter Heiwa be looks " cute " .

Lead to further characterize the motorcycles electrical component box . Builder makes the bottom of the seat tube to secure all electrical devices . Great legs is certain to be a part of this one custom motorcycles . 16x34.5 -inch wheels stuffed in the legs and paired with Shinko tires on both wheels measuring 500-16 .

The front suspension has been retired , so that more matching Shockbreaker then adopted a Yamaha Byson. Shockbreaker back together with the rigid frame to the seat directly prop.

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V-Twin Kawasaki KZ 200 Vintage Chopper Style

This modification is unique and unusual. As we know that the Kawasaki KZ200 is a single-cylinder motorcycle. I was curious and find out about this bike.

V-Engine turns out that look at this bike is only as accessories, not really working properly. The bobber-style motorcycle built by Udivisianto which is a motorcycle designer from Puspa Kediri Custom workhop located in Pondok Gede, East Jakarta, Indonesia.

This bike belongs to Ariawan Wijaya, who is also the owner of the home modification New Motor Sport (BMS) in Jl. Palmerah West No.. 25, Central Jakarta. Ari wants to have another mascot. He wanted to touch different. So PKC workshop that used to build the motor with the concepts of old-school become partner.

So this project is the collaboration between the two modifiers. Ari greeting modifier and importers of used motor spare parts that allow creative Udivisianto board-tracker bobber with a trendy concept in the 1920s.

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Soft Tail Chopper KZ200 1984

This Kawasaki KZ200 is belong to Charles Iwan Tanaka. Builded by Mohammad Rifai also called Pei from 52 Custom at Kunciran, Pinang, Tangerang, Indonesia. They met when Charles looking for a chopper builder to modify his old Merzy motorcycle.

They both know if KZ200 chassis was comfort on it's standard form. So they don't do much renovation on the backbone and downtube.  It is precisely from the center to the back bone changes quite a lot. Most prominent in the swinging arm. Unusual construction, plus the outermost position is made longer than usual.

To achieve a comfortable riding position. Moreover, this bike is targeted comfortable, completely avoid the construction of hardtail. Double conventional rear shock uses Harley Davidson stock, while the front shock KZ200 standard.

Major appliances handmade, from tank to fender. For wheels they choose in accordance with the dimensions KZ200, as a medium-capacity motors, simply mix 110/80-18 front and 190/50-17 for the rear. Both use the same brand of tires, Dunlop.

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Kawasaki KZ200 Café Racer

A very interesting idea and the original of the Agus Darizt trying to think back to the glory of the model cafe racer. Trying to break away from the style of the modern modifications. Agus it gives a classic touch to the motorcycle Kawasaki KZ200.

Most of the modifications are handmade with an artistic touch tank shown in detail. Combined with a modern twist that can be seen in his choice to put large tires. Making this bike looks dashing and charismatic.

Done in the garage Darizt Design in Java, Indonesia. These motors were calling "12th Attempt".

For more information you can visit their website http://dariztdesign.blogspot.com.au/

Chopper Gothic Jepara

Chopper is one style modification KZ200 most requested by its users. As Kawasaki KZ200 made ​​in 86 belongs to Johan from Jepara, Indonesia. Applying the concept of Gothic Chopper on his beloved motorcycle.

Frame made ​​of tubular metal pipe 3/4 "galvanized plate combined with pieces that are all handmade. Front rim using size 18 with 80/90-18 Swallow tire and rear rim wearing a custom 16 with 130/90-16 Metzeler tire.

Cafe Racer The Returning Style

Motorcycle styles and trends do not differ with fashion and fashion. Always changing and sometimes return to the previous period. such as Cafe Racer (Café Racer) style that was once popular in the 1960s is now back into the trend among bike lovers modification.

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Cafe Racer that was popularized by the community of Rock N 'Roll in Britain during the 1960s favored because the style is simple and not too many accessories. Surely by removing some of the motorcycle accessories that are not too important to reduce the maximum load and simplify maintenance.

If you are interested in the Cafe Racer style, should be modified motorcycle-style Cafe Racer is a motorcycle that uses a medium-capacity engine. Because according to the purpose of the Cafe Racer is speed and agility.

Here I show some examples of modifications to the motorcycle with the Cafe Racer style that I got from the internet.

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Making A Custom Motorcycle Seat

Author: Chris Yarbrough

Photo by Cyril Huze

After owning and restoring motorcycles for several years, I ran into the dilemma of finding a great resource for custom motorcycle seats. So I spoke to the kind folks at a local custom upholstery shop. The guys at Grateful Threads here in Austin were great and they showed me how I could create my own seats with the right tools and some practice. Luckily, I knew how to use a sewing machine (somewhat) and was able to invest in some tools to do the rest. It took some serious practice but I learned how to do it. I would like to share the process for any of you who are interested in restoring your bikes and need to do your own seats.

First, a big thanks to Grateful Threads Upholstery in Austin Texas for taking the time to show me the ropes. They are Austin's foremost in custom motorcycle seat repair and fabrication.

They custom tailor every motorcycle seat to meet the needs and exact specifications of their clients. I can attest to their focus on the overall aesthetics and comfort of your bike to match your style and create a truly unique statement while staying true to the superb artisanship of the craft. They also serve anyone in the US. Non-Austinites can ship their seat to Grateful Threads and they will do the work to your satisfaction and send it back. So for those of you who do not want to learn upholstery but still want to get a great seat and a great price, give them a call or visit their website to view some of their work. They will not disappoint you.

Now For the Process For every custom motorcycle seat, first evaluate your specific needs to determine the proper finished look and preferred materials. Consider things like comfort and support as well as the appearance. Then dismantle the existing seat to find exact dimensions of the cover to ensure perfect fit and finish. Start by removing the seat cover or whatever is left of it. Remove the old stitching and keep the pieces as a template for the new cover. Keep in mind that you may need to add material in some places if the size of the cushion needs to change. Set this aside and break out the old sewing machine.

If necessary, then repair, reshape or replace the foam making sure to preserve perfect shape and support. You can get new foam at any local material shops. New pieces will need to be glued in place using proper adhesives and cut and smoothed to the original shape. Depending on the type of seat, your body shape, and your riding style you will add foam in some places and remove it in others if necessary. To lower the seat, use a grinder or electric knife to remove foam from the middle or to narrow the front of the seat. If you want more comfort, use a spray adhesive to add foam in some areas where the current seat does not have the necessary support. Then again, shape the foam with a grinder or electric knife. Make sure there are no rough areas. Once the foam has been restored to the new shape, ensure that all pieces are joined firmly and smoothed to create perfection in shape and function before new covers are replaced or fitted.

Now you can begin to redesign and create the perfectly fitted cover with the finish material and style of your choosing. If you built up the cushion in some areas, you will need to adjust your material templates to accommodate the changes. Recovering the seat takes some skill. Using the original seat cover as a pattern, trace it out on your new cover material. Add a small margin on all edges to give yourself a little room to work and for error. Sew the new cover together with piping if necessary and check for fit. If you are like me, this may take you a few tries. For those of you who can sew, you may have an easier time.

Fit the new cover in place. Start with the front of the seat, pull the cover tight and staple it in place with a pneumatic stapler. Once the nose covering is placed properly, stretch the cover over the rest of the new seat and staple it in place as you go. Avoid wrinkling the material. Work your way back and forth across the seat from side to side and front to back. If there is any excess material after the cover is placed, trim it off leaving a small margin on the outside of the staples to keep from getting tears later. If it needs to be adjusted later after use, simply pop the staples out and stretch and reshape as before then replace the staples.

Good luck and remember that this takes some practice and a little investment of money and time. I planned to do this a lot so for me it was worth it to learn. For those of you who just want it done once, it may make better financial sense to give the nice people at Grateful Threads a call and let them deal with the hassle for you.

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Bali Chopper Modification

As a city full of art and culture, it's the biker, builder and enthusiast in Bali are really concerned modification of existing local wealth. This two-wheel artists do not want to just follow the world trend, but local elements must be able to give donations.

For example, Kawasaki KZ200 of this Custom. According Bagoes, the owner of the motorcycle world the virus combines seed in HD overseas magazines with elements of Balinese culture, which certainly also worldwide.

"That we can see in the motifs painted on the tank" said the artist paints based on Jl. Daffodils, No. 30, Denpasar.

Artha Wiguna the owner of the motor wants to have Balinese sarong motif is very popular on the bike. "It's actually a simple motif, is not only just boxes. But of course there must be other effects derived from choosing this form," said Bagoes again.

If a Balinese sarong usually patterned black and white box, then the motor is shown with a black rigid red. "Also on each box is also a kind of gradation so that there are effects that lead to three-dimensional shape," he said again. In addition, modern element that is currently also applied.

"For the community in Bali when the motor is the use of paint with glitter effect again many requester. It is happening again in Bali," added the modifier is indeed a place hang out HD and fans of this great motorcycle. Local culture can be side by side with a virus or world trends.


Front tire: 120/80-18 Swallow
Drum: Cham
Rear tire: 120/80-18 Swallow
Sissy Bar: Custom
Tank: Custom
Head lamp: Waste moge Japan
Seat: Leather Chacha
Handlebar: Sportster
Sepatbor: Custom
Custom Bagoes: 0817-4720-523

KZ200 Rider On The Beach

This is picture of my friends from Black Mangoes Motor Club which is taken at Tirtamaya Beach, Indramayu – Indonesia. Shoot in the morning during the sunrise. I like the lighting and atmosphere of silence.
Kawasaki KZ-200 Year 1983 modified with chopper style make the perfect silhouette of this picture. Thanks to Embong for the great job.

Motorcycle Saddlebags History

Saddlebags are most commonly used to carry luggage on a motorcycle. There are 2 major kinds of motorcycle saddlebags. Throw over saddlebags and hard mount saddlebags. The concept of hard mount saddlebags originated from throw over saddlebags which were used in early 1950 for the first time.

As the motorcycle industry experienced a big boom in 1960 especially after the Vietnam War the motorcycle luggage also evolved. As major motorcycle companies launched bigger and better motorcycle people started traveling farther on there motorcycles. Many riders formed groups and rode cross country and from city to city. The throw over style of saddlebags was soon replaced by a better and more reliable way of carrying luggage.

A group of riders drilled several holes in the back fender of their motorcycles in order to permanently bolt the saddlebags to the motorcycle. This permanent installation resulted in the saddlebags being more reliable and sturdy. This step also contributed towards the aesthetic appeal of the motorcycle. The trend soon gained popularity amongst the riders.

Motorcycle companies like Indian Motorcycle Company and Harley Davidson Motorcycle Company noticed this trend and soon started producing motorcycles with struts. The struts enabled motorcycle riders to bolt the motorcycle saddlebags without making any permanent changes to the motorcycle such as drilling holes in the back fender. Later the same strut enables other accessories to be securely mounted on a motorcycle such as motorcycle carrier and sissy bars.

As the Asian motorcycle manufacturers such as Kawasaki, Honda and Yamaha made their way into North American market they also made sure that the riders get enough room for the luggage. Yamaha motorcycles are a classic example of this as they manufacture most of their bikes with most room for the saddlebags. They also make sure that the turn signal does not interfere with the saddlebags, a common problem with smaller motorcycles.

In 1980 the motorcycle companies realized that most 1000 cc and above motorcycles are used for long rides. To further add value to their motorcycles they started selling motorcycles with fiber glass saddlebags. These motorcycles did well as most of these came with the motorcycle specific luggage. This also saved the motorcycle rider a lot of time and headache.

Despite the popularity of factory installed saddlebags motorcycle riders still prefer leather saddlebags in most cases. This is due to the fact that motorcycles leather saddlebags can be customized to a greater degree as opposed to motorcycle specific fiber glass bags.

Most early motorcycle saddlebag companies used studs, spots and conchs to decorate the saddlebags. Recently the more advanced motorcycle saddlebag companies have started manufacturing and offering saddlebags that are not only motorcycle specific but also match the color of the motorcycle. Another approach is to design the leather motorcycle saddle bags in such a way that it blends in with the overall design of the motorcycle. These advancements have resulted in more and more people willing to install saddlebags on their motorcycles.

Do You Really Need A Customized Motorcycle?

Motorcycles have been popular for decades and more people realize their dream of owning one every year. But, shopping for a motorcycle that fits you comfortably can be very time consuming. You have to be comfortable while riding and you need to be able to control the bike for safety. Most motorcycle accidents happen to new riders who have not chosen their motorcycle wisely. A customized motorcycle that is designed exactly the way you want it might not be the best option either.

Although a motorcycle that is built especially for you might be pleasing to the eye there are considerations
1. A customized motorcycle can cost upwards of $100,000.00, more than buying a house.
2. Finding a reputable builder
3. It usually takes months to build
4. Insurance and cost of repairs
5. Replacement would be difficult if not impossible
Although you can't customize all of the features of a prebuilt motorcycle from your local dealer, there are many that you can. Having someone build a customized motorcycle for you is an option but, you may find you can make the changes you are looking for to a bike at your local dealer.
1. Order a motorcycle from a dealer and change some of the options
2. These motorcycles have a manufacturer's warranty that can be easily extended
3. The price is more affordable and can often be negotiated
4. Easily customizable with readily available parts
There are some bikers that are capable of building their own custom motorcycle and many of them have. The main reason a person may need a customized motorcycle would be a disability that prevents them from riding a standard one. Even with this in mind it is possible to find a bike from a local dealer that can be modified at the factory to fit the need. This type of option would still require a little time to build but would be much more affordable.
Another reason for a special build would be weight. The average motorcycle recommends a 350 pound weight limit. This could make it difficult and dangerous for a large person to carry a rider. There are options for these situations as well, consider a side car or a trike rather than a customized motorcycle.
If you are especially short or tall you might think you can't find a bike that fits you comfortably but, that's not the case. You may need to shop around a little more but most manufactures provide a variety of styles to fit just about every rider and you will find one you are comfortable with.
The point is, you don't need to have an expensive customized motorcycle built for you unless you want it. But if you choose to have one custom built to your specifications you will want to make sure you choose a reputable builder unless you plan to build it yourself. Find out about their warranty if any and refund policies if you are not satisfied. In most cases the builder will require a significant deposit that may not be refundable. You will want to be involved as the build progresses to insure your desires are being met.
Owning and riding your own motorcycle can be a very relaxing way to spend your free time, and an inexpensive form of transportation especially with the price of gas today. The average motorcycle holds about 4 gallons of gas and can get up to 300 miles per tank full.

What are Bobber Style?

Sometimes I get bored with the standard style motorcycle. it occurred to me to modify it, but at a cost that is not too high. And not too long in the process. In other words, something simple but still has artistic value and functionality of a motorcycle.

After searching the style to suit my taste, my choice finally fell on Bobber style.
What are Bobber Style?
A bobber is a motorcycle that usually has had the front fender removed, the rear fender "bobbed" or made smaller and all superfluous items removed to make it lighter. [Wikipedia]
Bobber choppers are distinguished from regular choppers because their fenders have either been shortened or entirely removed. Bobbing (or removing) the fenders is one of the first things that a custom chopper builder considers to make an ordinary bike look like a true chopper. [Custom Chopper Guide]
Bobbers are related to choppers in that they represent a minimalistic approach where the motorcycle is stripped of parts or accessories not needed but bobbers generally leaving the characteristics of the stock frame.
The principal difference between a bobber and chopper is that bobbers are typically built around unmodified frames. Chopper frames are often cut and welded into shape. Bobbers also often lack most of the chopper's aesthetic characteristics such as chromed parts and elongated forks. Thus, bobbers are fairly easy to create from stock motorcycles and are generally hand built.

The term chopper started to be used from the late 1960s onwards, a movement inspired the Peter Fonda movie "Easy Rider", for motorcycles whose frames had been customized to have a greater angle at which the front suspension protruded with smaller fuel tanks and tall handlebars called ape hangers. For many owners, the difference between bobbers and choppers doesn't come down to what's on the motorcycle but what isn't on it and whether it has a short front end or a long front end, stretched suspension defining it is a chopper.
Whereas customized motorcycles can be extremely expensive, bobber builders tend to adopt an economical approach involving old, second hand, recycled parts and hand machined items redolent of the period before the mass-market motorcycle accessory industry had developed.

Chopper Anaconda

Creativity Raynaldo Handoko of Semarang deserves two thumbs up. How not. Only with machines Kawasaki KZ-200 Binter Merzy gift of a friend who is now in Australia. Modified BJM members who are also traders of variation, accessories importer and builder of this engine is also able to build a cool ProStreet chopper.

Raynaldo here, which is familiarly called Han-Han, to exploit existing ideas in his brain. The choice, the style of the genre masterpiece of American chopper style. "The idea is to see from the plots Chica Custom Chopper, United States," he explained.

He relied on in creating handmade. Start of frame, body, taped up trappings variations. In addition, he has cultivated a strong and terkonsep details.

Almost all sides until Footstep, standards, and the brake lever is formed through captivating taste. "His name is also handmade, we become more flexible in creating," he explained.

To order constructed of pipe schedule 3/4 dim neatly formed and measured precision. Because, rather than merely being pursued beautiful, but can be worn comfortably. "Do not get in a good shape, but when it climbed only baseball center because of faulty design," added Han-Han.

Anaconda wearing body resembling a galvanized plate. Technically, the cultivation of 0.8-mm plate material was quite complex. Have to be patient and neat and symmetrical because not enough just to set up master and print like fiberglass.

"That's where his art. In addition to consideration as well as connect the body from front to back, it must seem sturdy plastic and does not impress," why choose disposable plates.

Another performance of the work of the prominent Han-Han, see the distinctive exhaust design tastes of the chopperis. Two short lengths of pipe bending slope at the side of the machine. Then, air filter, swing arm, and several sharp curves dominated motor side, supporting the body design of Anaconda.

Jap Style a.k.a Japanese Style

Japanese Style or Jap Style is a genre of motorcycle modification, its minimalist and almost naked. Usually has the characteristics of the large tires and throwing accessories are not necessary. Only some important parts are still mounted as headlight, turn lights, and brake lights. Maybe some pictures below can inspired you.