project #001 – kawasaki KZ400 ltd / 1982
process. my brother is visiting the town. all things that took me ages to think ‘how to…’ were done in few days. many thanks to paulius / @k4ny
process. standing out in-between bmw
process. and finally the bike is on the ground again. it’s surprising how different the scale and proportions are when it’s not lifted. something to learn for the future projects.
few more touches and she is on the road.
process. a quick comparative .gif
process. final check for wiring and other el- placement. sùtema taillight. cleanup before she goes on the ground…
process. when you give the fuel tank to your friend to test the surface for up-coming illustration/s. // © johannes
process. subframe is painted.. final tail light is cut (video – soon). custom parts are being marked.. it’s time to place it all together.
process. it all comes together. custom taillight – last sketch before completion. handmade battery/el box fitted perfectly – this week – paint time.
process. back and forth with volume. In parallel working with details – the taillight is getting closer to something I imagined and sketched. starting Rhino process for new subframe and 3D printing. year 2015 -> laser cutting is not enough.
process. adapting new tank, trying colour palette, graphics and possible illustrations.
process – smaller and much slimmer KH 100 fuel tank. Need some frame adjustments to position it perfectly / details / waiting for free evening.
process – removing what’s not needed / replacing what’s outdated / relocating what’s in the ‘wrong’ place / finally – again and again measuring and fitting scattered elements that have to come together… soon.
process – seat pad
process – seat, tank, handlebars – in search for harmony.
process – custom (handmade) seat. alternative for detached seat.
process – cleaning / fitting tank / changing bearings / brakes / sketching seat.
sketch for project #001
early sketches / research