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This is a discussion on 1992 "I can't have nice things" Z50R Restomod. within the Z50, CT70 and JDM Monkeybikes forums, part of the General Talk category; The bike will be used for off-road, being in the military I would need to renew my MSR basic course and register/insure anything I ride ...

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    The bike will be used for off-road, being in the military I would need to renew my MSR basic course and register/insure anything I ride on the road, 49cc or not. I have my motorcycle license already but the Army sucks like that.

    I'm going with a 4 bolt set up for the bigger brakes, I haven't looked into pads or this front extended brake arm you speak of? It's stock motor for the time being but I'll certainly look into brake upgrades for when I do go bigger.



    I've never seen a set up with two cables and this extra bracket to the front? Is it a thing for the soft tails? I've only owned two hard tails when it comes to Z50s.

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    Oh!!! Sorry to confuse. The second cable is a speedo. Nothing too fancy.

    For off-road use and 4-bolt hubs I'd look into replacing the pads with daytona, takegawa, or even TB pads. Just not stock. If you are adding HP, upgrading your pads is a must and will make a world of difference.

    The 4-bolt hubs mean you can use the takegawa extended brake arm. Is basically just a longer arm that fits on the spines that apply the brakes. The added force really adds in braking. I'd say upgrade pads should be first on your list though.
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    I appreciate all the advice, it's been years since I've built a bike. I'll certainly go for the TB pads being only $10 a pop and that Takegawa extended arm was only $30ish + shipping from Webike.

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    Oh!!! Sorry to confuse. The second cable is a speedo. Nothing too fancy.

    For off-road use and 4-bolt hubs I'd look into replacing the pads with daytona, takegawa, or even TB pads. Just not stock. If you are adding HP, upgrading your pads is a must and will make a world of difference.

    The 4-bolt hubs mean you can use the takegawa extended brake arm. Is basically just a longer arm that fits on the spines that apply the brakes. The added force really adds in braking. I'd say upgrade pads should be first on your list though.
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    Just realizing that my hubs don't have studs in them.. Well, this puts me back another week while I find some to order.

    I have a discrepancy, Are they 8x22 or 8x25? When I look at the microfiche, it says 8x22 for front, 8x25 rear. It's hard enough to find them as it is, do I really need two different sizes?

    Also, DRATV has these listed and they don't look right..http://dratv.com/bst82.html (they are also stupid expensive).

    Edit; I'm so confused. One source is saying 8x16 bolt. Someone set me straight.
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    1992 Z50R hubs use 8 X 22 according to the parts fiche. Part #12.
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    Sorry Tmas, forgot to state I'm on '73 4 bolts...

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    On the rear, you'll have 4 bolts, 8x16 with lock washers, to bolt the wheel to the hub. Then 3 studs, 8x45 with nuts ans a special lock ring to bolt the sprocket to the hub.
    Front wheel, 4-8x16 bolts and lock washers, wheel to hub.

    both wheels will have 4-6x12 bolts with flat and lock washers, and nuts to bolt the wheel halves together.

    You should find all of that on the parts diagrams, but it might not give a length on the 6x12's.

    Blue locktite is a good idea on everything, especially the wheel to hub, and both ends of the studs.

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    BTW a 1973 Z50 is a K4. Look at "models with no year" K4.

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    I'm fairly sure the bolts for the rim halves are 8mm x 12
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    Quote Originally Posted by dirtbkr188 View Post
    I'm fairly sure the bolts for the rim halves are 8mm x 12
    Oops. You're absolutely right. It's CT70's that use 6mm bolts.

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    Thanks for all the input everyone, I really really appreciate it.

    So, I was looking for the proper bolts and low and behold the guy on ebay I bought the hubs from has them up for sale, both sets (F/R) separately. I messaged him with an offer, I don't feel like messing around. This is the last thing keeping me from finishing the build.

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    Exhaust looks nice, it's a shame it'll be covered up. I only have a millimeters of clearance from the side plate, I'm hoping it doesn't melt. Maybe line the inside with reflective heat tape?



    Seat is temporary till I buy a black one, still needs shocks. I'm so up in the air on the route I wanna go. I really wish I could get these stock CT70 shocks to fit on this stock swing arm for the time being. I may just go with the XR75 swinger/shocks and HD springs up front for the +1 height.

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    I coat the inside of plastics near exhausts (or anything hot) with a thick layer of silicon (6mm or 1/4" thick), i have found this stops any heat getting to the plastics even when its touching. Can't see it when mounted and costs nothing as there always seems to be an open tube of silicon in my garage
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    Wow! That's a really interesting idea. I melted my original number plate on my 84 with the new exhaust I have. Was going to buy a $30 piece heat reflective tape that is said to be the best. 30 bones though...
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