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Author: csx355
Mon May 28, 2018 8:20 pm
Forum: The Bottom Shed
Topic: I love it when a plan comes together!
Replies: 10
Views: 705

Re: I love it when a plan comes together!

Sun's out so thought that I would get the girls out.
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Got to ride all of them this week - albeit tentatively on the Z - Stripped and rebuilt the front calliper on the 400/4 today and what a difference that made. Fun Fun Fun.
Author: csx355
Sun May 27, 2018 9:17 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Z1000A1 - Basket Case Build
Replies: 71
Views: 7228

Re: Z1000A1 - Basket Case Build

You are sooo close to a deal - but I need pics - you understand I'm sure .. .. .. it's not that I'm fussy or anything it's just that I'd like to check the expiry date on the Wotsits.
Author: csx355
Sun May 27, 2018 9:12 pm
Forum: Bike Help
Topic: Does anyone recognise this?
Replies: 6
Views: 364

Re: Does anyone recognise this?

Effing Brilliant - no idea why I might of sent it off for chroming then?
Author: csx355
Sun May 27, 2018 6:03 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Z1000A1 - Basket Case Build
Replies: 71
Views: 7228

Re: Z1000A1 - Basket Case Build

Full day today - fitted the carbs, airbox and silencer - sorted the exhaust and de-seized the seat catch although the lock barrel itself is toast. Re-bleed the front brakes and actually had a little ride up the lane. Surprised how small the bike feels. Possibly the shocks might be a little short. Sh...
Author: csx355
Sun May 27, 2018 5:54 pm
Forum: Bike Help
Topic: Does anyone recognise this?
Replies: 6
Views: 364

Does anyone recognise this?

Hi all - had a pretty good day on the Z today - just fitting up a few bits and bobs in the leftover tin and I keep coming across this.
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I'm guessing it's a lift handle but can't find any reference to it on the Z1000 - any suggestions where I might stick it? !!
Author: csx355
Thu May 17, 2018 1:33 pm
Forum: Bike Help
Topic: Z1000a1 - not sure what I have or where to start
Replies: 50
Views: 4204

Re: Z1000a1 - not sure what I have or where to start

I wouldn't worry too much about originality when upgrading handling and braking performance but I can't really change the weight - without significant mods, frame, wheels etc, and then the 70-80 bhp becomes even more of a potent force. My prehistoric T140v might just make 45bhp, weighs in over 50kgs...
Author: csx355
Tue May 15, 2018 8:39 pm
Forum: Bike Help
Topic: Z1000a1 - not sure what I have or where to start
Replies: 50
Views: 4204

Re: Z1000a1 - not sure what I have or where to start

No - you will regret it You are right Ade. I will, but there is something inside me that flicks the nutter switch every time I jump on one of my bikes. No matter how steady, laid back and mellow I start off on a ride I always seem to engage hooligan mode and whist I might get away with it on my RD2...
Author: csx355
Tue May 15, 2018 7:52 pm
Forum: The Bottom Shed
Topic: I love it when a plan comes together!
Replies: 10
Views: 705

Re: I love it when a plan comes together!

Yesss - I now have only two Hodna's having sold my CB550K3 basket case tonight. Three more to go and I might treat myself to a T120 Bonny.
Author: csx355
Mon May 14, 2018 6:34 pm
Forum: Bike Help
Topic: Z1000a1 - not sure what I have or where to start
Replies: 50
Views: 4204

Re: Z1000a1 - not sure what I have or where to start

Hi Guy - thanks for checking it out - It's been fun 95 % finished now and, typically (for me) sidetracked by other projects. Pretty sure that I'm going to move her on now.
Author: csx355
Wed May 02, 2018 8:23 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Z1000A1 - Basket Case Build
Replies: 71
Views: 7228

Re: Z1000A1 - Basket Case Build

Rear brake sorted - only took 3 days, half a litre of fluid and an acute case of RSI to bleed the sod through, BUT now I have a beautiful set of fully functional Powerhouse refurbed calipers. Idiot lights switched over - nice and easy - next stop is to try and sort out the mess that is my seat latch...
Author: csx355
Fri Apr 27, 2018 6:16 pm
Forum: The Bottom Shed
Topic: I love it when a plan comes together!
Replies: 10
Views: 705

Re: I love it when a plan comes together!

That makes me feel loads better - I have three Hodnas, two Guzzi's, two Yams, two Kawasaki's, one Triumph, One Suzook, and a Mobylette. The Katana is going to replace my 12000 mile 650 Deauville runabout so that's going to be canned, the Moby is officially sold but the new owner has not picked it up...
Author: csx355
Fri Apr 27, 2018 9:59 am
Forum: The Bottom Shed
Topic: I love it when a plan comes together!
Replies: 10
Views: 705

Re: I love it when a plan comes together!

Self control - I remember that 198??? ugh MMmmmnn - nah that wasn't me.
Author: csx355
Fri Apr 27, 2018 7:06 am
Forum: The Bottom Shed
Topic: I love it when a plan comes together!
Replies: 10
Views: 705

I love it when a plan comes together!

So in my attempt to declutter and thin out my bikes I have ended up keeping the Z1000 and adding these two buggers - How the hell does that happen?
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V35 350 Moto Guzzi anyone?
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Author: csx355
Fri Apr 27, 2018 6:57 am
Forum: Wanted Adz
Topic: Z1000a1 Carb to air box boots
Replies: 3
Views: 170

Z1000a1 Carb to air box boots

If anyone has a complete spare set of useable air box to carb boots I would be very grateful please.
Author: csx355
Sun Apr 22, 2018 6:33 pm
Forum: Wanted Adz
Topic: Wanted Z1000 complete bike £4k give or take. North
Replies: 30
Views: 1403

Re: Wanted Z1000 complete bike £4k give or take. North

That it might be worth a chat -i'll pm you my number.

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