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Author: Julian_Boolean
Tue Jul 17, 2018 3:12 pm
Forum: Bike Help
Topic: Is this cool or naff ??
Replies: 20
Views: 228

Re: Is this cool or naff ??

Thanks
Author: Julian_Boolean
Tue Jul 17, 2018 1:21 pm
Forum: Bike Help
Topic: Is this cool or naff ??
Replies: 20
Views: 228

Re: Is this cool or naff ??

That's interesting, the hoses run right behind the engine block gathering all that heat. This is kinda what I'm trying to avoid ! Won't make a difference when the bike is on the move. A cooler fitted is better than no cooler at all. Best to run the hoses between the intake rubbers so that the oil h...
Author: Julian_Boolean
Tue Jul 17, 2018 12:18 pm
Forum: Bike Help
Topic: Is this cool or naff ??
Replies: 20
Views: 228

Re: Is this cool or naff ??

I'll try to remember to take a picture, no idea where the horns should be as my bike is far from standard, from memory I've got the wiring loom going through the right hand triangle of frame tubes and the cooler hoses through the left triangle, my cooler feeds are at the top of the cooler.
Author: Julian_Boolean
Tue Jul 17, 2018 10:25 am
Forum: Bike Help
Topic: Is this cool or naff ??
Replies: 20
Views: 228

Re: Is this cool or naff ??

When I got my Z the oil cooler lines ran round the left side of the engine and were very close to the exhaust headers, I think it worked more like an exhaust heater than cooler. Using the same hoses mine now runs over the top with the hoses running between the coil mounting plates, the bike now runs...
Author: Julian_Boolean
Mon Jul 16, 2018 12:54 pm
Forum: Bike Help
Topic: Is this cool or naff ??
Replies: 20
Views: 228

Re: Is this cool or naff ??

They look a bit naff, I've run mine under the tank and out through the opposite side triangle to the wiring loom, but I have the bare minimum of wiring rather than the inch thick loom that Kawasaki thought was needed.
Why not get non flexible metal hoses made up like Kawasaki did for the GPZs?
Author: Julian_Boolean
Thu Jul 05, 2018 2:54 pm
Forum: Out and About
Topic: Two stroke action in Derby
Replies: 13
Views: 360

Re: Two stroke action in Derby

Festival of 1000 Bikes is at Mallory Park this weekend (7/8) I'll be there with my FZ750, assuming it doesn't break down on the way Did 70K on my FZ750, never broke down once! seat was bloody awful though and given I was living in Norwich and working in Peterhead and Weston Super Mare my butt was r...
Author: Julian_Boolean
Thu Jul 05, 2018 8:01 am
Forum: Out and About
Topic: Two stroke action in Derby
Replies: 13
Views: 360

Re: Two stroke action in Derby

Festival of 1000 Bikes is at Mallory Park this weekend (7/8)
I'll be there with my FZ750, assuming it doesn't break down on the way
Author: Julian_Boolean
Thu Jun 07, 2018 8:26 am
Forum: Bike Help
Topic: Float bowl pivot pins
Replies: 13
Views: 504

Re: Float bowl pivot pins

Use a spring loaded centre punch to push them out, sometimes called an automatic centre punch.
Author: Julian_Boolean
Tue Jun 05, 2018 9:07 am
Forum: Bike Help
Topic: Z650 Hydraulic Clutch?
Replies: 8
Views: 402

Re: Z650 Hydraulic Clutch?

https://www.amazon.co.uk/CLUTCH-HYDRAULIC-MAGURA-HYMEC-167-877197/dp/B00PCE2LWY Google magura hymec, available from several places, venhill has a decent pdf on them. They have several actuator lengths available. I've got one of those off a Yamaha WR400 knocking round in the garage, it has a bent le...
Author: Julian_Boolean
Thu May 31, 2018 12:34 pm
Forum: The Bottom Shed
Topic: Abba Superbike Stand
Replies: 7
Views: 490

Re: Abba Superbike Stand

I've got one, great for the Z, friggin useless for my FZ750 though due to the way the swingarm spindle fits in the frame and the height of the footrest plate bolts
Author: Julian_Boolean
Fri May 25, 2018 1:58 pm
Forum: Bike Help
Topic: APE manual camchain tensioner adjustment.
Replies: 18
Views: 823

Re: APE manual camchain tensioner adjustment.

Pop the head off if you're worried, it doesn't take very long to do.
What ignition system are you running, as your problem sounded more ignition related to me.
Author: Julian_Boolean
Fri May 25, 2018 8:59 am
Forum: Bike Help
Topic: APE manual camchain tensioner adjustment.
Replies: 18
Views: 823

Re: APE manual camchain tensioner adjustment.

That looks about right, and your cam chain looks a lot less worn than mine, if I remember I'll check the manual tonight
Author: Julian_Boolean
Wed May 23, 2018 1:10 pm
Forum: Bike Help
Topic: APE manual camchain tensioner adjustment.
Replies: 18
Views: 823

Re: APE manual camchain tensioner adjustment.

I think you'll be okay, I've turned mine over by hand with it a tooth out and nothing hit anything.
When mine misfired at over 3000rpm it was the ignition igniter that caused the problem.
Author: Julian_Boolean
Tue May 22, 2018 3:55 pm
Forum: Bike Help
Topic: APE manual camchain tensioner adjustment.
Replies: 18
Views: 823

Re: APE manual camchain tensioner adjustment.

Too tight will cause more damage than a little slack, so it's good you can still here it rattle occasionally.
So long as the cam chain isn't slopping about it'll be fine.
Author: Julian_Boolean
Mon May 21, 2018 1:04 pm
Forum: Bike Help
Topic: z1 900 starting probs
Replies: 31
Views: 1306

Re: z1 900 starting probs

Sounds like the right hand handlebar switch is wired wrong and you've only got voltage going to the ignition when the starter button is pressed, could also be a poor connection within the switch.

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