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Author: chrisw1
Sun Jan 14, 2018 8:00 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Z1000A1 - Basket Case Build
Replies: 60
Views: 3192

Re: Z1000A1 - Basket Case Build

You DID have a good day ....chuffed for ya fella .....wont be long before the first ride eh
Author: chrisw1
Sun Jan 14, 2018 7:32 pm
Forum: Show us Yours
Topic: My new zed build
Replies: 12
Views: 1279

Re: My new zed build

great looking bike ...... hope the head hurries back
Author: chrisw1
Sun Jan 14, 2018 7:29 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Z1B back from the dead
Replies: 26
Views: 442

Re: Z1B back from the dead

Only had one free day to get in the workshop but made some progress Rear guard fitted properly , footrests on , grab rail fitted , battery box fitted properly , front wheel and back wheel , tyres , I got a 2nd disc so need another caliper now ( more expense ) and opted for BT45 tyres Sorted out all ...
Author: chrisw1
Sat Jan 13, 2018 7:02 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: My Ultimate Zed
Replies: 173
Views: 32607

Re: My Ultimate Zed

loving this thread ......some very nice mods and engineering but keeping the soul of a z
Author: chrisw1
Sat Jan 13, 2018 7:00 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: The Z900A4 I "stole"
Replies: 18
Views: 761

Re: The Z900A4 I "stole"

going to be a pretty bike when its finished .you decided on a colour yet ?
Author: chrisw1
Fri Jan 12, 2018 6:00 pm
Forum: Bike Help
Topic: Piston rings
Replies: 3
Views: 106

Piston rings

Could someone let me know please
Is there and physical difference between the first and second rings on z series piston rings and is there a right way up to fit them
They seem to be the same dimensionally and interchangeable but I would like to be sure

Thanks Chris
Author: chrisw1
Wed Jan 10, 2018 11:39 pm
Forum: Bike Help
Topic: z1 rear brake torque arm
Replies: 8
Views: 125

Re: z1 rear brake torque arm

That would be great ... thank you
Author: chrisw1
Wed Jan 10, 2018 10:17 pm
Forum: Bike Help
Topic: z1 rear brake torque arm
Replies: 8
Views: 125

Re: z1 rear brake torque arm

nick sanderson wrote:I have been offered a couple but with the wrong date codes :sad


I am after one for a May 75 bike but not really concerned about the date codes if you can point me in the right direction
Author: chrisw1
Mon Jan 08, 2018 8:05 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Z1B back from the dead
Replies: 26
Views: 442

Re: Z1B back from the dead

wheels trued up and assembled ...I used the same finish on the brake plate ( vapour and laquer )

I think it looks quite smart now
Author: chrisw1
Mon Jan 08, 2018 5:46 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Z1B back from the dead
Replies: 26
Views: 442

Re: Z1B back from the dead

Laced up the wheels with some after market rims .... I do have some original coded ones but the costs are getting away from me

Trueing them up and watching telly ....... very relaxing
Author: chrisw1
Sun Jan 07, 2018 9:05 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Z1B back from the dead
Replies: 26
Views: 442

Re: Z1B back from the dead

Good progress today .... bottom half of engine fitted , swing arm bushed and fitted , shocks on , forks and yokes etc in Fitted the rear guard but forgot to fit the seat lock so had to take it all off again and do that , healamp bucket and indicator stems along with battery box etc Made another list...
Author: chrisw1
Sun Jan 07, 2018 6:17 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Z1B back from the dead
Replies: 26
Views: 442

Re: Z1B back from the dead

saltflatracer wrote:Did you get the frame checked at Maidstone Motoliner if so how much did they charge you ?

I used a guy in St Helens .it was £150
Author: chrisw1
Sun Jan 07, 2018 2:04 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Z1B back from the dead
Replies: 26
Views: 442

Re: Z1B back from the dead

IMHO the grab rail with lugs is an abomination, a modification for some unknown legislative reason to the original vision, and should not even be fitted to Z900s and Z1000s both of which come with perfectly serviceable frame indicator mounts. The fact that Kawasaki continued to weld the frame mount...
Author: chrisw1
Sat Jan 06, 2018 8:55 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Z1B back from the dead
Replies: 26
Views: 442

Re: Z1B back from the dead

You managed to get a long mudguard and a UK grab rail so good start, I need both them if you have a contact :D :D :D or want to sell them :oops: :oops: There is some confusion if the Z1b had the Uk style grab rail ......fortunately the bike had the Uk spec bottom yoke I thought it was only fitted o...
Author: chrisw1
Sat Jan 06, 2018 8:48 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Z1B back from the dead
Replies: 26
Views: 442

Re: Z1B back from the dead

glav666 wrote:You managed to get a long mudguard and a UK grab rail so good start, I need both them if you have a contact :D :D :D or want to sell them :oops: :oops:


There is some confusion if the Z1b had the Uk style grab rail ......fortunately the bike had the Uk spec bottom yoke

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