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Author: RALPHARAMA
Wed Dec 16, 2020 2:08 pm
Forum: Wanted Adz
Topic: Z1 front fork socket tool 57001-142
Replies: 17
Views: 2011

Re: Z1 front fork socket tool 57001-142

As I was unable to buy one of these I have commissioned an engineering company in Sheffield to make these tools for Biker's Toolbox https://www.bikerstoolbox.co.uk/acatalog/Kawasaki_Special_Tools.html#aK57001-176 The ones I have had made are more similar the KHI tool 57001-176 which fits on a 3/8&qu...
Author: RALPHARAMA
Wed Nov 25, 2020 1:44 pm
Forum: Bike Help
Topic: Re-inventing the guide wheel
Replies: 4
Views: 279

Re: Re-inventing the guide wheel

That seems to be an excellent idea for refitting them. I can see some lathing coming soon. As an aircraft trained fellow, belting the crap out of things with a hammer goes against the grain.... That thought has just spurred another idea - I have bought a genuine Kawasaki arbour, but I could machine ...
Author: RALPHARAMA
Tue Nov 24, 2020 2:10 pm
Forum: Bike Help
Topic: Re-inventing the guide wheel
Replies: 4
Views: 279

Re-inventing the guide wheel

I have just installed a hydraulic press and need to change the guides on one of my A4 heads. My oven is just big enough to take the cylinder head. I was thinking that if I made a jig to hold the head at the correct angle, I could hydraulically push the hot guides out, which might be more accurate an...
Author: RALPHARAMA
Mon Nov 09, 2020 1:38 pm
Forum: Wanted Adz
Topic: Keihin CR Special Smoothbores
Replies: 8
Views: 501

Re: Keihin CR Special Smoothbores

The RS34s use the same rubbers as the Js which are still available, both new and pattern. Buzzard tells be that it is best to open up the ports to the same diameter as the inside of the rubbers, which I will be doing on my A4.
Author: RALPHARAMA
Thu Nov 05, 2020 10:13 pm
Forum: Wanted Adz
Topic: Keihin CR Special Smoothbores
Replies: 8
Views: 501

Re: Keihin CR Special Smoothbores

Is that 34 mikuni flatslides Ralph?... what was the engine spec? Rob Hi Rob. I have fitted RS34s to quite a few bikes from a 1325 with really lumpy cams .... all ran really well from the box. The ELR (1000R2) we fitted the CRs to was stock save a straight through Harris pipe and stock airbox with K...
Author: RALPHARAMA
Thu Nov 05, 2020 1:12 pm
Forum: Wanted Adz
Topic: Keihin CR Special Smoothbores
Replies: 8
Views: 501

Re: Keihin CR Special Smoothbores

Having had my fingers burned by a set of CRs on a mates ELR I would strongly advise against them. Myself and the Dyno guy gave up in the end and fitted a set of 34mm flat slides - worked straight out the box and were straight forward to set up perfectly on the dyno. CRs - never again. My mate was re...
Author: RALPHARAMA
Wed Oct 21, 2020 12:26 pm
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Cam chain top tensioner
Replies: 8
Views: 653

Re: Cam chain top tensioner

Any idea of make and mileage they had done?
Author: RALPHARAMA
Thu Oct 15, 2020 11:33 am
Forum: Bike Help
Topic: Boring barrels
Replies: 2
Views: 214

Re: Boring barrels

Thanks Rob

That was my belief :D
Author: RALPHARAMA
Thu Oct 15, 2020 9:02 am
Forum: Bike Help
Topic: Boring barrels
Replies: 2
Views: 214

Boring barrels

I was under the (mis)apprehension that Z900 barrels couldn't be bored to 1075cc, (72mm) but the Wiseco specs suggest otherwise.

What is the general consensus? Is 72mm a bite too far?

If not I need as set of 1015 barrels :roll:
Author: RALPHARAMA
Thu Oct 08, 2020 11:05 am
Forum: Wanted Adz
Topic: Lumpy cams, barrels, forx, pingle
Replies: 1
Views: 197

Lumpy cams, barrels, forx, pingle

I'm after:

Set of cams with approx 0.380" (9.5mm) lift
Set of slotted cam sprox
Z1000 A1/A2/Z1R barrels
Z1000A2 forks
Pingle tap with reserve

Dosh waiting :D
Author: RALPHARAMA
Wed Sep 09, 2020 9:15 am
Forum: Bike Help
Topic: A4 Fluid Clutch
Replies: 7
Views: 575

Re: A4 Fluid Clutch

I had a look at the cost of a new GPZ900R slave piston on Cradley Kwaka and given how reasonable it is I thought I'd buy one and save myself some time machining stainless. I'm going to make it similar to the Falk one, but I'm going to machine off more 'unnecessary' material to make it lighter and mo...
Author: RALPHARAMA
Tue Sep 08, 2020 6:12 pm
Forum: Bike Help
Topic: A4 Fluid Clutch
Replies: 7
Views: 575

Re: A4 Fluid Clutch

Thanks for all the help. With the pix and useful research I can now make one. I was toying with a ZRX master cylinder. I check with the wholesalers and discovered that the Rex repair kit is the same as the 900R, so I have ordered a pair of master cylinders from a second year 900R from DK. The neares...
Author: RALPHARAMA
Mon Sep 07, 2020 10:58 am
Forum: Bike Help
Topic: A4 Fluid Clutch
Replies: 7
Views: 575

Re: A4 Fluid Clutch

Rex ones should be fine. Has anyone got any pictures and measurements of the how the Falk system works. It's not a meanness thing I would just really like to have a go at making my own slave cylinder. I reckon the only really hard bit will be cutting the seal groove, but I can make a tool to do that...
Author: RALPHARAMA
Mon Sep 07, 2020 8:31 am
Forum: Bike Help
Topic: A4 Fluid Clutch
Replies: 7
Views: 575

A4 Fluid Clutch

I want to make a fluid clutch for my A4 custom build. Ideally I want matching but not too modern master cylinders and ideally fairly invisible. Venhill do a system that uses the original release mechanism, but the master cylinder is too modern for what I have in mind. I used a GPZ900R set up on CB's...
Author: RALPHARAMA
Fri Sep 04, 2020 11:23 am
Forum: Bike Help
Topic: Re-chrome early 'arris Works Collection Zorst
Replies: 5
Views: 496

Re: Re-chrome early 'arris Works Collection Zorst

neilbarrett wrote:Rechroming s never as good as original


May not be, but it's better than rusty :lol:

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