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Author: rickm
Mon Oct 22, 2018 11:46 am
Forum: Wanted Adz
Topic: 1100R 75mm PISTON
Replies: 7
Views: 82

Re: 1100R 75mm PISTON

Eastwood racing can supply individual pistons if they are wisecos. However check the valve cutouts on the replacements. The recent sets of Wiseco piston valve cutouts are to high on the exhaust side. Wiseco know about the issue but have not withdrawn the faulty batch. Not defending Wiseco, as any f...
Author: rickm
Mon Oct 22, 2018 9:59 am
Forum: Wanted Adz
Topic: 1100R 75mm PISTON
Replies: 7
Views: 82

Re: 1100R 75mm PISTON

Sorry can't help, but all of that has been caused by a dodgy base gasket?

What does the cylinder bore look like?
Author: rickm
Tue Sep 25, 2018 12:59 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Z1B Restoration
Replies: 47
Views: 2339

Re: Z1B Restoration

Great work as ever Philippe :up
I used to have a dog just like that too !
Author: rickm
Thu Sep 20, 2018 2:57 pm
Forum: Show us Yours
Topic: Z1000-J2 Cafe racer project
Replies: 2
Views: 215

Re: Z1000-J2 Cafe racer project

A lot of good work has gone into that :up
Presume there's a battery hidden away somewhere ? (lithium iron?)
Author: rickm
Mon Sep 03, 2018 8:50 am
Forum: Bike Help
Topic: Engine oil
Replies: 28
Views: 969

Re: Engine oil

Why is fully synthetic oil a waste of money?
If you don't get clutch slip then why not use the very best oil protection you can get?
I have fully synth in my J, have heavy duty springs so get no clutch slip, and know my engine has the best possible protection I can give it.
Author: rickm
Wed Aug 29, 2018 3:50 pm
Forum: Bike Help
Topic: Motobatt Failure
Replies: 19
Views: 693

Re: Motobatt Failure

I was under the impression that lithium iron batteries (not lithium "ion") didn't lose charge as quickly as lead-acid or gel?
Author: rickm
Wed Aug 29, 2018 3:02 pm
Forum: Bike Help
Topic: Motobatt Failure
Replies: 19
Views: 693

Re: Motobatt Failure

chrisu wrote:I=e had a couple do that. Just ordered my first lithium battery to see how that goes.


I've recently looked into these, so I'd be keen to hear how this goes.
What did you order and from where?
Author: rickm
Sat Aug 18, 2018 6:52 am
Forum: Bike Help
Topic: Carburettor Jets
Replies: 29
Views: 854

Re: Carburettor Jets

Fascinating stuff. Not questioning the wisdom of folk who know better than me, but just to continue the discussion.... " The number stamped on a main jet cooresponds to the flow rate of fuel in cc/sec when poored from a height of 50cm. So a 120 will pass 120cc/sec in this calibration test .&quo...
Author: rickm
Fri Aug 10, 2018 10:30 am
Forum: Bike Help
Topic: Lithium Battery?
Replies: 18
Views: 708

Re: Lithium Battery?

So my '81 J with integrated regulator/rectifier should be ok, just as long as I can be sure of the source of the battery?
Presumably you'd still need an 18Ah rated battery? EDIT: just read that the cold crank current is rated differently for LiFe batteries than lead acid.
Author: rickm
Fri Aug 10, 2018 7:27 am
Forum: Bike Help
Topic: Lithium Battery?
Replies: 18
Views: 708

Re: Lithium Battery?

RALPHARAMA wrote:The charging system on classic bikes is incompatible with lithium ion batteries.

I'd be interested to know more. Is it the charging rate or something about how it's regulated that is a problem?
Some folk (Mr Pigford?) seem to get away with it?
Author: rickm
Thu Aug 09, 2018 11:15 am
Forum: Bike Help
Topic: Lithium Battery?
Replies: 18
Views: 708

Re: Lithium Battery?

Bit of a thread revival here, but I'm just wondering what the latest opinions are on lithium ion batteries for Zeds?
Plus, there's a lot of suppliers to choose from, so can anyone recommend a particular source / make of battery?
Author: rickm
Thu Aug 09, 2018 10:45 am
Forum: Show us Yours
Topic: Z1100 R1 1985
Replies: 18
Views: 1150

Re: Z1100 R1 1985

Maybe 19 inch wheel with 18 inch mudguard ?
Author: rickm
Wed Aug 08, 2018 4:00 pm
Forum: Show us Yours
Topic: Z1100 R1 1985
Replies: 18
Views: 1150

Re: Z1100 R1 1985

Nice :up
Author: rickm
Sat Jul 28, 2018 5:57 am
Forum: Bike Help
Topic: Is this cool or naff ??
Replies: 29
Views: 1204

Re: Is this cool or naff ??

So, I re-routed the hoses to run under the tank and adapted the bracket holding the radiator to allow more space through the front of the frame triangle.... only to find that the hoses were then not quite long enough to bolt onto the radiator without being in tension and with some sharp bends :x I c...
Author: rickm
Sat Jul 28, 2018 5:34 am
Forum: Show us Yours
Topic: newer 'old' bikes
Replies: 14
Views: 1097

Re: newer 'old' bikes

ddg900 wrote:air-cooled as in air+oil cooled, or just pure air only?


As in "not water cooled" ?
Oil coolers are allowed :)

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