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Author: rickm
Fri Feb 21, 2020 10:12 am
Forum: Bike Help
Topic: Recommendations
Replies: 5
Views: 132

Re: Recommendations

Blue hylomar is good stuff :up
Author: rickm
Thu Feb 20, 2020 1:23 pm
Forum: Wanted Adz
Topic: RHS UPPER AND LOWER EXHAUSTS - 1976 Z900
Replies: 15
Views: 225

Re: RHS UPPER AND LOWER EXHAUSTS - 1976 Z900

Garry.L wrote:Forget the H2 and keep the A4. :wink:


Keep both, that's what I'm doing.
The J and the H2B, the finest examples of the genre :wink:
Author: rickm
Tue Feb 18, 2020 7:18 am
Forum: Wanted Adz
Topic: wanted Z1300
Replies: 7
Views: 261

Re: wanted Z1300

There's a few on carandclassic.co.uk at the moment.
Author: rickm
Mon Feb 17, 2020 10:20 am
Forum: For Sale
Topic: z1000r
Replies: 3
Views: 179

Re: z1000r

If it were a genuine "9 miles" then it might be worth it !
There are clear wear signs on the forks and various other parts to suggest it might have done a few more than that?

EDIT: just seen the clock has 904 miles on it. Still looks like a lot of wear on the forks for so few miles.
Author: rickm
Sat Feb 15, 2020 9:49 am
Forum: Bike Help
Topic: 1000J stalling after throttle blipped
Replies: 13
Views: 483

Re: 1000J stalling after throttle blipped

Just to follow-up my last point, over the years the pilot screws had clearly gone out of sync after being set and sealed at the factory. I appreciate that the eco conscious Californians don't want folk messing with their pollution compliant bikes. But if your engine starts playing up you'd have no w...
Author: rickm
Fri Feb 14, 2020 4:05 pm
Forum: Bike Help
Topic: 1000J stalling after throttle blipped
Replies: 13
Views: 483

Re: 1000J stalling after throttle blipped

Success :D
The pilot screw settings were all over the place, between half a turn out and 2 turns out.
Now all set to 1.25 turns out as per the manual.
I really hope this makes a difference ! :glare
Author: rickm
Fri Feb 14, 2020 2:56 pm
Forum: Bike Help
Topic: 1000J stalling after throttle blipped
Replies: 13
Views: 483

Re: 1000J stalling after throttle blipped

OK, I'll give it a try.
Thanks again :up
Author: rickm
Fri Feb 14, 2020 2:35 pm
Forum: Bike Help
Topic: 1000J stalling after throttle blipped
Replies: 13
Views: 483

Re: 1000J stalling after throttle blipped

I keep forgetting what a b*stard job it is getting the carbs off a J when all the rubbers are cold and there are oil cooler pipes in the way ! Anyway, carbs are off, and (if I'm looking in the right place next to the vacuum take-off ?) the pilot screws are covered with a metal cap. These seem pretty...
Author: rickm
Fri Feb 14, 2020 9:11 am
Forum: The Bottom Shed
Topic: Memories of early 90’s
Replies: 3
Views: 222

Re: Memories of early 90’s

:up
Author: rickm
Tue Feb 11, 2020 5:16 pm
Forum: Meetings & Events
Topic: Kawasaki Day At Ace Cafe
Replies: 8
Views: 551

Re: Kawasaki Day At Ace Cafe

Aren't registered historic vehicles exempt ?
Author: rickm
Sat Feb 08, 2020 4:22 pm
Forum: Bike Help
Topic: 1000J stalling after throttle blipped
Replies: 13
Views: 483

Re: 1000J stalling after throttle blipped

Just looking through the workshop manual, and it states that the pilot screws are not adjustable on US models. Mine was a US import, so I may not have too many options unless there's some way of "converting" them ?
Author: rickm
Sat Feb 08, 2020 2:02 pm
Forum: Bike Help
Topic: 1000J stalling after throttle blipped
Replies: 13
Views: 483

Re: 1000J stalling after throttle blipped

Thanks for getting back so promptly, at least I know what I'm looking for now.
Great advice as usual :up
Author: rickm
Sat Feb 08, 2020 1:36 pm
Forum: Bike Help
Topic: 1000J stalling after throttle blipped
Replies: 13
Views: 483

Re: 1000J stalling after throttle blipped

A quick update. Feathering the choke on the J carbs is not very precise as the choke lever slides out to the left and has 2 "positions" (notches denoting full and half choke). Just tweaking the lever as little as possible raises the idle to around 1300rpm. With this the engine responds and...
Author: rickm
Thu Feb 06, 2020 9:18 am
Forum: Bike Help
Topic: Bodywork painting
Replies: 15
Views: 538

Re: Bodywork painting

Lee at Motopaint did a very nice job on my 400 triple, and he's currently got my H2B parts.
Fully hand painted (no stickers) and reasonably priced.
Worth checking his website for examples of his work.
https://www.motopaint.org
Author: rickm
Thu Jan 02, 2020 10:54 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: New GPZ1100B1 project arrived today
Replies: 20
Views: 1462

Re: New GPZ1100B1 project arrived today

Blimey, had the engine been running with all that shrapnel in the bottom ?

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