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Author: rickm
Thu Aug 22, 2019 9:17 am
Forum: Bike Help
Topic: Camshafts
Replies: 5
Views: 222

Re: Camshafts

Just curious, but it would take a big impact to bend a camshaft.
Presume it hasn't happened (if it has) when on the bike or else there'd be severe damage elsewhere?
Author: rickm
Thu Aug 22, 2019 7:45 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Z1000J2 Cafe Racer project
Replies: 11
Views: 1297

Re: Z1000J2 Cafe Racer project

Very good engineering work, but I think the chain guard is a tad too long !
Author: rickm
Sat Aug 10, 2019 8:50 am
Forum: Show us Yours
Topic: New arrival - super nice 1000J
Replies: 40
Views: 2498

Re: New arrival - super nice 1000J

That nice 4-1 should fit ?
Author: rickm
Sun Jul 14, 2019 10:46 am
Forum: Bike Help
Topic: Z1A valve shims
Replies: 14
Views: 569

Re: Z1A valve shims

if you have verry little clearance you need to go smaller on the shim size not bigger i would fit a 295 OP says the problem is too big a gap... and getting bigger, which is the more concerning bit ! in his post he states that the gap is less than 0.05 so its unlikely to be a bent valve otherwise th...
Author: rickm
Sun Jul 14, 2019 9:54 am
Forum: Bike Help
Topic: Z1A valve shims
Replies: 14
Views: 569

Re: Z1A valve shims

z1bman wrote:if you have verry little clearance you need to go smaller on the shim size not bigger i would fit a 295


OP says the problem is too big a gap... and getting bigger, which is the more concerning bit !
Author: rickm
Sat Jul 13, 2019 7:57 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Z1000J Build
Replies: 293
Views: 54147

Re: Z1000J Build

Like it. Very similar colour to my original J back in the day (as on my sig picture).
Author: rickm
Sat Jul 13, 2019 7:54 am
Forum: Bike Help
Topic: Z1A valve shims
Replies: 14
Views: 569

Re: Z1A valve shims

Personally I would be very cautious about starting and running this engine if it were mine.
As stated above, the valve clearances don't tend to get bigger in a healthy engine, especially not at the rate that yours seems to be.
Author: rickm
Mon Jul 08, 2019 9:05 am
Forum: Bike Help
Topic: Ignition advancer
Replies: 21
Views: 1145

Re: Ignition advancer

I thought RS34s could flow more air than the standard CV34s ? (at least at the top end)
Author: rickm
Mon Jul 08, 2019 8:33 am
Forum: Bike Help
Topic: Ignition advancer
Replies: 21
Views: 1145

Re: Ignition advancer

While Dyna S is a great bit of kit and a good long-term option, I'd be looking at the checking and setting up the carbs. I'm not a carb expert, but there are several threads on here with folk saying that carb size is crucial to smooth take-off (RS34s are pretty big ?). Hopefully someone with more kn...
Author: rickm
Sun Jul 07, 2019 1:09 pm
Forum: Bike Help
Topic: Pressurising Front Forks of Gpz1100B1
Replies: 4
Views: 234

Re: Pressurising Front Forks of Gpz1100B1

I just used to use an old style bicycle hand pump and then check the pressure with a gauge. There's not a lot of air volume in the leg and you don't need much pressure so it's a bit trial and error to begin with. Just go with one pump of the pump, then check the pressure and adjust from there. Witho...
Author: rickm
Wed Jul 03, 2019 12:06 pm
Forum: Bike Help
Topic: Next daft question oul coolers
Replies: 17
Views: 882

Re: Next daft question oul coolers

chrisu wrote:my 1105 Z1 needs an oil cooler - my 1075 Z1R has one but wasn't a problem without.
My 1015 standard Z1000 doesn't.


I'm genuinely curious (not just being argumentative) but how have you decided that one definitely needs an oil cooler and one doesn't ?
Author: rickm
Wed Jul 03, 2019 8:01 am
Forum: Bike Help
Topic: Next daft question oul coolers
Replies: 17
Views: 882

Re: Next daft question oul coolers

If you're gonna use the bike hard then I'd definitely recommend one. Back in the day I fried my oil and seized the scraper rings on the two middle pistons, and this was just hard road use on a standard 1000J with no cooler. That said, oil quality has improved so much over the last few years so hopef...
Author: rickm
Thu Jun 27, 2019 8:34 am
Forum: Wanted Adz
Topic: MARZOCCHI AG STRADA
Replies: 14
Views: 869

Re: MARZOCCHI AG STRADA

Charlie wrote:The Strada rebuild manual can be downloaded here from my Google drive https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B7zhTrw ... edit?pli=1


Cool, thanks :up
Author: rickm
Thu Jun 20, 2019 12:11 pm
Forum: Wanted Adz
Topic: MARZOCCHI AG STRADA
Replies: 14
Views: 869

Re: MARZOCCHI AG STRADA

Big Fluff wrote:I posted the Marzocchi rebuild manual in the members section if it helps with stripping and building.


Whereabouts ?
The link in the older posting doesn't work anymore ?
Author: rickm
Thu Jun 20, 2019 12:04 pm
Forum: For Sale
Topic: zed bits
Replies: 4
Views: 705

Re: zed bits

Are the Marzocchis all the same length / fitment ?
I don't need 3 sets but might be interested in one of them.

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