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Author: rickm
Tue Apr 03, 2018 9:33 am
Forum: Wanted Adz
Topic: Gpz1100 1000j Sidestand
Replies: 8
Views: 394

Re: Gpz1100 1000j Sidestand

Phil - if you decide that you don't want it, then I would be interested.
Rick
Author: rickm
Sat Mar 31, 2018 12:04 pm
Forum: Wanted Adz
Topic: Gpz1100 1000j Sidestand
Replies: 8
Views: 394

Re: Gpz1100 1000j Sidestand

You're probably already aware of this but often the ones advertised for 1000j are not the same as the original ones that came on UK bikes. The US versions (which I'm currently stuck with) only have one spring, and seem to be a bit shorter, making the bike lean over a lot when on the side stand.
Author: rickm
Tue Mar 20, 2018 12:40 pm
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Dyna S Ignition
Replies: 6
Views: 408

Re: Dyna S Ignition

Evening all, I recently picked up a Dyna S DS2-1 ignition, which if I'm honest I don't think will make any difference compared to the stock ignition on my J so I'm thinking of selling it. Just fitted one of these to my J, after it never being a great starter ever since I bought it from Kipkawa a co...
Author: rickm
Wed Mar 14, 2018 6:46 am
Forum: Bike Help
Topic: New Oil Cooler Kit - hose routing ?
Replies: 11
Views: 473

Re: New Oil Cooler Kit - hose routing ?

OK, I'm convinced !! The pipes are definitely going to come out of the top of the radiator and over the engine. This will mean a bit of fiddling around with brackets etc, but it's got to be worth it in the end :up I quite like the idea of clear hoses too, if I could find something up to the job i.e....
Author: rickm
Tue Mar 13, 2018 3:30 pm
Forum: Bike Help
Topic: New Oil Cooler Kit - hose routing ?
Replies: 11
Views: 473

Re: New Oil Cooler Kit - hose routing ?

I've run mine over the top with no problems, when I bought the bike they ran round the side, one hose ran very close to the exhaust and probably heated the oil up, the bike certainly runs a lot cooler now, only problem you might have is a lack of space if you've still got the standard wiring loom. ...
Author: rickm
Tue Mar 13, 2018 3:26 pm
Forum: Bike Help
Topic: New Oil Cooler Kit - hose routing ?
Replies: 11
Views: 473

Re: New Oil Cooler Kit - hose routing ?

It's the lowest point of the end of the hose at the engine that is the main factor. The oil will still drain into the hoses once the syphoning starts and get drawn out of the cooler until air gets behind the flow. When syphoning petrol from a tank the fuel get drawn upwards well above the level of ...
Author: rickm
Tue Mar 13, 2018 9:12 am
Forum: Bike Help
Topic: New Oil Cooler Kit - hose routing ?
Replies: 11
Views: 473

Re: New Oil Cooler Kit - hose routing ?

Just thinking about how a syphon works, I guess the key thing is that the high point of the hose sits above level of the radiator? It wouldn't necessarily matter whether the hose exits from underneath, so long as it's routed over the top of the engine (or sits higher at some point) then it wouldn't ...
Author: rickm
Tue Mar 13, 2018 6:57 am
Forum: Bike Help
Topic: New Oil Cooler Kit - hose routing ?
Replies: 11
Views: 473

Re: New Oil Cooler Kit - hose routing ?

Great and sensible advice, thanks guys. It's strange to see so many coolers out there that must drain dry over night. Could be wrong, but most aftermarket kits seem to be designed that way. I once fitted clear hose to a cooler kit. It looked great, but used to get very soft and flexible once warmed ...
Author: rickm
Mon Mar 12, 2018 4:41 pm
Forum: Bike Help
Topic: New Oil Cooler Kit - hose routing ?
Replies: 11
Views: 473

New Oil Cooler Kit - hose routing ?

Ok, I've been after a good oil cooler kit for the J. It's a standard motor, but (back in the day) I fried the oil in my old one and did a lot of damage to the pistons/bores on numbers 2 & 3 during a spirited motorway ride. I appreciate that modern oil is loads better, and that I'm probably not g...
Author: rickm
Tue Mar 06, 2018 6:53 am
Forum: Bike Help
Topic: Z1R Front Brake Lines
Replies: 7
Views: 387

Re: Z1R Front Brake Lines

I've got the HEL black lines on the J :up
Safety upgrade and look more like original (or at least less obvious from a distance !)
Author: rickm
Sun Feb 11, 2018 4:42 pm
Forum: Bike Help
Topic: No spark on 1000J – Fitting Dyna S, advice needed
Replies: 29
Views: 1183

Re: No spark on 1000J – Fitting Dyna S, advice needed

Ignore me !
Having checked all the fuses several times before and everything seeming ok, I just checked again as an act of desperation.....
and the feckin' fuse has blown !! :oops:
Author: rickm
Sun Feb 11, 2018 1:40 pm
Forum: Bike Help
Topic: No spark on 1000J – Fitting Dyna S, advice needed
Replies: 29
Views: 1183

Re: No spark on 1000J – Fitting Dyna S, advice needed

Now bear with me on this please. Ok, so I bought a new ignition switch from the USA, but still have the same issue. I have a 7 wire switch, US version J. Checked out the connections in the switch with the key in various positions according to the manual, and everything connects up as it should. Putt...
Author: rickm
Fri Feb 09, 2018 9:25 am
Forum: Show us Yours
Topic: Gpz750 turbo
Replies: 5
Views: 438

Re: Gpz750 turbo

Very nice :up
Author: rickm
Mon Jan 29, 2018 7:53 pm
Forum: Bike Help
Topic: No spark on 1000J – Fitting Dyna S, advice needed
Replies: 29
Views: 1183

Re: No spark on 1000J – Fitting Dyna S, advice needed

Seems like mine is not salvageable. It's clearly been butchered in the past, and is never going to go back into any sort of reliable working order. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/81-KAWASAKI-KZ1000-KZ-1000-K-OEM-IGNITION-SWITCH-ELECTRICAL/382344434504?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2060353.m...
Author: rickm
Mon Jan 29, 2018 6:25 pm
Forum: Bike Help
Topic: No spark on 1000J – Fitting Dyna S, advice needed
Replies: 29
Views: 1183

Re: No spark on 1000J – Fitting Dyna S, advice needed

i would say its this type with the steering locking pin in the vertical position ? https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Z%C3%BCndschloss-Set-Switch-Assy-Ignition-Kawasaki-Z-1000-J-NOS-KZ1000-27004-5103/183043176989?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2060353.m1438.l2649 Yep, that's it, but I refuse to...

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