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Author: Graham-A2
Tue Jun 12, 2018 2:09 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Z1000A2 - engine out...well trying
Replies: 10
Views: 376

Re: Z1000A2 - engine out...well trying

Thanks for the encouragement Phillipe. There was a time, many years ago, when I was stupid (and stronger) and lifted old Jap fours out of frames and up onto benches on my own.... That's probably why my back has niggles sometimes these days due to all the damage I have done. I did use a jack and vari...
Author: Graham-A2
Mon Jun 11, 2018 10:10 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Z1000A2 - engine out...well trying
Replies: 10
Views: 376

Re: Z1000A2 - engine out...well trying

Well I had some time in the shed over the weekend and took off the cam cover and top cam jockey wheel.... all seemed in good condition inside. I have had this engine running briefly after buying the bike and it sounded quiet enough - so I didn’t expect a problem. 08A4DD8E-670D-4473-A81D-B611A25BB1BB...
Author: Graham-A2
Fri Jun 08, 2018 9:10 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Z1R - The Work Begins!
Replies: 43
Views: 11146

Re: Z1R - The Work Begins!

Brilliant - thank you, that is certainly the sort of solution I think I need. That piston seizes well in there doesn't it ! Thanks also on the strip out of the discs from the reservoir cup. I was thinking of this just to make sure that I thoroughly cleaning any crud out of there. Will probably revie...
Author: Graham-A2
Thu Jun 07, 2018 10:23 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Z1000A2 - engine out...well trying
Replies: 10
Views: 376

Re: Z1000A2 - engine out...well trying

Thanks both for the responses. Hopefully have some time this weekend to get back to it. I'm a bit reticent to take the head off now unless I really have to as the unbolted engine (in the frame) is on the shed floor and it'd be awkward to do much work down there comfortably. Think that's my anticipat...
Author: Graham-A2
Thu Jun 07, 2018 10:06 am
Forum: Bike Help
Topic: Float bowl pivot pins
Replies: 13
Views: 275

Re: Float bowl pivot pins

I've used a pin-punch and gentle to moderate taps with a small hammer. Maybe a bit of heat to encourage them to 'unstick' and / or a penetrating oil soaking. If they are well and truly stuck together you may need to get more forceful but always bear in mind that the alloy posts are a little fragile.
Author: Graham-A2
Wed Jun 06, 2018 2:19 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Z1R - The Work Begins!
Replies: 43
Views: 11146

Re: Z1R - The Work Begins!

Lovely job - really good looking Z1R too. Curious about your rear brake reservoir rebuild as I have one on the bench at the minute that's resisting me a little. The reservoir is pretty old and gungy and I'm struggling to get the piston out under the reservoir. It's presently sitting upside down and ...
Author: Graham-A2
Wed Jun 06, 2018 1:54 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Z1000A2 - engine out...well trying
Replies: 10
Views: 376

Z1000A2 - engine out...well trying

Dumb question , which I probably already know the answer to, but here goes. Had some rare shed time to move along the Z1000 project a little more. The original Kawasaki manual shows a happy bloke taking out a clean engine from the right side of an otherwise fairly complete bike. A tiny bit of guidan...
Author: Graham-A2
Wed Apr 18, 2018 12:23 pm
Forum: Bike Help
Topic: Tail light options - modded Z1
Replies: 11
Views: 432

Re: Tail light options - modded Z1

As an aside.... in the '90's I rode around on a green Kz1000 with an aftermarket catseye rear light. I liked the look at the time..... ebay and many other places still sell 'em so I'm sure most will know what I mean. It was bolted into a homemade tail tidy of cut and bent ally plate of my own fair b...
Author: Graham-A2
Mon Apr 16, 2018 3:20 pm
Forum: Bike Help
Topic: Tail light options - modded Z1
Replies: 11
Views: 432

Re: Tail light options - modded Z1

I saw a well fitting light a few years ago. Owner said it was from the first generation SV650. Was mounted on a tail tidy under a Z1000 duck tail and looked pretty good.
Author: Graham-A2
Fri Jan 26, 2018 12:46 pm
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Z1000A1 looking to sell
Replies: 25
Views: 1672

Re: Z1000A1 looking to sell

Thanks Mark and Gonzo - great information and I see the Z1 tail curve works well. Hmmmm... well think I'll go for it - with the Z1000 tail for now. Love that paint job Gonzo !
Author: Graham-A2
Thu Jan 25, 2018 5:37 pm
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Z1000A1 looking to sell
Replies: 25
Views: 1672

Re: Z1000A1 looking to sell

Hi Mark - Sorry you are letting the bike go, it looks like a lot of work went into it. I have been pondering a Z1 round rear light on my Z1000A2 project and yours looks really good. Did you need a Z1 tail for it to fit so well or do you think a Z1000 shape would work as well? Envious about the tail ...
Author: Graham-A2
Tue Jan 23, 2018 9:34 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: KZ1000A2 - Master cylinders
Replies: 6
Views: 425

Re: KZ1000A2 - Master cylinders

Thanks all for the information - much appreciated. I do have some calipers and discs sourced from eBay some years ago. Sounds like I’d better get some measurements done for them and sort out what I have. Cass - cheers for the offer of a spare, I didn’t see your message before I ordered a replica so ...
Author: Graham-A2
Mon Jan 22, 2018 2:05 pm
Forum: For Sale
Topic: MOTAD 4 X 2 EXHAUST Z1000/Z900 SOLD SOLD
Replies: 7
Views: 432

Re: MOTAD 4 X 2 EXHAUST Z1000/Z900

Cheers for that Coose - thought it may be something along those lines
Author: Graham-A2
Mon Jan 22, 2018 2:01 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: KZ1000A2 - Master cylinders
Replies: 6
Views: 425

KZ1000A2 - Master cylinders

Hello folks, thought I'd ask for a little extra help here as I fumble my way through a '78 KZ rebuilt project. The bike was pretty unmolested and my current plan is to rebuild as a tidy standard looking bike. My last Zed 1000 had twin front discs and I am hoping to put the same on mine, so here is m...
Author: Graham-A2
Mon Jan 22, 2018 1:43 pm
Forum: For Sale
Topic: MOTAD 4 X 2 EXHAUST Z1000/Z900 SOLD SOLD
Replies: 7
Views: 432

Re: MOTAD 4 X 2 EXHAUST Z1000/Z900

Looking at the headers - I see there are brass (bronze?) nuts on the exhaust studs. Is that right or is it a nice finish of some sort? I had headers bolted into the head of my project so just curious on what they are and whether you decided on them for a particular reason. Still nowhere near to fini...

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