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Author: Philippe
Tue Jan 19, 2021 4:19 am
Forum: Wanted Adz
Topic: Z1000A1 airbox
Replies: 8
Views: 182

Re: Z1000A1 airbox

Hi malc87 the "clean air system" was a device kawasaki develloped for the US environment regulations. A tube ran from the air filter box to a vacuum valve where it was split in two tubes. Those tubes went to the valve cover where there was a one way valve that permitted fresh air to be suc...
Author: Philippe
Tue Jan 19, 2021 3:53 am
Forum: New Here?
Topic: Original Colour scheme, how to find out what it was
Replies: 4
Views: 73

Re: Original Colour scheme, how to find out what it was

Hi Phil welcome to the club! Finding out what original colour scheme your Z1A had is very difficult. To my knowledge there's no list of which bike had which colour scheme. If it's repainted sometime in the past you might be lucky if you have a look at the underside of the fuel tank. Try to wash off ...
Author: Philippe
Mon Jan 18, 2021 4:38 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Gpz 1100 A2 (Uni-Trac) restoration
Replies: 22
Views: 1308

Re: Gpz 1100 A2 (Uni-Trac) restoration

Hello men time for an up-date: the B1 engine is assembled, changed to a B2 engine and mounted in the B2 frame. It runs! Now I only have to ride it in and I'm waiting for better weather. A few months ... In the mean time the engine that came out of the B2 , which is in fact a Gpz1100 Uni-Trac engine,...
Author: Philippe
Mon Jan 18, 2021 5:05 am
Forum: New Here?
Topic: Hello and KZ900LTD advise
Replies: 8
Views: 111

Re: Hello and KZ900LTD advise

Hi Mark welcome to the club! You're at the right place for asking questions about the old Zeds. As previously stated by Ultim8pc the Ltd isn't reaching the value of a normal Z900. If you're able to buy one for a good price and you want it, just do it. Restoring a Ltd can be as expensive as restoring...
Author: Philippe
Sun Jan 17, 2021 3:03 am
Forum: New Here?
Topic: Spot the new bloke.
Replies: 11
Views: 186

Re: Spot the new bloke.

Hi John

welcome to the club!
You have some very nice bikes, keep them that way.
Greetings from Belgium.
Philippe
Author: Philippe
Thu Jan 14, 2021 4:40 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Z1000A project
Replies: 6
Views: 262

Re: Z1000A project

Hi John

just go for it! She can be restored, I've done worse cases.
Find the correct parts and use good bolts.
You can find the correct camshaft cap n°2 but take good care and make sure it's the same because there are many details to look after.
Good luck!
GrtZ
Philippe
Author: Philippe
Wed Jan 13, 2021 4:07 am
Forum: Bike Help
Topic: Tank Liner
Replies: 7
Views: 176

Re: Tank Liner

Hi r3sc I use the tank liner from Restom, if it's used properly, according to the manufactorers standards, it lasts for at least 20 years. It comes in a kit with degreaser, deruster and a two component resin. It takes a few days to apply it and after the tank is lined you have to wait a week before ...
Author: Philippe
Tue Jan 12, 2021 5:02 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Kawasaki Z1A from Holland
Replies: 9
Views: 236

Re: Kawasaki Z1A from Holland

Hi Lex great work you're doing! I can see that the pistons are first oversize (0.50). It could be usefull to install new piston rings and to hone the cylinders. If the bike stood so long there might be a little damage to the cylinder walls and the piston rings could be "tired". Since the e...
Author: Philippe
Sat Jan 09, 2021 4:31 am
Forum: Show us Yours
Topic: Earliest model Z1 in the UK?
Replies: 9
Views: 399

Re: Earliest model Z1 in the UK?

Hi SUPERHUNK

welcome to the club!
Show us some pictures as soon as you can, I'm very curious to see the details of that early bike.
What a find!
Greetings from Belgium
Philippe
Author: Philippe
Wed Jan 06, 2021 1:42 pm
Forum: New Here?
Topic: new member
Replies: 17
Views: 478

Re: new member

Hallo 660smc

Herzlich wilkommen!
Nice Z1B you have there and in my favourite colour!
What a space to work in, big, nice and tidy.
Greetings from Belgium
Philippe
Author: Philippe
Tue Jan 05, 2021 5:32 pm
Forum: Bike Help
Topic: Z1A Security bolt(s)
Replies: 15
Views: 351

Re: Z1A Security bolt(s)

Hi Warren

I had a look at an original Takasago rim and that's the location I found. I think it's obvious that the two masses of the tyre grippers should be located 180° opposite to one another in order to avoid too much unbalance in the wheel...
It makes sense to me...doesn't it?
GrtZ
Philippe
Author: Philippe
Tue Jan 05, 2021 5:11 pm
Forum: Bike Help
Topic: Z1A Security bolt(s)
Replies: 15
Views: 351

Re: Z1A Security bolt(s)

Hi MrDavo if you make two holes for the tyre grippers they should be 180 ° opposite to one another. The exact location compared to the valve hole is between the fourth and fifth nipple hole counting from the valve hole counterclockwise. The other tyre gripper hole must be located at 180° opposite to...
Author: Philippe
Tue Jan 05, 2021 4:58 pm
Forum: New Here?
Topic: New member with "Z1 project"
Replies: 22
Views: 4278

Re: New member with "Z1 project"

Hi Craig

good to hear from you again. The Z1 looks a lot better already, keep on going the right way.
Congratulations with your new Z900RS. Enjoy them both and keep us posted.
GrtZ
Philippe
Author: Philippe
Mon Jan 04, 2021 4:14 am
Forum: New Here?
Topic: Returning
Replies: 40
Views: 734

Re: Returning

Hi mikey

welcome back! You've taken the right decision.
Nice Z1000A2 you have there, nice colours too!
Greetings from Belgium
Philippe
Author: Philippe
Sat Jan 02, 2021 5:00 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Time to rebuild my old GPz
Replies: 75
Views: 14390

Re: Time to rebuild my old GPz

Hi Marc

most of the time consuming work is done ! Now it's time for fun!
Think twice before you install a part, if you do that too soon it might stand in the way for installing another part.
But anyway have fun !!!
GrtZ
Philippe

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