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Author: Philippe
Sat Jul 11, 2020 3:42 am
Forum: The Bottom Shed
Topic: Contemporary 900 report
Replies: 5
Views: 180

Re: Contemporary 900 report

Hi Warren
an iconic bike doesn't need to be compared with others in the same book.
The description of the Z1 wouldn't leave enough place for the other bikes... :P
GrtZ
Philippe
Author: Philippe
Thu Jul 09, 2020 4:20 am
Forum: Bike Help
Topic: Brake rotor date code
Replies: 3
Views: 135

Re: Brake rotor date code

Hi Rick it's normal you're confused. So was I when I started, so don't worry. It's all explaned in Compo's answer. The number means the year, the letter is a 4 week code. The Japanese used the Showa date code, that means the number of years of the reign of the Japanese emperor. 1974 was the 49th yea...
Author: Philippe
Wed Jul 08, 2020 3:45 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: GPZ11 Injection
Replies: 66
Views: 2513

Re: GPZ11 Injection

Hi Pete if you didn't rotate the liners yet, don't do it! If you did rotate the liners it would be wise to have them rebored with oversize pistons. Honing after rotation of the liners will do no good. If the liners are still in their original position and if the diameter is within specs, just hone t...
Author: Philippe
Sat Jul 04, 2020 3:58 am
Forum: Bike Help
Topic: Engine mount nut
Replies: 4
Views: 175

Re: Engine mount nut

Hi Ady
the correct torque is 4 kg/m.
GrtZ
Philippe
Author: Philippe
Sat Jul 04, 2020 3:53 am
Forum: New Here?
Topic: Hello from a new ( but old ) member
Replies: 5
Views: 198

Re: Hello from a new ( but old ) member

Hi Baz66 welcome to the club! Don't consider yourself old if you're only 54! I think most of the members are older then 45 . I'm 22 and I have 35 years of experience in being that age...don't call it "midlife crisis", it's nostalgia! :D Show us some pictures of your pride and joy, we all l...
Author: Philippe
Tue Jun 30, 2020 4:01 pm
Forum: Bike Help
Topic: Rear wheel lacing
Replies: 5
Views: 169

Re: Rear wheel lacing

Hi Steve the correct way to install a tyre gripper is first the protective rubber band, the tire gripper through the rubber band and the rim, a spring washer and a 8mm nut. You can always put a plain washer between the rim and the spring washer in order to protect the chrome but that's up to you. Gr...
Author: Philippe
Sun Jun 28, 2020 4:30 pm
Forum: Bike Help
Topic: Rear wheel lacing
Replies: 5
Views: 169

Re: Rear wheel lacing

Hi Steve there are three "valve holes" in the rear rim. One is indeed a valve hole, the other two holes are ment to bolt the tire grippers in. The two tire gripper holes are 180° opposite to eachother, the valve hole is near one of the tire gripper holes. If it's a genuine "TAKASAGO&q...
Author: Philippe
Wed Jun 24, 2020 2:04 am
Forum: Show us Yours
Topic: Z1R Restoration Completed
Replies: 17
Views: 567

Re: Z1R Restoration Completed

A very nice job! Congratulations!
Enjoy it
Let the good times roll
GrtZ
Philippe
Author: Philippe
Mon Jun 22, 2020 4:13 pm
Forum: Bike Help
Topic: Weird headlamp brackets?
Replies: 6
Views: 201

Re: Weird headlamp brackets?

Hi Steve don't worry about the extra plate. Kawasaki decided to strenghten the brackets and to use harder rubbers. That way they could remove the headlamp bracket underneath because this caused the blowing of the light bulb. As tlc mentioned allready, the harder rubbers were needed to prevent the li...
Author: Philippe
Fri Jun 19, 2020 2:54 am
Forum: New Here?
Topic: KZ1000G project
Replies: 6
Views: 413

Re: KZ1000G project

Hi Rog
Welcome to the club!
Dig out those pictures and post them, we all love to see the pride and joy of other members.
Greetings from Belgium
Philippe
Author: Philippe
Sun Jun 14, 2020 6:31 pm
Forum: Bike Help
Topic: Airbox install
Replies: 6
Views: 179

Re: Airbox install

Hi Derek
they all fit into eachother, don't worry . Put some lubricant in the carb holders, install the airbox and then the carbs.
Install the carbs from the right hand side. It's possible don't worry.
Good luck
GrtZ
Philippe
Author: Philippe
Sat Jun 13, 2020 4:08 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Time to rebuild my old GPz
Replies: 52
Views: 9305

Re: Time to rebuild my old GPz

Hi Mark
you did a very nice job there! They shine like new. If you want them to stay that way give them a coat of clear coat. Degrease them with aceton and use a special clear coat for alloys, not a common clear coat. If you use a common clear coat they will start to oxidize underneath!
GrtZ
Philippe
Author: Philippe
Sat Jun 13, 2020 4:01 pm
Forum: Show us Yours
Topic: New to site my Z1b
Replies: 7
Views: 659

Re: New to site my Z1b

Hi Norton

very nice Z1B! Congratulations!
Welcome to the club!
Greetings from Belgium
Philippe
Author: Philippe
Sat Jun 13, 2020 3:02 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: GPZ11000B1
Replies: 10
Views: 577

Re: GPZ11000B1

Hi tjaski Now I see it! OK ! So they swapped the oil departure of your B1 with an oil departure of an older Z with an oil cooler. That way they could measure the oil pressure on top of the crankcase while leaving the original switch in the sump. They had to connect the wire of the "new"oil...
Author: Philippe
Fri Jun 12, 2020 3:53 pm
Forum: Bike Help
Topic: Z1000 A1 - Cylinder damper rubbers
Replies: 4
Views: 193

Re: Z1000 A1 - Cylinder damper rubbers

Hi David I never paid much attention to those rubbers. I don't know what their use is. It's said they would dampen vibrations... I leave them in as long as they're in, if they fall out because they shrunk I leave them out. If anyone knows why they're in I allso would like to know their purpose. GrtZ...

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