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Author: Bevelhead
Sat Jan 04, 2020 8:44 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Z650 / 1100
Replies: 32
Views: 1838

Re: Z650 / 1100

The Z1 tail unit from Z-Power is very well made but not unexpectedly didn't fit the now widened frame. Its made from ABS and was far too nice to cut up. So I bought another, cheaper tail unit, this time made from fibreglass. Of course this one also didn't fit, so I promptly cut it in half, as it'll ...
Author: Bevelhead
Mon Dec 09, 2019 8:58 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Z650 / 1100
Replies: 32
Views: 1838

Re: Z650 / 1100

being the total knob that I am.... Clear as mud, was actually asking after the tailpiece :oops: Ah I see. Well I collected the side panels and tail piece today from Z-Power, I went for the earlier style side panels (better looking imo), while I'd heard that the later tail piece was slightly wider t...
Author: Bevelhead
Wed Dec 04, 2019 12:29 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Z650 / 1100
Replies: 32
Views: 1838

Re: Z650 / 1100

z650 totally wasted should sell to me for a pitance :mrgreen: worth a try. lol If it ever gets finished (my projects tend to take years rather than months), I'll give you first refusal if it ever gets sold, cant say fairer than that. BTW my mate Jeff who does all the real work, has another Zed proj...
Author: Bevelhead
Tue Dec 03, 2019 11:18 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Z650 / 1100
Replies: 32
Views: 1838

Re: Z650 / 1100

Another day, another mock up. The top yoke has been drilled to take the risers, I spent far too much on a pair of remote reservoir shocks by K-Tech. They are built to the spec of a ZRX1200 (365mm) but with slightly softer springs, as the bike should be lighter than a standard ZRX, while its unlikely...
Author: Bevelhead
Tue Dec 03, 2019 11:17 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Z650 / 1100
Replies: 32
Views: 1838

Re: Z650 / 1100

I would go z650c2 ice blue or if it has to be z diamond green The green is nice, don't really like the ice blue. I'm edging toward going for a darkish metallic blue, not sure what graphics it'll have.. Z1 / Z900 / Z1000 or perhaps something one off. I'll probably change my mind a dozen times before...
Author: Bevelhead
Mon Dec 02, 2019 1:07 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Z650 / 1100
Replies: 32
Views: 1838

Re: Z650 / 1100

I've ordered a pair of rear shocks from K-Tech, which should be here this week, along with a 1000 tail piece and side panels from Z-Power. Not sure if I'll be able to use the tail piece as the frame has been widened by more than an inch, so it may not fit. But I'm hoping that it may just squeeze ove...
Author: Bevelhead
Wed Nov 27, 2019 2:54 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Z650 / 1100
Replies: 32
Views: 1838

Re: Z650 / 1100

The rear wheel was made for a drag bike project some years ago by my mate Jeff, once I'd convinced him to sell it to me, we had to make a matching front. The problem is finding suitable rims to bolt to the billet home made centres. In this case, I bought a damaged Astralite wheel and we cut out its ...
Author: Bevelhead
Mon Nov 25, 2019 7:54 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Z650 / 1100
Replies: 32
Views: 1838

Re: Z650 / 1100

Today I could finally mock up the rolling chassis having been given a pair of 41mm forks of the right length (they need rechroming so weren't worth much). I found the billet yokes on my mates workshop shelf where they'd sat unused since he made them a decade ago. Waste not, want not... By todays sta...
Author: Bevelhead
Mon Nov 18, 2019 9:17 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Z650 / 1100
Replies: 32
Views: 1838

Re: Z650 / 1100

Had a battery box fabricated along with an electrics box to keep it in, both in stainless steel. While the frame was on the workshop table, I asked the welder to clean up the frame welds, a lot happier with the frame now. Though it still needs more cross bracing and the seat area finishing, which wi...
Author: Bevelhead
Mon Nov 18, 2019 12:59 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Z650 / 1100
Replies: 32
Views: 1838

Re: Z650 / 1100

Andy M wrote:If you are on Facebook you should share this with Butchered classics.com .


Nope not on FB, I wouldn't say its butchered, more saved from the scrap man..
Author: Bevelhead
Fri Nov 08, 2019 10:14 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Z650 / 1100
Replies: 32
Views: 1838

Re: Z650 / 1100

That one was built as a track bike only, so the hardtail wasnt a problem. Pity tighter noise regs meant I couldn't run it anywhere except Santa Pod.
Author: Bevelhead
Fri Nov 08, 2019 9:39 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Z650 / 1100
Replies: 32
Views: 1838

Re: Z650 / 1100

chrisNI wrote:Nice wheels... :D interested to see this progressing.


The front was originally made to have just one disc, but being built up, the hubs can be unbolted and machined to take a second disc. This is how they looked on my old drag bike..
Author: Bevelhead
Fri Nov 08, 2019 9:34 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Z650 / 1100
Replies: 32
Views: 1838

Re: Z650 / 1100

No I never considered using anything other than another air cooled Kawasaki engine, it'd be a lot easier using a Z750 motor, but the 1100 was part of the deal, so that's what its having. Talking of Z750's, my first 'big' bike was a Z750L3 bought new in 1983. Loved that bike, did nearly 200,000 miles...
Author: Bevelhead
Thu Nov 07, 2019 4:59 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Z650 / 1100
Replies: 32
Views: 1838

Re: Z650 / 1100

I asked the same question later, the answer being it would be easier to fit a wider swingarm / rear wheel if the frame was widened by one and half inches. You could do that without widening the frame of course, but my mate didn't like the idea of having to space out the top shock mounts to line up w...
Author: Bevelhead
Thu Nov 07, 2019 1:21 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Z650 / 1100
Replies: 32
Views: 1838

Re: Z650 / 1100

In an ideal world I'd like to run it on 18 inch spoked wheels.. alloy rims, stainless spokes lovely. But even suitable hubs are expensive, never mind rims and spokes. I can lace them myself, but even so, I had to look elsewhere. The obvious answer would be to buy a pair of 17 inch alloys from a mode...

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