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Author: Bevelhead
Fri Jul 31, 2020 9:29 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Z650 / 1100
Replies: 56
Views: 5953

Re: Z650 / 1100

Another small piece of the jigsaw done, the billet clutch cover is polished (I hate polishing!) and ready to go on the engine .
Author: Bevelhead
Tue Jul 28, 2020 5:47 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Z650 / 1100
Replies: 56
Views: 5953

Re: Z650 / 1100

Got the swing arm back from Triple S, so couldn't resist mocking up the back end. Have to be careful not to scratch the inside of the arm, as it doesn't have any wheel spacers yet. Now need to decide what colour to paint the 'spokes'.. probably satin black or gold, not sure yet..
Author: Bevelhead
Mon Jul 06, 2020 2:53 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Z650 / 1100
Replies: 56
Views: 5953

Re: Z650 / 1100

I still have the 'Harley'.. though without its wheels, took them off to make it easier to store. I have too many projects, and not enough room. The head has been repaired, welded and all cam bolt holes helicoiled. Its now off having new valve guides, valves and seats recut. Meanwhile the billet clut...
Author: Bevelhead
Sat Jun 06, 2020 11:58 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Z650 / 1100
Replies: 56
Views: 5953

Re: Z650 / 1100

With most of the parts arrived, the bottom end could go together, and with the heavy duty APE cylinder studs in place, the block could go on next. In the pic that was about to happen. With that done, attention turned to the head.. and more headaches.. The head is from a bike imported from the US, an...
Author: Bevelhead
Sat May 16, 2020 10:53 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Z650 / 1100
Replies: 56
Views: 5953

Re: Z650 / 1100

The repair to the upper crankcase went ok, and the engine build could move forward. It didn't take long before we hit another problem.. some of the case hardening on the crankshaft had worn away, so that crank couldn't be used. But a second crank was found, that my mate Jeff had rebuild awhile ago, ...
Author: Bevelhead
Sat May 02, 2020 9:54 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Z650 / 1100
Replies: 56
Views: 5953

Re: Z650 / 1100

Got a txt from the welder today to say the case is now ready for collection, long with another job I gave him for a different project. Will collect it on Monday. He did send me some pics of the case too... He had to grind away the damaged alloy, then rebuild the area with weld.. That done, I now nee...
Author: Bevelhead
Sat May 02, 2020 9:21 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Z650 / 1100
Replies: 56
Views: 5953

Re: Z650 / 1100

Ok, will try to get the links working again.. Finally collected the cases and block with their new ceramic gloss black finish. Not a cheap option (£360), and the finish isn't as smooth as paint or powder coat, but it is supposed to be very tough. There are still many engine parts that I need, such a...
Author: Bevelhead
Sat May 02, 2020 5:40 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Z650 / 1100
Replies: 56
Views: 5953

Re: Z650 / 1100

Anyone know why the pics don't show anymore ?
Author: Bevelhead
Wed Mar 25, 2020 5:49 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Z650 / 1100
Replies: 56
Views: 5953

Re: Z650 / 1100

Thanks for posting, what mods did you do to the frame to fit the GPz motor? I see its been strengthened around the mono shock conversion.

Not sure when I'll be getting my engine cases back, probably not till this lockdown is over with. :(
Author: Bevelhead
Thu Mar 19, 2020 10:17 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Z650 / 1100
Replies: 56
Views: 5953

Re: Z650 / 1100

I took the cases and newly machined block to a local specialist (http://www.camcoat.com) where they will be given a high tech very tough coating. I wanted satin black, but it was only available in gloss black, so that's what they are having. This meant that my newly painted satin black cam cover, su...
Author: Bevelhead
Tue Mar 10, 2020 6:05 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Z650 / 1100
Replies: 56
Views: 5953

Re: Z650 / 1100

That done, I turned my attention to the engine cases, having bought 5l of Gunk to hopefully make the job a bit easier. I don't know if modern Gunk has changed over the years, but it proved to be pretty useless in removing the old oil and grease from the cases. I found washing up liquid worked better...
Author: Bevelhead
Tue Mar 10, 2020 5:45 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Z650 / 1100
Replies: 56
Views: 5953

Re: Z650 / 1100

I collected the block from the machine shop with its 1mm over size re bore, and then made a start on the engine cases. My original idea was to have everything vapour blasted.. cases, cylinder black, head etc, the work to be done by a specialist in St Helens. But it turns out vapour blasting isn't po...
Author: Bevelhead
Wed Feb 12, 2020 11:49 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Z650 / 1100
Replies: 56
Views: 5953

Re: Z650 / 1100

The outrigger support bearing set up is almost done now, just need to get a new gasket so we can machine the inner plate to its final shape. The gearchange shaft normally just passes through the standard alloy cover, which eventually wears, so in this version the gearchange shaft will sit in a rolle...
Author: Bevelhead
Sun Jan 26, 2020 6:54 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Z650 / 1100
Replies: 56
Views: 5953

Re: Z650 / 1100

The outrigger bearing support is coming along nicely. though the lovely Oberon clutch slave cylinder I bought wont quite fit, pity as it cost £100. Since the engine originally had a cable clutch, I went for a ZRX1200 slave, as then I could fit ZRX master cylinders to match. Oh well, lesson learnt. S...
Author: Bevelhead
Sat Jan 04, 2020 8:44 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Z650 / 1100
Replies: 56
Views: 5953

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 ...

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