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Author: Al
Mon Mar 04, 2019 6:53 pm
Forum: Bike Help
Topic: Mechanical ignition advancer
Replies: 12
Views: 331

Re: Mechanical ignition advancer

Has the Z1000 advancer lost the little damper blocks?
They alter the effective position of the zero mark and contribute positively to the initial slackness of the springs!!

AL
Author: Al
Sat Mar 02, 2019 2:28 pm
Forum: Wanted Adz
Topic: Centre stand for Z1000J
Replies: 13
Views: 391

Re: Centre stand for Z1000J

180mm holes centres but that's measuring upside down as its on there with wheels out. Do yourself a favour and drill 12mm holes for the 8mm bolts and allow a little wiggle room. Should also point out that the location mentioned is not the balance point and to work on the front end you would still ne...
Author: Al
Wed Feb 27, 2019 6:19 pm
Forum: Bike Help
Topic: J/R/GPz engine mounts
Replies: 6
Views: 239

Re: J/R/GPz engine mounts

I use Loctite SI 5980 to stick literally everything on my bike. Sometimes comes in useful round the house too. :D https://www.halfords.com/workshop-tools/garage-equipment/head-gasket-exhaust-repairs/loctite-si-5980-flange-sealant Just need to check the date code stamped on the crimped end of the tub...
Author: Al
Wed Feb 27, 2019 6:14 pm
Forum: Wanted Adz
Topic: Centre stand for Z1000J
Replies: 13
Views: 391

Re: Centre stand for Z1000J

The arrow shows the RHS spigot and there is an identical co-responding one to the left.
It may or not clear youre exhaust. I took a gamble since the majority of J's dont have standard exhausts!!

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Author: Al
Tue Feb 26, 2019 6:20 pm
Forum: Wanted Adz
Topic: Centre stand for Z1000J
Replies: 13
Views: 391

Re: Centre stand for Z1000J

The '81 version (M1, K1, J1 and possibly B1) has a single spring. After that they all ( i think) had two. I dont have one anymore but thought i would mention an alternative. I use an 18 inch long piece of 1 inch OD, thick walled, steel tube with two holes drilled in it. It clears my exhaust and when...
Author: Al
Mon Feb 25, 2019 6:56 pm
Forum: Bike Help
Topic: hot starting
Replies: 7
Views: 960

Re: hot starting

As mentioned above 'hot soak' is a real problem under certain conditions. Its just the 'volatile fraction' wandering off leaving incombustible material behind. Sometimes helps to use choke even when warm!! Sometimes not. The starter cable and its co-responding earth cable are highly suspect on bikes...
Author: Al
Sun Feb 17, 2019 10:20 pm
Forum: Bike Help
Topic: gpz screen fit
Replies: 1
Views: 118

Re: gpz screen fit

The ones from M&P come from the manufacturer (Skidmarx) so no difference there. They are at best; adequate. I think they are a good fit for size but come un-drilled with a daggy set of universal brackets you would not use to put up shelves in the shed. Externally smooth but inside they look like...
Author: Al
Sun Feb 17, 2019 10:11 pm
Forum: Bike Help
Topic: Forks knocking at full extension/rebound
Replies: 14
Views: 405

Re: Forks knocking at full extension/rebound

It could be the order of assembly. J forks (similar) are very easy to get the 'top out spring' in the wrong place and have it mashed to bits by the bottom of the fork inner stantion.
AL
Author: Al
Sat Feb 02, 2019 8:08 pm
Forum: Wanted Adz
Topic: Z1000ST Tool Case & Tools
Replies: 5
Views: 244

Re: Z1000ST Tool Case & Tools

Tool bag and a number of the tools appear to available here as new parts.

https://www.cmsnl.com/kawasaki-kz1000e2 ... 66523.html

AL
Author: Al
Thu Jan 31, 2019 8:00 pm
Forum: Wanted Adz
Topic: Looking for KZ1000R-S1 calipers and other S1 parts
Replies: 8
Views: 398

Re: Looking for KZ1000R-S1 calipers and other S1 parts

rumour has it that Larry Web of PDQ performance has a loft full of genuine S1 bits but they wont be cheap. Might be worth a call. Last time i was in there discussing and buying brake parts, Larry disappeared off and came back a minute later to offer me a pair of those rectangular block front calipe...
Author: Al
Thu Jan 31, 2019 7:56 pm
Forum: Track Days & Race Meets
Topic: Trackday calendar 2019
Replies: 1
Views: 631

Re: Trackday calendar 2019

For completeness *VJMC Trackday* refers to a memorial event to honour a member who passed away in 2017. It is for Japanese and Italian bikes over 15 years old as that was his preference and taste. It is a trackday in the normal sense but has a wider meaning to the different sections of the VJMC who ...
Author: Al
Tue Jan 22, 2019 9:59 pm
Forum: Bike Help
Topic: Offset gearbox sprocket
Replies: 47
Views: 1472

Re: Offset gearbox sprocket

No fraid not, 900 / early 1000's have a Z13 pattern (13 tooth shaft).
J series motors have a Z12 pattern (12 tooth shaft)
AL
Author: Al
Tue Jan 22, 2019 8:30 pm
Forum: Bike Help
Topic: Gpz1100b1 Grab rail
Replies: 15
Views: 480

Re: Gpz1100b1 Grab rail

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Seat-Lock-Me ... :rk:1:pf:0

Looks like Tomforde does a no key replacement part might be B2 only!!!!!!!
AL
Author: Al
Tue Jan 22, 2019 8:16 pm
Forum: Bike Help
Topic: Gpz1100b1 Grab rail
Replies: 15
Views: 480

Re: Gpz1100b1 Grab rail

Second one above looks cheaper and you can get a key cut using the stamped number on it.

AL

EDIT SECOND ONE (GPZ 550) IS A RED HERRING SORRY.
Author: Al
Tue Jan 22, 2019 8:09 pm
Forum: Bike Help
Topic: Gpz1100b1 Grab rail
Replies: 15
Views: 480

Re: Gpz1100b1 Grab rail

Fairly sure this is one. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/83-Kawasaki-gpz1100-Ignition-Switch-Gas-Cap-Helmet-lock-no-key-lock-set/382165980253?hash=item58fade145d:g:tZIAAOSwWF1Zas-k:rk:35:pf:0 NOT THIS ONE SORRY https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Helmet-Lock-without-Key-Kawasaki-GPZ-550-GPZ550-130906K5/1834611969...

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