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Author: toycollector10
Tue Feb 06, 2018 6:45 am
Forum: Out and About
Topic: Christchurch to Bealey Pub. Canterbury, NZ
Replies: 4
Views: 458

Christchurch to Bealey Pub. Canterbury, NZ

On the 11th anniversary run of the group I belong to..Classic Japanese Motorcycle Group.
Author: toycollector10
Mon Jan 29, 2018 10:10 pm
Forum: Show us Yours
Topic: I took my bad boy down for a warrant of fitness for the summer season
Replies: 7
Views: 588

Re: I took my bad boy down for a warrant of fitness for the summer season

Taffus wrote:Me and ChrisU will with you in NZ on 6 Feb. A few weeks touring South Island.......

I'm off work 7, 8, 9, 16, 17, 18th of February through to 4th of March. Call me if you like, 027 357 0481 or 03 357 0481 and I'll show you around a bit if you haven't been in Christchurch before.
Author: toycollector10
Mon Jan 29, 2018 9:49 am
Forum: Show us Yours
Topic: I took my bad boy down for a warrant of fitness for the summer season
Replies: 7
Views: 588

I took my bad boy down for a warrant of fitness for the summer season

I'm in NZ. Very hot down here this year..The WOF station had clear skylights in the roof which created some great lighting effects. And another shout out to Pigford and all you guys who have helped me out over the years with parts and advice. TC.
Author: toycollector10
Fri Apr 08, 2016 9:32 am
Forum: Out and About
Topic: New Zealand South Island tour November 2015
Replies: 8
Views: 1550

If you come down-under give me a "heads up" and I'll give you some of my preferences for the best roads/scenery/accomodation etc. If you simply followed our 2015 route you would really enjoy it. I've done lots of South Island roads but the 2015 trip was the best one. The ride up to Glenorc...
Author: toycollector10
Fri Apr 08, 2016 9:11 am
Forum: Out and About
Topic: New Zealand South Island tour November 2015
Replies: 8
Views: 1550

Here's a link to our 9th anniversary run in January this year.

Two RE5's.

https://picasaweb.google.com/CJMGCH/Nin ... ittleRiver
Author: toycollector10
Fri Apr 08, 2016 8:51 am
Forum: Out and About
Topic: New Zealand South Island tour November 2015
Replies: 8
Views: 1550

New Zealand South Island tour November 2015

Hello Zed fans. I took these photos back in November 2015. Quite a bit of Z1 action. It was one of our typically great rides. Plenty of cooked breakfasts, lots of laughs, scenery and traffic free roads. I ride with the Classic Japanese Motorcycle Group here in Christchurch, NZ. https://picasaweb.goo...
Author: toycollector10
Wed Jul 29, 2015 8:18 am
Forum: Wanted Adz
Topic: Z1B Fuel tap.
Replies: 19
Views: 4160

I've gone thru three or four of the Chinese ones. They don't use nitrile seals so the seals just turn to gum and leak. I took one of mine to the seal distributor and when I got home I found the Chinese had changed the barrel/on/off system from a tube with holes to a bloody cone shape. The guy down a...
Author: toycollector10
Sat Aug 16, 2014 9:45 am
Forum: Bike Help
Topic: Replacing swing arm bushings/inserts. Can you help?
Replies: 3
Views: 648

Great idea. I'm A noob. Thanks.
Author: toycollector10
Sat Aug 16, 2014 2:11 am
Forum: Bike Help
Topic: Replacing swing arm bushings/inserts. Can you help?
Replies: 3
Views: 648

Replacing swing arm bushings/inserts. Can you help?

Are there any tricks to doing it or things to be avoided?. I'm going to remove the swing arm, hold it in a vice and drive the bushes out from the opposite side using a round steel rod. Then leave the arm in the sun (I'm an optimist) and remove the bushes from the freezer and press them in using a be...
Author: toycollector10
Wed Jul 16, 2014 10:51 am
Forum: Bike Help
Topic: Reproduction gauge faces on eBay
Replies: 2
Views: 681

Reproduction gauge faces on eBay

There's a seller in the USA called retro-motorcycles who has some great looking and reasonably priced faces. Has anyone bought these? What do the experts think? To fit a 1973 model USA spec frame number 16632. http://www.ebay.com/itm/1973-kawasaki-z1-gauge-speedo-SPEEDOMETER-FACE-PLATE-guage-instrum...
Author: toycollector10
Mon Jun 24, 2013 11:08 am
Forum: Bike Help
Topic: a bit of white smoke
Replies: 10
Views: 1289

I had this problem for about 18 months on my fresh USA import, intermittent white smoke. Once, extreme white smoke! I suspected stuck oil rings on the pistons and that's what it was. The bike had been sitting, I think, for about 20 years. Jeff Saunders of Z1 enterprises has confirmed this is a probl...
Author: toycollector10
Sat Dec 22, 2012 11:27 am
Forum: The Bottom Shed
Topic: just wondered ???
Replies: 31
Views: 4258

In 1980 something we bought a 'puter and as I collect Japanese tin toys from the 1960's and 70's I went for toycollector. But that was taken, and so was 1 through to 9 so I became TC10. Subsequently I got me two classic Japanese bikes and a Datsun 240z and two Toy Poodles so it kind of worked out, e...
Author: toycollector10
Tue Dec 18, 2012 10:11 am
Forum: Out and About
Topic: Real not Retro
Replies: 15
Views: 3399

Yeah, struck a chord in me. Good bike, filming, editing, music, and the emotional hook back to "When I was young". Queue The Animals or Jimi Hendrix...Nice
Author: toycollector10
Sat Oct 27, 2012 8:35 am
Forum: Bike Help
Topic: Losing oil
Replies: 8
Views: 1018

There are posts on this forum about over filling with oil. The Z's like the oil to be sitting near the bottom of the two marks. If it's up to the top it just gets blown off until it's burned down to the lower mark and that's where it stays.

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