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Author: JohnC
Mon Oct 07, 2019 4:40 pm
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Showa shocks
Replies: 3
Views: 299

Re: Showa shocks

PM sent, cheers!

John
Author: JohnC
Mon Oct 07, 2019 1:04 pm
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Showa shocks
Replies: 3
Views: 299

Re: Showa shocks

Hi Hobbo. I'll take them if they are still for sale, postage to Central Scotland?
Author: JohnC
Tue Sep 10, 2019 5:03 pm
Forum: Bike Help
Topic: Valve stem oil seals and valve seal conditioners
Replies: 26
Views: 1294

Re: Valve stem oil seals and valve seal conditioners

Hi Johnny, youre probably right, I'm still working on the Zed so in no hurry atm haha!! I've probably mentioned it but I've bought a new KTM Duke 790, it exactly 10 stone lighter than the Zed and has all the modern electronics to keep me riding for a while yet!! I'll see how I feel about the Zed in ...
Author: JohnC
Mon Aug 19, 2019 7:35 pm
Forum: Bike Help
Topic: Indicator electrical gremlins..
Replies: 16
Views: 842

Re: Indicator electrical gremlins..

ZedHead wrote:It sounds like your wiring is in a bit of a mess. Seek some help if you are not good with electrics. Try contacting Iain Marshall he may know of a member not far from you that can help.


He blanked me, but no worries.
Author: JohnC
Mon Aug 19, 2019 6:20 pm
Forum: Bike Help
Topic: Indicator electrical gremlins..
Replies: 16
Views: 842

Re: Indicator electrical gremlins..

All sorted now, had to get a local sparky to sort it though, was multiple issues but now fitted with new modern waterproof + idiot proof connectors (cant mix up left and right switches) for the new handle bar switch gear I bought. The switch gear came from the US and was supposed to be a straight fi...
Author: JohnC
Mon Jul 29, 2019 6:06 pm
Forum: For Sale
Topic: 1977 Z1000A1
Replies: 1
Views: 479

Re: 1977 Z1000A1

I'm in the same boat m8, similar bikes and similar provenance, mine is a US import as well, bought by me in 1992. Your bike looks lovely btw! http://z1ownersclub.co.uk/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=45472 I was hoping for about £7K - £7500ish given the sensible mods I've carried out, mainly for reli...
Author: JohnC
Sun Jul 28, 2019 8:45 pm
Forum: Bike Help
Topic: Valve stem oil seals and valve seal conditioners
Replies: 26
Views: 1294

Re: Valve stem oil seals and valve seal conditioners

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Kawasaki-Z10 ... SwtCJdKir1

£20K now, lovely bike, hopefully I can use this to show prices on A1's are getting there :smile
Author: JohnC
Wed Jul 24, 2019 8:40 pm
Forum: Bike Help
Topic: Valve stem oil seals and valve seal conditioners
Replies: 26
Views: 1294

Re: Valve stem oil seals and valve seal conditioners

Cheers Zedhead and all, if I can get circa £7K and to a good home I'll be happy, I've had a lifetime of fun so would be a bonus if I can give someone else a bit of the same!!
Author: JohnC
Tue Jul 23, 2019 4:33 pm
Forum: Bike Help
Topic: Valve stem oil seals and valve seal conditioners
Replies: 26
Views: 1294

Re: Valve stem oil seals and valve seal conditioners

Hi ZedHead, thanks for the info over the past few emails I've posted. Any ideas what would be a fair price? I'd rather sell to a good home than make a profit. Owned by myself since 1992, hundreds of receipts kept over the years. Engine is 1075 Wiseco, HD valve springs, APE valve spring retainers, cr...
Author: JohnC
Tue Jul 23, 2019 3:29 pm
Forum: Bike Help
Topic: Valve stem oil seals and valve seal conditioners
Replies: 26
Views: 1294

Re: Valve stem oil seals and valve seal conditioners

So all, is a bit of smoke on start-up acceptable? And how do I pitch this on a potential sale? It's not using / burning any oil, and it goes away the minute you pull away when warm, and pulls like a train (Wiseco 1075 & VM 29 Smoothbores). I'm probably going to sell the bike on Ebay, or I might ...
Author: JohnC
Mon Jul 22, 2019 8:11 am
Forum: Bike Help
Topic: Valve stem oil seals and valve seal conditioners
Replies: 26
Views: 1294

Valve stem oil seals and valve seal conditioners

My bikes smokes slightly on start up and it seems it's probably hardened valve stem seals, APE ones on my bike and I think someone said these harden with lack of use. I was given a bottle of this by my father-in-law, said it worked on an old MG he was working on for a friend. https://www.amazon.co.u...
Author: JohnC
Mon Jul 15, 2019 1:02 pm
Forum: Bike Help
Topic: Indicator electrical gremlins..
Replies: 16
Views: 842

Re: Indicator electrical gremlins..

Thanks all, your comments give me a few things to try, much appreciated.
Author: JohnC
Sun Jul 14, 2019 12:22 pm
Forum: Bike Help
Topic: Indicator electrical gremlins..
Replies: 16
Views: 842

Re: Indicator electrical gremlins..

No, just the normal headlight. Yes wiring could be better, it's all original as far as I know so might just be a process of elimination.
Author: JohnC
Sat Jul 13, 2019 4:57 pm
Forum: Bike Help
Topic: Indicator electrical gremlins..
Replies: 16
Views: 842

Indicator electrical gremlins..

Hi all, I remember when I took my bike (Z1000A1) off the road a year or so back that when I was out on the last run the right hand indicator stopped flashing. I though it must just have been the flasher relay and ordered up a new one. I fitted it today along with a new fully charged get battery and ...
Author: JohnC
Mon Jun 17, 2019 12:16 pm
Forum: Wanted Adz
Topic: 1977 Z1000A1 Tank
Replies: 9
Views: 875

Re: 1977 Z1000A1 Tank

I guess that would work, wish I had the brains to invent and market this :D

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