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Author: bulldogbobby
Thu Jun 14, 2018 8:25 pm
Forum: The Bottom Shed
Topic: Wish I Still Had It
Replies: 13
Views: 661

Re: Wish I Still Had It

Have you tried bar risers/different bars? Might help before thinking of selling it I've tried all sorts, lower bars, higher bars, lower pegs, higher pegs. As I have it now is the most comfortable it can be for me: Renthal medium road bars and Arata rearsets which have the footpeg about 1 inch highe...
Author: bulldogbobby
Thu Jun 14, 2018 12:38 pm
Forum: The Bottom Shed
Topic: Wish I Still Had It
Replies: 13
Views: 661

Re: Wish I Still Had It

Zomerset Zed wrote:Had mine for 10 years. I wore it out......

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Do well to wear a Rex out! :D
Author: bulldogbobby
Thu Jun 14, 2018 12:37 pm
Forum: The Bottom Shed
Topic: Wish I Still Had It
Replies: 13
Views: 661

Re: Wish I Still Had It

might part with it when I can no longer physically ride it. That's the problem with mine, I love it but if I ride it more than 50 miles it triggers a flareup of my longstanding lower back problem and then I can't ride anything for a while. I am going to sell mine shortly... Have you tried bar riser...
Author: bulldogbobby
Thu Jun 14, 2018 9:17 am
Forum: Bike Help
Topic: Stainless Steel Bolts - Ok or Not?
Replies: 19
Views: 526

Re: Stainless Steel Bolts - Ok or Not?

Why would it be a problem to use stainless on the camshaft bearing caps? Think he means there's no real advantage? Well, that for sure and as also noted above, the small possibility that SSteel bolts may not have the same tensile / work ratings as the original cam cap steel bolts. The high frequenc...
Author: bulldogbobby
Wed Jun 13, 2018 5:17 pm
Forum: The Bottom Shed
Topic: Wish I Still Had It
Replies: 13
Views: 661

Re: Wish I Still Had It

I have lost count of the amount of people that have sold their Rex and don't know why or regretted it. We all know how good they are so why even think about it. Sure I know it'll mostly be down to money at the end of the day, but like all classics these are only going one way. I've had mine for 9 y...
Author: bulldogbobby
Sun Jun 10, 2018 9:13 am
Forum: Bike Help
Topic: Stainless Steel Bolts - Ok or Not?
Replies: 19
Views: 526

Re: Stainless Steel Bolts - Ok or Not?

Why would it be a problem to use stainless on the camshaft bearing caps? Think he means there's no real advantage? Well, that for sure and as also noted above, the small possibility that SSteel bolts may not have the same tensile / work ratings as the original cam cap steel bolts. The high frequenc...
Author: bulldogbobby
Fri Jun 08, 2018 1:16 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: KZ900 the beginning
Replies: 13
Views: 354

Re: KZ900 the beginning

Looks good mate - good luck with the resto
Author: bulldogbobby
Fri Jun 08, 2018 9:14 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Z1R - The Work Begins!
Replies: 43
Views: 11210

Re: Z1R - The Work Begins!

Brilliant - thank you, that is certainly the sort of solution I think I need. That piston seizes well in there doesn't it ! Thanks also on the strip out of the discs from the reservoir cup. I was thinking of this just to make sure that I thoroughly cleaning any crud out of there. Will probably revi...
Author: bulldogbobby
Fri Jun 08, 2018 8:57 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Z1R - The Work Begins!
Replies: 43
Views: 11210

Re: Z1R - The Work Begins!

Lovely job - really good looking Z1R too. Curious about your rear brake reservoir rebuild as I have one on the bench at the minute that's resisting me a little. The reservoir is pretty old and gungy and I'm struggling to get the piston out under the reservoir. It's presently sitting upside down and...
Author: bulldogbobby
Tue Jun 05, 2018 12:33 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Z1R - The Work Begins!
Replies: 43
Views: 11210

Re: Z1R - The Work Begins!

Also on the American model the indicators on the front are wired to have a permanent light on.[/quote]

Mine must be 'UK' spec - indicators are wired as normal :up
Author: bulldogbobby
Mon Jun 04, 2018 5:01 pm
Forum: Bike Help
Topic: Stainless Steel Bolts - Ok or Not?
Replies: 19
Views: 526

Re: Stainless Steel Bolts - Ok or Not?

Excellent!! Stainless it is then! :D
Author: bulldogbobby
Mon Jun 04, 2018 4:05 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Z1R - The Work Begins!
Replies: 43
Views: 11210

Re: Z1R - The Work Begins!

Haven't been able to do much on the bike over the past few months and hit a bit of a wall with progress once I got back to working on it - couldn't get any fluid through to the rear caliper (I'd thoroughly cleaned everything, replaced all master cylinder and caliper internals and fitting a new brake...
Author: bulldogbobby
Mon Jun 04, 2018 1:13 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Z1b, garage find (mine)
Replies: 6
Views: 267

Re: Z1b, garage find (mine)

Good luck mate - gonna be emotional................. :)
Author: bulldogbobby
Mon Jun 04, 2018 1:10 pm
Forum: Bike Help
Topic: Stainless Steel Bolts - Ok or Not?
Replies: 19
Views: 526

Stainless Steel Bolts - Ok or Not?

In the process of replacing many of the bolts on my bike for stainless as I've been disappointed with the quality of pattern replacements bought in the past. Had a read through previous posts on the subject but there seems to be varying opinions on whether or not they should be changed (due mainly t...
Author: bulldogbobby
Mon Jun 04, 2018 12:09 pm
Forum: New Here?
Topic: New member
Replies: 7
Views: 414

Re: New member

Looking good mate - this is a fantastic source of info (and a fair bit of banter.........), welcome and enjoy!

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