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Author: Kev1R
Tue Aug 28, 2018 5:15 pm
Forum: Bike Help
Topic: Points or Electronic ignition
Replies: 7
Views: 263

Re: Points or Electronic ignition

For Dyna s - Main advantage - as has been said - is lack of maintenance. Main disadvantage is if it goes wrong - employing a 'get you home' fix will not be easy. Having said that - Both the original points and the Dyna s are known to be fairly trouble free. I have dyna coils and the original points ...
Author: Kev1R
Sat Aug 25, 2018 11:13 am
Forum: Bike Help
Topic: fuel hose
Replies: 5
Views: 214

Re: fuel hose

Agree with Philippe - I only fill up bikes with the 'Superunleaded' options - and only the 95 octane regular unleaded when I have no choice.
(although over here the ethanol content is still only 5% I believe)
Author: Kev1R
Wed Aug 22, 2018 9:04 pm
Forum: Bike Help
Topic: Reg/Rec Failure Symptoms
Replies: 3
Views: 212

Re: Reg/Rec Failure Symptoms

When my factory original reg rec failed in the late 80's I fitted an electrexworld unit which has been on since.
The symptom was a boiled dry battery and battery acid where you don't want it!
Author: Kev1R
Sun Aug 19, 2018 8:33 pm
Forum: Show us Yours
Topic: The Current Collection
Replies: 16
Views: 610

Re: The Current Collection

Have to agree with David!
Great looking Z1R.
Author: Kev1R
Mon Jul 30, 2018 9:38 pm
Forum: Bike Help
Topic: Z1000-A1 rear brake master cylinder bleeding
Replies: 14
Views: 384

Re: Z1000-A1 rear brake master cylinder bleeding

I had similar issues with my A2 The key to sorting it involved a vacuum bleeder. The method that eventually worked for me was: 1 attach the vacuum bleeder to the caliper in the normal way 2 remove the brake line connection to the master cylinder and place in brake fluid container and then draw fluid...
Author: Kev1R
Sun Jul 22, 2018 5:46 pm
Forum: Out and About
Topic: Quick Spin
Replies: 4
Views: 279

Re: Quick Spin

Quite a productive day really - when I got back I decided to do a job i've been meaning to do for over a year - fit a new starter button to replace the broken one. Might be me being ham fisted but I found it a right faff. While I was into the throttle assembly I also fitted new cables. Only problem ...
Author: Kev1R
Sun Jul 22, 2018 2:11 pm
Forum: Out and About
Topic: Quick Spin
Replies: 4
Views: 279

Quick Spin

Put new battery on her yesterday so I thought a road test would be in order.
Author: Kev1R
Wed Jul 11, 2018 8:06 pm
Forum: Out and About
Topic: Sampled some empty roads
Replies: 1
Views: 255

Sampled some empty roads

Instead of watching the footy I decided to take the A2 for an (almost) deserted roads run out.
Author: Kev1R
Sat Jun 30, 2018 7:21 am
Forum: Out and About
Topic: Victoria Bikers Pub
Replies: 9
Views: 901

Re: Victoria Bikers Pub

Yes - now you mention it I did see a maroon 400 departing. - looking very clean. If I had seen it parked I would have come over for a closer look - I jumped off a KH250 straight on to a brand new purple KH400 in 1979. The blend of power (much more than the 250) coupled with a fantastic exhaust noise...
Author: Kev1R
Thu Jun 28, 2018 8:40 pm
Forum: Out and About
Topic: Victoria Bikers Pub
Replies: 9
Views: 901

Re: Victoria Bikers Pub

Went to this pub tonight - nothing interesting in the car park but saw a z1a on the road not far from the pub!
Nice night for a run out - whatever the destination -
No traffic
Author: Kev1R
Sun May 06, 2018 10:23 am
Forum: Bike Help
Topic: End of an era for My Z1
Replies: 10
Views: 798

Re: End of an era for My Z1

I for one hope Garn stays as a contributor to this site.
Amid much nonsense (which we still get to this very day!) - Garn is always the "Informed voice of Sanity and Reason"

all the best
cheers
Kev
Author: Kev1R
Thu Apr 26, 2018 8:29 pm
Forum: Out and About
Topic: Victoria Bikers Pub
Replies: 9
Views: 901

Re: Victoria Bikers Pub

Strong Kawasaki contingent -
I will have to have a run up there one Thursday !
Author: Kev1R
Wed Apr 11, 2018 9:49 pm
Forum: The Bottom Shed
Topic: Well its a Kwak and its green and it was cheap !
Replies: 4
Views: 625

Re: Well its a Kwak and its green and it was cheap !

I too had a C1 (green one) and I found it very fast with superb brakes. The only minus point was in cold weather it would suffer carb icing. You could add a silkolene additive to the fuel which resolved the problem. I believe C2 and E models have some kind of heating to alleviate. It is a great bike...
Author: Kev1R
Tue Mar 20, 2018 3:20 pm
Forum: Wanted Adz
Topic: z1r rear light bracket
Replies: 4
Views: 342

Re: z1r rear light bracket

Uk ones have the indicator stems welded as part of the light bracket

Us ones are as in the pic and the indicators attach to the frame lugs
so if you get the US ones you will need the indicators separately.
Author: Kev1R
Sun Mar 11, 2018 10:01 pm
Forum: Bike Help
Topic: Indicators
Replies: 2
Views: 356

Re: Indicators

I have mini indicators fitted to a Z1R - similar to these: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Bike-It-Mini-Indicators-Long-Stem-In-Carbon-Look-With-Clear-Lens-Pair/302296106669?hash=item46624086ad:g:mAAAAOSwkShZAGhz Not too difficult to fit & if you don't like clear lens they also come in the usual ambe...

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