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Author: ZedHead
Wed Jul 17, 2019 7:29 am
Forum: Bike Help
Topic: Fresh build Z1A Smoking- SEP?
Replies: 2
Views: 90

Re: Fresh build Z1A Smoking- SEP?

Anyone recently used SEP to rebore their barrels and had problems? They made and installed new liners bored to match NOS pistons I sent. New rings fitted etc and fired the old girl up yeterday, smoked like a bugger You have built far more engines than most so not teach granny to suck eggs. Don't al...
Author: ZedHead
Mon Jul 15, 2019 5:56 am
Forum: Bike Help
Topic: Brake pipe
Replies: 6
Views: 269

Re: Brake pipe

It looks like it could be for rear mounting caliper that has found its way onto the wrong bin. I checked your orders and you can eliminate me from your list of suspects :D
Author: ZedHead
Sun Jul 14, 2019 4:32 pm
Forum: Bike Help
Topic: Indicator electrical gremlins..
Replies: 11
Views: 243

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. As Pigford suggests the handlebar switch is a good place to start. Take it off and check for corrosion or shorts, bear in mind shorts could be to the bars. Also c...
Author: ZedHead
Sun Jul 14, 2019 11:02 am
Forum: Bike Help
Topic: Helicoil. North east
Replies: 9
Views: 378

Re: Helicoil. North east

Result!

Don't make the mistake I did once with a screw extractor trying to get a locking wheel bolt off. I drilled the hole too deep, only to discover the extractor was expanding the bolt as it went in. No amount of leverage would budge it after that!

A suitable size torx bit got it out in seconds.
Author: ZedHead
Sat Jul 13, 2019 6:57 pm
Forum: Bike Help
Topic: Indicator electrical gremlins..
Replies: 11
Views: 243

Re: Indicator electrical gremlins..

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.
Author: ZedHead
Sat Jul 13, 2019 3:06 pm
Forum: Bike Help
Topic: Gpz1100B1/B2 Exhaust
Replies: 25
Views: 345

Re: Gpz1100B1/B2 Exhaust

scott wrote:Has anyone fitted the Nitro one, any feedback on its quality. I like the Nitro and the Racefit one, decisions decisions :roll:


PM Sent
Author: ZedHead
Sat Jul 13, 2019 12:37 pm
Forum: Bike Help
Topic: Gpz1100B1/B2 Exhaust
Replies: 25
Views: 345

Re: Gpz1100B1/B2 Exhaust

scott wrote:This is rather nice but for a Z900RS......maybe they would make one for the Gpz

https://store.racefituk.com/collections ... ium-system


A lot of pipe for the money
Author: ZedHead
Fri Jul 12, 2019 7:57 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Z1000J Build
Replies: 293
Views: 51122

Re: Z1000J Build

:wow :wow :wow :wow :wow :wow :wow :wow :wow
Author: ZedHead
Thu Jul 11, 2019 11:45 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Z650 Special Revisited
Replies: 5
Views: 176

Re: Z650 Special Revisited

Nice one Lee..

Just remember .. one mans reasonable budget is another's runaway :D

How a re the J's front brakes now?
Author: ZedHead
Wed Jul 10, 2019 10:24 am
Forum: Bike Help
Topic: Stiff /heavy clutch leaver z1b
Replies: 6
Views: 238

Re: Stiff /heavy clutch leaver z1b

PMC sale starts on Friday :D
Author: ZedHead
Mon Jul 08, 2019 1:07 pm
Forum: Bike Help
Topic: spark plugs
Replies: 4
Views: 258

Re: spark plugs

I have read a lot of comments about NGK and decided to contact their technical department about it. The conclusion I have reached is there is nothing wrong with NGK, I is just that Denso equivalents have a slightly different heat range which tends to work better in old engines running modern fuels. ...
Author: ZedHead
Sun Jul 07, 2019 6:55 pm
Forum: Bike Help
Topic: Helicoil. North east
Replies: 9
Views: 378

Re: Helicoil. North east

z1bman wrote:center punch the middle of the stud then drill with a 4mm drill then knock in a torx bit so its a tight fit. heat around the stud with a heat gun untill it is as hot as you can get it & it should come out without having to heli coil


That's the way to do it :up
Author: ZedHead
Sun Jul 07, 2019 2:24 pm
Forum: Bike Help
Topic: Helicoil. North east
Replies: 9
Views: 378

Re: Helicoil. North east

Is the stud end still in the fork? A left hand drill bit and a bit of heat might get it out and leave the thread intact. If you get the drilled hole to the right size you might be able to get a torx bit to bite on it.
Author: ZedHead
Sat Jun 29, 2019 1:16 pm
Forum: Bike Help
Topic: Oil pressure loss !!
Replies: 18
Views: 753

Re: Oil pressure loss !!

Out of curiosity, I wonder how many have condemned an oil pressure switch because there is continuity even when the plunger is pushed in?
Author: ZedHead
Thu Jun 27, 2019 1:55 pm
Forum: New Here?
Topic: New here, looking for guidance
Replies: 13
Views: 833

Re: New here, looking for guidance

Just thinking a little left field.

I notice you described the plugs as oily? .. Is it un-burned fuel or oil? What are the exhaust emissions like? If smokey, what colour? Is it at start up or on overrun? If it is burning oil I would tend to suspect the valve stem seals have failed.

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