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Author: pertonpc
Mon Aug 13, 2018 9:28 pm
Forum: Bike Help
Topic: Dismantling ignition barrel - pin removal
Replies: 7
Views: 102

Re: Dismantling ignition barrel - pin removal

There are similar roll pins to hold Z1 fuel cap in place. Soak with penetrating oil and then I selected a suitable diameter drill bit and tapped it out with that as a drift. Obviously a vice or similar to hold it good and steady helps. I also found the pins were more inclined to tap out from one sid...
Author: pertonpc
Sun Aug 12, 2018 7:02 pm
Forum: Bike Help
Topic: Z1000R Helmet & Seat Lock
Replies: 14
Views: 167

Re: Z1000R Helmet & Seat Lock

Here is my ZRX helmet lock dismantled - note the larger retaining wafer on right & the 6 slots you can choose from to make key fit. https://i.imgur.com/GS4a6gV.jpg Got to get the wafers into a place where the whole lot is flush when key goes in - like this - then test it in the barrel to make su...
Author: pertonpc
Sun Aug 12, 2018 9:58 am
Forum: Bike Help
Topic: Z1000R Helmet & Seat Lock
Replies: 14
Views: 167

Re: Z1000R Helmet & Seat Lock

If it is anything like ZRX 1200 helmet lock it is fairly easy to do. Will try and find the link on how to do it. Helmet lock was basically take it to bits - do it in a clean area as there are some tiny springs that push the brass wafers into place. There is one large brass wafer which holds the barr...
Author: pertonpc
Sun Jul 22, 2018 1:09 pm
Forum: The Bottom Shed
Topic: ZRX 1200R Meets Z900 RS Cafe
Replies: 15
Views: 689

Re: ZRX 1200R Meets Z900 RS Cafe

There ya go King Of Kings - make me an offer :-) :-)

https://www.carandclassic.co.uk/car/C903986

From Mark
Author: pertonpc
Fri Jul 20, 2018 4:53 pm
Forum: The Bottom Shed
Topic: ZRX 1200R Meets Z900 RS Cafe
Replies: 15
Views: 689

Re: ZRX 1200R Meets Z900 RS Cafe

Interesting point ref. indicators -

to echo the early zed they should be orange lens & either chrome stalk & round a la Z1 or Black stalk & rectangle a la Z1-R

My brother is getting some round after market winkers for it soon. I will try and get a pic or two.
Author: pertonpc
Thu Jul 19, 2018 3:56 pm
Forum: The Bottom Shed
Topic: ZRX 1200R Meets Z900 RS Cafe
Replies: 15
Views: 689

Re: ZRX 1200R Meets Z900 RS Cafe

I would have preferred some candy / metallic in the 900 paint. The later ZRX went to solid colours and this has continued the trend. The 900 is wearing a factory option 2 person seat - not the standard jobby. Note how short the front fender is - even with an extender it is barely along as the Rex on...
Author: pertonpc
Wed Jul 18, 2018 9:57 pm
Forum: The Bottom Shed
Topic: ZRX 1200R Meets Z900 RS Cafe
Replies: 15
Views: 689

ZRX 1200R Meets Z900 RS Cafe

Hello Chaps,

Thought it might be of interest to see my brother's new Cafe Racer up against a REX.

What do people reckon ??

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Author: pertonpc
Tue Jun 05, 2018 10:41 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Z1R - The Work Begins!
Replies: 43
Views: 11860

Re: Z1R - The Work Begins!

I had a doremi fuel sender unit.

Worked fine but the shroud is hard plastic ( not soft rubber like original) and it showed underneath the tank slightly if fitted.

Think the factory shroud will fit if you still have a decent one.

Have some pics if needed.
Author: pertonpc
Wed Mar 28, 2018 11:01 am
Forum: Wanted Adz
Topic: Z650 Main stand
Replies: 5
Views: 330

Re: Z650 Main stand

Jason at Kawasaki Heaven or John Browse at Wrexham, or DK Spares in Staffordshire are all worth a try for that. Also check if the part number was used on another bike - it will widen your search for a quicker result. According to partzilla the Z650 B1 main stand fits these - This Kawasaki 34011-1041...
Author: pertonpc
Sun Mar 18, 2018 8:39 pm
Forum: Bike Help
Topic: Battery tray...
Replies: 1
Views: 170

Re: Battery tray...

If you want to see all the gubbins that attaches to a battery bracket take a look at the pics on my Z1-R rebuild.

http://www.zedrider.co.uk/z1-r.html

It's from 1978 so it will be similar and give you some idea of what should be attached and how.
All pics enlarge if you click on them

From Mark
Author: pertonpc
Sun Feb 25, 2018 6:22 pm
Forum: The Bottom Shed
Topic: Gone Over To The Dark Side
Replies: 17
Views: 1234

Re: Gone Over To The Dark Side

I had a 250n Superdream in Silver with a Darth Invader screen.
Also had the 250rs in blue.
My guilty pleasure was always CBX but never managed to get one.
My brothers both had a few CB900s as well.
Author: pertonpc
Sat Feb 24, 2018 8:35 pm
Forum: The Bottom Shed
Topic: Gone Over To The Dark Side
Replies: 17
Views: 1234

Re: Gone Over To The Dark Side

Adrian, I think it may be sadly down to resources - Hodna can write off small volume sales to produce something that is pretty true to their heritage. Just to prove they can. e.g. they had to get special process to make cooling fins 2mm thick so that the engine would tick on cool down like in the ol...
Author: pertonpc
Sat Feb 24, 2018 8:17 pm
Forum: The Bottom Shed
Topic: Gone Over To The Dark Side
Replies: 17
Views: 1234

Re: Gone Over To The Dark Side

This was where I came into Kawasaki ownership back in 78.

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Author: pertonpc
Sat Feb 24, 2018 8:08 pm
Forum: The Bottom Shed
Topic: Gone Over To The Dark Side
Replies: 17
Views: 1234

Re: Gone Over To The Dark Side

I think it's performance will be more Z650 than Z1, but it was the only big cc spoked 70s style bike I could see at this quality for the money. It was born with twin shocks - but the larger tank, four into two pipes and spoked wheels came along in year two. Perhaps the RS will do likewise ?? Probabl...
Author: pertonpc
Sat Feb 24, 2018 6:21 pm
Forum: The Bottom Shed
Topic: Gone Over To The Dark Side
Replies: 17
Views: 1234

Gone Over To The Dark Side

I have been hanging out to see the new Kawasaki retro since Hodna launched theirs in 2013. Really tried to get it on with the new Z900 RS but I can still see too much of the original Sugomi (modern) styling underneath the retro body kit. So after a couple of abortive early Zed purchases went pear sh...

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