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Author: pertonpc
Wed Mar 28, 2018 11:01 am
Forum: Wanted Adz
Topic: Z650 Main stand
Replies: 5
Views: 142

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: 87

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: 652

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: 652

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: 652

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: 652

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: 652

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...
Author: pertonpc
Tue Feb 20, 2018 10:33 pm
Forum: New Here?
Topic: Newbie in Cotswolds
Replies: 22
Views: 944

Re: Newbie in Cotswolds

Hi Will,
Don't know too much about the two little (brit?) bikes but I need to get acquainted with that lush LC you have there.
Looks like a corker.
Sounds like there may be enough of us round here to make a meet up worth while in the Spring.
Mark
Author: pertonpc
Sun Feb 18, 2018 7:37 pm
Forum: New Here?
Topic: Newbie in Cotswolds
Replies: 22
Views: 944

Re: Newbie in Cotswolds

Ok Will drop me a pm when you are on the road with it & we could meet up. I should have something taxed & insured by end of March. I rebuilt one of the later Lawson Reps last year - http://i816.photobucket.com/albums/zz82/pertonpc/Kawasaki%20ZRX%201200R%202001/IMG_0115_zpsgml1jal1.jpg - you ...
Author: pertonpc
Sun Feb 18, 2018 4:46 pm
Forum: New Here?
Topic: Newbie in Cotswolds
Replies: 22
Views: 944

Re: Newbie in Cotswolds

Hi Will,
Welcome.
Where in Cotswolds are you based? - I'm near Cirencester.
Author: pertonpc
Thu Feb 01, 2018 7:48 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Latest effort 77 Thou a2
Replies: 17
Views: 626

Re: Latest effort 77 Thou a2

Nice work Paul, be a shame if you sell up and don't have one left after all you have done.
Hope it's not health reasons?
Best Regards
Mark
Author: pertonpc
Sun Jan 28, 2018 8:56 am
Forum: Bike Help
Topic: Z650 4-2 Replicas
Replies: 15
Views: 528

Re: Z650 4-2 Replicas

Motad were doing a complete 4 into 2 when I last checked.
http://www.motad.co.uk/kawasaki-z650/
It did not look too close to the original kit though.
I have some repro silencers if you just need the end can
From Mark
Author: pertonpc
Wed Jan 03, 2018 11:16 am
Forum: Bike Help
Topic: Oil drain bolt won't budge.
Replies: 10
Views: 643

Re: Oil drain bolt won't budge.

Try a squirt/ soak of penetrating oil while you are waiting to have another go.
It's probably not gonna get in but you never know and it is cheap enough if you have some around.
It certainly won't make it any worse.
Good luck with the extraction !!
Mark
Author: pertonpc
Fri Dec 01, 2017 8:44 am
Forum: Show us Yours
Topic: Gone To The Dark Side
Replies: 20
Views: 1374

Re: Gone To The Dark Side

Nice one Steve, I did a photo story for a Z1-R strip & rebuild if you need any reference pics/ info. http://www.zedrider.co.uk/z1-r.html all pics enlarge if you click them. I'm a bit partial to the orange side reflectors on the frame tubes myself, and I like the USA style indicators at the back....
Author: pertonpc
Wed Nov 22, 2017 8:59 am
Forum: Bike Help
Topic: Badge Refurb - tips and tricks needed.
Replies: 8
Views: 453

Re: Badge Refurb - tips and tricks needed.

especially on the white lettering, or engine casings (where the edges are raised to keep paint inside) - don't feel obliged to use a brush to get the paint in. I tend to go for cocktail stick or wooden BBQ skewer with pointed end. As long as the badge is off the bike and flat the paint will settle f...

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