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Author: Kwackman
Wed Feb 13, 2019 6:21 pm
Forum: Bike Help
Topic: Spoke my rims
Replies: 6
Views: 325

Re: Spoke my rims

Last month's (this month is just out) Practical Sportsbikes has an article on respoking wheels.
Author: Kwackman
Fri Jan 11, 2019 9:19 pm
Forum: Bike Help
Topic: Carb adjustment query
Replies: 14
Views: 652

Re: Carb adjustment query

BRILLIANT!
Thanks Rob (I finally remember your name!), I really appreciate your help- I was getting very lost!
That's another pint I owe you.

Now I can concentrate on the pilot system...
Author: Kwackman
Fri Jan 11, 2019 9:04 pm
Forum: Bike Help
Topic: Carb adjustment query
Replies: 14
Views: 652

Re: Carb adjustment query

Ah ZED1015, I think you've just solved my problem, and I'll sleep better tonight!! :D So, the manual page I put in the first post, just under the diagram B21, when it says "Turn the adjusting screw to make a slight clearance between the throttle valve and the bottom of the bore" it means t...
Author: Kwackman
Fri Jan 11, 2019 8:47 pm
Forum: Bike Help
Topic: Carb adjustment query
Replies: 14
Views: 652

Re: Carb adjustment query

You need to start with the adjuster screws turned a few more threads in so that the top of the larger thread is just below the surface and then level the slides with the wire method and make sure you only turn the screws clockwise. Ta for the reply Zed1015. If I start with the adjuster screws turne...
Author: Kwackman
Fri Jan 11, 2019 8:26 pm
Forum: Bike Help
Topic: Carb adjustment query
Replies: 14
Views: 652

Re: Carb adjustment query

Still a bit stuck, so returning for more help/ideas! I did this initial wire method, measuring fro the side nearest the engine. I got the gaps to be all the same, around .75mm. That page I showed in my first post shows the locknut to tighten. The problem is that the screw isn't in far enough for the...
Author: Kwackman
Thu Jan 10, 2019 10:24 pm
Forum: Bike Help
Topic: Carb adjustment query
Replies: 14
Views: 652

Re: Carb adjustment query

No problem Chris, thanks anyway.
As you & others have pointed me back to the pilot part of the system, I'm now accepting this is where my problems lie!
Author: Kwackman
Thu Jan 10, 2019 9:52 pm
Forum: Bike Help
Topic: Carb adjustment query
Replies: 14
Views: 652

Re: Carb adjustment query

Thank you both for the replies.
Thanks for clearing up the initial set-up process.
But, as you and Chris (and others) reckon it's the pilots that are the problem, I'm going to re-check that end of things.

Thanks again for the advice, much appreciated.
I'll let you know how it goes.
Davy
Author: Kwackman
Thu Jan 10, 2019 7:11 pm
Forum: Bike Help
Topic: Carb adjustment query
Replies: 14
Views: 652

Re: Carb adjustment query

Ta for the reply Chris.
"back" means the airbox side?
The pilot jets are new, I've blasted the airgun up them now.

It's my first carb rebuild, so no doubt I've done something stupid!
Author: Kwackman
Thu Jan 10, 2019 5:55 pm
Forum: Bike Help
Topic: Carb adjustment query
Replies: 14
Views: 652

Carb adjustment query

Hi, I've been restoring a little Z400J over the last 2 years. Last week it was started for the first time and it won't run under 3500-4000 RPM. Removed the carbs (rebuilt a few months ago) and checked the pilot jet was clean (it was, it's new) and was the correct size. I checked the air screw on the...
Author: Kwackman
Wed Dec 05, 2018 6:44 pm
Forum: Bike Help
Topic: Z1100r carbs/dynojet kit
Replies: 4
Views: 332

Re: Z1100r carbs/dynojet kit

Have you tried NRP for needles?
Even if it's not on their site, they may have some.
I got parts for a project I'm doing by emailing them.
Maybe worth a shout?

http://www.nrp-carbs.co.uk/
Author: Kwackman
Thu Nov 08, 2018 3:05 pm
Forum: The Bottom Shed
Topic: Rex bling
Replies: 6
Views: 709

Re: Rex bling

King of Kings wrote:rear brake torque arm in weightless alloy! :)

What colour is the torque arm, and have you a price in mind?
Cheers.
Author: Kwackman
Wed Nov 07, 2018 3:04 pm
Forum: The Bottom Shed
Topic: Rex bling
Replies: 6
Views: 709

Re: Rex bling

What have you got?
Author: Kwackman
Tue Oct 09, 2018 9:41 am
Forum: Wanted Adz
Topic: Z1100R Tool tray and rear storage box.
Replies: 2
Views: 314

Re: Z1100R Tool tray and rear storage box.

Thanks for the reply Neil.
Author: Kwackman
Mon Oct 08, 2018 7:09 pm
Forum: Wanted Adz
Topic: Z1100R Tool tray and rear storage box.
Replies: 2
Views: 314

Z1100R Tool tray and rear storage box.

Hi,
A friend of a friend is looking for a Z1100R tool tray and the rear storage box.
He has a 1984 ELR.
I reckon they're hen's teeth territory, but if anyone has either and wants to sell get in touch.
Thanks.
Author: Kwackman
Sun Oct 07, 2018 1:03 pm
Forum: Bike Help
Topic: hard chroming
Replies: 6
Views: 570

Re: hard chroming

dave cullen wrote:http://www.pittedforks.co.uk/


I used them for the forks on my Z400J project.
I'm no expert in chrome quality, but they look, feel and fit great.
I'll be using them again.

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