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Author: Charlie
Sat Jun 09, 2018 1:24 pm
Forum: Bike Help
Topic: New copy rev counters
Replies: 4
Views: 203

Re: New copy rev counters

I have a copy tacho (cable drive) on one of mine The needle is perfectly smooth, but the tacho itself does read 1000rpm or so faster than the engine is actually turning. Once you get to the fact its showing more revs than the engine is turning, its OK - but you would not want to set the idle speed u...
Author: Charlie
Fri Jun 01, 2018 4:22 pm
Forum: Bike Help
Topic: Age related plate
Replies: 15
Views: 270

Re: Age related plate

Kawasaki gave me a month and year on mine.

The yank bikes usually have a white headstock sticker giving that information too, unless someone has deliberately removed it.

Have you paid Kawasaki to date it on an official certificate, or just asked them casually ?
Author: Charlie
Tue May 29, 2018 6:04 pm
Forum: Bike Help
Topic: Z650 Hydraulic Clutch?
Replies: 8
Views: 254

Re: Z650 Hydraulic Clutch?

I like that. That is a conversion I would like to do too :)
Author: Charlie
Mon May 28, 2018 12:48 pm
Forum: Bike Help
Topic: Break Calipers
Replies: 7
Views: 298

Re: Break Calipers

With a pair of em more likely Z650c models unless one of the above has been converted.
Author: Charlie
Fri May 18, 2018 4:59 pm
Forum: Bike Help
Topic: Should I buy this KZ900
Replies: 17
Views: 538

Re: Should I buy this KZ900

That link is bringing up an RD500 for me ... ?
Author: Charlie
Mon Apr 30, 2018 9:55 am
Forum: The Bottom Shed
Topic: My CBX build
Replies: 32
Views: 1284

Re: My CBX build

The ridiculous DVLA systems virtually force a bending of the rules in some cases. Be assured, you are not alone in doing that.

Well done on getting sorted. :wink:
Author: Charlie
Thu Apr 26, 2018 6:15 pm
Forum: Bike Help
Topic: Genuine or pattern gaskets
Replies: 5
Views: 269

Re: Genuine or pattern gaskets

Vesrah source the same gaskets as supplied as OE from the same manufacturer :wink:
Author: Charlie
Mon Apr 23, 2018 11:47 am
Forum: Bike Help
Topic: Plugs!
Replies: 9
Views: 340

Re: Plugs!

This may help some of you in understanding what plug letters mean and how the heat gradings work

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Author: Charlie
Sun Apr 22, 2018 12:10 pm
Forum: Bike Help
Topic: Plugs!
Replies: 9
Views: 340

Re: Plugs!

I know they do :)
THIS is why they are called projected nose ..... and why you should not use them unless recommended for the motor in question. (well not unless you are after lightening the piston crown at least) :wink:


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Author: Charlie
Sun Apr 22, 2018 10:47 am
Forum: Bike Help
Topic: Plugs!
Replies: 9
Views: 340

Re: Plugs!

Heat range aside, I would be more concerned about the projected nose of the BP6ES making contact with the top of the pistons.
Author: Charlie
Sat Apr 21, 2018 8:12 pm
Forum: Bike Help
Topic: Best chrome 4:1 Exh for a Z1?
Replies: 8
Views: 318

Re: Best chrome 4:1 Exh for a Z1?

Harris have suspended production of the old skool systems "temporarily" as the quality wasnt right apparently and are focussing on the new end cans, so you will likely be hunting for a used system. I have not seen a Devil system in decades sadly. Vance and Hines have a system, but it isnt ...
Author: Charlie
Sat Apr 21, 2018 1:12 pm
Forum: Out and About
Topic: Interesting Z900RS plate
Replies: 3
Views: 261

Re: Interesting Z900RS plate

A better plate would be 900 POS or COP 1E :wink:
Author: Charlie
Wed Apr 18, 2018 3:32 pm
Forum: Bike Help
Topic: Dyno run.
Replies: 9
Views: 369

Re: Dyno run.

I've had a few bikes on dyno's and never had an issue, nor have I come across anyone else that has in 30 odd years working in the motorcycle industry. Make sure you have enough clean oil in the sump and nothing hanging off. If there is even a hint of an issue, a competent dyno man would not put it o...
Author: Charlie
Wed Apr 18, 2018 3:20 pm
Forum: Bike Help
Topic: Tail light options - modded Z1
Replies: 11
Views: 433

Re: Tail light options - modded Z1

In the late 70's, my underseat tail light mount was made from a bit of Dexion shelving and a separator plate :lol: Experience told me I could do a bit better this time around and I tried all sorts of rear lights before I settled on the Aprilia version. I had a std square Z650 lamp with red and then ...
Author: Charlie
Tue Apr 17, 2018 12:59 pm
Forum: Bike Help
Topic: Battery problems
Replies: 8
Views: 323

Re: Battery problems

GS, which owns and is the parent company to Yuasa, offer a two year warranty on all their batteries.

In the OEM market, they are branded as GS-Yuasa.

GS batteries are generally cheaper than Yuasa too.

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