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Author: Charlie
Mon Feb 18, 2019 4:50 pm
Forum: Bike Help
Topic: Mk2 twinshock swingarm options
Replies: 17
Views: 223

Re: Mk2 twinshock swingarm options

The bottom one looks like a 550 Zephyr ? It'll go in, but will need machining work at the frame end, plus some plates making to stop the arm bearings sliding off the pivot axle. (The Zephyr frame fits flush to the arm which eliminates that happening. The Zed frame is not the same unfortunately) It w...
Author: Charlie
Mon Feb 18, 2019 4:38 pm
Forum: Bike Help
Topic: Marzocchi vs ohlin
Replies: 17
Views: 342

Re: Marzocchi vs ohlin

Strada rebuild kits and parts available here - http://www.suspensionzana.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=category&id=13&Itemid=114 I was aware of that place, its the one I alluded to - but I never actually bought anything from them. It is isn't the clearest site I have been on, an...
Author: Charlie
Sun Feb 17, 2019 11:44 am
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Rex levers
Replies: 2
Views: 88

Re: Rex levers

There are many ZRX owners on here :wink: . Agree about the images tho'
Author: Charlie
Sat Feb 16, 2019 8:28 pm
Forum: Bike Help
Topic: Marzocchi vs ohlin
Replies: 17
Views: 342

Re: Marzocchi vs ohlin

Ebay and rebuild. The company went to the wall years ago.

Even rebuild kits (which were available up to a couple of years back) are like hens teeth now. There are sources in Italy though (for the seals) if you can get hold of the shocks themselves :wink:
Author: Charlie
Sat Feb 16, 2019 12:05 pm
Forum: Bike Help
Topic: Marzocchi vs ohlin
Replies: 17
Views: 342

Re: Marzocchi vs ohlin

Its a bit like trying to compare the old Kawasaki H2 with the new one ....Strada's and Ohlins are chalk and cheese. Zocchi's look right on an old bike and can be made to handle OK if you rebuild 'em with modern suspension fluid - Ohlins are night and day better even out of the box, but look wrong on...
Author: Charlie
Tue Feb 12, 2019 4:20 pm
Forum: Bike Help
Topic: Tyre sizes for Z650-B1
Replies: 4
Views: 136

Re: Tyre sizes for Z650-B1

I have always run 100/90H-19 and 120/90Hx18 on my Z650's when using stock rims. I ran 'em back in the day and I ran them on my current bike prior to playing around with the front and back ends. There are no handling issues, and the tyres wear evenly. I cannot see a rear tyre much bigger than the one...
Author: Charlie
Tue Jan 01, 2019 4:30 pm
Forum: Wanted Adz
Topic: Z1a tail tidy !
Replies: 13
Views: 386

Re: Z1a tail tidy !

They will even fit a Z650 if you dont mind adapting them a bit. :wink:
Author: Charlie
Mon Dec 17, 2018 5:10 pm
Forum: Wanted Adz
Topic: Clear Indicator Lense
Replies: 3
Views: 256

Re: Clear Indicator Lense

Z Power occasionally has them. I bought mine from Webike in Japan, although by the time carriage, HMRC and Parcelfarce had finished robbing, they ended up costing me about 12 quid each :eek

https://japan.webike.net/products/20043605.html
Author: Charlie
Sat Dec 15, 2018 12:11 pm
Forum: For Sale
Topic: GPz1100A
Replies: 5
Views: 502

Re: GPz1100A

I saw this bike go through on Ebay two or three times. I was kind of surprised it didn't sell, especially as the asking price fell. I almost went for it myself - but the colours and the picture of how it started out (in the magazine article) put me off in the end. I just couldn't rationalise needing...
Author: Charlie
Wed Nov 28, 2018 3:50 pm
Forum: Bike Help
Topic: Rear shocks
Replies: 12
Views: 632

Re: Rear shocks

ZRX shocks are 365mm centres. 12mm eye at the top, 10mm eye at the bottom. Reservoir goes to the top ZRX1200 shox have a plastic cover inside the shock body, 1100 don't. That aside, they are pretty much the same items The shocks will fit pretty much any Zed - it would only be the length that altered...
Author: Charlie
Thu Nov 01, 2018 4:35 pm
Forum: Bike Help
Topic: Thoughts on new chain and sprockets for '73 Z1
Replies: 19
Views: 942

Re: Thoughts on new chain and sprockets for '73 Z1

Sprocket change to 530 pitch of course. It is silver because its is a colour that suits the older bikes. Very few when asked wanted a gold chain on classic bikes. My opinion is that it looks better than a drab grey steel colour too ? :cool It isn't a polished finish as far as I am aware, just a silv...
Author: Charlie
Thu Nov 01, 2018 10:46 am
Forum: Bike Help
Topic: Thoughts on new chain and sprockets for '73 Z1
Replies: 19
Views: 942

Re: Thoughts on new chain and sprockets for '73 Z1

All of the above Weight saving is nearly 1kg per 100 links! Mainly due to thinner plates and smaller pins The important thing to remember is that pre Z1B (Z1 and Z1A) bikes were not fitted with O ring chains. On the Z1B Kawasaki found that the wider outer width of O ring chains caused the chain to ...
Author: Charlie
Sun Oct 28, 2018 11:10 am
Forum: Bike Help
Topic: How to find out original colour
Replies: 17
Views: 802

Re: How to find out original colour

The flaw with looking for "original" paint of course - is that 40/50 years down the line, the bodywork could have been changed several times.

In the world of "does it really matter" is it important ?

Just pick the colour scheme you prefer and go that way :wink:
Author: Charlie
Sun Oct 28, 2018 11:04 am
Forum: Bike Help
Topic: what size tyre can i squeeze on back Z1R 78
Replies: 8
Views: 572

Re: what size tyre can i squeeze on back Z1R 78

One thing to remember is that different tyres, even on the same size - do differ in actual width. It is very possible to find one model tyre with a badged 120 width, being as wide as someone else's 130 ...and vice versa That is down to tyre sizing being nominal rather than definitive. They are allow...
Author: Charlie
Sat Oct 20, 2018 3:48 pm
Forum: Bike Help
Topic: Motobatt Failure
Replies: 21
Views: 1398

Re: Motobatt Failure

The simple rule is, look after an MF battery and keep it on a maintenance charger and you will have no problems. Let it go flat and it is scrap UNLESS you have a professional charger that can push out enough amps to break down the sulfation that has formed on the plates.

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