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Author: Charlie
Mon Dec 17, 2018 5:10 pm
Forum: Wanted Adz
Topic: Clear Indicator Lense
Replies: 3
Views: 79

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: 309

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: 438

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: 667

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: 667

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: 547

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: 415

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: 1066

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.
Author: Charlie
Tue Oct 16, 2018 2:19 pm
Forum: Bike Help
Topic: Any recomendations for caliper refurb please
Replies: 4
Views: 278

Re: Any recomendations for caliper referb please

This guy advertises lots and gets plenty of coverage in the mags

https://www.powerhouse.uk/content/motor ... rvices.php
Author: Charlie
Fri Oct 12, 2018 2:46 pm
Forum: Bike Help
Topic: More O.C.D. - Vesrah v Athena valve seals ?
Replies: 9
Views: 446

Re: More O.C.D. - Vesrah v Athena valve seals ?

Vesrah source their seals and gaskets from the OEM manufacturers in Japan. :wink:
Author: Charlie
Mon Sep 10, 2018 12:44 pm
Forum: Bike Help
Topic: Engine oil
Replies: 28
Views: 1210

Re: Engine oil

I was away for the last few days, but if the comment about pasting from Google was intended for me either- i can assure you the comments were my own. Dont over complicate things, dont pull information from US sites where the oils can be very different (in many cases) to what we Europeans use. Use wh...
Author: Charlie
Thu Sep 06, 2018 1:44 pm
Forum: Bike Help
Topic: Engine oil
Replies: 28
Views: 1210

Re: Engine oil

There is nothing wrong with using fully synth in most engines BUT it is the roller bearing crank in these and others that fully synth is not friendly as it allows the rollers to skid at much lower rpms which causes premature wear. If you are going to use fully synth in a Z then it must be specifica...
Author: Charlie
Mon Sep 03, 2018 9:26 am
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Carbs for sale
Replies: 10
Views: 786

Re: Carbs for sale

On the number 1 carb inlet flange will be a very small set of numbers, those numbers will ID exactly what carbs they are. It does not in itself state what they are off, but gives a better indication. :)
Author: Charlie
Mon Sep 03, 2018 9:19 am
Forum: Bike Help
Topic: Engine oil
Replies: 28
Views: 1210

Re: Engine oil

.. and yes, I appreciate that JASO did not exist when the Zeds were manufactured, and that they did run on what is by modern terms, a fairly crude oil product - but then again, they used to break down more often back then too. You will (or should) use modern brakes and tyre compounds, why not also t...
Author: Charlie
Mon Sep 03, 2018 9:13 am
Forum: Bike Help
Topic: Engine oil
Replies: 28
Views: 1210

Re: Engine oil

There are lots of myths about using fully synthetic oil in motorcycle engines, most are perpetuated by forums such as this one, where everyone throws in their opinions which they believe are fact - but often are not. Fully synthetic motorcycle oil will not cause clutch slip on any wet clutch engine ...

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