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Author: Charlie
Wed Aug 08, 2018 3:44 pm
Forum: Bike Help
Topic: Save a set of VM26ss airscrew
Replies: 4
Views: 148

Re: Save a set of VM26ss airscrew

Wow ! Well done on sorting that one :eek
Author: Charlie
Sat Jul 21, 2018 6:55 am
Forum: Wanted Adz
Topic: Ultrasonic cleaner
Replies: 9
Views: 418

Re: Ultrasonic cleaner

Buy the largest one you can find. I have one of these but it is barely large enough and its supposedly nearly 3 litres. I can get two carbs in, but it makes life easier if you can get a whole bank in there. The larger ones tend to run for longer too. Mine runs for 8 minutes max, but it might take an...
Author: Charlie
Fri Jul 20, 2018 2:00 pm
Forum: Bike Help
Topic: vacuum tap issue
Replies: 10
Views: 317

Re: vacuum tap issue

I would suspect there was an issue. None of my bikes flows on reserve unless the motor is running. They should not free flow on anything but Prime on a vac tap.
Author: Charlie
Fri Jul 20, 2018 8:14 am
Forum: Bike Help
Topic: Stick coils
Replies: 6
Views: 287

Re: Stick coils

Most stick coils are designed to run in conjunction with electronic ignition. They depend on the current supplied to fire them correctly and the resistance is usually different to the Z OE coils. You could fit them on stock ignition, but even with aftermarket stuff you'd need to check the parameters...
Author: Charlie
Fri Jul 20, 2018 8:06 am
Forum: Bike Help
Topic: vacuum tap issue
Replies: 10
Views: 317

Re: vacuum tap issue

Reserve DOES run on vacuum, (otherwise there would be no point in having a prime function). If anyone's tap IS running free on reserve - they have an issue with the tap diaphragm. You should be able to pull the fuel hose off the tap with no leaks from the tap in any position bar Prime. Dont believe ...
Author: Charlie
Fri Jul 20, 2018 7:58 am
Forum: The Bottom Shed
Topic: ZRX 1200R Meets Z900 RS Cafe
Replies: 15
Views: 689

Re: ZRX 1200R Meets Z900 RS Cafe

Performance and speed is largely irrelevant seeing we dont ride on the track all the time and going much above the limits gets you banned in short order. The RS is just fugly, it is neither one thing nor another. It is a cheap motorcycle at circa £10K but that shows in the styling and bits used in t...
Author: Charlie
Thu Jul 19, 2018 9:50 am
Forum: The Bottom Shed
Topic: ZRX 1200R Meets Z900 RS Cafe
Replies: 15
Views: 689

Re: ZRX 1200R Meets Z900 RS Cafe

The RS looks cheap and nasty ...... which it is :eek
Author: Charlie
Fri Jul 06, 2018 9:36 am
Forum: Wanted Adz
Topic: Z1000 A1 Wanted
Replies: 7
Views: 388

Re: Z1000 A1 Wanted

With respect guys, it doesn't matter if anyone else does not "get it". It does not matter about value either. If the OP wants to street fighter a Z1000A1 that's his choice.

Good luck in your search Paul :wink:
Author: Charlie
Wed Jul 04, 2018 8:16 am
Forum: Show us Yours
Topic: newer 'old' bikes
Replies: 14
Views: 796

Re: newer 'old' bikes

Great looking bikes.
I reckon they will become classics in their own right (in fact they already are doing so). Some of those replica's are stunning. They are far more convincing than the weak efforts recently produced by Kawasaki with the RS and it's brother.
Author: Charlie
Tue Jul 03, 2018 10:00 am
Forum: Bike Help
Topic: Fast / slow indicators
Replies: 1
Views: 147

Re: Fast / slow indicators

Change the flasher unit
Author: Charlie
Wed Jun 27, 2018 9:28 am
Forum: Bike Help
Topic: Stiff fuel tap
Replies: 6
Views: 369

Re: Stiff fuel tap

I use the same method. The Zed taps were always stiff. (ooerr missus)

Mine has been effective for about 4 years now, so it would seem it IS petrol and ethanol resistant :D
Author: Charlie
Tue Jun 26, 2018 1:01 pm
Forum: Bike Help
Topic: A4: Change front discs?
Replies: 4
Views: 267

Re: A4: Change front discs?

If you are on 296mm discs EBC has floating replacements which are far better than the stock rotors https://ebcbrakesdirect.com/motorcycle/kawasaki/z-900-a4/1977/37404 (click on the discs tab) You will get them at a decent price if you shop around although probably have to order them I run floating d...
Author: Charlie
Tue Jun 26, 2018 11:36 am
Forum: Wanted Adz
Topic: Wanted Z650 giuliari 2/4 seat
Replies: 4
Views: 255

Re: Wanted Z650 giuliari 2/4 seat

It's OK but nothing like as good as the originals.
Author: Charlie
Sat Jun 09, 2018 1:24 pm
Forum: Bike Help
Topic: New copy rev counters
Replies: 4
Views: 333

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: 581

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 ?

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