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Author: Charlie
Mon Jul 22, 2019 1:08 pm
Forum: Bike Help
Topic: Valve stem oil seals and valve seal conditioners
Replies: 11
Views: 171

Re: Valve stem oil seals and valve seal conditioners

Sounds like another snake oil to me :wink:
Author: Charlie
Thu Jul 11, 2019 11:02 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Z650 Special Revisited
Replies: 6
Views: 229

Re: Z650 Special Revisited

Oooh turbo - I have often thought of going the turbo route on my 650 :) Then I come to my senses when I think about how much it might cost :(
Author: Charlie
Fri Jul 05, 2019 2:46 pm
Forum: Wanted Adz
Topic: Deep braced swingarm
Replies: 11
Views: 457

Re: Deep braced swingarm

I have a Metmachex that I bought for my Z650, but ended up fitting another one in the end so this one has been an ongoing project really. Its not a deep brace though - its shallow brace. Its like the one pictured, if its any good I will dig it out and take photos of the actual item - it would need p...
Author: Charlie
Wed Jun 26, 2019 4:09 pm
Forum: Bike Help
Topic: z1000 shocks , Hagon V Z power classic type
Replies: 6
Views: 275

Re: z1000 shocks , Hagon V Z power classic type

One pertinent question would be - Are you actually riding the bike, or just showing it ?

Riding = YSS
Showing or looking = Z Power
Author: Charlie
Wed Jun 26, 2019 4:07 pm
Forum: Wanted Adz
Topic: MARZOCCHI AG STRADA
Replies: 14
Views: 653

Re: MARZOCCHI AG STRADA

The Strada rebuild manual can be downloaded here from my Google drive https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B7zhTrw ... edit?pli=1
Author: Charlie
Wed Jun 19, 2019 3:25 pm
Forum: Bike Help
Topic: Re Fitting tyre stoppers to lester rear mag
Replies: 5
Views: 268

Re: Re Fitting tyre stoppers to lester rear mag

Tyre stoppers/tyre grabbers/rim locks/wheel grabbers - multiple names for the same things :wink: I used some M8 button head screws and nuts on my alloy wheel. There is no need for rim locks fitting anyway, the old Zeds would struggle to remove rice pudding skin, let alone tear valves out of tubes :)...
Author: Charlie
Wed Jun 19, 2019 5:58 am
Forum: Bike Help
Topic: Z1000 a1 alloy wheels
Replies: 15
Views: 528

Re: Z1000 a1 alloy wheels

Z650C alloy wheels (discs all round) will go in with minimal work and there are plenty about. Change of bearings on the rear to get to the correct axle size, assuming you are running a stock swingarm ? but other than that, its pretty straight forward. Just check the disc sizing - some later Z650's h...
Author: Charlie
Wed Jun 19, 2019 5:51 am
Forum: Bike Help
Topic: Z1 colours
Replies: 13
Views: 496

Re: Z1 colours

Hmm, that chrome mudguard could be half a shade out ... oh wait, that'd be the shine :)

It looks good mate, fit it and enjoy it :jake

Those shoes need a bit of a polish tho' :D :D
Author: Charlie
Wed Jun 19, 2019 5:48 am
Forum: Bike Help
Topic: Pod filters
Replies: 8
Views: 249

Re: Pod filters

I had cheap pod filters on my ZRX, they looked cheap too. The bike came with 'em on cos it had been converted to monoshock and had no air filter box. It also had a stage 3 dynojet kit. It used to spit and cough a bit on medium throttle openings. I junked the pattern pods and bought some refreshingly...
Author: Charlie
Thu Jun 13, 2019 5:11 pm
Forum: Wanted Adz
Topic: MARZOCCHI AG STRADA
Replies: 14
Views: 653

Re: MARZOCCHI AG STRADA

The rebuild kits dried up a few years ago now. They do appear on Ebay occasionally but at comedy money. I have seen em advertised at well over 150 quid !! You could get in touch with THIS COMPANY and see whats available from them, they dont look as comprehensive as the older kits, but it looks like ...
Author: Charlie
Sun Jun 09, 2019 2:28 pm
Forum: Bike Help
Topic: Carbs still leaking !
Replies: 17
Views: 860

Re: Carbs still leaking !

If the float needles are allowing fuel past, then fitting new gaskets will not fix the problem. It may however allow the fuel to flood into the engine via the inlet tracts and cause major issues. You need to discover WHY the float needles are not stopping the flow. Pattern parts are nearly always pr...
Author: Charlie
Sat Jun 08, 2019 3:18 pm
Forum: Show us Yours
Topic: New arrival - super nice 1000J
Replies: 28
Views: 1279

Re: New arrival - super nice 1000J

Ultim8pc wrote:But then it wouldn't be original...
Fair point ...but if you take off the stock pipes and especially if you fitted a 4-1, it's not original anyway :)
Author: Charlie
Sat Jun 08, 2019 10:53 am
Forum: Show us Yours
Topic: New arrival - super nice 1000J
Replies: 28
Views: 1279

Re: New arrival - super nice 1000J

I love the 1000J's, that one looks very clean too...but I could not get past the colour, it's horrid (IMO). It'd have to be painted :wink:
Author: Charlie
Sat Jun 08, 2019 10:51 am
Forum: Bike Help
Topic: Harirs Pipe Finish? help wanted
Replies: 6
Views: 325

Re: Harirs Pipe Finish? help wanted

Either will work, paint will be around a tenner for a can of heatproof paint. Ceramic coating will look better but cost a few hundred quid ... Personally, I would paint it and look for a better one in chrome to come up :)
Author: Charlie
Mon May 06, 2019 7:51 am
Forum: Bike Help
Topic: Front break upgrade
Replies: 13
Views: 667

Re: Front break upgrade

The simplest way would be to shove a Z650C front end in. You can reuse your spoke wheel

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