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Author: Charlie
Wed Jun 19, 2019 3:25 pm
Forum: Bike Help
Topic: Re Fitting tyre stoppers to lester rear mag
Replies: 5
Views: 159

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: 310

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: 353

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: 150

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: 12
Views: 374

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: 15
Views: 533

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: 897

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: 897

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: 242

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: 558

Re: Front break upgrade

The simplest way would be to shove a Z650C front end in. You can reuse your spoke wheel
Author: Charlie
Mon May 06, 2019 7:50 am
Forum: Wanted Adz
Topic: Ackro spring
Replies: 10
Views: 545

Re: Ackro spring

I have used different springs on my Akrapovic system. There are loads on Ebay, just enter the length spring you want. They are used in the MX world a lot, so offroad dealers always have loads of different ones.
Author: Charlie
Mon Apr 22, 2019 12:38 pm
Forum: Bike Help
Topic: Battery
Replies: 15
Views: 732

Re: Battery

It doesn't fit cos its the wrong battery ....
Author: Charlie
Thu Mar 28, 2019 9:33 am
Forum: New Here?
Topic: Kz650
Replies: 16
Views: 758

Re: Kz650

There is a dedicated UK Z650 forum if you want more specific help. http://z650.proboards.com/ They also have a Facebook group but its less used than the website. https://www.facebook.com/groups/KawasakiZ650/
Author: Charlie
Sat Mar 16, 2019 12:01 pm
Forum: The Bottom Shed
Topic: Wanna get rich fast ? - Here's how ....
Replies: 6
Views: 671

Wanna get rich fast ? - Here's how ....

I spotted this bike for sale a week or so back on Ebay at £3500 on a classified sale.... HERE I recalled the mag article about it and was half-toying with the idea of buying it. I do like different. Until today that is lol .... I get dealers need to make money - but surely this is one of the bigger ...
Author: Charlie
Thu Mar 14, 2019 9:52 am
Forum: The Bottom Shed
Topic: Suzuki GT380?.
Replies: 17
Views: 978

Re: Suzuki GT380?.

In the day, they were good bikes. They would wheelie well, the pegs and stands could be scraped and it stopped OK. Now I would say it was heavy, slow and handled poorly lol..but that is the march of time. Faults they had in addition to the normal ageing problems, were the nylon oil pump gear could s...

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