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Author: Charlie
Fri Sep 20, 2019 3:50 pm
Forum: Wanted Adz
Topic: REX Mirrors.
Replies: 10
Views: 183

Re: REX Mirrors.

DAEG mirrors may look cool, but they are fortunes. One on Ebay now is over 200 quid and thats without import duty :) The JMP ones on Ebay look OK, but I dont know anyone that has used 'em. I have genuine mirrors on mine and usually prefer to stick with OEM cos they dont vibrate like (most) aftermark...
Author: Charlie
Tue Sep 10, 2019 8:20 am
Forum: Bike Help
Topic: Z650F3 running poorly despite lots of attention!
Replies: 14
Views: 304

Re: Z650F3 running poorly despite lots of attention!

If you or someone else has sprayed carb cleaner in the vicinity of those diaphragms, it will cause them to "grow". If you do use carb cleaner, never get it anywhere near diaphragms. It ruins them.
Author: Charlie
Mon Sep 09, 2019 4:07 pm
Forum: Bike Help
Topic: Z650F3 running poorly despite lots of attention!
Replies: 14
Views: 304

Re: Z650F3 running poorly despite lots of attention!

I have never been a big fan of CV carbs. They are OK on newer bikes but once they have a few years and some wear and tear they can be hard to set up. The earlier 650's had VM24 carbs, you will find those around, although they will likely need a strip and rebuild too. You will then have a problem as ...
Author: Charlie
Tue Sep 03, 2019 3:45 pm
Forum: Wanted Adz
Topic: Z650 Seat
Replies: 2
Views: 90

Re: Z650 Seat

ask on here - you will probably have a better chance of finding one :)

http://z650.proboards.com/forum
Author: Charlie
Sun Aug 11, 2019 10:41 am
Forum: The Bottom Shed
Topic: why zeds dont handle
Replies: 4
Views: 303

Re: why zeds dont handle

I have never seen or ridden any bike that did that, even in the days before I became built for comfort not speed. :D I strongly suspect those were engineered to do that with dodgy suspension and/or tyres. Then again, it was a Dunlop advert - they were shockingly bad tyres so maybe that IS what bikes...
Author: Charlie
Fri Aug 02, 2019 11:03 am
Forum: Bike Help
Topic: Taco drive leak
Replies: 10
Views: 398

Re: Taco drive leak

Do not go swinging at the impact driver like a rock ape though - you can crack the cover if ya do :wink:
Author: Charlie
Mon Jul 22, 2019 1:08 pm
Forum: Bike Help
Topic: Valve stem oil seals and valve seal conditioners
Replies: 26
Views: 1035

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: 7
Views: 585

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: 688

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: 452

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: 878

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: 393

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: 856

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: 769

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: 417

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...

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