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Author: Charlie
Sat Mar 16, 2019 12:01 pm
Forum: The Bottom Shed
Topic: Wanna get rich fast ? - Here's how ....
Replies: 6
Views: 343

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: 425

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...
Author: Charlie
Mon Mar 11, 2019 3:10 pm
Forum: Bike Help
Topic: Battery
Replies: 10
Views: 207

Re: Battery

You should not be able to buy a battery with a separate acid pack now. It has been illegal to sell them by mail-order or even over the counter since last June. They are all supposed to be factory sealed or filled and sealed at the supplying dealer. It is also illegal to send a lead/acid type that co...
Author: Charlie
Mon Feb 18, 2019 4:50 pm
Forum: Bike Help
Topic: Mk2 twinshock swingarm options
Replies: 25
Views: 694

Re: Mk2 twinshock swingarm options

The bottom one looks like a 550 Zephyr ? It'll go in, but will need machining work at the frame end, plus some plates making to stop the arm bearings sliding off the pivot axle. (The Zephyr frame fits flush to the arm which eliminates that happening. The Zed frame is not the same unfortunately) It w...
Author: Charlie
Mon Feb 18, 2019 4:38 pm
Forum: Bike Help
Topic: Marzocchi vs ohlin
Replies: 17
Views: 544

Re: Marzocchi vs ohlin

Strada rebuild kits and parts available here - http://www.suspensionzana.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=category&id=13&Itemid=114 I was aware of that place, its the one I alluded to - but I never actually bought anything from them. It is isn't the clearest site I have been on, an...
Author: Charlie
Sun Feb 17, 2019 11:44 am
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Rex levers
Replies: 2
Views: 155

Re: Rex levers

There are many ZRX owners on here :wink: . Agree about the images tho'
Author: Charlie
Sat Feb 16, 2019 8:28 pm
Forum: Bike Help
Topic: Marzocchi vs ohlin
Replies: 17
Views: 544

Re: Marzocchi vs ohlin

Ebay and rebuild. The company went to the wall years ago.

Even rebuild kits (which were available up to a couple of years back) are like hens teeth now. There are sources in Italy though (for the seals) if you can get hold of the shocks themselves :wink:
Author: Charlie
Sat Feb 16, 2019 12:05 pm
Forum: Bike Help
Topic: Marzocchi vs ohlin
Replies: 17
Views: 544

Re: Marzocchi vs ohlin

Its a bit like trying to compare the old Kawasaki H2 with the new one ....Strada's and Ohlins are chalk and cheese. Zocchi's look right on an old bike and can be made to handle OK if you rebuild 'em with modern suspension fluid - Ohlins are night and day better even out of the box, but look wrong on...
Author: Charlie
Tue Feb 12, 2019 4:20 pm
Forum: Bike Help
Topic: Tyre sizes for Z650-B1
Replies: 4
Views: 214

Re: Tyre sizes for Z650-B1

I have always run 100/90H-19 and 120/90Hx18 on my Z650's when using stock rims. I ran 'em back in the day and I ran them on my current bike prior to playing around with the front and back ends. There are no handling issues, and the tyres wear evenly. I cannot see a rear tyre much bigger than the one...
Author: Charlie
Tue Jan 01, 2019 4:30 pm
Forum: Wanted Adz
Topic: Z1a tail tidy !
Replies: 13
Views: 526

Re: Z1a tail tidy !

They will even fit a Z650 if you dont mind adapting them a bit. :wink:
Author: Charlie
Mon Dec 17, 2018 5:10 pm
Forum: Wanted Adz
Topic: Clear Indicator Lense
Replies: 3
Views: 307

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: 581

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: 730

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: 1082

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: 1082

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 ...

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