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Author: Charlie
Sat Apr 21, 2018 1:12 pm
Forum: Out and About
Topic: Interesting Z900RS plate
Replies: 2
Views: 14

Re: Interesting Z900RS plate

A better plate would be 900 POS or COP 1E :wink:
Author: Charlie
Wed Apr 18, 2018 3:32 pm
Forum: Bike Help
Topic: Dyno run.
Replies: 9
Views: 153

Re: Dyno run.

I've had a few bikes on dyno's and never had an issue, nor have I come across anyone else that has in 30 odd years working in the motorcycle industry. Make sure you have enough clean oil in the sump and nothing hanging off. If there is even a hint of an issue, a competent dyno man would not put it o...
Author: Charlie
Wed Apr 18, 2018 3:20 pm
Forum: Bike Help
Topic: Tail light options - modded Z1
Replies: 11
Views: 187

Re: Tail light options - modded Z1

In the late 70's, my underseat tail light mount was made from a bit of Dexion shelving and a separator plate :lol: Experience told me I could do a bit better this time around and I tried all sorts of rear lights before I settled on the Aprilia version. I had a std square Z650 lamp with red and then ...
Author: Charlie
Tue Apr 17, 2018 12:59 pm
Forum: Bike Help
Topic: Battery problems
Replies: 8
Views: 148

Re: Battery problems

GS, which owns and is the parent company to Yuasa, offer a two year warranty on all their batteries.

In the OEM market, they are branded as GS-Yuasa.

GS batteries are generally cheaper than Yuasa too.
Author: Charlie
Tue Apr 17, 2018 12:48 pm
Forum: Bike Help
Topic: Tail light options - modded Z1
Replies: 11
Views: 187

Re: Tail light options - modded Z1

It seems my hosting site is temporarily down. This is a close up of the tail light hosted on a different site until that first one comes back up :) https://i.imgur.com/lAbqnYO.jpg an older configuration https://i.imgur.com/85hCRRV.jpg I have since removed the reflector to tuck the plate in better. T...
Author: Charlie
Mon Apr 16, 2018 6:28 pm
Forum: Bike Help
Topic: Tail light options - modded Z1
Replies: 11
Views: 187

Re: Tail light options - modded Z1

Z650 not thou - but this is an Aprilia SR50/BMW F800 etc. Tucks in neatly but you will need a bespoke mount for it


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Author: Charlie
Sun Apr 15, 2018 12:43 pm
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Top shock mount extensions
Replies: 36
Views: 3281

Re: Top shock mount extensions

Will you be making any more of these ? I have a set of 20mm but could do with 25's :(
Author: Charlie
Sat Apr 07, 2018 12:00 pm
Forum: The Bottom Shed
Topic: Fancy a Triple?....
Replies: 6
Views: 268

Re: Fancy a Triple?....

So now I read that people (whoever they are) are prepared to pay a premium for Rick's old bikes. I also read that (are they the same ?) people are prepared to pay a premium for original UK bikes. Unless someone like John Lennon has owned the vehicle before, I really do not care who the last owner wa...
Author: Charlie
Fri Apr 06, 2018 10:13 am
Forum: The Bottom Shed
Topic: Fancy a Triple?....
Replies: 6
Views: 268

Re: Fancy a Triple?....

I guess he has either lost interest, and/or needs some cash ? They ain't inexpensive though, and by the time they are landed and shipping and taxes and duty paid in the UK - they will be a whole lot more. I think were I in the market, I would be looking at bikes already on this side of the pond and ...
Author: Charlie
Sat Mar 24, 2018 2:04 pm
Forum: Bike Help
Topic: Recommended Oil
Replies: 22
Views: 665

Re: Recommended Oil

They update their references every month Zedhead. It's always a good source for checking if oil has actually been certified (like Motul, Motorex, Silkolene etc) or if the manufacturers just claim it likely would do if submitted for testing One wonders why, when most premium oil companies all submit ...
Author: Charlie
Fri Mar 23, 2018 5:55 pm
Forum: Bike Help
Topic: Recommended Oil
Replies: 22
Views: 665

Re: Recommended Oil

Incidentally, Ducati's are recommended to use a JASO MB grade oil as they have dry clutches :wink: Why do you need oil for a dry clutch? I am so confused :?? You don't. They use a JASO MB grade oil BECAUSE they have a dry clutch ..... The oil goes nowhere near the clutch but it does need different ...
Author: Charlie
Thu Mar 22, 2018 7:10 pm
Forum: Bike Help
Topic: Recommended Oil
Replies: 22
Views: 665

Re: Recommended Oil

Semi synthetic is vastly superior to mineral oils of the day. The main reason why modern vehicles have extended service periods and achieve higher mileages. As said make sure it is JASO approved for use with wet clutches. If you ride a Duke chip fat will do :lol: Pretty much what he says ^^ :) Inci...
Author: Charlie
Thu Mar 22, 2018 7:04 pm
Forum: Bike Help
Topic: Dyna or Boyer
Replies: 11
Views: 236

Re: Dyna or Boyer

Dyna coils, leads and ignition on mine - bought from Z Power :)
Author: Charlie
Mon Mar 12, 2018 4:28 pm
Forum: Wanted Adz
Topic: Nissin 4 pot calipers
Replies: 2
Views: 163

Re: Nissin 4 pot calipers

Some on Ebay https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Suzuki-GSXR-750-1100-GSXR750-GSXR1100-Nissin-front-brake-calipers-1990-1993/122687776604?hash=item1c90c2e75c:g:7wEAAOSwDQJZrq8w are already stripped so should come up nicely https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/GSXR1100-GSXR-1100-750-1991-front-brake-calipers-and-hoses-...
Author: Charlie
Sun Mar 04, 2018 1:09 pm
Forum: Bike Help
Topic: Z900/1000 etc caliper supports
Replies: 2
Views: 176

Re: Z900/1000 etc caliper supports

The bolt spacing is correct for my application. I am using Tokico 4 pot calipers and the spacing is correct for those two. Its really just the offset I need to find. I could make spacers etc, but I already have a rig like that, I am trying to neaten things up a bit that's all which is why I would li...

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