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Author: Charlie
Tue Dec 12, 2017 2:00 pm
Forum: Bike Help
Topic: z900 a4 clock refurb
Replies: 15
Views: 472

Re: z900 a4 clock refurb

Awesome link - thankyou :vcool
Author: Charlie
Thu Dec 07, 2017 6:13 pm
Forum: Bike Help
Topic: Contact for machined parts
Replies: 8
Views: 295

Re: Contact for machined parts

If there are sources for this type of work, can we share them round in public please ? Lots of us have projects on the boil :)

FMO looks very interesting.
Author: Charlie
Wed Dec 06, 2017 10:33 am
Forum: Bike Help
Topic: z900 a4 clock refurb
Replies: 15
Views: 472

Re: z900 a4 clock refurb

I have changed the clock faces, that part is pretty straightforward. Getting those crimp rings back on without a tool is a real pig though. It can be done ) I have done it a few times) but it gets no easier with practice and is very, very fiddly. Unless you have the right tool, or you cover with tho...
Author: Charlie
Mon Nov 20, 2017 2:45 pm
Forum: Bike Help
Topic: Twin disc conversion
Replies: 9
Views: 332

Re: Twin disc conversion

The Z650 twin discs from the 650C are smaller, but the single disc fitments from the B models are the same as the Z1/Z9 types (IIRC they are 296mm). You can use two of those on a Z1/Z9 twin disc conversion as long as you get the opposing caliper. Alternatively, drop a complete Z650C front end in. Yo...
Author: Charlie
Wed Nov 08, 2017 10:43 am
Forum: The Bottom Shed
Topic: New Z900 rs Cafe Racer Video (official)
Replies: 9
Views: 461

Re: New Z900 rs Cafe Racer Video (official)

Hmm ....

"There’s no place for fake in the lifestyle you choose. Kawasaki alone has the heritage to deliver yesterday’s values to today’s riders in a truly authentic Modern Classic motorcycle."


Nope, sorry guys you missed that by a country mile. This offering is pure crap. :roll:
Author: Charlie
Sat Oct 21, 2017 2:02 pm
Forum: Bike Help
Topic: Chrome front mudguard question
Replies: 2
Views: 213

Chrome front mudguard question

I wonder if anyone can help please ? My modified Z has a Z1000 LTD shorty chrome front mudguard which fitted perfectly over my 19" front wheel. However, I have changed the front wheel for an 18" variant, and while it looks "OK"ish, I would rather fit a nice 18" chrome mudgua...
Author: Charlie
Thu Oct 19, 2017 7:03 pm
Forum: Wanted Adz
Topic: Z650 Front discs
Replies: 8
Views: 376

Re: Z650 Front discs

The ones on UK Ebay run from around 35 quid to 44 quid delivered :)
Author: Charlie
Thu Oct 19, 2017 12:08 pm
Forum: Wanted Adz
Topic: Z650 Front discs
Replies: 8
Views: 376

Re: Z650 Front discs

296mm IS the Z650B and all the other models I listed single disc. You must be running calipers in front of the forks I'd wager. Those are the calipers that go with the larger discs and vice versa :wink:
Author: Charlie
Wed Oct 18, 2017 4:54 pm
Forum: Wanted Adz
Topic: Z650 Front discs
Replies: 8
Views: 376

Re: Z650 Front discs

The 4 bolt fixing Z650 twin discs as fitted to C1/C2/C3 etc are all 275mm O.D. The B models with a single brake caliper and usually spoked wheels had a larger disc. I "think" it was 290mm but do not have a definitive reference to hand that says to confirm. The larger rotors with 4 bolt fix...
Author: Charlie
Tue Oct 10, 2017 6:37 pm
Forum: Bike Help
Topic: Best quality 4=1?
Replies: 26
Views: 1110

Re: Best quality 4=1?

It's massively bent. I am amazed the bike will even stand up leaning on that !!! :shock: :shock: :shock:
Author: Charlie
Sat Sep 02, 2017 12:47 pm
Forum: Bike Help
Topic: Speedo Callibration?
Replies: 9
Views: 506

Re: Speedo Callibration?

To answer the actual question:

No there isn't. At least not cheaply. You could buy a Smiths calibrated dial but then it isnt standard.

Electronic digital speedo's can be calibrated to read accurately by using speedo healers and the like, but not standard Zed clocks.
Author: Charlie
Sun Aug 06, 2017 2:23 pm
Forum: Bike Help
Topic: Rear wheel Q
Replies: 4
Views: 392

Re: Rear wheel Q

Thanks. I will see if I can find one of those then :)
Author: Charlie
Sun Aug 06, 2017 8:36 am
Forum: Bike Help
Topic: Rear wheel Q
Replies: 4
Views: 392

Re: Rear wheel Q

Z650 (steel) spoked wheels are all drum type unfortunately. The disc models have alloys. :(
Author: Charlie
Sat Aug 05, 2017 5:38 pm
Forum: Bike Help
Topic: Rear wheel Q
Replies: 4
Views: 392

Rear wheel Q

Hi guys
Aside from the old Z750 twin - of which there were very few then and even less now, did/does any period Kawasaki Z have a spoked rear wheel but with the 4 bolt DISC mount ?
Everything I can find is rear drum ?? :(
Author: Charlie
Sat Aug 05, 2017 4:32 pm
Forum: Bike Help
Topic: Standard speedo 17" Wheel
Replies: 4
Views: 291

Re: Standard speedo 17" Wheel

Well Suzuki and Kawasaki both use a 2.1 to 1 speedometer drive ratio, so if you have the correct Suzuki speedo drive for the 17" wheel you are using, it should indicate correctly. If you were using the Kawasaki 19" wheel type speedo drive, then you would need to locate another one from a 1...

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