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Author: Charlie
Wed Nov 08, 2017 10:43 am
Forum: The Bottom Shed
Topic: New Z900 rs Cafe Racer Video (official)
Replies: 9
Views: 203

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: 157

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: 167

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: 167

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: 167

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: 664

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: 317

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: 222

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: 222

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: 222

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: 174

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...
Author: Charlie
Fri Aug 04, 2017 8:46 pm
Forum: Bike Help
Topic: Standard speedo 17" Wheel
Replies: 4
Views: 174

Re: Standard speedo 17" Wheel

Yes. Are you still using the Kawasaki speedo drive ? I run an 18" CMA wheel with standard Zed clocks. I changed the gear wheel in the front hub mounted speedo drive for one from an 18" model. The pinion drive in there stays standard though. The gear I used was a 41060-1010. You need to do ...
Author: Charlie
Thu Aug 03, 2017 1:04 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Front Disk / Rotor spacers
Replies: 6
Views: 345

Re: Front Disk / Rotor spacers

If you are fitting standard mount discs to stock wheels but need a wider track. I recently bought (and fitted) a used CMA front wheel that came fitted with disc spacers for my Z650. They had been drilled and pegged to hold in place on the hub. In fact, they were machined so well that for a while I t...
Author: Charlie
Fri Jul 28, 2017 2:57 pm
Forum: The Bottom Shed
Topic: Will the greens devalue your classics ?
Replies: 18
Views: 768

Re: Will the greens devalue your classics ?

I dont think it's too distant to worry about. I am not convinced it will actually happen, but there is some cause for concern as many peeps WILL panic and that could affect vehicle values. My thoughts are that this will be something like the pension age retirement age thing and keep getting put back...
Author: Charlie
Wed Jul 26, 2017 5:03 pm
Forum: The Bottom Shed
Topic: Will the greens devalue your classics ?
Replies: 18
Views: 768

Will the greens devalue your classics ?

So the green loonies appear to have won through and sales of all petrol and diesel vehicles will cease by 2040 in the UK and much of Europe. Prohibitive measures will be applied to motorcycles manufactured before 2000 as well as any cars made before that date. It remains to be seen if petrol or dies...

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