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Author: Garry.L
Wed Apr 18, 2018 6:43 pm
Forum: Bike Help
Topic: Carb jets and needles
Replies: 10
Views: 149

Re: Carb jets and needles

Well with the z1r carbs on it runs beautiful, so the problem lies with the carbs, going to put new pilot jets in, stripped and rebuilt the slides and cleaned the needles, put all back together, flushed again , will put them back on next week, going to run out over the next few days wit the z1r carb...
Author: Garry.L
Mon Apr 16, 2018 7:43 pm
Forum: New Here?
Topic: New from Scotland
Replies: 6
Views: 131

Re: New from Scotland

Hi and thanks everyone Marmck budget dictates it would probably be an American import at the moment. Ideally a KZ900 A model or an early 1000ltd. Been looking at importers down south. Got about 3k Stateside bikes aren't the poor relation given they probably make up 70% + of all Z1's in the UK. Most...
Author: Garry.L
Sun Apr 15, 2018 8:51 am
Forum: Meetings & Events
Topic: Raven Big breakfast - Sunday 15th April
Replies: 3
Views: 124

Re: Raven Big breakfast - Sunday 15th April

davejames wrote:Bugger, didn't know this was on this year :( Probably a good job I'm still drinking and listening to the Buzzcocks :)

Enjoy guys :)


Was all ready to head off down there Dave but forecast is Shite all day. :(
Author: Garry.L
Sun Apr 15, 2018 8:49 am
Forum: Bike Help
Topic: Battery problems
Replies: 8
Views: 148

Re: Battery problems

The Battery 'Charging' and the Battery actually 'Holding' that charge are two very different things. Have you checked the voltage at the battery with the engine running around 3K revs?. Should be around 13.5-14.5 volts. Any more you could have a Reg/Rec problem putting to much charge into the batter...
Author: Garry.L
Sat Apr 14, 2018 3:37 pm
Forum: Bike Help
Topic: Tool kit nearly complete... axle wrench extender??
Replies: 2
Views: 98

Re: Tool kit nearly complete... axle wrench extender??

Hiya almost a complete kit in my man cave , will probably never get a feeler guage but I have a question about the axle wrench extender... can still be found as nos but is there any differences over the years? Should I be looking for one with the big K logo on it as most of the bits I have so far a...
Author: Garry.L
Thu Apr 12, 2018 10:10 am
Forum: Bike Help
Topic: Z1 tyres
Replies: 7
Views: 139

Re: Z1 tyres

S'pose it depends what you want from said rubber, ie period look or performance?. I always had good service from Roadriders on my classics, but one of my Triples came with a nearly new set of the modern copies of the original Dunlop Ditchfinders, but despite my reservations they performed fine. That...
Author: Garry.L
Wed Apr 11, 2018 8:02 pm
Forum: Show us Yours
Topic: Out with the old and in with the even older! ('75 z900a5)
Replies: 31
Views: 501

Re: Out with the old and in with the even older! ('75 z900a5)

Looks very nice and original with all the right bits. As above I never liked the Brown, but it's a real grower and actually looks fantastic in sunlight, the candy really pops.

Given that pretty much every A4 is the usual Diamond Dark Green I'd think the Brown will add Value.

Well Done. :D
Author: Garry.L
Wed Apr 11, 2018 7:49 pm
Forum: The Bottom Shed
Topic: Well its a Kwak and its green and it was cheap !
Replies: 4
Views: 221

Re: Well its a Kwak and its green and it was cheap !

Had a C1 in Candy Blue (best colour) from nearly new. Easily the best all round bike I've ever owned. it just did everything VERY well. Sold it to a guy I know with around 12K mikes on the clock in 2002, and he owned it until last year when it was written off by the usual 'didn't see him' car.....by...
Author: Garry.L
Tue Apr 10, 2018 8:26 pm
Forum: Bike Help
Topic: Z900A4 Questions
Replies: 7
Views: 181

Re: Z900A4 Questions

All date codes look good.

Genuine shocks have a small hole below the top mount for a dowel pin (pattern don't).

Your front mudguard is on back-to-front.
Author: Garry.L
Sat Apr 07, 2018 1:08 pm
Forum: The Bottom Shed
Topic: Fancy a Triple?....
Replies: 6
Views: 268

Re: Fancy a Triple?....

Charlie wrote:
Some days you just cannot win :wow



I know!. :roll:

Maybe get Mick Grant to ride a H2 over your patch of Lawn and it'll be worth even more.
Author: Garry.L
Fri Apr 06, 2018 10:29 am
Forum: The Bottom Shed
Topic: Fancy a Triple?....
Replies: 6
Views: 268

Re: Fancy a Triple?....

. I think were I in the market, I would be looking at bikes already on this side of the pond and preferably original UK imports. Genuine UK H1/2's are pretty rare though and people have always been prepared to pay a premium for Ricks Bikes. Let's be honest if you're going to buy a Triple then many ...
Author: Garry.L
Thu Apr 05, 2018 9:14 pm
Forum: The Bottom Shed
Topic: Fancy a Triple?....
Replies: 6
Views: 268

Fancy a Triple?....

RB has one or two for sale :shock: ....

https://rbtriples.com/
Author: Garry.L
Thu Apr 05, 2018 7:47 pm
Forum: Bike Help
Topic: Indicators
Replies: 8
Views: 179

Re: Indicators

AlanB wrote:Ahh great thanks - If it's not, what would that suggest the problem is ?


Probably the Regulator/Rectifier, more so if it's the original one/s.

See the sticky at the top of this section on how to test.
Author: Garry.L
Thu Apr 05, 2018 6:03 pm
Forum: Bike Help
Topic: Indicators
Replies: 8
Views: 179

Re: Indicators

Noticed that when the headlight on my Z1000 is on the indicators flash more slowly - Checked battery on multi-meter when removed from bike and shows over 12v to fully charged - Should I check battery with engine running - Any thoughts ? Cheers all. :roll: Did you check the voltage with the engine r...
Author: Garry.L
Wed Apr 04, 2018 3:18 pm
Forum: The Bottom Shed
Topic: US Trade Tarrifs
Replies: 3
Views: 150

Re: US Trade Tarrifs

Ultim8pc wrote:But depending on how the tariffs work it could be an opportunity....


China may try and dump the parts here it can't export to the States....

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