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Author: CAT3
Sat Oct 05, 2019 10:41 pm
Forum: Bike Help
Topic: re tool bag and kit help-request
Replies: 24
Views: 4171

Re: re tool bag and kit help-request

Can I just say the Z900's were also supplied with tool kits containing spanners with both the big "K" mark & the butterfly mark. By the "butterfly" mark I assume you refer to the Kawasaki Heavy Industries logo ? They were also not supplied with an allen key in the tool kit. M...
Author: CAT3
Fri Sep 13, 2019 8:02 pm
Forum: Bike Help
Topic: Cable Operated Disc Front Brake
Replies: 7
Views: 221

Re: Cable Operated Disc Front Brake

Just to throw another option in the ring, Kustom Tech make a quite neat remote mountable master cylinder, which is cable operated. The unit is quite small & I'm guessing could easily fit under a tank. Obviously you'd have to get a suitable cable made up, but someone like Venhill would be able &a...
Author: CAT3
Tue Aug 27, 2019 8:26 pm
Forum: The Bottom Shed
Topic: Out this weekend on Fatty
Replies: 2
Views: 311

Re: Out this weekend on Fatty

Did you have "road captain's" & other such nonsense to keep you all on the straight & narrow ? :shock:
Author: CAT3
Mon Aug 26, 2019 1:48 pm
Forum: Out and About
Topic: Z1 in Matlock
Replies: 0
Views: 168

Z1 in Matlock

Z1A or B leaving Matlock on Sunday heading towards Buxton. Original type four pipes, looking good. Anybody on here ?
Author: CAT3
Wed Jul 24, 2019 10:12 am
Forum: Bike Help
Topic: engine identity
Replies: 4
Views: 307

Re: engine identity

My May '76 Z900-A4 engine number starts Z1E115*****, so your's is definitely a later motor. My barrels have "903cc" cast into the lower R/H corner, (forward facing side) & they are also the original barrels. I'm sure I've read on here in the past that earlier barrels might just have &q...
Author: CAT3
Fri Jun 28, 2019 3:25 pm
Forum: Out and About
Topic: Z1 near Dove Holes Today ?
Replies: 0
Views: 396

Z1 near Dove Holes Today ?

I was having a beacon & egg bap & a coffee in a lay-by on the A6 just near Dove Holes when three bikers went past. I'm sure the middle bike was a Z1 & he was pointing at my Z900 as they went past.
Anybody on here ?
Author: CAT3
Sat May 11, 2019 9:30 am
Forum: Bike Help
Topic: Z1100R First Ride Problem
Replies: 18
Views: 1039

Re: Z1100R First Ride Problem

I had an interesting chat with a friend about fuel at different garages, as he is a delivery driver. The fuel at all the stations is the same as he lines up with tesco, bp etc and fuels up at the same pumps in the refineries. Same as the higher grades fuel, the refineries produce the different grad...
Author: CAT3
Mon May 06, 2019 5:46 pm
Forum: Bike Help
Topic: Front break upgrade
Replies: 13
Views: 856

Re: Front break upgrade

Never knew a z1b DD conversion used thinner discs, thought it was only z900/z1000 that used the thinner discs. Correct, the Z900-A4's came as standard in the UK with twin discs, which were thinner than the earlier Z1/A's/B's. Upgrading the earlier Zeds to twin discs involved fitting a second thicke...
Author: CAT3
Thu Mar 28, 2019 12:00 am
Forum: Bike Help
Topic: New Battery Recommendations?
Replies: 12
Views: 788

Re: New Battery Recommendations?

I'd stick with the Yuasa myself.
Author: CAT3
Mon Mar 25, 2019 7:52 pm
Forum: Bike Help
Topic: Old-style fork damper rod hell
Replies: 9
Views: 769

Re: Old-style fork damper rod hell

I got a local engineering company to make me a suitable gadget to do the job. Maybe not the cheapest option, but it is good quality & does the job !
Author: CAT3
Mon Mar 11, 2019 5:45 pm
Forum: Bike Help
Topic: Battery
Replies: 15
Views: 1072

Re: Battery

I always use Yuasa YB10L-A2. Some suppliers recommend fitting a a different part, sorry can't remember the part number, but I found them too tall for my Z900-A4. Just check the size you order will physically fit.
Author: CAT3
Wed Feb 27, 2019 7:46 pm
Forum: Bike Help
Topic: back on the road
Replies: 4
Views: 498

Re: back on the road

If, as you say, wiggling the key in the ignition switch restores normality then it suggests the contacts within the ignition switch itself are dirty. Because the bike has been stood for so long it could well be that if you operate the ignition switch a good few times it might clean any corrosion off...
Author: CAT3
Tue Feb 26, 2019 10:22 am
Forum: Bike Help
Topic: Clutch Release Mechanism
Replies: 3
Views: 388

Re: Clutch Release Mechanism

Cheers Steve, thanks for the links & yes that was the one I was thinking about.
Author: CAT3
Tue Feb 26, 2019 10:14 am
Forum: Out and About
Topic: BOAC
Replies: 4
Views: 805

Re: BOAC

Blimey, I remember the day the first jumbo, belonging to BOAC, flew into Manchester airport in 1970 :shock:
Times were different then, obviously before I got my Z900, but only six years before & I still have it !!
Author: CAT3
Mon Feb 25, 2019 5:34 pm
Forum: Bike Help
Topic: Clutch Release Mechanism
Replies: 3
Views: 388

Clutch Release Mechanism

Has anybody got one of the Z1Enterprise's clutch release mechanisms fitted to their Z900 ?
Just interested to know if they are any good, worth the money, etc, etc, or are there any better set-ups out there ?

Cheers guys.

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