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Author: CAT3
Fri Jun 28, 2019 3:25 pm
Forum: Out and About
Topic: Z1 near Dove Holes Today ?
Replies: 0
Views: 197

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: 11
Views: 522

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: 666

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: 619

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: 607

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: 822

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: 411

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: 313

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: 646


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: 313

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.
Author: CAT3
Sat Oct 20, 2018 12:41 pm
Forum: Bike Help
Topic: Motobatt Failure
Replies: 21
Views: 2019

Re: Motobatt Failure

I've had batteries that were working perfectly ok one day, then fail the next. Not even enough juice left to turn the engine over. It happens. I've heard conflicting reports on the yellow Motobatt batteries, some swear by them, some wouldn't touch one with a barge pole. A very good friend of mine, (...
Author: CAT3
Wed Sep 05, 2018 8:37 am
Forum: Bike Help
Topic: Engine oil
Replies: 28
Views: 2097

Re: Engine oil

I spoke to Kawasaki some years ago about oil in my '76 Z900. I used to use BP Visco Static 20W50 for years, but when that became obsolete I needed something else. Like many people I thought fully synthetic would be best, but the guy in their technical department said the best oil for my bike was a g...
Author: CAT3
Sun May 13, 2018 8:57 pm
Forum: Wanted Adz
Topic: Tool kit...
Replies: 20
Views: 2274

Re: Tool kit...

Not sure if it's of any future help to anyone looking for tools, but certainly for a '76 Z900-A4 you could have a mix of spanners with the K logo alongside KAWASAKI or the Heavy Industries logo (I think that is what it is) alongside KAWASAKI. My 14-17mm spanner & 8-10mm spanner have the Heavy In...
Author: CAT3
Sat Dec 30, 2017 12:57 am
Forum: Bike Help
Topic: 1976 Z900 A4 - OK to use unleaded?
Replies: 6
Views: 944

Re: 1976 Z900 A4 - OK to use unleaded?

Just to back up Garyd's post, many years ago I contacted Kawasaki technical help to ask the very same question when 4-star was getting harder & harder to find. The man at Kawasaki confirmed these engines were designed to run on unleaded fuel from the very start so there was nothing to worry about.
Author: CAT3
Mon Aug 07, 2017 9:59 pm
Forum: Out and About
Topic: Z1 In Matlock Today
Replies: 2
Views: 1094

Re: Z1 In Matlock Today

Bike looked well :up

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