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Author: zed1015
Tue Apr 24, 2018 8:03 pm
Forum: Bike Help
Topic: Shortening valve stems
Replies: 9
Views: 90

Re: Shortening valve stems

Yes, i got that but thanks for the warning! Does this mean that even if i only need to shorten the stem by 0,3mm or less i'll also need to trim the collets and retainer? Are they all pretty flush then, i always assumed there would be some clearance and that the underside of the bucket only touches ...
Author: zed1015
Tue Apr 24, 2018 5:48 pm
Forum: Bike Help
Topic: Shortening valve stems
Replies: 9
Views: 90

Re: Shortening valve stems

and that's what i love about this forum. So much experience of familiar problems = several different 'fixes'. If i got a shim ground to 1mm, would the cam lobe still have clearance? You cannot use a ground shim to fix the problem it will shatter or fail rapidly in use. PAULJAC47 is only suggesting ...
Author: zed1015
Tue Apr 24, 2018 5:40 pm
Forum: Bike Help
Topic: Shortening valve stems
Replies: 9
Views: 90

Re: Shortening valve stems

Thanks for the advice. Shaving the collets and retainer seems the most straightforward option then. I only suggested 1mm as I currently have no gap and it would hopefully bring a gap back. It may need less than that to get a gap. is there a way of measuring the valve height as it sits in the head t...
Author: zed1015
Tue Apr 24, 2018 11:43 am
Forum: Bike Help
Topic: Smethurst Engine Clean
Replies: 14
Views: 255

Re: Smethurst Engine Clean

I am probably "teaching grannie to suck eggs here" but if you replace the guides, would you also need to recut the seats? Could you not remove and reuse the offending guides, carefully marking the rotational angle first so they go back at the right angle? Warming the guide, tapping it up ...
Author: zed1015
Tue Apr 24, 2018 8:01 am
Forum: Bike Help
Topic: Shortening valve stems
Replies: 9
Views: 90

Re: Shortening valve stems

Ok! Going by the book you can take 0.3mm off the valve stem to gain some shim clearance back. Taking more and you are risking the bucket riding on the collets and retainer and dropping the valve again and going by the book again you are now really in fitting a new seat territory. Another common solu...
Author: zed1015
Tue Apr 24, 2018 7:40 am
Forum: Bike Help
Topic: Smethurst Engine Clean
Replies: 14
Views: 255

Re: Smethurst Engine Clean

I'm thinking though, if one or two of these did break loose and get sucked into the combustion chamber, would they just get blown out of the exhaust? ...........or would they wreak havoc with my fresh bores and new piston rings? Opinions welcomed! If they are ceramic it's pot luck whether they do a...
Author: zed1015
Sun Apr 22, 2018 8:02 am
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Z1/Z9/Z1000 Solid idler sprocket set.
Replies: 0
Views: 61

Z1/Z9/Z1000 Solid idler sprocket set.

Set of three re-engineered solid idler sprockets for Z900 - Z1000. They are the ones in the foreground, use original Kawasaki sprocket rings with billet 7075 alloy centres, have new bearings and use the early top bracket which will fit in any Z1 to Z1000 camcover . £185 posted to UK. PICT0065 (2).JP...
Author: zed1015
Fri Apr 20, 2018 8:30 pm
Forum: Bike Help
Topic: Z1000-A2 Carbs
Replies: 8
Views: 101

Re: Z1000-A2 Carbs

Vac port is on number 3 carb.
It is in the same location as the breather pipes on 2 and 4 that serve each pair of carbs but links to a different drilling in the body.
Author: zed1015
Thu Apr 19, 2018 10:23 pm
Forum: Bike Help
Topic: registration date
Replies: 16
Views: 179

Re: registration date

If your bike is on a R plate (first time round), and in the special notes says date of manufacture is 1977,write in section 7 where it says tax class< Historic>,Take the V5 and your mot to the post office and you can tax it for free. i had to do this because in my Z1000, V5 said date of first regis...
Author: zed1015
Thu Apr 19, 2018 12:33 pm
Forum: Bike Help
Topic: registration date
Replies: 16
Views: 179

Re: registration date

Check on the front of the V5 in the "Special Notes" at the bottom of the page. I have a 1000A import on a V plate and it states first registered 1991 and in the UK 1991 BUT in the special notes it says "First registered overseas.Declared manufactured 1980". This is the proof of ...
Author: zed1015
Thu Apr 19, 2018 11:53 am
Forum: Bike Help
Topic: registration date
Replies: 16
Views: 179

Re: registration date

Check on the front of the V5 in the "Special Notes" at the bottom of the page. I have a 1000A import on a V plate and it states first registered 1991 and in the UK 1991 BUT in the special notes it says "First registered overseas.Declared manufactured 1980". This is the proof of t...
Author: zed1015
Thu Apr 19, 2018 8:45 am
Forum: Wanted Adz
Topic: GPZ1100 UNITRACK CAMS.
Replies: 3
Views: 74

Re: GPZ1100 UNITRACK CAMS.

Yes! Julian, Thanks. I know both are the same. I already have one set for my turbo and they have R7/R8 and I want another set for the Supercharged. I seem to remember that they can have any "R" number on them and the letter "A" cast next to the blank where the tacho worm would be...
Author: zed1015
Thu Apr 19, 2018 7:52 am
Forum: Wanted Adz
Topic: GPZ1100 UNITRACK CAMS.
Replies: 3
Views: 74

GPZ1100 UNITRACK CAMS.

GPZ1100 Unitrack cams wanted.
Usually have R7/R8 stamped on them.
Have Z9/1000 stuff to trade/px if required.
Author: zed1015
Wed Apr 18, 2018 5:01 pm
Forum: New Here?
Topic: not exactly new but not used for a while
Replies: 11
Views: 176

Re: not exactly new but not used for a while

Hi. Most pictures can't be seen because they are links to Photobucket and that site has blocked the links unless the user pays around £400 which is a joke hence very few pics, especially the older ones in projects etc. There is an APP though that works with Google Chrome that allows them to be seen ...
Author: zed1015
Mon Apr 16, 2018 2:39 pm
Forum: Bike Help
Topic: Dyno run.
Replies: 9
Views: 186

Re: Dyno run.

If it's running really well and the plugs are a good colour i'd save your money and the ordeal of hearing the bike scream.. Dyno is all very well but once tuned for peak power they tend to end up being set on the weak side once back on the road and need re-jetting anyway, so you're back to where you...

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