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Author: zed1015
Fri Jan 19, 2018 1:01 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: zir tc project
Replies: 9
Views: 155

Re: zir tc project

Hi guys correct me if I'm wrong! I have been reading somewhere that Kawaski never produced a Z1R TC in their factory and that all the turbos were retro fitted on NEW bikes by the Turbo Cycle Corporation in California.. Kawasaki didn't gave any warranty on those bikes. Allthough they were, and still...
Author: zed1015
Mon Jan 15, 2018 7:08 pm
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Assorted bike magazines. Revised advert.
Replies: 2
Views: 144

Re: Assorted bike magazines.

Haven't got time to waste away my life doing that.
If no one here puts an offer in for them i'll split them into 3 or 4 lots and list on ebay starting at 99p.
Author: zed1015
Mon Jan 15, 2018 12:04 am
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Assorted bike magazines. Revised advert.
Replies: 2
Views: 144

Assorted bike magazines. Revised advert.

1185 bike mags for sale.. Every mag I ever bought ranging from 1953 to 2017 but mostly 60's/70's/80's/90's ... 142 Classic mc Mechanics.. 212 streetfighters.. 123 Superbike.. 113 performance bike.. 52 BSH.. 195 60's Motorcycle .. 68 motorcycle sport.. 46 The Classic Motorcycle.. 39 Motorcycle Mecha...
Author: zed1015
Sat Jan 13, 2018 2:46 pm
Forum: Bike Help
Topic: New Chain
Replies: 5
Views: 119

Re: New Chain

I have the same tool and there are a couple of different spaced attachments for different chain pitches. Think you may have the 530 one there and you need the 630 which is 1/8th inch (3mm approx.) longer between pins. Just use the press tool without the attachment and work the side plate on alternat...
Author: zed1015
Fri Jan 12, 2018 11:16 pm
Forum: Bike Help
Topic: Piston rings
Replies: 3
Views: 107

Re: Piston rings

Stock 1000 rings have an "N" etched near the gap to denote which way is up.
The top ring has chamfered outer edges whilst the second rings are squared/sharp.
The upper inner edge of the second ring is notched whilst the top rings inner edges are plain.
Author: zed1015
Fri Jan 12, 2018 6:25 pm
Forum: Bike Help
Topic: Piston rings
Replies: 3
Views: 107

Re: Piston rings

Top ring usually Chrome.
Second ring plain cast (black) and should be thicker.
There should be a mark on one side of the ring next to the gap, which goes up.
Usually a T or TOP.
Author: zed1015
Fri Jan 12, 2018 6:16 pm
Forum: Bike Help
Topic: Jetting for 76 kz900ltd
Replies: 7
Views: 126

Re: Jetting for 76 kz900ltd

/Interesting that re the 4/4,s...how recently have those pipes been problematic? last couple of sets i fitted seemed fine!purchased 2 yrs back... Some of the bikes had 4-4's fitted a few years back as part of long term resto's and others more recently. I don't know the dates of purchase so don't kn...
Author: zed1015
Fri Jan 12, 2018 2:44 pm
Forum: Bike Help
Topic: Jetting for 76 kz900ltd
Replies: 7
Views: 126

Re: Jetting for 76 kz900ltd

If the 4-4 pipe is a pattern one it's very likely that the problem is with the pipe and no amount of re-jetting etc will sort it out. I've had at least 10 zeds through my hands lately that wouldn't pull the skin off a rice pudding and struggled to reach a ton and all of them only had this trouble af...
Author: zed1015
Thu Jan 11, 2018 5:41 pm
Forum: Bike Help
Topic: Re-assembly order of rings, pistons & studs
Replies: 8
Views: 155

Re: Re-assembly order of rings, pistons & studs

Best way is rings on pistons first ( once they've been gapped in the bores if new) and then fit to rods.
Doesn't matter either way if the studs are put in first or last if the pistons etc don't interfere with their installation and the base gasket slips easily over the pistons, which it should.
Author: zed1015
Wed Jan 10, 2018 6:39 pm
Forum: The Bottom Shed
Topic: Hardly Movin Son
Replies: 2
Views: 174

Re: Hardly Movin Son

Definitely needs taking out for a burn.
Author: zed1015
Tue Jan 09, 2018 2:06 pm
Forum: Bike Help
Topic: Thread damage on stud - replace?
Replies: 5
Views: 114

Re: Thread damage on stud - replace?

Looks like someone has put a saw cut across the threads to make them act as a thread cleaner or to true the threads in the alloy case.
Most likely the first 2 or 3 threads in the case were burred.
They are only on the threaded part and don't weaken the actual stud so i'd use them.
Author: zed1015
Mon Jan 08, 2018 2:02 pm
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Z1000 Engine
Replies: 5
Views: 378

Re: Z1000 Engine

How long is a piece of string.
£500 average depending on the ancillaries fitted etc.
I recently picked one up for £60.
900's bring more because of the case numbers.
Probably make more money breaking it.
I'd list it on ebay with your lowest price reserve.
Author: zed1015
Sat Dec 30, 2017 10:32 pm
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Z900A4 Vance & Hines Exhaust
Replies: 6
Views: 314

Re: Z900A4 Vance & Hines Exhaust

I would hang on to the V&H until you have actually run the bike with the pattern 4+4s.
There's a good chance the bike won't pull the skin off a rice pudding and barely reach 75mph if they are the copies that are modelled with restrictive internals (which is most of them).
Author: zed1015
Sat Dec 30, 2017 10:17 pm
Forum: Bike Help
Topic: Where does this go?
Replies: 4
Views: 150

Re: Where does this go?

It's the Oil pressure bypass valve ( Not neutral detent plunger). It's missing a spring and ball bearing. It screws in the top of the oil filter chamber from above in the lower case half before the crankcases are assembled. When installed you can see the tip on the ball bearing through a small hole ...
Author: zed1015
Fri Dec 29, 2017 12:30 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Mishmash Zed
Replies: 16
Views: 616

Re: Mishmash Zed

Those are accelerator pump carbs. They may be 28's but also 26's 28's have 1 square diaphragm and the 26's have 2 ( 1 square and one triangular) on number 2 float bowl. The location for the triangular one is un-machined with no cap on the 28's. A pic of number 2 float bowl would confirm I would un-b...

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