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Author: Pigford
Tue Jul 23, 2019 5:18 pm
Forum: Bike Help
Topic: TT100's
Replies: 10
Views: 159

Re: TT100's

Julian_Boolean wrote:They look very "period"



Yep had them on my A$ back in early 1980's. The track true & grip well, so get my vote for the old Zeds.

There maybe other tyres that perform a bit better, but the tread patterns look too modern to my eye.
Author: Pigford
Tue Jul 23, 2019 1:09 pm
Forum: Bike Help
Topic: TT100's
Replies: 10
Views: 159

Re: TT100's

The Kawasaki W800 uses TT100's as standard fitment - slightly bigger than original, but fit nice - I have a set on my A4 & recommend them :up

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Author: Pigford
Thu Jul 18, 2019 6:43 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Well New Project time!
Replies: 261
Views: 78394

Re: Well New Project time!

GREEN I hope :up
Author: Pigford
Sat Jul 13, 2019 5:47 pm
Forum: Bike Help
Topic: Indicator electrical gremlins..
Replies: 11
Views: 282

Re: Indicator electrical gremlins..

Probably not your specific issue - BUT - the other day my winkers stopped working, out of the blue?

Turned out (sic) there was a dodgy join in the handlebar switch.... the centre solder joint had broken, so I stripped it down and resoldered it - all good now!
Author: Pigford
Fri Jul 12, 2019 2:54 pm
Forum: Bike Help
Topic: Z1A valve shims
Replies: 14
Views: 345

Re: Z1A valve shims

Before you strip the engine down - do a compression check using your finger over sparkplug hole whilst turning engine over with kick starter as a basic indication.
Author: Pigford
Thu Jul 11, 2019 6:14 pm
Forum: Bike Help
Topic: Z1A valve shims
Replies: 14
Views: 345

Re: Z1A valve shims

The need for a 320 shim could indicate a sticky/bent EX valve, or just not seating properly causing lack of compression.

The gap for IN at 0.05mm is tight - best aim at 0.10 - 0.15mm for all - the clearance typically lessens over time.
Author: Pigford
Thu Jul 11, 2019 5:20 pm
Forum: Meetings & Events
Topic: Dragstalgia at Santa Pod this weekend
Replies: 2
Views: 324

Re: Dragstalgia at Santa Pod this weekend

Can't make it myself - but "give 'em hell" :up

Let us know how she's running!
Author: Pigford
Wed Jul 03, 2019 7:16 pm
Forum: Bike Help
Topic: Next daft question oul coolers
Replies: 13
Views: 419

Re: Next daft question oul coolers

my 1105 Z1 needs an oil cooler - my 1075 Z1R has one but wasn't a problem without. My 1015 standard Z1000 doesn't. I'm genuinely curious (not just being argumentative) but how have you decided that one definitely needs an oil cooler and one doesn't ? Ride one in hot weather with and without - you'l...
Author: Pigford
Wed Jul 03, 2019 7:15 pm
Forum: Bike Help
Topic: Next daft question oul coolers
Replies: 13
Views: 419

Re: Next daft question oul coolers

my 1105 Z1 needs an oil cooler - my 1075 Z1R has one but wasn't a problem without. My 1015 standard Z1000 doesn't. I'm genuinely curious (not just being argumentative) but how have you decided that one definitely needs an oil cooler and one doesn't ? Ride one in hot weather with and without - you'l...
Author: Pigford
Sun Jun 30, 2019 7:44 am
Forum: Bike Help
Topic: Amsoil
Replies: 5
Views: 288

Re: Amsoil

Has anybody used the full synthetic Amsoil 20w50 in there Zed? I used to use Amsoil - as recommended by Ray DEBBEN. Can't remember if synth, but it was the formula specially developed for motorcycles with roller bearing cranks - & Hardley D's!!! Ran me old 1075 - Z1000 for many years - countles...
Author: Pigford
Wed Jun 26, 2019 6:04 pm
Forum: For Sale
Topic: My Project is up for sale - SOLD
Replies: 7
Views: 833

Re: My Project is up for sale

This BARGAIN won't be around for long - if only I had the space!!!!!

Good luck :up
Author: Pigford
Tue Jun 25, 2019 5:19 pm
Forum: Bike Help
Topic: Carbs help please
Replies: 11
Views: 591

Re: Carbs help please

If out brass overflow - they can split internally!
Author: Pigford
Thu Jun 20, 2019 4:59 pm
Forum: Bike Help
Topic: Z1000 mk2 neutral
Replies: 4
Views: 242

Re: Z1000 mk2 neutral

Yes
Author: Pigford
Tue Jun 18, 2019 2:49 pm
Forum: Bike Help
Topic: Exhaust drilling
Replies: 3
Views: 229

Re: Exhaust drilling

Be careful not to let any swarf get near the valves!
Author: Pigford
Mon Jun 17, 2019 5:28 pm
Forum: The Bottom Shed
Topic: Got another XS650
Replies: 11
Views: 881

Re: Got another XS650

kev edwards wrote:
Pigford wrote:I had one in 1979 - pile of shite :lol:

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That's because yours was a twin disc's version Mark, :cl


Maybe - but most likely coz I thrashed the fook out of it trying to keep up with me mates, who had quicker bikes!

It did sound sweet with the "chop-pots" fitted.

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