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Author: johny brando
Fri Jul 19, 2019 3:17 am
Forum: Bike Help
Topic: Fresh build Z1A Smoking- SEP?
Replies: 4
Views: 289

Re: Fresh build Z1A Smoking- SEP?

Mike, Get your kit on and go and put a few steady miles on it and hopefully watch the smoke clear. SEP have an excellent reputation. PJ Engineering(Wolverhampton) made the liners for my Z1B from a lump of iron, they are and have been in the club book for years. Steve +1 on the above re SEP . As lon...
Author: johny brando
Thu Jul 04, 2019 2:03 am
Forum: Bike Help
Topic: Replacement Cam Chain
Replies: 3
Views: 184

Replacement Cam Chain

900 Kawa Cam Chain replacement .........I used to fit & use DID 219 FTS (S) 122 link endless chain but I can't seem to now find it anywhere for a 900 Kawa ??? the 2nd ( S ) denotes it as a Heavier Duty chain than the standard replacement chain . I can't think why they would have dropped that opt...
Author: johny brando
Sat Jun 29, 2019 2:34 am
Forum: Bike Help
Topic: Ignition advancer
Replies: 15
Views: 731

Re: Ignition advancer

Not sure this follows exactly but i guess that if its the standard advance unit it must then have the standard pulser coils and therefore the standard IC igniter? If its popping and miss-firing and spitting at low revs i would be taking a look at the IC igniter. Could be nearly 40 years old now. Th...
Author: johny brando
Sat Jun 29, 2019 1:15 am
Forum: Bike Help
Topic: Z1000 mk2 neutral
Replies: 4
Views: 238

Re: Z1000 mk2 neutral

Thanks. Looks like somebody's left them out on the motor I've got. Goes straight into second from first. Big job ahead If in doubt & the c /case are apart and in front of you ! Best get in there slide of the gears off & have a Visual , as they may be there....& just jammed in the retrac...
Author: johny brando
Sat Jun 29, 2019 1:03 am
Forum: Bike Help
Topic: Oil pressure loss !!
Replies: 18
Views: 821

Re: Oil pressure loss !!

Hi Guys I have a Z900A4 and rebuilt the engine nearly 1000 miles ago. Everything seemed fine. Now I am starting to open it up a little bit. When the engine is hot and I accelerate from a standing start, occasionally the oil pressure light comes on. I shut the throttle and slow down and after a few ...
Author: johny brando
Fri Jun 28, 2019 4:01 am
Forum: Bike Help
Topic: Z1B oil cooler
Replies: 4
Views: 230

Re: Z1B oil cooler

Hello all I have a 1975 Z1B-900 with what I believe is a original kawasaki oil cooler? part number B006109D. My problem is that I also have a NHK steering damper, but I can't seem to fit it as it fouls the oil cooler when turning. Any suggestions on how these were supposed to work together or if yo...
Author: johny brando
Sat Jun 15, 2019 5:11 am
Forum: Bike Help
Topic: z1000 starting problem
Replies: 22
Views: 912

Re: z1000 starting problem

+1 To the above somewhere.... . who stated- Buy a Quality Battery !!!! If you buy a quality battery & keep it topped up with Distilled Water & alway EVERY month ( if your not using it ) give it a charge at no more than 10% of it's amp / hour rating . Ensure it's well rubber mounted within th...
Author: johny brando
Sat Jun 15, 2019 4:25 am
Forum: Bike Help
Topic: Head Bolts
Replies: 3
Views: 230

Re: Head Bolts

The 2 M6 x 45mm long bolts that down through the head to the block that are in line with the spark plug so at the ends of the block wont tighten so just spinning. I really don't want to strip everything off again so do any of you have an insitu fix? If your really worried about them run 10mm longer...
Author: johny brando
Thu Jun 13, 2019 7:44 am
Forum: Bike Help
Topic: Harirs Pipe Finish? help wanted
Replies: 6
Views: 325

Re: Harirs Pipe Finish? help wanted

Hi I have an original Harris pipe that has been scotch padded in the past. I want to have it painted Black for my Lawson project. Can anyone give me any tips as what is best way to finish this? Ceramic coating? or just paint? I don't want to do Black chrome as at the cost I would nee able to buy a ...
Author: johny brando
Thu Jun 13, 2019 7:33 am
Forum: Bike Help
Topic: Carb Jetting
Replies: 8
Views: 318

Re: Carb Jetting

Usual range is 1-1/4 to 1-3/4 so you are not too far out at 2 turns but this shows you may be a little rich on the pilot and may need to go back to the 15 and retune the air screws down a little. The main thing is having the mix ratio correct which you probably have at 2 turns with that 17.5. As lo...
Author: johny brando
Thu Jun 13, 2019 7:12 am
Forum: Bike Help
Topic: Carbs still leaking !
Replies: 17
Views: 852

Re: Carbs still leaking !

So, the carbs were leaking from the tops of the bowls on my Z1000A1. I stripped them and gave them refurb using an ultrasonic cleaner. I had a bit of grief getting the float heights right which is discussed in another thread http://z1ownersclub.co.uk/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=45193 Finally sur...
Author: johny brando
Thu Jun 13, 2019 6:58 am
Forum: Bike Help
Topic: KZ1000 MkII (A3, 1979) aftermarket carb sizing advice
Replies: 11
Views: 370

Re: KZ1000 MkII (A3, 1979) aftermarket carb sizing advice

Afternoon chaps. I’ve managed to acquire an original, low mileage 1979 KZ1000 MkII just after the owner started stripping her for spares. She’s complete aside from the original body set and original VM28 carbs. I’ll probably end up sourcing a new body set from PmC/Doremi but wondering what the gene...
Author: johny brando
Sat May 04, 2019 5:36 am
Forum: Bike Help
Topic: loose cylinder liner.
Replies: 5
Views: 378

Re: loose cylinder liner.

Hi I have a 1977, Z1000 A1. Last year one of the spark plugs started to fowl up, and there was an oil leak from the cylinder head gasket. I stripped the engine down and had the cylinder bores deglazed, fitted new piston rings, new valve seals fitted and the valves reseated. I was then told that the...
Author: johny brando
Sat Apr 27, 2019 5:12 am
Forum: Bike Help
Topic: I need as new timing strobe - recommendations?
Replies: 3
Views: 353

Re: I need as new timing strobe - recommendations?

My 35 year old timing strobe has finally given up and I need a new one. I'm looking at a Gunson one. Anyone have any recommendations? It's not going to get masses of use. CHeers I had brilliant one many years ago ( mid 70's ) but when I emigrated to Australia some time later it went missing during ...
Author: johny brando
Thu Apr 25, 2019 5:39 am
Forum: Bike Help
Topic: Carburetors
Replies: 8
Views: 455

Re: Carburetors

Hi, z9 A4, carburetors continuously weeping out of the overflows on the float bowls. Any ideas for diagnostics would be very helpful please. Cheers Most probable it is the Float valves not shutting off properly - either the fuel HEIGHT is incorrect & too high within the float bowl, probably a D...

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