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Author: johny brando
Thu Jan 17, 2019 10:17 pm
Forum: Bike Help
Topic: 1973 Z1-NOISE IN MOTOR
Replies: 63
Views: 2408

Re: 1973 Z1-NOISE IN MOTOR

Hi, The larger gauge 'cush' springs were free rattling in the clutch basket' .They were loose side to side by 2-3 mm. Have changed the clutch basket now.. The ones in the replacement unit are pretty tight. They will turn but no side to side play in them. In respect of the starter drive -the noise w...
Author: johny brando
Mon Jan 14, 2019 3:08 am
Forum: Bike Help
Topic: 1973 Z1-NOISE IN MOTOR
Replies: 63
Views: 2408

Re: 1973 Z1-NOISE IN MOTOR

Crank shaft sent away for check and report.See what it throws up. So that's now a bit of waiting game now. Will install new gearbox bearings and new clutch roller bearing to current gearbox. By doing this I feel I've covered all bases. It's a bike I intend to keep and ride for some years so it's fa...
Author: johny brando
Wed Oct 31, 2018 2:41 am
Forum: Bike Help
Topic: GPZ1100 b2 buckets -will they be OK in a Z900 ???
Replies: 5
Views: 341

Re: GPZ1100 b2 buckets -will they be OK in a Z900 ???

I may have read this wrongly, but isn't the OP referring to GPZ1100 b buckets which run the 29mm shims on top the same as the 1000J ? Will these work in a much earlier model ? You never read it wrong ! Your CORRECT RICK - thank you . Rob ( zed1015 ) 'kindly cleared this mist I had hanging' & co...
Author: johny brando
Sun Oct 28, 2018 6:30 am
Forum: Bike Help
Topic: GPZ1100 b2 buckets -will they be OK in a Z900 ???
Replies: 5
Views: 341

GPZ1100 b2 buckets -will they be OK in a Z900 ???

Hi guys can any one help or shed some light please ? Can any one tell me if 1982-3 GPZ1100 or ZX1100 valve BUCKETS will work as direct replacements on & in a 1975 900 ? as they seem to run the same 29mm shims & look similar / same ...... BUT they seem to carry a different part numbers i.e Z1...
Author: johny brando
Thu Oct 25, 2018 1:18 am
Forum: Bike Help
Topic: Piston rings
Replies: 3
Views: 211

Re: Piston rings

jez1100r wrote:Anyone able to recommend piston ring other than Kawasaki.or the best place to buy



I'm using NPR Rings in my 900 = Nippon Piston Co-Japan ............no complaints on my part .
Author: johny brando
Sat Oct 20, 2018 11:45 pm
Forum: Bike Help
Topic: Motobatt Failure
Replies: 21
Views: 1231

Re: Motobatt Failure

I have just fitted one to my Speed Triple and I was prior aware that just a couple of years back that Mott Batt supposedly had batch's of failing batteries in large numbers , so I thought that to be a thing of the past now ??? perhaps it's just yet again ....a convenient regurgitated ...Get out of J...
Author: johny brando
Sun Oct 14, 2018 10:54 pm
Forum: Bike Help
Topic: More O.C.D. - Vesrah v Athena valve seals ?
Replies: 9
Views: 501

Re: More O.C.D. - Vesrah v Athena valve seals ?

Vesrah, Athena or Viton valve guide seals you get in the full gasket sets. Do not waste your money and time on any of these, use genuine Kawasaki seals every time. I am not going to use any of these in the cylinder heads I do, I will only be using Kawasaki seals it's not worth the hassle. There is ...
Author: johny brando
Sun Oct 14, 2018 10:34 pm
Forum: Bike Help
Topic: More O.C.D. - Vesrah v Athena valve seals ?
Replies: 9
Views: 501

Re: More O.C.D. - Vesrah v Athena valve seals ?

Vesrah source their seals and gaskets from the OEM manufacturers in Japan. :wink: Hey Charlie, I hear ya mate !!! Your right too... as I have a complete new set of Vesrah Kawa 900 valves in stock & I know 100% for an absolute--- take it to bank truth !... that both the OEM valves that were and ...
Author: johny brando
Sun Oct 14, 2018 10:11 pm
Forum: Bike Help
Topic: More O.C.D. - Vesrah v Athena valve seals ?
Replies: 9
Views: 501

Re: More O.C.D. - Vesrah v Athena valve seals ?

Wrigers wrote:I going with Paul on this one. After all my cockin about with my issues with faulty seals, I'm sticking with OEM in future.


Thanks for the input Bud, I followed your thread & hoped you got it all sorted. I hope your wow's are now distant history & your now clocking up the miles !
Author: johny brando
Sun Oct 14, 2018 10:09 pm
Forum: Bike Help
Topic: More O.C.D. - Vesrah v Athena valve seals ?
Replies: 9
Views: 501

Re: More O.C.D. - Vesrah v Athena valve seals ?

Hi Lee,hows it going? Only ever used Viton or Gen oem Kawasaki seals meself,all the ones out of gasket sets i used in the past failed in very short order,pain in the arse when all the other work is good..Cheers Mate Paul J. Hi Paul, nice to hear from you. I'm good mate & you ? Thanks for input ...
Author: johny brando
Fri Oct 12, 2018 6:08 am
Forum: Bike Help
Topic: More O.C.D. - Vesrah v Athena valve seals ?
Replies: 9
Views: 501

More O.C.D. - Vesrah v Athena valve seals ?

Hi guy's , I'm just putting this out there to see who else is suffering from Zed OCD like me ? if so - what are your experience based findings and opinions on this curly conundrum . Started assembling a Head I've been working on & I have brand new sets of ( green in colour ) Athena valve seals &...
Author: johny brando
Fri Oct 12, 2018 2:00 am
Forum: Bike Help
Topic: Issues with Z1b
Replies: 7
Views: 554

Re: Issues with Z1b

Hi ..... I have been out for my first ride on the Z1b ,This is the problem Bike starts easily warms up well runs well that is till you reach about 4000rpm in all gears then it breaks down starts to sputter and will not rev thru that range in fact will only slow down & dies off as it gets too mu...
Author: johny brando
Fri Oct 12, 2018 1:19 am
Forum: Bike Help
Topic: Piston Liners Z1
Replies: 9
Views: 565

Re: Piston Liners Z1

Does anyone have a dimensioned drawing of the std piston liner? I need to get a new set and LA Liners are expensive so need to send Westwood a drawing to get a quote. Cheerd Mike Hi Mike .What about just buying another set of S/H std liners = very easy to swap them over... 30mins @ 125 c in the ove...
Author: johny brando
Mon Oct 08, 2018 3:54 am
Forum: Bike Help
Topic: 998cc Piston Rings Yoshi / Z1000j
Replies: 4
Views: 285

Re: 998cc Piston Rings Yoshi / Z1000j

Just measured some standard J piston rings on an existing (worn) piston. 69.4 mm (these particular ones at 1.00mm oversize) Top ring (very worn) 1.00mm dead but quite loose fitting Middle ring 1.2mm Bottom oil control assembly 2.35mm measured outside to outside of hard rings. You'll be aware of the...
Author: johny brando
Mon Oct 08, 2018 3:48 am
Forum: Bike Help
Topic: 998cc Piston Rings Yoshi / Z1000j
Replies: 4
Views: 285

Re: 998cc Piston Rings Yoshi / Z1000j

z1bman wrote:i am certain z1000j rings are 1.2mm standard


Thanks very much for that sound info. All the best.

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