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Author: johny brando
Sat Jan 04, 2020 12:38 am
Forum: Bike Help
Topic: Needle bearing conversion
Replies: 10
Views: 426

Re: Needle bearing conversion

Has anyone changed the swinging arm bushes for needle bearings on a Z1B. If so is it worth doing? Yeh....... thanks a lot for letting me know I'd helped you solve your swing arm problem !!!!! I guess it was exactly what I said then & O well, I've learnt too.... I'll keep my knowledge to myself ...
Author: johny brando
Fri Dec 27, 2019 10:11 pm
Forum: Bike Help
Topic: Z1000A2 Project
Replies: 12
Views: 659

Re: Z1000A2 Project

Hi Gonzo, I'm going to keep it original (apart from maybe the colour) just got to decide on the colour, it was originally black being an American import but I'm not keen on black. :?: Original Luminous Green, easily the best. s-l1600 (1).jpg Mmmmm that OEM Green is nice ........but they did a reall...
Author: johny brando
Fri Dec 27, 2019 10:04 pm
Forum: Bike Help
Topic: Rear Light Gremlin Z1000 A1
Replies: 17
Views: 813

Re: Rear Light Gremlin Z1000 A1

Finally sorted the gremlin - once again thanks for the tips. Cant believe what an absolute b'stard that was: so many hours taken up and it turned out to be something so small and caused by my own bodgery :oops: :oops: Having had almost the entire loom and electrics in bits the last thing I checked ...
Author: johny brando
Mon Dec 23, 2019 11:59 pm
Forum: Bike Help
Topic: Z1B Swinging Arm Pivot bolt
Replies: 14
Views: 526

Re: Z1B Swinging Arm Pivot bolt

Thank you for your help. Firstly the threaded inserts aren't welded in. I have tried inserting a plate into the slots and tried to turn the insert but it wouldn't turn. I've tried this on both ends. The spindle is hollow and I've tried screwing in one of the bolts and giving it a smack but it didn'...
Author: johny brando
Wed Dec 11, 2019 4:02 am
Forum: Bike Help
Topic: z1 carbs
Replies: 3
Views: 302

Re: z1 carbs

hi all dunno if this is a common problem but i,m starting to put my z1 carbs together and i have noticed the top caps with the 2 screws are rocking on the carbs.its not the caps but the carbs.looks like they have pulled up or deformed where the screws go in.do they need to be flattened off cos i pr...
Author: johny brando
Mon Dec 09, 2019 6:09 am
Forum: Bike Help
Topic: Rear Light Gremlin Z1000 A1
Replies: 17
Views: 813

Re: Rear Light Gremlin Z1000 A1

Certainly seems like light related short alright but it may originate else where . I'm certainly no electric's wiz but I normal get there in the end ...some times takes me a while ha ha. Can you tie this issue into any specific work you have done on the bike or an event ...like say a fried battery o...
Author: johny brando
Sat Nov 30, 2019 9:55 pm
Forum: Bike Help
Topic: top idle sprocket
Replies: 2
Views: 199

Re: top idle sprocket

Anyone know what the difference between the z900 and z1000 top idle sprocket assembly? they are different part numbers but the APE ones do both bikes They are a different design & not interchangeable with a Std 900 Cam cover ....if you wish to fit one you will need to change the Cam Cover to Z1...
Author: johny brando
Sat Nov 30, 2019 12:51 am
Forum: Bike Help
Topic: GPZ 1100 - first of many questions
Replies: 10
Views: 427

Re: GPZ 1100 - first of many questions

Personally I'd try & get it going first before going any further ..... as a Cold compression test ain't worth a Carrot ! & if it has not run for a while the valve seats would likely be a bit grubby & would not give a true compression reading until they have been run for about 15-30 minut...
Author: johny brando
Wed Nov 06, 2019 11:32 pm
Forum: The Bottom Shed
Topic: Health Warning: you never know what's round the corner.....
Replies: 28
Views: 2201

Re: Health Warning: you never know what's round the corner.....

I rarely step outside the 'Bike Help' folder /forum ...hence this delayed response here. Your post is a wake up call for a lot of us...guess a lot of us in ignorance think it won't happen to me = WRONG ! Really glad you came out the other side in the condition you did & that a full recovery is l...
Author: johny brando
Sun Nov 03, 2019 10:03 pm
Forum: Bike Help
Topic: Z750 Crank & Conrod Markings
Replies: 4
Views: 277

Re: Z750 Crank & Conrod Markings

Hi Guys, hoping someone can help me here as need a little sense check.. Just checking the Crank from this z750 E engine to see what journals to order for the big ends. I’m looking for an “O” or no mark. As far as I can see there is “No Mark” for both the Conrod and Crankshaft Journal Diameters. But...
Author: johny brando
Sat Oct 26, 2019 12:44 am
Forum: Bike Help
Topic: APE Extra Clutch Plate Kit
Replies: 8
Views: 533

Re: APE Extra Clutch Plate Kit

Does anyone know what the advantages are to fitted the APE extra friction plate clutch kit are? I have converted to a hydraulic clutch and noticed it slipping when high in revs. Is there a real benefit or would std plates be OK with maybe heavier springs? Stinky I'm guessing there's an extra - fibr...
Author: johny brando
Wed Oct 23, 2019 12:25 am
Forum: Bike Help
Topic: Studs
Replies: 2
Views: 230

Re: Studs

Hi, does anyone know how long the stock 8mm header studs are, the ones that fasten exhaust to the head? I changed out my Std 6mm exhaust studs in my 900 engines to 8mm x 1.25 pitch x 50mm total length and made of 304 Stainless Steel (much better than OEM mild steel ) think I got em from Flea Bay. H...
Author: johny brando
Wed Oct 23, 2019 12:09 am
Forum: Bike Help
Topic: Reg/Rec A4
Replies: 11
Views: 799

Re: Reg/Rec A4

Got this one from one from Zpower 2 years ago, fresh out of packaging today first time it's been on a bike, they don't take returns on electrical items, and i guess after 2 years it's a bigger no, straight in the bin. ouch. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s6ka6C2FbCw Hi Kev, I'm assuming the reg/re...
Author: johny brando
Sun Oct 20, 2019 2:02 am
Forum: Bike Help
Topic: Reg/Rec A4
Replies: 11
Views: 799

Re: Reg/Rec A4

Got this one from one from Zpower 2 years ago, fresh out of packaging today first time it's been on a bike, they don't take returns on electrical items, and i guess after 2 years it's a bigger no, straight in the bin. ouch. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s6ka6C2FbCw Hi Kev, I'm assuming the reg/re...
Author: johny brando
Sun Oct 13, 2019 12:23 am
Forum: Bike Help
Topic: Z1 valve seal replacement
Replies: 10
Views: 741

Re: Z1 valve seal replacement

kev edwards wrote:I have the Viton ones from Suzuki performance spares in mine, no problems with them, also have 2 sets from gasket sets just sitting in a box.



As above , I'm with you Kev ..........Viton now are the way to go . I got em in a spare warmed up Zed 998 motor I just built !

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