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Author: johny brando
Wed Dec 11, 2019 4:02 am
Forum: Bike Help
Topic: z1 carbs
Replies: 3
Views: 185

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: 7
Views: 258

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: 142

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: 289

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: 1596

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: 216

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: 436

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: 194

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: 652

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: 652

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: 665

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 !
Author: johny brando
Tue Oct 08, 2019 10:39 pm
Forum: Bike Help
Topic: Reg/Rec A4
Replies: 11
Views: 652

Re: Reg/Rec A4

Need a new reg/rec for me 900A4 Blew main fuse last ride out when giving it the beans! What’s best & what’s discount code for ZPower? Hi Piggy .........a combined Solid State unit is by far the best ...not sure where best to buy it "probably @ your local bike breakers) , you'd have do some...
Author: johny brando
Mon Oct 07, 2019 2:59 am
Forum: Show us Yours
Topic: Rickman crz1 900.
Replies: 10
Views: 2947

Re: Rickman crz1 900.

Old ( v-bad quality) pic's = taken 1978 of me , my Ex & my old Z1B CR-Cosworth 998cc Stage 2 . A beast back then & a Pussy Cat by todays standards !
Author: johny brando
Sun Oct 06, 2019 6:04 am
Forum: Bike Help
Topic: Off set sprocket coming loose
Replies: 13
Views: 529

Re: Off set sprocket coming loose

Any one else have problems with the nut that holds the front sprocket keeping coming loose on a offset sprocket? The thing is the spline doesn’t come through it so the tab washer doesn’t do it’s job. Brian, Perhaps try this ....take the G/box sprocket off & take it to a Toolmakers / Engineering...
Author: johny brando
Thu Oct 03, 2019 10:40 pm
Forum: Bike Help
Topic: Champion Copper core plugs
Replies: 27
Views: 969

Re: Champion Copper core plugs

Just been discussing carb issues with Steve Smethurst and he suggested I use Champion copper core plugs. Does anyone know the equivalent to NGKB8ES? Cheers Mike Here we go ........my 2 penith is ....Never had issues with B8ES's in 44 years of using them , having said that I'm now ( last 2 years ) b...

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