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Author: Big Fluff
Thu May 16, 2019 4:57 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: S&S Silver Saxon #8
Replies: 37
Views: 1590

Re: S&S Silver Saxon #8

Excellent work Ray.
I bet you were absolutely black after polishing the frame...... I remember doing mine and it's a job and a half!

For contrast of the paintwork, here's the prototype how it was sold to Saxon.
Author: Big Fluff
Mon May 06, 2019 5:48 pm
Forum: Bike Help
Topic: Front break upgrade
Replies: 13
Views: 421

Re: Front break upgrade

BTW, GPz900R calipers fit straight on Z1000A2 for what it's worth, and work a helluva lot better than the standard single piston calipers.
Author: Big Fluff
Sat Apr 27, 2019 3:10 pm
Forum: Bike Help
Topic: Z1 alloys
Replies: 14
Views: 591

Re: Z1 alloys

Guilty of them today on my ZRX1100 :oops:
They do ease the pains in my hands though.
Author: Big Fluff
Sat Apr 27, 2019 2:09 pm
Forum: Bike Help
Topic: Replace Battery
Replies: 8
Views: 343

Re: Replace Battery

Just in case you're not taking the piss :lol: Firstly remove the RH side panel and lift the seat up for access. Next remove the fixing and disconnect the earth terminal on the battery. Next remove the fixing securing the hinged bracket, then partially slide the battery out. Disconnect the vent pipe ...
Author: Big Fluff
Tue Apr 23, 2019 1:49 pm
Forum: Bike Help
Topic: Z1R import MOT requirements
Replies: 6
Views: 164

Re: Z1R import MOT requirements

Just disconnect the blue side light connections to the indicators, just behind the fairing.
They have long thin terminals and you should be able to just get in without removing the fairing.
Author: Big Fluff
Tue Apr 23, 2019 9:25 am
Forum: Bike Help
Topic: bike cuts out when hot.
Replies: 6
Views: 227

Re: bike cuts out when hot.

This does sound like the pulsar coils, I've come across this scenario loads of times. To check, remove the RH cover from the engine exposing the pulsar coils and ride it around with the cover removed. The air will cool the pulsars and it shouldn't cut out as quick as before. This should then confirm...
Author: Big Fluff
Mon Apr 15, 2019 11:38 am
Forum: Bike Help
Topic: Z1 clocks 1973
Replies: 8
Views: 446

Re: Z1 clocks 1973

Failing that, "Zed man" also offers impeccable service on gauges.
Author: Big Fluff
Mon Apr 15, 2019 11:35 am
Forum: Bike Help
Topic: wiring diagrams
Replies: 2
Views: 153

Re: wiring diagrams

This of any use?
Author: Big Fluff
Sun Apr 14, 2019 12:30 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: S&S Silver Saxon #8
Replies: 37
Views: 1590

Re: S&S Silver Saxon #8

Will looking at the turbo wheels in the prototype rebuild manual , this looks like the same A flow turbine? certainly not the smaller turbine, this wheel has the extension to the blade before it folds over which I dont think the smaller turbine has ? Ray, the one in yours is the F-flow. I got them ...
Author: Big Fluff
Tue Apr 09, 2019 11:51 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: S&S Silver Saxon #8
Replies: 37
Views: 1590

Re: S&S Silver Saxon #8

By the way, the speedo drive unit to use is from an early cb750 and its spacing is crucial to working correctly. There should be a 5mm spacer in there too which is not shown in the Rickman manual.
Author: Big Fluff
Tue Apr 09, 2019 11:49 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: S&S Silver Saxon #8
Replies: 37
Views: 1590

Re: S&S Silver Saxon #8

Ray. I take it you've pretty much retired now then due to the progress you're making? Great work and look forward to seeing the end result.
Author: Big Fluff
Mon Apr 08, 2019 9:48 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: S&S Silver Saxon #8
Replies: 37
Views: 1590

Re: S&S Silver Saxon #8

Here's a bit more about S+S in their non-turbo days too, in particular order :D
Author: Big Fluff
Mon Apr 08, 2019 9:38 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: S&S Silver Saxon #8
Replies: 37
Views: 1590

Re: S&S Silver Saxon #8

Ray. You are correct in that S&S pretty much did everything they could using the prototype as a mule. They tried with the standard 903cc, experimented with 960cc and settled with 1015cc. Their main problem though as I found out, was that all their findings were based on the prototype, which thro...
Author: Big Fluff
Sat Mar 30, 2019 5:11 pm
Forum: Bike Help
Topic: Gpz1100b1 seat lock
Replies: 7
Views: 292

Re: Gpz1100b1 seat lock

scott wrote:Another part to search for :lol:

Next to the Unicorns horn I believe you'll find one :lol:
Best of luck.
Author: Big Fluff
Sat Mar 09, 2019 2:50 pm
Forum: Bike Help
Topic: Strange crank case number
Replies: 10
Views: 522

Re: Strange crank case number

As Garry says, should have a raised lip around the edge.
In the 70's you could buy a blank case set from Kawasaki UK.
S+S Performance did just that for their Silver Saxon production run, then stamped them up (badly) with their own unique number like my old bike here.

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