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Author: steve452
Tue Jul 21, 2020 2:50 pm
Forum: Bike Help
Topic: EBC Clutch Removal Tool
Replies: 13
Views: 318

Re: EBC Clutch Removal Tool

Many thanks re splitting the cases. Will forge ahead with that. Thanks for the sump pan advice as well although I'd already posted the previous comment before reading your reply. Just for your amusement I've attached some pics of the progress so far, a rolling chassis. Seat still with refurbishers.
Author: steve452
Tue Jul 21, 2020 2:12 pm
Forum: Bike Help
Topic: EBC Clutch Removal Tool
Replies: 13
Views: 318

Re: EBC Clutch Removal Tool

Scrub the bit about the sump pan. Finally came off, in one piece thankfully, with a wooden drift and the aforementioned 4lb club hammer. Now gently soaking in an ultrasonic bath at 80°C.
Author: steve452
Tue Jul 21, 2020 12:52 pm
Forum: Bike Help
Topic: EBC Clutch Removal Tool
Replies: 13
Views: 318

Re: EBC Clutch Removal Tool

Is it possible to split the crankcase halves with the clutch basket still in place? Have tried a hand-held impact driver with a 4lb club hammer. Didn't shift it one bit. I thought if I could get the primary shaft out I could clamp it in the vice and get the nut off that way. Also does anyone know ho...
Author: steve452
Tue Jul 21, 2020 9:43 am
Forum: Bike Help
Topic: EBC Clutch Removal Tool
Replies: 13
Views: 318

Re: EBC Clutch Removal Tool

Have tried it with most of the EBC tool wedged in and the handle abutted against the edge of the auto-advance housing/crankcase join with a rag wedged in. It worked as far as preventing the clutch basket moving but would the bloody locknut move! Tried heating it up for more than 5 minutes with 2kw h...
Author: steve452
Mon Jul 20, 2020 5:20 pm
Forum: Bike Help
Topic: EBC Clutch Removal Tool
Replies: 13
Views: 318

Re: EBC Clutch Removal Tool

I thought about the dog leg route, but it is pretty substantial, looks like hardened steel and is 5.3mm thick. As for the other tool on ebay, I thought the EBC one looked more substantial at the time. Pity it didn't fit. I'll get one from Z-Power as their's is only 19.99 and they owe me a free posta...
Author: steve452
Mon Jul 20, 2020 4:09 pm
Forum: Bike Help
Topic: EBC Clutch Removal Tool
Replies: 13
Views: 318

EBC Clutch Removal Tool

Bought an EBC CT019 clutch holding tool off ebay (biker-fix) a couple of months ago. It was advertised as fitting Z1/Z1-A/Z1-B. I have checked EBC's own website and they quote the same, that it is the recommended tool for the Z1's. Just starting on the engine rebuild and when I came to the clutch fo...
Author: steve452
Wed Jul 15, 2020 12:31 pm
Forum: Bike Help
Topic: Z1-B rebuild - carb renovation
Replies: 7
Views: 373

Z1-B rebuild - carb renovation

I've got to the stage where I'm rebuilding the carbs on my 1975 Z1-B. I've got the Keyster Z1-B kits but have a query on the needle. My original is a 5J9 and is as fitted when the bike was new. The Keyster is marked Y45. The profiles look the same and I've measured at three points on the taper with ...
Author: steve452
Wed Jul 15, 2020 11:49 am
Forum: Wanted Adz
Topic: Z900 1976 chain guard, NOW Found one at Z Power
Replies: 11
Views: 312

Re: Z900 1976 chain guard, NOW Found one at Z Power

If anyone's interested, I have a set of Melber alloys I bought for my Z1-B in 1976 which were never fitted. The front had a bearing fitted but that's about it. I have no idea what they're worth but I haven't seen any up for sale on ebay. They are still in "unused " condition.
Author: steve452
Mon Jul 13, 2020 4:29 pm
Forum: Bike Help
Topic: Rear axle confusion.
Replies: 2
Views: 112

Rear axle confusion.

Just about to loose fit the rear wheel on my Z1-B and just checked the workshop manual to ensure correct orientation and found that the photo's and the schematic don't agree! IIRC, and noting that I did strip this bike down 43 years ago so my memory may be playing tricks, the castle nut was on the s...
Author: steve452
Sun Jul 12, 2020 12:13 am
Forum: Bike Help
Topic: Wheel balancing nightmare.
Replies: 7
Views: 194

Re: Wheel balancing nightmare.

I think you may have misunderstood me! My point is that with the same stand I could not get the front to stop in the same place on multiple tries and in multiple positions. As soon as I put the rear on it did indeed keep stopping in the same place and as a result I was able to balance it. This is wh...
Author: steve452
Sat Jul 11, 2020 8:02 pm
Forum: Bike Help
Topic: Wheel balancing nightmare.
Replies: 7
Views: 194

Re: Wheel balancing nightmare.

Doh! The penny drops (or does it? see further on). Central Wheels stated they were happy to tension, true, and fit tubes and tyres and the rear wheel grippers but would not balance "wheels fitted with rim locks". I've been trying to balance a wheel NOT fitted with rim locks (the front) whi...
Author: steve452
Sat Jul 11, 2020 6:46 pm
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Brake Failure indicator bracket
Replies: 3
Views: 175

Re: Brake Failure indicator bracket

This is my original installed on the rear nut of the LH coil. Pics of bare bracket and with brake fail switch installed. Hope this helps.
Author: steve452
Sat Jul 11, 2020 5:20 pm
Forum: Bike Help
Topic: Replacing the fork chrome reflector on UK Z1-B.
Replies: 5
Views: 270

Re: Replacing the fork chrome reflector on UK Z1-B.

Many thanks for your help. Managed to clamp it gently in the vice and give the leg some encouragement with a rubber mallet. Bit tatty but might come up a bit with some Meguiar's.
Author: steve452
Sat Jul 11, 2020 5:14 pm
Forum: Bike Help
Topic: Wheel balancing nightmare.
Replies: 7
Views: 194

Wheel balancing nightmare.

Bought a Wheel-balancing stand from Bikers Toolbox and have managed to get different readings spaced up to 180 degrees apart. Have tried it with and without the cones, in four different positions in and out of the garage and with the cone Allen screws secured 180 degrees away from each other (becaus...
Author: steve452
Mon Jul 06, 2020 8:45 pm
Forum: Bike Help
Topic: Replacing the fork chrome reflector on UK Z1-B.
Replies: 5
Views: 270

Re: Replacing the fork chrome reflector on UK Z1-B.

Unscrew conventionally (i.e. anti-clockwise)?

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