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Author: ChrisB
Sun Feb 04, 2018 5:10 pm
Forum: Bike Help
Topic: Can't rotate engine backwards
Replies: 25
Views: 926

Re: Can't rotate engine backwards

so that idler gear just floats between the engine case and the generator cover on its shaft?
Author: ChrisB
Sat Feb 03, 2018 4:55 pm
Forum: Bike Help
Topic: Can't rotate engine backwards
Replies: 25
Views: 926

Re: Can't rotate engine backwards

so to conclude this issue for anyone who may have been interested, it was a thrust washer on the starter idler gear (not even shown on Partzilla so maybe shouldn't have been on the shaft!), it was trapping the gear against the casings as was a fairly large thing. Anyone know if it should have been t...
Author: ChrisB
Mon Jan 29, 2018 9:00 pm
Forum: Wanted Adz
Topic: Z1000 A1/A2 back wheel
Replies: 9
Views: 291

Re: Z1000 A1/A2 back wheel

hello.
the rear is 17 inch, 2.50
the front is 18 inch 2.50
I can take some photos but not for a day or two as they're in a mates workshop. Seem to remember they come with 'period' pirelli phantom rear and metzeller me33 front. Took me right back to my youth!
Author: ChrisB
Mon Jan 29, 2018 8:43 pm
Forum: Bike Help
Topic: cylinder base o rings
Replies: 4
Views: 107

Re: cylinder base o rings

Thanks guys. I usually think i know what i'm doing but i love using the forum as there is so much experience to draw on.
Author: ChrisB
Mon Jan 29, 2018 8:39 pm
Forum: Bike Help
Topic: camchain service limit
Replies: 8
Views: 153

Re: camchain service limit

Yeah, i'm replacing it anyway (like always). My concern now is that my genuine manual seems to be different to Z1Bman's.
New one hasn't arrived yet but i changed one in my other Z a few months back and had the same measuring difficulties. Engine runs fine though!
Author: ChrisB
Mon Jan 29, 2018 2:35 pm
Forum: Bike Help
Topic: cylinder base o rings
Replies: 4
Views: 107

cylinder base o rings

my 1000A1 didn't have the o rings around the cylinder sleeves when i stripped it and it wasn't leaking oil. I've just had a sit down after seeing that they cost 7 quid each!
I'm questioning what it is that they do now.
Any thoughts on their essentialness guys?
Author: ChrisB
Mon Jan 29, 2018 1:54 pm
Forum: Bike Help
Topic: camchain service limit
Replies: 8
Views: 153

Re: camchain service limit

Thanks Z1Bman, never could figure out posting photos on here but i have a KZ1000 service manual, part no. 99931-540-01
page 141. this has the above figures in it. Go figure!
Author: ChrisB
Mon Jan 29, 2018 11:28 am
Forum: Wanted Adz
Topic: Z1000 A1/A2 back wheel
Replies: 9
Views: 291

Re: Z1000 A1/A2 back wheel

i have a spare set of spoked wheels which came with my z1000A1. They're akront alloy rims but on decent looking hubs.
Author: ChrisB
Mon Jan 29, 2018 11:20 am
Forum: Bike Help
Topic: camchain service limit
Replies: 8
Views: 153

camchain service limit

Starting the rebuild of my z1000A1 engine and am replacing the camchain as they're not expensive. Checking things as i go, my camchain only measures 149mm over 20 links. Other posts going back years have quoted a length of 155-156mm and my genuine kz1000 workshop manual says Standard is 160mm with a...
Author: ChrisB
Fri Jan 26, 2018 11:31 am
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Z1000 Engine
Replies: 10
Views: 864

Re: Z1000 Engine

Is the engine still for sale?
Author: ChrisB
Tue Jan 23, 2018 8:27 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Z1a Restoration
Replies: 48
Views: 3348

Re: Z1a Restoration

Lovely bag of goodies there, ready to go back into some beautifully clean casings!
Couldn't help noticing what looks like a crack between the plug hole and the ex valve seat on pot no.2
Author: ChrisB
Thu Nov 02, 2017 6:53 pm
Forum: Bike Help
Topic: Cam cahin tensioner removal
Replies: 12
Views: 407

Re: Cam cahin tensioner removal

yep, that's what i 'should' have. What i've got is a 30-45mm allen headed M6 bolt!
Author: ChrisB
Thu Nov 02, 2017 7:46 am
Forum: Bike Help
Topic: Cam cahin tensioner removal
Replies: 12
Views: 407

Re: Cam cahin tensioner removal

It's a Z1000A1 by the way, so an automatic tensioner.
Author: ChrisB
Thu Nov 02, 2017 7:44 am
Forum: Bike Help
Topic: Cam cahin tensioner removal
Replies: 12
Views: 407

Re: Cam cahin tensioner removal

That's the problem, Phillipe. Someone has used a bolt which is too long. I'll put in a more suitable bolt when i do the job!
It's as much about finding the time to get in to my garage!
Author: ChrisB
Wed Nov 01, 2017 6:04 pm
Forum: Bike Help
Topic: Cam cahin tensioner removal
Replies: 12
Views: 407

Re: Cam cahin tensioner removal

ok thanks guys. I have seen a lip on the outside end of the tapered shaft which i thought may mean that loosening the bolt was ok but removing it wasn't.

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