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Author: ChrisB
Sat May 19, 2018 11:20 am
Forum: Bike Help
Topic: Shim Tool
Replies: 6
Views: 379

Re: Shim Tool

I've just bought one of these cheap tools too. Anyone care to explain the best method of using them? Looks like you rotate engine until bucket is fully depressed, insert tool on the lip of the bucket, rotate engine backwards until cam lobe is out of the way, prise out and replace shim, rotate engine...
Author: ChrisB
Tue Apr 24, 2018 6:14 pm
Forum: Bike Help
Topic: Shortening valve stems
Replies: 9
Views: 242

Re: Shortening valve stems

Yes, i got that but thanks for the warning! Does this mean that even if i only need to shorten the stem by 0,3mm or less i'll also need to trim the collets and retainer? Are they all pretty flush then, i always assumed there would be some clearance and that the underside of the bucket only touches t...
Author: ChrisB
Tue Apr 24, 2018 5:15 pm
Forum: Bike Help
Topic: Shortening valve stems
Replies: 9
Views: 242

Re: Shortening valve stems

and that's what i love about this forum. So much experience of familiar problems = several different 'fixes'. If i got a shim ground to 1mm, would the cam lobe still have clearance?
Author: ChrisB
Tue Apr 24, 2018 4:30 pm
Forum: Bike Help
Topic: Shortening valve stems
Replies: 9
Views: 242

Re: Shortening valve stems

Thanks for the advice. Shaving the collets and retainer seems the most straightforward option then. I only suggested 1mm as I currently have no gap and it would hopefully bring a gap back. It may need less than that to get a gap. is there a way of measuring the valve height as it sits in the head to...
Author: ChrisB
Tue Apr 24, 2018 7:14 am
Forum: Bike Help
Topic: Shortening valve stems
Replies: 9
Views: 242

Shortening valve stems

Morning all. How much metal is it safe to remove from the tip of a new valve? Dropped an exhaust valve and have had the seat re-cut to remove the scar but had to take quite a bit of metal off. Have replaced with a new set of valves but have no valve gap even with a 200 shim so was going to shorten t...
Author: ChrisB
Sun Feb 04, 2018 5:10 pm
Forum: Bike Help
Topic: Can't rotate engine backwards
Replies: 25
Views: 1253

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: 1253

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: 523

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: 209

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: 306

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: 209

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: 306

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: 523

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: 306

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: 1129

Re: Z1000 Engine

Is the engine still for sale?

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