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Author: ChrisB
Mon Jun 25, 2018 8:35 am
Forum: Bike Help
Topic: Rear brake pedal return spring fitment
Replies: 5
Views: 377

Re: Rear brake pedal return spring fitment

54 views and no responses. Is this the problem which will stump everyone?!
Author: ChrisB
Tue Jun 19, 2018 10:03 am
Forum: Bike Help
Topic: Shortening valve stems
Replies: 10
Views: 678

Re: Shortening valve stems

So just to keep you posted, three of my new exhaust valves gave a shim size of around 220-230 so i took 0,30mm off these to get them into the 250-260 range. The valve which had no clearance, i pushed in a piece of 0,35mm shim stock after removing the 200 shim i had in there. This allowed me to rotat...
Author: ChrisB
Mon Jun 18, 2018 4:35 pm
Forum: Bike Help
Topic: Rear brake pedal return spring fitment
Replies: 5
Views: 377

Rear brake pedal return spring fitment

Can anyone suggest the best way to re-fit my brake pedal return spring without scratching my newly painted frame?
Just to make this quiz harder, my footrest mounting pins are seized in solid so i can't whip them out to persuade the pedal past the stop bolt bracket.
Thanks everyone!
ChrisB
Author: ChrisB
Sat May 19, 2018 11:20 am
Forum: Bike Help
Topic: Shim Tool
Replies: 6
Views: 618

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: 10
Views: 678

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: 10
Views: 678

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: 10
Views: 678

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: 10
Views: 678

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: 1698

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: 1698

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: 756

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: 339

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: 495

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: 339

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: 495

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!

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