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Author: PAULJAC47
Wed Jan 14, 2009 6:04 pm
Forum: Bike Help
Topic: GOOD SITE EXPLAINING MARKINGS ON SHIMS!!!!!!!!
Replies: 1
Views: 919

GOOD SITE EXPLAINING MARKINGS ON SHIMS!!!!!!!!

http://www.redlinecycle.com/Valve%20Shims.html
Hi All good info here did not know Yam XS shims were the same!!!
Author: PAULJAC47
Tue Jan 13, 2009 7:08 pm
Forum: Bike Help
Topic: Head Gasket
Replies: 3
Views: 1031

Head Gasket

Hi All,As i have had to take off the head of My Z1b again will i be able to re-use the new head gasket i fitted first attempt or is it false economy and should i buy another one(the engine never ran with gasket on and it looks unmarked)
Author: PAULJAC47
Tue Jan 13, 2009 7:01 pm
Forum: Bike Help
Topic: z900 a4 clutch lever
Replies: 6
Views: 1052

z900 a4 clutch lever

Hi All i have a very early American import A4 (77th built) the clutch lever post
thread for the mirror is knackered,i have been loocking for a replacement but can only find the ones with the micro switch in any ideas where i can find one or ideas how to repair original?,,,,,,,
Author: PAULJAC47
Sun Jan 11, 2009 10:45 am
Forum: Bike Help
Topic: RE-SHIMMING AFTER HEAD RE-FURB
Replies: 27
Views: 2229

Thanks for that debben1,i have been told the max you can take off a valve stem is .3mm or 12 thou is that correct.When i have done that how would you go about checking installed valve spring height?.Would you be able to provide oversize valves if not succesful with this?.I have worked out i will nee...
Author: PAULJAC47
Sat Jan 10, 2009 4:51 pm
Forum: Bike Help
Topic: RE-SHIMMING AFTER HEAD RE-FURB
Replies: 27
Views: 2229

Hi Mate, Seems they did cut new profiles for valve seats thats were i have lost my clearances seems i may have to get .3 mm lopped off each stem.if that fails its new seat inserts on head Bugger..........
Author: PAULJAC47
Sat Jan 10, 2009 4:14 pm
Forum: Bike Help
Topic: RE-SHIMMING AFTER HEAD RE-FURB
Replies: 27
Views: 2229

Bugger... Checked clearances today with 180 shim Pigford has kindly lent to me
can only get 3 thou clearance even with this, looking like having some lopped off ends of valve stems to try and get back within tolerance.....
Author: PAULJAC47
Mon Jan 05, 2009 6:01 pm
Forum: Bike Help
Topic: What oils for ST
Replies: 1
Views: 306

Hi I used standard EP90 gear oil in my GS1000g shaft seems fine,PAULSTREES on the forum has a very nice z1000st give him a PM for any advice i am sure me wont mind. Cheers Paul j...
Author: PAULJAC47
Sun Jan 04, 2009 4:24 pm
Forum: Bike Help
Topic: RE-SHIMMING AFTER HEAD RE-FURB
Replies: 27
Views: 2229

Hi Mac,A few points....Make sure you keep T mark at 1-4 still( i used a 17mm ring spanner tye wrapped to brake pedal)...when you line up ex cam make sure small arrow is lined up with surface of head,then pull chain tight up at front of block.remove cam auto tensioner at rear of block,push plunger in...
Author: PAULJAC47
Sat Jan 03, 2009 7:26 pm
Forum: Bike Help
Topic: RE-SHIMMING AFTER HEAD RE-FURB
Replies: 27
Views: 2229

RE-SHIMMING AFTER HEAD RE-FURB

Hi Guys all my shims i know are 265 or 270.now the head has been re-furbed it has caused the shim gap to close.i am guessing i need a small shim 2.0? to work out what sizes i need.
Author: PAULJAC47
Sat Jan 03, 2009 7:06 pm
Forum: Bike Help
Topic: RE-SHIMMING AFTER HEAD RE-FURB
Replies: 27
Views: 2229

RE-SHIMMING AFTER HEAD RE-FURB

Hi All re-fitted the head to my Z1B today and got cam timing right after half dozen attempts!.As I thought may be the case after cleaning out all carbon and having new valve guides fitted my shim to cam clearances which were all about 2 thou before strip down have now been reduced to zero!. i guess ...
Author: PAULJAC47
Thu Dec 11, 2008 6:11 pm
Forum: Bike Help
Topic: CAM END CAPS/CLEANING UP HEAD EXTERNALLY
Replies: 7
Views: 656

CAM END CAPS/CLEANING UP HEAD EXTERNALLY

Hi All,Just got my Z1b head back from engine shop they have made a good job of the valve guides and the couple of threads that had been butchered sometime in the bikes past.Trouble is they have lost one of the valve end caps, looked on Z power and you can get these as single items but do you need Ka...
Author: PAULJAC47
Sun Dec 07, 2008 7:01 pm
Forum: Bike Help
Topic: Regular checks Z900 A4
Replies: 8
Views: 1397

MANUAL

HI FOLLOW THIS LINK PROPER WORKSHOP MANUAL ALL THE BEST PAULJAC47........http://classickawasaki.se/Tekndokument/ ... manual.pdf
Author: PAULJAC47
Sun Dec 07, 2008 3:07 pm
Forum: Bike Help
Topic: Z1B IDIOT BRAKE LIGHT
Replies: 5
Views: 470

Z1B IDIOT BRAKE LIGHT

Hi All,,,,Can anyone clarify what the brake idiicator light on a Z1B actually does? On my A4 it comes on when you pull front brake.Is it the same on the B or is it a brake lamp failure indicator if so how is this wired? Thanks in anticipation to any replies and thanks for all the input i am getting ...
Author: PAULJAC47
Sat Dec 06, 2008 4:38 pm
Forum: Bike Help
Topic: FORK SEAL REPLACEMENT
Replies: 16
Views: 1506

FORK SEAL REPLACEMENT

New seal fiitted, broom handle worked well(thanks to Pigford) used rounded end pinch bar which i covered with a piece of thick rubber car heater hose to stop damage to alloy on fork when levered old seal out.Thanks to all for their advice on this next job on Z1 b is to start to refit head to engine ...
Author: PAULJAC47
Thu Dec 04, 2008 7:24 pm
Forum: Bike Help
Topic: FORK SEAL REPLACEMENT
Replies: 16
Views: 1506

fork seals

Pigford my response was aimed at my mate Paulstrees not yourself!!!!!

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