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Author: ZedHead
Wed May 02, 2018 1:52 pm
Forum: Bike Help
Topic: Smethurst Engine Clean
Replies: 24
Views: 1004

Re: Smethurst Engine Clean

I would be worried too if I didn't trust the knowledge and experience of others. Your suggestion to heat the head and knock the offending guides back just enough to remove the remnants of media seems a sensible way forward.

I suppose the grit risk is no more than running an engine with open stacks?
Author: ZedHead
Wed May 02, 2018 9:47 am
Forum: Bike Help
Topic: Smethurst Engine Clean
Replies: 24
Views: 1004

Re: Smethurst Engine Clean

I was telling a well-known engine builder (who will remain nameless :wink:) about this and he didn't think it would cause a problem.
Author: ZedHead
Sun Apr 29, 2018 3:16 pm
Forum: Wanted Adz
Topic: 73 Z1 upper exhaust pipes wanted
Replies: 8
Views: 312

Re: 73 Z1 upper exhaust pipes wanted

Good originals do come up occasionally at a price. Last time I saw a set they were £2500. You could be looking at nearly a grand each now for your two uppers and since they rust from the inside, it would be hard to know the internal condition. As said 73's were unstamped.
Author: ZedHead
Tue Apr 24, 2018 8:03 am
Forum: Bike Help
Topic: Smethurst Engine Clean
Replies: 24
Views: 1004

Re: Smethurst Engine Clean

I am probably "teaching grannie to suck eggs here" but if you replace the guides, would you also need to recut the seats? Could you not remove and reuse the offending guides, carefully marking the rotational angle first so they go back at the right angle?
Author: ZedHead
Tue Apr 24, 2018 7:44 am
Forum: Wanted Adz
Topic: Z1b /z9 cam cover
Replies: 3
Views: 187

Re: Z1b /z9 cam cover

That's a real bummer, I don't like to see anyone struggle like that. I am sure you will have the good times rolling again soon.
Author: ZedHead
Mon Apr 23, 2018 6:41 am
Forum: Bike Help
Topic: Smethurst Engine Clean
Replies: 24
Views: 1004

Re: Smethurst Engine Clean

Good advise. I wonder how many have rebuilt engines with blast media in the journals, threads etc :shock:

Will they blow out with compressed air?
Author: ZedHead
Sun Apr 22, 2018 6:34 pm
Forum: Bike Help
Topic: Plugs!
Replies: 9
Views: 338

Re: Plugs!

King of Kings wrote:My bad! I meant B6ES :oops: just wanted to see if anyone had gone to that heat range? My bike takes modern CR series plugs anyway.


I am not really sure why you would need to go that hot. Personally, I would not risk it.
Author: ZedHead
Sun Apr 22, 2018 6:31 pm
Forum: Bike Help
Topic: Plugs!
Replies: 9
Views: 338

Re: Plugs!

I know they do :) THIS is why they are called projected nose ..... and why you should not use them unless recommended for the motor in question. (well not unless you are after lightening the piston crown at least) :wink: https://i.imgur.com/BMzewo0.jpg That cleared that up :D
Author: ZedHead
Sun Apr 22, 2018 11:33 am
Forum: Bike Help
Topic: Plugs!
Replies: 9
Views: 338

Re: Plugs!

Heat range aside, I would be more concerned about the projected nose of the BP6ES making contact with the top of the pistons. Uncertain if it actually reaches further into the combustion chamber but it would certainly need investigating. King of kings, why are you thinking of changing from standard?
Author: ZedHead
Sun Apr 22, 2018 7:40 am
Forum: New Here?
Topic: Newbie in North East
Replies: 11
Views: 665

Re: Newbie in North East

Welcome. Lovely bike
Author: ZedHead
Sat Apr 21, 2018 11:40 pm
Forum: Bike Help
Topic: Plugs!
Replies: 9
Views: 338

Re: Plugs!

The "P" just means the inner electrode is a bit longer which helps to prevent fouling. B6 is a lot hotter than the original B8ES. NGK suggest going one hotter to B7ES to compensate for the softer riding style of classic bikes and cooler burning characteristics of modern ethanol fuel. I wou...
Author: ZedHead
Thu Apr 19, 2018 7:04 am
Forum: Wanted Adz
Topic: Pan Head shoulder screw
Replies: 6
Views: 297

Re: Pan Head shoulder screw

Thanks guys. Some responses: Z1bman - it looks as if someone had beaten me to it, using a similar shoulder screw to the one you identified; CompoZ1R - thanks. I missed that when I googled for that part earlier on. Now ordered and despatched. Zedhead - the 12mm hits the outer face of the headlight r...
Author: ZedHead
Wed Apr 18, 2018 9:48 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Z1000J Build
Replies: 275
Views: 34450

Re: Z1000J Build

So I think the carriers are good, just need new discs, but I don't really want to be taking them off and waiting for ages for new ones to be made at this time of year or I'll miss the week of summer in Scotland! Lol. If someone had KipKawa's drawings then that would be a hit so I could get them man...
Author: ZedHead
Tue Apr 17, 2018 6:21 pm
Forum: Wanted Adz
Topic: Pan Head shoulder screw
Replies: 6
Views: 297

Re: Pan Head shoulder screw

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/NOS-KAWASAKI-Headlight-Screws-Set-of-2-Z1-900-H1-500-H2-750-KZ900-KZ1000-KZ1300/172417997938?epid=1011845736&hash=item2824e9dc72:g:fnkAAOxy4dNS86OD vint johnny has most stuff remade diffo part No's The 23019-023 in the ebay ad is still available from Kawasaki but the ...
Author: ZedHead
Tue Apr 17, 2018 2:23 pm
Forum: Bike Help
Topic: Z1a Chain Oiler Pump
Replies: 5
Views: 233

Re: Z1a Chain Oiler Pump

BigZCas wrote:Can anyone advise what the O Ring (92055053) is for that fits onto the pump drive shaft ?


Some sort of rubber protection, like a condom :oops:

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