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Author: ZedHead
Thu Nov 01, 2018 2:06 pm
Forum: Wanted Adz
Topic: 1973 Zia gasket set and pistons set
Replies: 13
Views: 740

Re: 1973 Zia gasket set and pistons set

Thank you for that. Don't know exactly until the head comes off then i can get them measured up at my local engine building company. The compression test was conducted when the engine was hot,throttle wide open. each cylinder read 70psi. Know for a few years now one day i would need the stem seals ...
Author: ZedHead
Thu Nov 01, 2018 2:03 pm
Forum: Bike Help
Topic: Thoughts on new chain and sprockets for '73 Z1
Replies: 19
Views: 942

Re: Thoughts on new chain and sprockets for '73 Z1

All of the above Weight saving is nearly 1kg per 100 links! Mainly due to thinner plates and smaller pins The important thing to remember is that pre Z1B (Z1 and Z1A) bikes were not fitted with O ring chains. On the Z1B Kawasaki found that the wider outer width of O ring chains caused the chain to ...
Author: ZedHead
Wed Oct 31, 2018 10:53 pm
Forum: Bike Help
Topic: Thoughts on new chain and sprockets for '73 Z1
Replies: 19
Views: 942

Re: Thoughts on new chain and sprockets for '73 Z1

I'm not looking at changing either my chain or sprockets at the moment but grew intrigued by this thread. So, I had a look at what's currently on my bike, it says 630 on my chain and the rear sprocket has 33 stamped on it - can't see the front sprocket but I'm guessing 15? Is this pretty much stand...
Author: ZedHead
Wed Oct 31, 2018 7:41 pm
Forum: Wanted Adz
Topic: 1973 Zia gasket set and pistons set
Replies: 13
Views: 740

Re: 1973 Zia gasket set and pistons set

Your symptom sound like valve guides or just the seals Make sure you do a compression test with a warm engine, fully charged battery and throttle wide open. Or better still do a leak down test. If you compression remains low drop some oli in the bores and retest. If the readings change you do have s...
Author: ZedHead
Wed Oct 31, 2018 6:29 pm
Forum: Bike Help
Topic: Thoughts on new chain and sprockets for '73 Z1
Replies: 19
Views: 942

Re: Thoughts on new chain and sprockets for '73 Z1

Oldspot wrote:So with O-ring fit I will need bossed drive sprocket as bike is Z1. Thanks for advice.
Oldspot


If you stay with 630 then use JTF521-15 don't forget to space the rear the same amount. I have some lazer cut replicas of the original Z1B/Z900 spacers
Author: ZedHead
Wed Oct 31, 2018 9:02 am
Forum: Bike Help
Topic: Thoughts on new chain and sprockets for '73 Z1
Replies: 19
Views: 942

Re: Thoughts on new chain and sprockets for '73 Z1

All of the above Weight saving is nearly 1kg per 100 links! Mainly due to thinner plates and smaller pins 530 chains are the same width as 630 but 20% shorter pitch. So the overall chain length increases accordingly. A 92 link 630 chain becomes 110.7 in 530 pitch. I have found 110 to be a bit tight ...
Author: ZedHead
Mon Oct 29, 2018 2:43 pm
Forum: Bike Help
Topic: Engine rebuild
Replies: 9
Views: 705

Re: Engine rebuild

SVENLEATHER wrote:Buzzard


+1
Author: ZedHead
Mon Oct 29, 2018 8:22 am
Forum: Area News
Topic: Z1parR (Geoff)
Replies: 26
Views: 1979

Re: Z1parR (Geoff)

Deeply saddened by this news RIP Geoff
Author: ZedHead
Sun Oct 28, 2018 2:17 pm
Forum: For Sale
Topic: KZ900 Fo Sale
Replies: 21
Views: 2049

Re: KZ900 Fo Sale

Bike is sold. Goodbye all, thanks to all the sensible people in here. I wish you good luck, I am leaving this sodden mess called Britain and retiring to the sun. What is left of England the SCUM EU communist rats can rule over. I'm gone :))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))) :...
Author: ZedHead
Sat Oct 27, 2018 8:54 am
Forum: Wanted Adz
Topic: a couple of stuff required...
Replies: 5
Views: 489

Re: a couple of stuff required...

8 Valve Mark wrote:i got a pair yesterday. thanks paul. the mounting pin jobbies are proving to be elusive.. m


Would Stainless pins do?
Author: ZedHead
Thu Oct 25, 2018 2:19 pm
Forum: Bike Help
Topic: 1973 Z1
Replies: 31
Views: 1537

Re: 1973 Z1

Glad you got it sorted.

I can see why you fell in love with the bike :luv :drool :resp
Author: ZedHead
Thu Oct 25, 2018 12:42 pm
Forum: Wanted Adz
Topic: Kerker Exhaust Z1000 MKII
Replies: 1
Views: 203

Re: Kerker Exhaust Z1000 MKII

PM sent
Author: ZedHead
Mon Oct 22, 2018 11:54 am
Forum: Wanted Adz
Topic: 1100R 75mm PISTON
Replies: 7
Views: 373

Re: 1100R 75mm PISTON

Stu, I can get single Wiseco if that helps
Author: ZedHead
Sun Oct 21, 2018 8:42 pm
Forum: Bike Help
Topic: 1973 Z1
Replies: 31
Views: 1537

Re: 1973 Z1

The reserve is below 4 litres so you have more than enough for the 'ON' position. You almost certainly have a blockage in the fuel tap main pipe/filter

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