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Author: DogsbolloxofZ1B
Sun Aug 06, 2006 9:47 pm
Forum: Bike Help
Topic: z1 dating evidence - 1973 z1a
Replies: 6
Views: 2318

Not sure where your getting this info wrt datings of Z1's, the first Z1's were being tested in USA on 26th Sep 1972 (I have the press cuttings) so really the earliest a dealer would have been selling them is Oct '72. I have ALL of the press cuttings from 1972 - 1976 relating to Z1's - Z900's if anyo...
Author: DogsbolloxofZ1B
Sun Jun 25, 2006 5:18 pm
Forum: Bike Help
Topic: Weeping carbs
Replies: 11
Views: 3625

All carb float heights set-up using Kawasaki tool as they should be and every possible surface is clean with new gaskets. I left a head of fuel in the line to each bank simulating the tank and left over night and still have evidence of fuel on the bowl joint... Can't quiet figure how this comes abou...
Author: DogsbolloxofZ1B
Sun Jun 25, 2006 2:10 pm
Forum: Bike Help
Topic: Weeping carbs
Replies: 11
Views: 3625

Just rebuilt some carbs for a mate, set the float heights & all that but on several overnight soak tests there is evidence of fuel on the carb bowls.I've replaced the gaskets too. Anybody come across a fuel resistant sealant that remains flexible? I've sent Loctite a request for info as they have a ...
Author: DogsbolloxofZ1B
Mon Jun 19, 2006 11:49 am
Forum: Bike Help
Topic: Z1A ? BNB 851M
Replies: 3
Views: 2450

Martin,
I'm sure there is a facility on the DVLA website to check if its still registered etc.
Author: DogsbolloxofZ1B
Sat Jun 03, 2006 8:33 pm
Forum: Bike Help
Topic: part dropped down cam tunnel
Replies: 5
Views: 2804

If the tool was metallic then try getting one of those magnets on a bendy thing, poke it down the tunnel & see what you catch. The other trick is to place a mirror above the tunnel & see what you can see then use above or coat hook to retreive it. I've seen these tools on Ebay & judging by their siz...
Author: DogsbolloxofZ1B
Sun May 28, 2006 10:06 pm
Forum: Bike Help
Topic: Damaged Fin Repair
Replies: 12
Views: 4864

I hope soooooo just has mine stripped & sorted by them. $ weeks away from firing her up. Can't wait.
Author: DogsbolloxofZ1B
Fri May 26, 2006 7:26 pm
Forum: Bike Help
Topic: compresion
Replies: 6
Views: 3444

As above, IMHO a few things I'd make absolutely sure of: 1) Is the gauge calibrated? Although all 4 cyls are reading low are they really. Calibrate against 8bar factory compressed air. 2)Is the 'O' ring seated properly. If the above OK then I would redo the dry test and record results then add 10cc ...
Author: DogsbolloxofZ1B
Fri May 26, 2006 7:13 pm
Forum: Bike Help
Topic: Valve guide replacement
Replies: 6
Views: 3145

IMHO If you don't have to replace the valve seats then have them relined. If your replacing the seats then replace the guides completely as this will ensure you have perfect axial alignment. Ray Debben & The Cylinder Head shop offer this service.
Author: DogsbolloxofZ1B
Wed May 24, 2006 6:40 pm
Forum: Bike Help
Topic: Cleaning/Blasting/Polishing
Replies: 5
Views: 3031

I used Steve recently on a complete engine and its fantastic, I also used his service 20yrs ago on an A4 I was restoring, its the best & longest lasting in my oppinion.
Author: DogsbolloxofZ1B
Mon May 22, 2006 6:09 pm
Forum: Bike Help
Topic: Z900 restoration - Meter bracket/calipers
Replies: 20
Views: 7043

Reply refers to Q about bikebandit. I've bought tons of rare Z1 stuff from them, what you have to do is place an order and they confirm via e-mail whether the items are available, usually takes 2-3 days, they have never taken payment unless items are available. To avoid massive postage costs its bes...
Author: DogsbolloxofZ1B
Thu May 18, 2006 8:25 pm
Forum: Bike Help
Topic: neutral between 2nd and 3rd gear
Replies: 1
Views: 2130

This is happening following a down-shift from 3rd into 2nd? I would check the condition of : a) Spring pawl mechanism attached to end of gearshift & make sure the two springs are in good shape. b) Ensure selector pin cover plate is OK & pins are good. c) Selector fork on the end of gearchange lever,...
Author: DogsbolloxofZ1B
Sun Apr 30, 2006 6:57 pm
Forum: Bike Help
Topic: Official valuation of a Zed - Insurance requires details..????
Replies: 12
Views: 5338

I spoke with a guy, neigh a dick-head, at last years Stafford County Show who declared himself a valuation 'expert' for VJMC & he advises CN etc. I asked how much he though a DogsBolloxofaZ1B would be worth & he said................wait for it......................... ?5-6K max. I said "you gotta be...
Author: DogsbolloxofZ1B
Mon Apr 17, 2006 10:01 pm
Forum: Bike Help
Topic: 68mph - 82mph Lumpy! - Between 68 & 82mph my Z1000 is lumpy as old porridge
Replies: 29
Views: 12031

A few other things to check. 1) HT caps are screwed into fresh copper, chop 1/4" off each HT cable splay Cu strands & screw back in. 2) Valve clearances & timing set correctly. Points/condensors OK? 3) Clean the plugs & take it for a 10 mile spin at the speed you have problem wiv, remove plugs & the...

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