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Author: johny brando
Mon Aug 19, 2019 12:08 am
Forum: Bike Help
Topic: barrel wont fit
Replies: 12
Views: 991

Re: barrel wont fit

Hi all I'm trying to fit a z1000 a2 barrel onto a z900 bottom end and it wont fit. I thought this was a simple swap, anyone had any experience of this. Barrel seems to be tight at the back and wont slide over the front dowels. its very close but not quite. any advice would be welcome. many thanks D...
Author: johny brando
Sun Aug 18, 2019 11:29 pm
Forum: Bike Help
Topic: Z9 A4
Replies: 9
Views: 802

Re: Z9 A4

Agree with Johny that some spitting when cold is fairly normal. If it's still doing it when warm then my original advice still stands. Mine 'coughs' through the exhaust a bit when cold but my thoughts are are that spitting back through the carbs implies an inlet valve is opening during combustion o...
Author: johny brando
Sun Aug 18, 2019 3:28 am
Forum: Bike Help
Topic: Carb balancing
Replies: 16
Views: 1175

Re: Carb balancing

Is it practical to drain each float bowl separately, compare the volume in each carb, and then determine float height balance ? This would appear to be an accurate way of measurement , especially if you knew that one particular carb was set exactly right. Any thoughts / comments ? May be people do ...
Author: johny brando
Thu Aug 08, 2019 11:35 pm
Forum: Bike Help
Topic: Z9 A4
Replies: 9
Views: 802

Re: Z9 A4

Bike starts up but occasionally spits back out of the carborettors. Can anyone help? Many thanks in advane :P Hi Don, Never got the bottom of this one ! I think it may be induced by a slightly lowish vacuum when cold ....my one has always done this on occasion it can spits a couple of time whilst c...
Author: johny brando
Wed Jul 31, 2019 11:04 pm
Forum: Bike Help
Topic: Next daft question oul coolers
Replies: 17
Views: 1622

Re: Next daft question oul coolers

I always use a thermostat with an oil cooler. Oil that is too cold is as bad for an engine as oil that is too hot. Can you buy a thermostat that goes inline say on the the banjo which only opens when the engine is up to temperature, By-passe's can be / are good ........until the stat sticks or fail...
Author: johny brando
Wed Jul 31, 2019 1:14 am
Forum: Bike Help
Topic: Next daft question oul coolers
Replies: 17
Views: 1622

Re: Next daft question oul coolers

I always use a thermostat with an oil cooler. Oil that is too cold is as bad for an engine as oil that is too hot. Can you buy a thermostat that goes inline say on the the banjo which only opens when the engine is up to temperature, By-passe's can be / are good ........until the stat sticks or fail...
Author: johny brando
Sat Jul 27, 2019 5:25 am
Forum: Bike Help
Topic: KZ1000 carbs
Replies: 21
Views: 1259

Re: KZ1000 carbs

Unless there is physical damage , float posts broken off, stripped air screw threads etc I've never had a set of carbs that are actually worn out. The only non replaceable wearing area of the actual body is the slide bore and I've never had a carb become unusable because of that. LISTEN TO ROB HERE...
Author: johny brando
Fri Jul 19, 2019 3:17 am
Forum: Bike Help
Topic: Fresh build Z1A Smoking- SEP?
Replies: 4
Views: 664

Re: Fresh build Z1A Smoking- SEP?

Mike, Get your kit on and go and put a few steady miles on it and hopefully watch the smoke clear. SEP have an excellent reputation. PJ Engineering(Wolverhampton) made the liners for my Z1B from a lump of iron, they are and have been in the club book for years. Steve +1 on the above re SEP . As lon...
Author: johny brando
Thu Jul 04, 2019 2:03 am
Forum: Bike Help
Topic: Replacement Cam Chain
Replies: 3
Views: 440

Replacement Cam Chain

900 Kawa Cam Chain replacement .........I used to fit & use DID 219 FTS (S) 122 link endless chain but I can't seem to now find it anywhere for a 900 Kawa ??? the 2nd ( S ) denotes it as a Heavier Duty chain than the standard replacement chain . I can't think why they would have dropped that opt...
Author: johny brando
Sat Jun 29, 2019 2:34 am
Forum: Bike Help
Topic: Ignition advancer
Replies: 23
Views: 2145

Re: Ignition advancer

Not sure this follows exactly but i guess that if its the standard advance unit it must then have the standard pulser coils and therefore the standard IC igniter? If its popping and miss-firing and spitting at low revs i would be taking a look at the IC igniter. Could be nearly 40 years old now. Th...
Author: johny brando
Sat Jun 29, 2019 1:15 am
Forum: Bike Help
Topic: Z1000 mk2 neutral
Replies: 4
Views: 575

Re: Z1000 mk2 neutral

Thanks. Looks like somebody's left them out on the motor I've got. Goes straight into second from first. Big job ahead If in doubt & the c /case are apart and in front of you ! Best get in there slide of the gears off & have a Visual , as they may be there....& just jammed in the retrac...
Author: johny brando
Sat Jun 29, 2019 1:03 am
Forum: Bike Help
Topic: Oil pressure loss !!
Replies: 18
Views: 2025

Re: Oil pressure loss !!

Hi Guys I have a Z900A4 and rebuilt the engine nearly 1000 miles ago. Everything seemed fine. Now I am starting to open it up a little bit. When the engine is hot and I accelerate from a standing start, occasionally the oil pressure light comes on. I shut the throttle and slow down and after a few ...
Author: johny brando
Fri Jun 28, 2019 4:01 am
Forum: Bike Help
Topic: Z1B oil cooler
Replies: 4
Views: 591

Re: Z1B oil cooler

Hello all I have a 1975 Z1B-900 with what I believe is a original kawasaki oil cooler? part number B006109D. My problem is that I also have a NHK steering damper, but I can't seem to fit it as it fouls the oil cooler when turning. Any suggestions on how these were supposed to work together or if yo...
Author: johny brando
Sat Jun 15, 2019 5:11 am
Forum: Bike Help
Topic: z1000 starting problem
Replies: 22
Views: 1945

Re: z1000 starting problem

+1 To the above somewhere.... . who stated- Buy a Quality Battery !!!! If you buy a quality battery & keep it topped up with Distilled Water & alway EVERY month ( if your not using it ) give it a charge at no more than 10% of it's amp / hour rating . Ensure it's well rubber mounted within th...
Author: johny brando
Sat Jun 15, 2019 4:25 am
Forum: Bike Help
Topic: Head Bolts
Replies: 3
Views: 499

Re: Head Bolts

The 2 M6 x 45mm long bolts that down through the head to the block that are in line with the spark plug so at the ends of the block wont tighten so just spinning. I really don't want to strip everything off again so do any of you have an insitu fix? If your really worried about them run 10mm longer...

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