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Author: ZedHead
Mon Sep 10, 2018 9:33 pm
Forum: Bike Help
Topic: Engine oil
Replies: 28
Views: 1136

Re: Engine oil

I was away for the last few days, but if the comment about pasting from Google was intended for me either- i can assure you the comments were my own. Dont over complicate things, dont pull information from US sites where the oils can be very different (in many cases) to what we Europeans use. Use w...
Author: ZedHead
Sat Sep 08, 2018 9:12 am
Forum: Bike Help
Topic: Engine oil
Replies: 28
Views: 1136

Re: Engine oil

I have not read about the needle bearing thing before, interesting stuff. What I can't get my head around is this. To prevent wear the needles have to roll, which requires friction. In my simple head, this would be the same friction that causes wear :?? A weird analogy would be comparing rolling log...
Author: ZedHead
Thu Sep 06, 2018 4:14 pm
Forum: Bike Help
Topic: Engine oil
Replies: 28
Views: 1136

Re: Engine oil

needaz1100r wrote:
ZedHead wrote:Which oil will help me get my knee down Charlie :D



diesel oil on a roundabout, your knee will be closely followed by your elbow, shoulder and head :lol:


Ooooh nooo :cantb
Author: ZedHead
Thu Sep 06, 2018 2:37 pm
Forum: Bike Help
Topic: Engine oil
Replies: 28
Views: 1136

Re: Engine oil

Which oil will help me get my knee down Charlie :D
Author: ZedHead
Thu Sep 06, 2018 8:53 am
Forum: Bike Help
Topic: Engine oil
Replies: 28
Views: 1136

Re: Engine oil

Sage advice i reckon zed1015,i just stick to a good classic mineral and change it often,never had a prob. Nothing wrong with that ... Although, i think there is something in the fact that old engines running on mineral oil usually need rings or rebore at around 35K ish while modern engines using JA...
Author: ZedHead
Tue Sep 04, 2018 7:26 pm
Forum: Bike Help
Topic: Cylinders 1 & 3 hot header pipes discolouring
Replies: 6
Views: 251

Re: Cylinders 1 & 3 hot header pipes discolouring

+ 2 for colour tune 1 & 3 running too lean
Author: ZedHead
Sun Sep 02, 2018 8:57 pm
Forum: Show us Yours
Topic: My Z1000a1
Replies: 7
Views: 718

Re: My Z1000a1

King and queen seat :oops:
Author: ZedHead
Sun Sep 02, 2018 12:20 pm
Forum: Bike Help
Topic: spark plug query
Replies: 13
Views: 572

Re: spark plug query

Spark Plugs for Classic Engines.pdf
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dave cullen wrote:If you find your bike is fouling up a wee bit after prolonged low speed running in town or traffic and you don't do a lot of high speed stuff, would it be worth dropping down a grade of plug, eg B8ES to B7ES??


Yes!

This is the advice from NGK... read attached
Author: ZedHead
Sun Sep 02, 2018 9:18 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: KZ900a4 Restoration
Replies: 25
Views: 2017

Re: KZ900a4 Restoration

Another cracking bike to the collection - nice one Steve
Author: ZedHead
Wed Aug 29, 2018 5:53 pm
Forum: Bike Help
Topic: 1992 1100 zephyr no spark
Replies: 3
Views: 173

Re: 1992 1100 zephyr no spark

Check for 12v at the red wire going to the coils with ignition on and kill switch at run postion. Also check 12v at the brown going to the igniter unit. If both are good and the igniter is known to be 100% good, measure the resistance of the pulsar coil is 423 - 517 ohms If you have 12v on the brown...
Author: ZedHead
Wed Aug 29, 2018 10:56 am
Forum: Bike Help
Topic: Motobatt Failure
Replies: 19
Views: 843

Re: Motobatt Failure

All batteries will eventually discharge themselves, on or off the bike. If allowed to go too far they will fail completely and need to be replaced. I constantly swap a maintenance charger between bikes to keep them sweet :D
Author: ZedHead
Mon Aug 27, 2018 4:55 pm
Forum: Bike Help
Topic: Points or Electronic ignition
Replies: 7
Views: 365

Re: Points or Electronic ignition

The only real benefit of changing to electronic ignition is lack of maintenance needed.

If you decide to change, Dyna S would be my recommendation too. Very straightforward to swap out and will work with standard coils.
Author: ZedHead
Sun Aug 26, 2018 4:24 pm
Forum: Bike Help
Topic: KZ900A4 Blowing Fuses
Replies: 24
Views: 760

Re: KZ900A4 Blowing Fuses

Hello Dave, You are correct, I tried the same switch on another bike and the same thing happens, the 20amp fuse popped . And so it is conclusive, the fault is with the kill switch. Thank you all for your help and suggestions. It was the only logical conclusion Steve. To follow up on Taffus post, I ...
Author: ZedHead
Sun Aug 26, 2018 2:29 pm
Forum: Bike Help
Topic: KZ900A4 Blowing Fuses
Replies: 24
Views: 760

Re: KZ900A4 Blowing Fuses

Hello Dave, You are correct, I tried the same switch on another bike and the same thing happens, the 20amp fuse popped . And so it is conclusive, the fault is with the kill switch. Thank you all for your help and suggestions. It was the only logical conclusion Steve. To follow up on Taffus post, I ...
Author: ZedHead
Sun Aug 26, 2018 10:29 am
Forum: Bike Help
Topic: KZ900A4 Blowing Fuses
Replies: 24
Views: 760

Re: KZ900A4 Blowing Fuses

Z900-A4WiringDiagram.jpg I maybe able to offer some explanation here. Combined reg/rec's only need to be fed with the 3 yellow AC phases from the alternator and be earthed by a single black wire to the back of the engine. Ignore the brown wire going to the orginal regulator. The 3 AC can come from ...

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