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Author: chrisw1
Sun Jan 07, 2018 6:17 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Z1B back from the dead
Replies: 34
Views: 1837

Re: Z1B back from the dead

saltflatracer wrote:Did you get the frame checked at Maidstone Motoliner if so how much did they charge you ?

I used a guy in St Helens .it was £150
Author: chrisw1
Sun Jan 07, 2018 2:04 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Z1B back from the dead
Replies: 34
Views: 1837

Re: Z1B back from the dead

IMHO the grab rail with lugs is an abomination, a modification for some unknown legislative reason to the original vision, and should not even be fitted to Z900s and Z1000s both of which come with perfectly serviceable frame indicator mounts. The fact that Kawasaki continued to weld the frame mount...
Author: chrisw1
Sat Jan 06, 2018 8:55 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Z1B back from the dead
Replies: 34
Views: 1837

Re: Z1B back from the dead

You managed to get a long mudguard and a UK grab rail so good start, I need both them if you have a contact :D :D :D or want to sell them :oops: :oops: There is some confusion if the Z1b had the Uk style grab rail ......fortunately the bike had the Uk spec bottom yoke I thought it was only fitted o...
Author: chrisw1
Sat Jan 06, 2018 8:48 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Z1B back from the dead
Replies: 34
Views: 1837

Re: Z1B back from the dead

glav666 wrote:You managed to get a long mudguard and a UK grab rail so good start, I need both them if you have a contact :D :D :D or want to sell them :oops: :oops:


There is some confusion if the Z1b had the Uk style grab rail ......fortunately the bike had the Uk spec bottom yoke
Author: chrisw1
Sat Jan 06, 2018 8:46 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Z1B back from the dead
Replies: 34
Views: 1837

Re: Z1B back from the dead

frame was 3 degrees out from vertical .....now back to stock spec ...
Author: chrisw1
Sat Jan 06, 2018 8:31 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Z1B back from the dead
Replies: 34
Views: 1837

Re: Z1B back from the dead

As the bike had been sitting since at least 1989 in the same garage Im assuming its a UK bike so I will try and get as close as I can to Uk / Euro spec
Author: chrisw1
Sat Jan 06, 2018 8:28 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Z1B back from the dead
Replies: 34
Views: 1837

Re: Z1B back from the dead

went shopping for parts and found some forks , wheels , tank etc , had some vapour blasting done and sent the frame off for checking ....... spent a fortune at ZPower but wont bore you with the parts list .....suffice to say it was extensive and expensive Got the frame back from Triple S powder coat...
Author: chrisw1
Sat Jan 06, 2018 8:20 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Z1B back from the dead
Replies: 34
Views: 1837

Re: Z1B back from the dead

Clocks are z650 , seat is z1000 the more I got into it the more depressing it got but then I sold all the bits I didn't need for more than the purchase price so things started to look up
Author: chrisw1
Sat Jan 06, 2018 8:18 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Z1B back from the dead
Replies: 34
Views: 1837

Z1B back from the dead

A few months ago I was told of an old kwak that had been in a garage in Manchester for 30 years .... had to have a look as the guy said it was a 21B .... mmmm ...... maybe he means Z1B ? A few days later this arrived home complete with gs1000 rear end and Z1000 front , Z1r tank and assorted bolted o...
Author: chrisw1
Thu Jan 04, 2018 8:36 pm
Forum: Bike Help
Topic: z1b European special parts list
Replies: 3
Views: 223

Re: z1b European special parts list

I have a UK one and ran a similar thread recently ........

viewtopic.php?f=4&t=42135
Author: chrisw1
Sun Dec 31, 2017 7:20 pm
Forum: Wanted Adz
Topic: Swinging arm spacer
Replies: 26
Views: 1398

Re: Swinging arm spacer

Big Fluff wrote:I might make a few up anyway if any members are interested :roll:
I couuld knock up say 4 of and see where we go from there.


The guy who used to make them for ZPower has retired , Im sure they would like some
Author: chrisw1
Sun Dec 31, 2017 2:42 pm
Forum: Wanted Adz
Topic: Swinging arm spacer
Replies: 26
Views: 1398

Re: Swinging arm spacer

thanks Big ...... I have sourced one in the states should be here in the new year but thanks for your offer
Author: chrisw1
Tue Dec 26, 2017 1:07 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Mishmash Zed
Replies: 16
Views: 1046

Re: Mishmash Zed

Great project ..if you decide to sell the euro document holder I would be interested
Author: chrisw1
Mon Dec 25, 2017 6:22 pm
Forum: New Here?
Topic: Hi Folks
Replies: 5
Views: 507

Re: Hi Folks

looks like it has a lot of potential ........nice find and welcome :)
Author: chrisw1
Mon Dec 25, 2017 6:16 pm
Forum: Wanted Adz
Topic: Swinging arm spacer
Replies: 26
Views: 1398

Re: Swinging arm spacer

I take it they are steel, not ally? Yes they are but looking at the assembly the bushes are top hat shape so I assume the spacer is just to stop the steel inner bushes " floating " down the swing arm spindle and I can see no reason why they it couldn't be machineable nylon unless anyone c...

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