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Graham-A2
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Re: Z1000A1 looking to sell

#16 PostAuthor: Graham-A2 » Thu Jan 25, 2018 5:37 pm

Hi Mark - Sorry you are letting the bike go, it looks like a lot of work went into it.

I have been pondering a Z1 round rear light on my Z1000A2 project and yours looks really good. Did you need a Z1 tail for it to fit so well or do you think a Z1000 shape would work as well? Envious about the tail tidy look too - commercial product from somewhere or did you make something to suit?

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Re: Z1000A1 looking to sell

#17 PostAuthor: Mark Tiller » Thu Jan 25, 2018 5:50 pm

Graham-A2 wrote:Hi Mark - Sorry you are letting the bike go, it looks like a lot of work went into it.

I have been pondering a Z1 round rear light on my Z1000A2 project and yours looks really good. Did you need a Z1 tail for it to fit so well or do you think a Z1000 shape would work as well? Envious about the tail tidy look too - commercial product from somewhere or did you make something to suit?

Cheers - Graham


Didn’t need the tail but I think it looks better with the Z1 tail, Tailtidy was made and sold by Hobbo from here and has the fittings for the round light

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Re: Z1000A1 looking to sell

#18 PostAuthor: Gonzo » Thu Jan 25, 2018 5:59 pm

It's a lovely bike, Mark, that's for sure and, interestingly, I was considering going for a Z1 tail on my A2 but stuck with the original but fitted a Z1 light with one of Phil's (Hobbo) tail tidy's -- pic included for Graham's reference.

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The tail tidy can be fully adjusted to have your light tucked inside the tail. Level (like mine) or exposed plus it can be adjusted height-wise too. They really are very good!
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Re: Z1000A1 looking to sell

#19 PostAuthor: chrisw1 » Thu Jan 25, 2018 6:56 pm

looks well with the round light ...... the early Z1 tail piece would work nicely on there

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Re: Z1000A1 looking to sell

#20 PostAuthor: Mark Tiller » Fri Jan 26, 2018 9:19 am

The Z1 tail is slightly shorter and more round in profile and designed for the round light....I did toy with using others with built in LED indicators but they are not road legal apparently

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Re: Z1000A1 looking to sell

#21 PostAuthor: warren3200gt » Fri Jan 26, 2018 12:45 pm

one of my 650's has built in indicators/tail light and got through the MOT no problems.
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Re: Z1000A1 looking to sell

#22 PostAuthor: Graham-A2 » Fri Jan 26, 2018 12:46 pm

Thanks Mark and Gonzo - great information and I see the Z1 tail curve works well. Hmmmm... well think I'll go for it - with the Z1000 tail for now. Love that paint job Gonzo !
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Re: Z1000A1 looking to sell

#23 PostAuthor: guzziman56 » Fri Feb 09, 2018 6:41 am

Just to round this off, I bought Mark's bike and absolutely love it. It came with loads of spares, new and old and with a lot of history too. I'm on a complete nostalgia kick because my dad bought a Z1A from Ray Round in 1974 GUE440N (I think the price was £1147.00 and it was delivered to you in those days free of charge). He didn't actually ride it but I did as an 18yr old for 12000 miles, before it was sold on. What a privilege. Those days of the superbike, I don't think, were ever repeated.
Thanks again Mark.
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Re: Z1000A1 looking to sell

#24 PostAuthor: Mark Tiller » Fri Feb 09, 2018 7:17 am

Thanks Roger. I hope you have fun on it. Just need the weather to get better

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Re: Z1000A1 looking to sell

#25 PostAuthor: ZedHead » Fri Feb 09, 2018 8:57 am

Well done Roger, You got a nice bike there.

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Re: Z1000A1 looking to sell

#26 PostAuthor: jphaynes669 » Sat Feb 10, 2018 9:24 am

Your bound to miss the zed mark but a good result all round I'd say ! :up
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