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UK Grab Rail differences: Z1, Z900, Z1000

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UK Grab Rail differences: Z1, Z900, Z1000

#1 PostAuthor: Andrew_s » Wed Jul 17, 2019 1:33 pm

Hi Folks,

Is there any difference between the Z1, Z900 and Z1000 UK grab rails? - the spare one I have is exactly the same as the one fitted to my UK A4 with the exception that it has a small hole drilled on the underside of the grab rail which doesn't appear to have been drilled post manufacture (not sure why it would be?), so it's got me wondering - initially I thought it might have been rechromed and the hole was for a bath hook, but the chrome looks pretty weathered/original.

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Re: UK Grab Rail differences: Z1, Z900, Z1000

#2 PostAuthor: Tonto » Wed Jul 17, 2019 2:13 pm

I thought the models from 76-78 (Z900A4 and Z1000A1 & A2) had the indicator mounts on the OEM grabrail, whereas the earlier bikes had frame mounted rear indicators.

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Re: UK Grab Rail differences: Z1, Z900, Z1000

#3 PostAuthor: Andrew_s » Wed Jul 17, 2019 2:45 pm

Tonto wrote:I thought the models from 76-78 (Z900A4 and Z1000A1 & A2) had the indicator mounts on the OEM grabrail, whereas the earlier bikes had frame mounted rear indicators.

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Thanks Tim,

Just checked Dave Marsden's book and my mate's UK Z1 and yes, the UK Z1 rear indicators were fitted to the frame - so I guess the question is; is there a difference between the UK Z900 and UK Z1000 grab rails and why the hole and who really gives a toss? :lol:

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Re: UK Grab Rail differences: Z1, Z900, Z1000

#4 PostAuthor: chrisNI » Wed Jul 17, 2019 5:18 pm

Andrew_s wrote:why the hole and who really gives a toss? :lol:

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The ones with the lugs are an abomination and should never be fitted to anything... :jake

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Re: UK Grab Rail differences: Z1, Z900, Z1000

#5 PostAuthor: walshyco » Thu Jul 18, 2019 3:51 pm

The ones with the lugs are an abomination and should never be fitted to anything... :jake[/quote]

Couldn’t agree more!

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Re: UK Grab Rail differences: Z1, Z900, Z1000

#6 PostAuthor: ADRIAN H » Mon Jul 22, 2019 8:30 pm

chrisNI wrote:
Andrew_s wrote:why the hole and who really gives a toss? :lol:

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The ones with the lugs are an abomination and should never be fitted to anything... :jake


Totally agree - they are awful.
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Re: UK Grab Rail differences: Z1, Z900, Z1000

#7 PostAuthor: FER » Mon Jul 22, 2019 8:41 pm

If you want rid of your grab rail abominations please send them to me .
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