Hello Guest User,

Please feel free to have a look around the forum but be aware that as an unregistered guest you can't see all of it and you can't post.

To access these 'Registered Users Only' areas simply register and login.

Z1R Seat Lock Plate

Need help restoring, building, or finding then try here.

Moderators: chrisu, paul doran, Taffus, KeithZ1R

Message
Author
User avatar
wheelysteve
Custard Cream
Custard Cream
Posts: 807
Joined: 10th Mar 2014
Location: Wokingham, Berks

Z1R Seat Lock Plate

#1 PostAuthor: wheelysteve » Thu Jul 25, 2019 1:46 pm

Anybody know how to remove the chrome swivel plate on the seat lock fora Z1R?

I have pushed and clouted it but I don't want the damage the tailpiece. I can't see what holds it in place.

Cheers Steve
1975 Z1B Candy Red
1975 Dogs Z1B
1976 Z900 A4
1977 Z650B1
1978 Z650B2
1978 KZ1000D Z1R
H***a Blackbird

PUM 710

Philippe
ZedHead
ZedHead
Posts: 1048
Joined: 26th Oct 2017
Location: België

Re: Z1R Seat Lock Plate

#2 PostAuthor: Philippe » Thu Jul 25, 2019 3:48 pm

Hi Steve
when you remove it, it's almost sure that you're going to damage it...
The lock cover has a split shaft in which the end of a spring is located. The two halves of the shaft are reasonably soft and must be bend in order to release the spring. Once the spring is free, the lock cover can be removed.
Just take care and if you break it, let's hope you can buy another.
Good luck
Philippe
the differences between a little boy and an adult man is the price and size of their toys!

User avatar
wheelysteve
Custard Cream
Custard Cream
Posts: 807
Joined: 10th Mar 2014
Location: Wokingham, Berks

Re: Z1R Seat Lock Plate

#3 PostAuthor: wheelysteve » Thu Jul 25, 2019 5:20 pm

Thanks Philippe. I've got the spring off but the swinging bit does not want to come out of the tail piece.

I'm reluctant to push it too hard on a 40 yr old bit of plastic
1975 Z1B Candy Red
1975 Dogs Z1B
1976 Z900 A4
1977 Z650B1
1978 Z650B2
1978 KZ1000D Z1R
H***a Blackbird

PUM 710

User avatar
Al
Hardcore
Hardcore
Posts: 2315
Joined: 21st Oct 2007
Location: Farnbronx, Sin City, N.E. Hants

Re: Z1R Seat Lock Plate

#4 PostAuthor: Al » Thu Jul 25, 2019 6:54 pm

Legend Motorcycles do a new replacement cover / spring if it all goes west. Not sure if its genuine but wants to be for about £45.

AL
1981 J1

User avatar
KeithZ1R
Moderator
Posts: 2667
Joined: 15th May 2005
Location: Bury

Re: Z1R Seat Lock Plate

#5 PostAuthor: KeithZ1R » Fri Jul 26, 2019 6:50 am

Either the previous owner has glued it in or it is full of crap try soaoking with some realeasing fluid, or similar. I suppose the obvious question is " does it swing through the 90' that is required to open the seat cover ? If it it does then the spring holding tangs are probably too wide apart...either way if it alll goes tits up


http://www.z-power.co.uk/tail-piece-flap-z1-r
Keith
:bop :gom

You can never have too many tools in your life, except the two legged variety

I'm never wrong, once I thought I was but I was
mistaken.

Phil Churchett winner 2013

User avatar
KeithZ1R
Moderator
Posts: 2667
Joined: 15th May 2005
Location: Bury

Re: Z1R Seat Lock Plate

#6 PostAuthor: KeithZ1R » Fri Jul 26, 2019 6:50 am

Either the previous owner has glued it in or it is full of crap try soaoking with some realeasing fluid, or similar. I suppose the obvious question is " does it swing through the 90' that is required to open the seat cover ? If it it does then the spring holding tangs are probably too wide apart...either way if it alll goes tits up


http://www.z-power.co.uk/tail-piece-flap-z1-r
Keith
:bop :gom

You can never have too many tools in your life, except the two legged variety

I'm never wrong, once I thought I was but I was
mistaken.

Phil Churchett winner 2013

User avatar
hartyb
100Club
100Club
Posts: 304
Joined: 22nd Oct 2017
Location: Berkshire

Re: Z1R Seat Lock Plate

#7 PostAuthor: hartyb » Fri Jul 26, 2019 12:14 pm

there is a bit in Tony Sculpher book page 140 about fitting maybe you can use this information to help get it off
Z1000A1, Z1000ST X2, KZ1000p, Z1000Mk2 X2, Z1R X2, Z900A4,
Z1300 1979
GPZ1100 Unitrack x2, 3x GPZ 750Turbo,
ZZR1100 Purple and orange
KE175b
along with some lesser makes :eek

User avatar
wheelysteve
Custard Cream
Custard Cream
Posts: 807
Joined: 10th Mar 2014
Location: Wokingham, Berks

Re: Z1R Seat Lock Plate

#8 PostAuthor: wheelysteve » Sat Jul 27, 2019 10:45 am

I think someone has had a previous attempt and distorted it. I've given it to Sean Dewis who is going to paint it. He said he will drill it out.
1975 Z1B Candy Red
1975 Dogs Z1B
1976 Z900 A4
1977 Z650B1
1978 Z650B2
1978 KZ1000D Z1R
H***a Blackbird

PUM 710

Bill P
100Club
100Club
Posts: 399
Joined: 17th Aug 2015
Location: Derbyshire

Re: Z1R Seat Lock Plate

#9 PostAuthor: Bill P » Sat Jul 27, 2019 10:52 am

Good painter that lad :)


Return to “Bike Help”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Mr Bump and 13 guests