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Out with the old and in with the even older! ('76 z900a5)

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Re: Out with the old and in with the even older! ('76 z900a5)

#46 PostAuthor: Ultim8pc » Thu Jun 14, 2018 10:50 pm

Only had a few hours in the workshop today as my back is a bit chronic...

Tapered bearings are going in as they are much better then balls.
Using the 'Kendo' bearing puller to fit the bearing seat into the headstock.
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Bottom bearing race fitted - still needs to be greased before final assembly.
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All greased up, fitted and nipped up - feels nice
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Top clamp cleaned up and refitted
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With a fair wind my carbs might be ready to pick up from the vapour blasters!
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Re: Out with the old and in with the even older! ('76 z900a5)

#47 PostAuthor: Ultim8pc » Mon Jun 25, 2018 10:27 pm

Not done much over the last week or so as my backs still been playing up. Then I went riding around Scotland for a long weekend (Just to sort my back out of course....)

Anyway, picked my carbs up and they now look too new to use on the bike...
So I'm going to put on another set of carbs or bodies.. :oops

Oh and I left my cam cover at the blasters so waiting for that to be posted back...
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Re: Out with the old and in with the even older! ('76 z900a5)

#48 PostAuthor: Ultim8pc » Thu Jun 28, 2018 10:58 pm

Lots of odds and sods done yesterday, but feeling like I'm getting there.

Chain shortened and fitted
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Good old fashioned split link!
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Ignition coils all cleaned up and ready to fit
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Ignition coils in situ
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Headlight bowl cleaned up. Note the dint on rear..
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Everything getting remounted on the yokes
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Clutch actuating mechanism was a bit dried up but otherwise very good
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Drive cover need a bit of cleaning
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Rear brake gubbins all back in place
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Front wheel all cleaned up nicely
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Decent single disc -still to bend over the tab washers..
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Re: Out with the old and in with the even older! ('76 z900a5)

#49 PostAuthor: dave cullen » Thu Jul 19, 2018 8:28 am

SUPERB PICS, THAT LOOKS GREAT!
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Re: Out with the old and in with the even older! ('76 z900a5)

#50 PostAuthor: deka » Thu Jul 19, 2018 8:13 pm

Looking good Nigel
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Re: Out with the old and in with the even older! ('76 z900a5)

#51 PostAuthor: Ultim8pc » Thu Jul 19, 2018 10:15 pm

Got quite a bit done in between doing carb rebuilds for people. So here's an update.

Cleaned up cam cover.
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Cleaned up cam cover in situ. Looks a bit too shiny, but I think it will look OK once the tank is on.
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Front caliper has been stripped and cleaned, the slider bolts greased and replacement brake pads fitted.
Decided that the lacquer finish on the fork legs is still acceptable and thus not needing to be polished. Just gave them a good clean up.
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Rear light wiring put back as closely as I could get it to how it left the factory.
notice how clean the bullet connectors are now!
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I wasn't happy with the finish on the original carb bodies so I am using another low mileage set that I have available.
All stripped and ready to be cleaned
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Float bowl screw were super seized and I had to use brute force to remove them. Good job I have spares...
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Rebuilding..
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Nearly there..
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Done, except carb tops
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Looking good.
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Actually, one carb top was damaged so found a replacement
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Including replacment
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All done, including float heights and throttle heights
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Refurburbished carbs temporarily fitted with pod filters, so we can check there are no issues. Once confirmed, we will refit them with the original airbox
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Cleaning up the ducktail
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Pretty decent finish with a a bit of polish and very mild rubbing compund
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Ducktail fitted
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Document tray
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KZ900 side panel badges to be replaced by Z900 ones
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Drelling off the retaining clips. One slip and I'm doomed!
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New z900 badges in place or the original KZ ones
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YaY!
Although the white letter is a little whiter than the tank badges...
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Seat base was given a quick polish - it's in A1 condition
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Tank polished up reasonably well
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Shiny!
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Now that's a badge to be proud of!
But I suspect that maybe they have been replaced as they look too new (look at the screws)
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Hoping to get the new tubes and tyres fitted tomorrow.
Then it's on with exhausts and we're ready to fire her up!
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Re: Out with the old and in with the even older! ('76 z900a5)

#52 PostAuthor: Ultim8pc » Tue Sep 18, 2018 1:54 pm

Progress has been slow of late as customer work seems to keep getting in the way..
Anyway, bike is MOTd and I just need to refit the carbs and some other bits n bobs.
Also, it has just started to leak a bit of oil from the generator grommet when on the side stand so I'll need to sort that too.
Will post an update soon, but in the meantime, I have more recent photos on my FB page.
https://www.facebook.com/pg/airevalleyclassics/photos/?tab=album&album_id=428241284309976
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Re: Out with the old and in with the even older! ('76 z900a5)

#53 PostAuthor: Ultim8pc » Sat Oct 06, 2018 1:33 pm

Been somewhat busy of late and no progress. But I will get the carbs refitted this week and I am taking the bike down to the Stafford show to display of my stand.
In thee meantime, I have applied for a VJMC dating certificate, even though I have a title. I want to ensure my V5 application is accepted first time.
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Re: Out with the old and in with the even older! ('76 z900a5)

#54 PostAuthor: dave cullen » Sun Oct 07, 2018 11:24 am

thats lovely, great pics, best of luck with it
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