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Gone To The Dark Side

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Gone To The Dark Side

#1 PostAuthor: wheelysteve » Thu Nov 30, 2017 9:00 pm

I've gone and done it this time....






























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Re: Gone To The Dark Side

#2 PostAuthor: DavidZ1R » Thu Nov 30, 2017 9:27 pm

Be praised he hath seen the light, :lol:
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Re: Gone To The Dark Side

#3 PostAuthor: Garry.L » Thu Nov 30, 2017 9:45 pm

Looks Fab :D

Ex Mr Orritts per-chance?.
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Re: Gone To The Dark Side

#4 PostAuthor: wheelysteve » Thu Nov 30, 2017 10:27 pm

Yes i did get it from Dave Orritt.

It looks better in the pics than in the flesh but is very original having the correct exhaust, kickstarter under the seat and short stemmed main stand. Goes well, with history from 1992 when it came into the UK but has 40 year old "patina" cosmetically.

I'm going to give it a thorough clean and check over, refurb the brakes as it hasn't been used much in the last couple of years, make sure everythings safe then riding it as is.

Well that's the plan.....

For those who own a Z1R, how do you get it on the main stand with the stubby side extension ? I've used all my strength and couldn't get it up (ooh err missus) :eek
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Re: Gone To The Dark Side

#5 PostAuthor: Andrew_s » Fri Dec 01, 2017 8:01 am

Well done Steve on bagging that one - I was tempted having read the magazine article it was featured in.

I'll look forward to seeing it at Pinewood or on one of the BHS meets next year.

As for the centre stand, try not using your own strength but rolling the bike back a little and using its own weight/momentum and giving it a helping hand/heave with the grab rail.
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Re: Gone To The Dark Side

#6 PostAuthor: pertonpc » Fri Dec 01, 2017 8:44 am

Nice one Steve,
I did a photo story for a Z1-R strip & rebuild if you need any reference pics/ info.
http://www.zedrider.co.uk/z1-r.html
all pics enlarge if you click them.
I'm a bit partial to the orange side reflectors on the frame tubes myself, and I like the USA style indicators at the back.
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Re: Gone To The Dark Side

#7 PostAuthor: Pigford » Fri Dec 01, 2017 12:04 pm

Very nice - the "Darkness" sure is spreading fast :lol:
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Re: Gone To The Dark Side

#8 PostAuthor: KeithZ1R » Fri Dec 01, 2017 3:01 pm

wheelysteve wrote:For those who own a Z1R, how do you get it on the main stand with the stubby side extension ? I've used all my strength and couldn't get it up (ooh err missus) :eek


brute strength an ignorance mostly:- place stand on floor with left leg on stoopid stub :roll: place right hand on grab handle, left on bars with full LH lock, slight bend in left leg on stand, then simultaneously lift with right hand straighten left leg and pull back on bars, sit down for five minits :oops: :lol:....... dont use your right leg cos the whole feckin thing goes off balance and falls away from you and once it start to fall the only thing you can do is slow it down and hope :!:
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Re: Gone To The Dark Side

#9 PostAuthor: Reecy » Fri Dec 01, 2017 6:25 pm

:x :D Steve

Tug harder :D

The bike is really good, I considered buying it myself but I already have one

None the less yours is very good- Dave never sells rubbish bikes

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Re: Gone To The Dark Side

#10 PostAuthor: Kev1R » Fri Dec 08, 2017 8:44 pm

Nice bike - I have owned one for a while now and I can safely say I they are a great ride.

The pivot point on the stand is slightly too far to the rear of the bike - so you are pulling on the weight of the engine.

To make things easier :
If you park on a slight incline - (front of the bike pointing uphill!) when you pull it onto the stand the weight of the bike works with you.

For ease of parking at home - if you use a small wooden block - say about an inch high - to reverse the rear wheel on to - then you will find it drops on to the stand a lot easier and you can simply pull backwards without having to lift the weight at the same time.

Or maybe you should just work out more!!!
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Re: Gone To The Dark Side

#11 PostAuthor: Fred the Zed » Fri Dec 08, 2017 9:04 pm

wheelysteve wrote:
For those who own a Z1R, how do you get it on the main stand with the stubby side extension ? I've used all my strength and couldn't get it up (ooh err missus) :eek


Junk the centre stand and buy a paddock stand!

Lovely example BTW. I'm missing mine but she's gone to a good home with Pigford.

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Re: Gone To The Dark Side

#12 PostAuthor: wheelysteve » Sat Dec 09, 2017 12:05 am

[/quote]For ease of parking at home - if you use a small wooden block - say about an inch high - to reverse the rear wheel on to - then you will find it drops on to the stand a lot easier and you can simply pull backwards without having to lift the weight at the same time.[/quote]

I have used this method and managed to get it up !!

Couple of questions for the Z1R aficionados:

Is there a service manual you can download or purchase that covers the Z1R ?

Has anyone got a photo of the battery box complete with the "battery box plate " (pt no. 13169-1077) in place. It's missing on this one and I can't make out where it fits ( or where to get one ).?

Still investigating the differences on this bike to the Z1's .....quite a few dedicated bits for this model it seems .
1975 Z1B Candy Red
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Re: Gone To The Dark Side

#13 PostAuthor: KeithZ1R » Sat Dec 09, 2017 9:57 am

part no 99931-540-02 service manual covers the Z1R in a supplement at the back.

here is the battery box components exploded :)

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wiv part numbers

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Re: Gone To The Dark Side

#14 PostAuthor: wheelysteve » Sat Dec 09, 2017 3:22 pm

Thanks Keith, it's part 16 on the diagram but part number 17 in the parts list ? I can't make out where it goes and if I really need one. I've seen very pieces for sale with slightly different part numbers for other Z1000 variants but not sure if they are the same.?

Do you have an underseat photo of your Z1r to post ?

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Re: Gone To The Dark Side

#15 PostAuthor: KeithZ1R » Sat Dec 09, 2017 4:08 pm

sits across the top of the engine mounts 24 25 there should be a captive nut on each side for it bolt too

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