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A few weeks ago I bought this Z1B...

Posted: Thu Feb 15, 2018 6:14 am
Author: Philippe
Hi guys
I was able to buy a wreck of a Z1B in Ghent. It looks like a Z1000 but it's a '75 Z1B.
There's a lot of work to be done to make it shine again but nothing i can't handle.
See for yourself.
Don't get frightened, the pictures won't affect your bikes!
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overall view

As you can see there's a lot of work to be done. :shock:
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cylinderhead

a cooling fin snapped off sometime in the past. :??
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a home made seat lock

the seat lock is "original" as all the other parts on the bike. :eek
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the ultimate way to secure a duck tail

just look at this product of the Belgian cottage industry, a very safe way to secure a duck tail :mrgreen:
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the wiring

who the f**k needs a fuse when the loom is in such a perfect condition? :whoa
So this is what i've bought. It's not perfect but with a lot of elbow grease , work, time, effort and money she'll be a nice bike once again.
Just be warned: if you don't have any experience on restoring bikes: DON'T BUY THIS !!!
Greetings from Belgium
Philippe

Re: A few weeks ago I bought this Z1B...

Posted: Thu Feb 15, 2018 6:57 am
Author: samspoons
Good luck Phil im sure with your knowledge and skill it will soon be pristine.

Re: A few weeks ago I bought this Z1B...

Posted: Thu Feb 15, 2018 8:11 am
Author: glav666
Good Luck with that Phillipe, no problem to you

Re: A few weeks ago I bought this Z1B...

Posted: Thu Feb 15, 2018 8:35 am
Author: ZedHead
Everything is restorable in the right hands. Please start a project thread so we can watch your skill at work

Re: A few weeks ago I bought this Z1B...

Posted: Thu Feb 15, 2018 9:45 am
Author: Philippe
Hi Guys

thanks for the encouragement! I promise I'll start a thread but you'll have to wait untill after the summer.
I'm working on a Z1000Police (P4, 1985) bike at the moment.
Greetings
Philippe

Re: A few weeks ago I bought this Z1B...

Posted: Thu Feb 15, 2018 12:48 pm
Author: Garry.L
Looks like you've got your work cut out there Philippe. :shock:

Always amazes me though how people let these bikes get in that state in the first place. :??

Re: A few weeks ago I bought this Z1B...

Posted: Thu Feb 15, 2018 2:36 pm
Author: Philippe
Hi Garry
the bike stood in a garage (?) for more than 20 years ... completely neglected. The owner wanted to get his bike on the road again and took it to a repair shop...they told him it would cost him at least 2500 Euro to get it back on the road again (new tires, new oil, spark plugs, carb refurb, new chain and sprockets and everything else to get it more or less "safe"). He decided to buy a new Z900 and sell his Z1B wreck.
My collection is complete now from a '72 Z1 to a Z1000MK2(A3) :D
Cheers
Philippe

Re: A few weeks ago I bought this Z1B...

Posted: Thu Feb 15, 2018 3:42 pm
Author: Savage
Looks a fun project, it's all there, just needs a severe clean and a few grand or 5 thrown at it :wink .

Will the engine fin be much of a problem to repair? and those carbs are seriously gungy - how could they get in such a state, even if it was left for 20 years?

Re: A few weeks ago I bought this Z1B...

Posted: Thu Feb 15, 2018 8:10 pm
Author: Gonzo
If it's not too indiscreet Philippe, how much did it cost you?

Re: A few weeks ago I bought this Z1B...

Posted: Thu Feb 15, 2018 8:26 pm
Author: Philippe
Hi Gonzo
as this Z1B was the only type I didn't had in my collection I was willing to pay 2500 Euro for it. I know it's about £ 2000 but I wanted it so badly.
It came with all the papers and there where 4 new carb refurb sets with it :roll: ...and a lot of fun to restore it in the future. :D
There's a Z1000 A1 tank, side panels and a duck tail on it and I have most of the Z1B parts to restore it so I couldn't resist, I was allready searching for a Z1B during a few years.
Greetings
Philippe

Re: A few weeks ago I bought this Z1B...

Posted: Thu Feb 15, 2018 8:59 pm
Author: ADRIAN H
That has been sat for a while. Good luck.

Re: A few weeks ago I bought this Z1B...

Posted: Thu Feb 15, 2018 11:33 pm
Author: Gonzo
Not too bad a price to be honest and if you want to sell the 2-4 seat it came with then please let me know?

Re: A few weeks ago I bought this Z1B...

Posted: Fri Feb 16, 2018 6:21 am
Author: dgorfin
look forward to the rebuild and seeing the end result, youre gonna be busy!

Re: A few weeks ago I bought this Z1B...

Posted: Fri Feb 16, 2018 7:13 am
Author: Philippe
Hi Gonzo
the seat and 4 in 1 exhaust are allready promised to someone. I don't like to sell parts, I prefer to swap them for old genuine Kawasaki parts. It's nicer to swap parts with someone who has parts that you're missing. After all what's the value of an old, damaged Guiliari seat that doesn't attract me ? I would feel shame if I asked money for it.
No offence to you!!! I don't know how to explane it otherwise in English. :blush
Greetings
Philippe