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My 78 kZ1000 A2

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My 78 kZ1000 A2

#1 PostAuthor: deckerKZ » Thu Jul 19, 2018 4:51 pm

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She shares her duties with my Z900rs Cafe but she's still my favourite.

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Re: My 78 kZ1000 A2

#2 PostAuthor: DavidZ1R » Thu Jul 19, 2018 7:03 pm

Very nice, those headers are blueing well.
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Re: My 78 kZ1000 A2

#3 PostAuthor: deka » Thu Jul 19, 2018 8:05 pm

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Re: My 78 kZ1000 A2

#4 PostAuthor: Reecy » Thu Jul 19, 2018 8:26 pm

That's nice to see

Have you owned her long?..

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Re: My 78 kZ1000 A2

#5 PostAuthor: deckerKZ » Fri Jul 20, 2018 2:10 pm

I've had her just over a year now , most of that spent fettling and tinkering with bits and bobs on her.

Alf at 'Alf's motorcycles' in Worthing finished the setting up and tuning and I picked her up last Saturday. I have managed to put more miles on her in the last couple of days than I did in the last year.

DavidZ1R , yep they are blueing a bit more than I expected , I suppose it didn't help having them on there whist all the tuning of the carbs ect was being done.

I have been attacking them with 'Blue Job' chrome polish powder today and it seems to be making a difference. Lets see if it lasts.

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Re: My 78 kZ1000 A2

#6 PostAuthor: dave cullen » Fri Jul 20, 2018 3:54 pm

I had the same with my Z900, the garage should have been running a fan on the headers to prevent this, I spent a couple of hours with belgom alu and a LOT of elbow grease, and it got rid of it
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Re: My 78 kZ1000 A2

#7 PostAuthor: deckerKZ » Sat Jul 21, 2018 6:18 pm

Back into hooligan mode , Delkevic 4 into 1 with minimum baffles , whilst I polish out the blueing on the 4 into 4 down pipes.

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Re: My 78 kZ1000 A2

#8 PostAuthor: Reecy » Sun Jul 22, 2018 9:20 am

In my lil ol' opinion, I think it looks better with the 4-1

I do like miltiple pipe systems but 4-1 is the best, make it loud baby

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Re: My 78 kZ1000 A2

#9 PostAuthor: deckerKZ » Mon Jul 30, 2018 2:23 pm

A couple of hours with some 'Blue-Job' chrome polish powder yesterday and the much shinier Doremi's are back on the bike.
I was quite surprised how well the 'Blue-Job' polish worked.
Let's see how long they stay this colour.

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Re: My 78 kZ1000 A2

#10 PostAuthor: DavidZ1R » Mon Jul 30, 2018 2:29 pm

For me the 4 / 4 pipes give it a bit more style and class than the 4 / 1, nice bike.
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Re: My 78 kZ1000 A2

#11 PostAuthor: warren3200gt » Mon Jul 30, 2018 2:42 pm

I like a bit of bluing. Screams its been given the beans occasionally.
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