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Z1100 R1 1985

Posted: Wed Aug 08, 2018 12:27 pm
Author: Scot08
Here is my Z1100 R1 , she's been three years in the making , (not finished yet) :D she was a box of bits lying in a shed in Scotland for years,
Matching numbers,& a complete nut and bolt rebuild everything done by myself with help from this excellent forum,
Done about 400 miles this year so far and loving every one of them.

Re: Z1100 R1 1985

Posted: Wed Aug 08, 2018 3:13 pm
Author: chrisw1
Lovely bike mate .what carbs are you running ?
The front guard looks a tight fit ...is it the tyre or is it back to front ?

Chris

Re: Z1100 R1 1985

Posted: Wed Aug 08, 2018 3:15 pm
Author: chrisNI
Looking good... :D

Re: Z1100 R1 1985

Posted: Wed Aug 08, 2018 4:00 pm
Author: rickm
Nice :up

Re: Z1100 R1 1985

Posted: Wed Aug 08, 2018 6:28 pm
Author: sanderz
Sterling job you've done there, looks a real beauty :drool 400 miles of grin factor I bet :up

Re: Z1100 R1 1985

Posted: Thu Aug 09, 2018 4:28 am
Author: Philippe
Hi Scot
stunning looking bike!
Great to see that one back on the road!
Another classic bike saved from the scrapyard.
Keep up the good work
Greetings from Belgium
Philippe

Re: Z1100 R1 1985

Posted: Thu Aug 09, 2018 9:33 am
Author: Scot08
Thanks for the positive comments guys, nice to be appreciated :D :D ,
Chris I'm running RS 34 carbs, with velocity stacks instead of filter pods, shes slightly lumpy in town riding but over 2500 RPM's she pulls like a train, DYNA electronic ignition and coils with taylor leads, extra braced swing arm and braced front forks with progressive springs, Marzocchi rear shocks.... the list goes on ....
The front mud guard ?? I've never noticed it may well be on back to front as i'm running stock sized tyre's, ill need to check thanks. :roll:

Re: Z1100 R1 1985

Posted: Thu Aug 09, 2018 10:07 am
Author: marmck
Give yourself a good pat on the back ,superb job , I think the mudguard is on the correct way round as it has the long side pointed down ! :up :up :up

Re: Z1100 R1 1985

Posted: Thu Aug 09, 2018 10:45 am
Author: rickm
Maybe 19 inch wheel with 18 inch mudguard ?

Re: Z1100 R1 1985

Posted: Thu Aug 09, 2018 2:37 pm
Author: Richard L
Very nice bike with lots of period mods , just my cup of tea ! Any pics of the other side , I would like a better look at the braced swing arm and while I am being curious what is the exhaust ?
Don't worry about the front mudguard mine looks the same , Its the result of a Gpz or 1000J/R guard in combination with the wider 18 inch wheel of the 1100R .
Richard

Re: Z1100 R1 1985

Posted: Thu Aug 09, 2018 2:42 pm
Author: deka
very nice indeed

Re: Z1100 R1 1985

Posted: Thu Aug 09, 2018 6:08 pm
Author: Savage
You're keeping the past alive for all of us.

Re: Z1100 R1 1985

Posted: Fri Aug 10, 2018 9:05 am
Author: Scot08
hi Richard, thanks for the comments, ive checked through my photos on my phone and ive no photos of the left hand side , :?? but i will take some and post them when i get home from work next week,
the brace on the swinging arm i fabricated and fitted my self, quiet easy and effective, less weaving through bends.
The exhaust i bought from ''https://japan.webike.net, excellent quality and sound with and without the baffles, (saving up for a kerker system), but there is a lovely S1 type exhaust system on the above website which is considerably cheaper than the kerker, and looks better in my opion, :D decisions decisions

cheers

Re: Z1100 R1 1985

Posted: Fri Aug 10, 2018 5:05 pm
Author: zippy
I've got the PMC s1 on my Gpz1100 now, awesome but Christ it's loud.That's with the full race baffle though. :D

Re: Z1100 R1 1985

Posted: Sat Aug 11, 2018 6:30 am
Author: z1000puddin
Really tidy Bike Scot,

I found the RS carbs with open trumpets a bit noisy & scary - Worried about debris being sucked in, so I stuck a set of RAMAIR sock filters over them, seemed to do the trick.

Your right, cant beat a Kerker with race baffle :biggrin