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My non standard Z1000A1

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My non standard Z1000A1

#1 PostAuthor: JimBoUK » Tue Jun 04, 2019 7:19 pm

My very non standard zed.
Owned it since 1988.
Bit like marmite, you’ll love it or hate it.
When I rebuilt it a while back I wanted it similar to how I had it back in the day with all retro add on’s

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Re: My non standard Z1000A1

#2 PostAuthor: chrisNI » Tue Jun 04, 2019 7:56 pm

Very period - good to see... :D :D :D If you hate it you obviously weren’t there at the time :blah


Personally I’d have kept the z1000 on the side panels white as a nod to originality :Oo :biggrin

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Re: My non standard Z1000A1

#3 PostAuthor: JimBoUK » Tue Jun 04, 2019 8:57 pm

Here she is in the late 80’s

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And then the next facelift in the early 90’s

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And this is me racing her against my mates z900 at long marsden dragstrip

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Re: My non standard Z1000A1

#4 PostAuthor: Reecy » Tue Jun 04, 2019 9:21 pm

Z1000-its as cool as a cool thing

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Re: My non standard Z1000A1

#5 PostAuthor: Philippe » Wed Jun 05, 2019 2:26 am

Very wel done, nice period details and a good choice of colours
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Re: My non standard Z1000A1

#6 PostAuthor: Pigford » Wed Jun 05, 2019 5:53 am

Nice, stands out from the crowd alright.
Henry Abe wheels too :up
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Re: My non standard Z1000A1

#7 PostAuthor: Ginger Bear » Wed Jun 05, 2019 6:46 am

Who won the drag race :?
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Re: My non standard Z1000A1

#8 PostAuthor: JimBoUK » Wed Jun 05, 2019 7:14 am

The drag race was very close.
My friend had slightly faster response times off the line but my z1000 had a bit more grunt than the z900.
It was 30 years ago but as I recall I won 2 out of 3 runs (just).
I think we were getting about 13 secs for the standing quarter with top speeds just over 110mph

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Re: My non standard Z1000A1

#9 PostAuthor: trikerdrew » Wed Jun 05, 2019 8:44 am

Good to see something that isn't a clone from the factory.

Love the 90's colours :mrgreen:

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Re: My non standard Z1000A1

#10 PostAuthor: Simonic » Wed Jun 05, 2019 5:04 pm

That's a big thumbs up from me....Love it !!
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Re: My non standard Z1000A1

#11 PostAuthor: JimBoUK » Wed Jun 05, 2019 7:49 pm

And here’s the tattoo of my zed. A bit faded as it’s over 30 years old.
I drew the bike and my dearly departed mum drew the bulldog on it then I took the picture to the tattoo shop.

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Re: My non standard Z1000A1

#12 PostAuthor: Ginger Bear » Thu Jun 06, 2019 10:31 am

That'd be a great bike to have on the club stand at Stafford, along with all of it's history. Have you considered offering it for this years Stafford show?
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Re: My non standard Z1000A1

#13 PostAuthor: JimBoUK » Thu Jun 06, 2019 5:31 pm

Ginger Bear
I’d definitely consider Stafford in October but couldn’t do April as it’s a week before my wedding :o
I could put loads of history together.

Is it really good enough to show ?
What’s the process to get it in ?

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Re: My non standard Z1000A1

#14 PostAuthor: Ginger Bear » Fri Jun 07, 2019 8:22 am

Just reply to this thread......

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For me it's about the history/background of a bike, not just how shiny it is.

As a club we don't do April, just the October show. We'll need your bike from Friday afternoon, until the end of show on Sunday. You will get a show pass if your bike is displayed. Most of us stay over for the weekend, most of which have been quite eventful over the years.

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Re: My non standard Z1000A1

#15 PostAuthor: garyd » Fri Jun 07, 2019 5:05 pm

:up Exactly how a zed should be.


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