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Re: Z1000J Build

#226 PostAuthor: ZedHead » Sat May 20, 2017 3:08 pm

LeeJackson wrote:
ZedHead wrote:That's a petty about the head light brackets Lee. Good news is I will be shipping your screen among the other bits and bobs on Monday so at least you can try it for size.


Good stuff Dave, it's coming on now. Tomorrow I'll get the tank drained and will drop everything off for paint next week.


That is great Lee

PS. Not sure about the key ring :roll:

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Re: Z1000J Build

#227 PostAuthor: tlc » Sat May 20, 2017 4:32 pm

Lee.
The bottom bracket fits on the brake splitter.
Can you not work everything from there?

That's how I did mine.
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Re: Z1000J Build

#228 PostAuthor: LeeJackson » Sat May 20, 2017 6:33 pm

ZedHead wrote:
LeeJackson wrote:
ZedHead wrote:That's a petty about the head light brackets Lee. Good news is I will be shipping your screen among the other bits and bobs on Monday so at least you can try it for size.


Good stuff Dave, it's coming on now. Tomorrow I'll get the tank drained and will drop everything off for paint next week.


That is great Lee

PS. Not sure about the key ring :roll:


Haha it replaced the Citeron one that was on the keys when I got it. Still naff I agree!

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Re: Z1000J Build

#229 PostAuthor: LeeJackson » Sat May 20, 2017 6:35 pm

tlc wrote:Lee.
The bottom bracket fits on the brake splitter.
Can you not work everything from there?

That's how I did mine.


Chris, no brake splitter on the bike. Is that how you did yours?

This is the std setup I'm using,
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Re: Z1000J Build

#230 PostAuthor: tlc » Sun May 21, 2017 6:58 am

Lee. This is what would normally fix the fairing and would be where you get your datum point. If everything starts from the bottom yoke you would get everything else lined up.

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I made my own based on this as I had to space it out.

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Re: Z1000J Build

#231 PostAuthor: LeeJackson » Sun May 21, 2017 7:45 am

Thanks Chris, that makes sense. Will have another bash today and see how it goes. Cheers!

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Re: Z1000J Build

#232 PostAuthor: LeeJackson » Sun May 21, 2017 10:00 am

Chris, this has been super helpful, now I am getting somewhere. Any idea how much standoff on the splitter as standard? I don't have the original any more. I'm measure I need something like 70mm standoff which seems a lot more than a splitter would be, but that said I guess the yokes are a different shape from standard.

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Re: Z1000J Build

#233 PostAuthor: tlc » Sun May 21, 2017 1:12 pm

I mounted mine against the bottom yoke but used the rubber and dowel mounting as in the battery box or tail piece. Therefore it's only 5mm from the yoke. The splitter sat on top of the dowels.
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Re: Z1000J Build

#234 PostAuthor: LeeJackson » Mon Jun 12, 2017 8:22 pm

Slow progress again, we were on holiday, then working in Italy last week or so.. hoped to get a full weekend on the bike last weekend but folk keep turning up with crates of beer and distracting me! :)

Anyway now I have the fairing pretty much lined up and I think the headlights brackets will work after all.. still have to finalize where to mount to the yokes because the zephyr ones on it don't have the pinch bolts at the side, but I have a plan.. for now I'm happy enough that I can take the bodywork for paint finally... So planning to take a day off this week and go see the painters..

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A bloody big box also turned up which threw me off as I couldn't remember ordering anything. Anyway seems I ordered a new paddock stand after a few beers and forgot! eBay and drink is a dangerous thing. Anyway not worried I had wanted one for ages and just never got round to it!

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Re: Z1000J Build

#235 PostAuthor: Coose » Tue Jun 13, 2017 6:03 am

Good old drunken eSkip... :wink:

It's nearly there! :)

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Re: Z1000J Build

#236 PostAuthor: LeeJackson » Tue Jun 13, 2017 6:16 am

The fairing was also a drunken eSkip purchase! I was fed up looking and ended up going for the tomforde one after a stroke of Guinness ;)

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Re: Z1000J Build

#237 PostAuthor: LeeJackson » Fri Jun 16, 2017 3:10 pm

So finally I dropped off my bodywork for paint. It was an interesting experience because the painter spoke no English and my French is terrible.. So lots of pointing and nodding and some choice of colours and we agreed on a price.. Now what comes back is going to be another story all together?? So I'm saying nothing on paint scheme choice until I get it. It will be a surprise :) Colours should be ok but what order could be interesting!! Haha.

They promised a two week turn around, but not holding my breath on that yet.. Let's see!

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Re: Z1000J Build

#238 PostAuthor: Ultim8pc » Fri Jun 16, 2017 3:26 pm

If a Frenchman said two weeks, it'll be double that. Mind you at least you're not dealing with a Spaniard..
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Re: Z1000J Build

#239 PostAuthor: LeeJackson » Fri Jun 16, 2017 4:45 pm

Haha I know what you mean.. If it take 4 I'll be happy. So here's hoping!

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Re: Z1000J Build

#240 PostAuthor: LeeJackson » Mon Jun 19, 2017 7:30 pm

Since I'm still in limbo as to what will happen to me at the end of the month with work I decided to take a couple of days off to do some important stuff :) Plus I thought I better finish this project before I get shipped off somewhere else and it got lost in storage somewhere!

Went over all the electrics today and sorted out few niggles, checked every nut and bolt, fitted indicators at front etc and finished all the other small things you always plan to do later..

So just need my bodywork back now, a few small odds and sods like grips, replacement nuts and bolts and rubbers that I kept forgetting about and front caliper mounts and we are set.

How it stands today.. Can't wait to get my surprise bodywork back! Lol
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