Hello Guest User,

Please feel free to have a look around the forum but be aware that as an unregistered guest you can't see all of it and you can't post.

To access these 'Registered Users Only' areas simply register and login.

Z1a Restoration

Work in Progress

Moderators: paul doran, Taffus, KeithZ1R, chrisu

Message
Author
User avatar
BigZCas
100Club
100Club
Posts: 277
Joined: 17th Dec 2016
Location: Bagworth, Leicestershire

Re: Z1a Restoration

#16 PostAuthor: BigZCas » Thu Sep 07, 2017 7:23 pm

DaveZ1, Great job on the Carbs.
Zedman, Great job on the Switches.
Have fitted new steering head tapper roller bearings and Fork Stanchions.
All going well :)
Attachments
IMG_1897.JPG
IMG_1882.JPG
IMG_1898 (3).JPG
US 1978 Z1000a2, Luminous Green
UK 1974 Z1a 900, Candy Tone Brown/Orange

User avatar
DaveZ1
100Club
100Club
Posts: 326
Joined: 15th Sep 2011
Location: Sunderland

Re: Z1a Restoration

#17 PostAuthor: DaveZ1 » Fri Sep 08, 2017 2:47 pm

Great to to see another Z1 getting the red carpet treatment! :more :more
Can't wait to see the next update. Great job so far Cas Good luck with the rest of the project.

User avatar
BigZCas
100Club
100Club
Posts: 277
Joined: 17th Dec 2016
Location: Bagworth, Leicestershire

Re: Z1a Restoration

#18 PostAuthor: BigZCas » Tue Sep 12, 2017 7:44 pm

Rushed home from work tonight armed with Fork Top advice from z1bman and a manual from Dave @ Saisei.
Front end now correctly assembled :)
Attachments
IMG_1906 (2).JPG
US 1978 Z1000a2, Luminous Green
UK 1974 Z1a 900, Candy Tone Brown/Orange

User avatar
BigZCas
100Club
100Club
Posts: 277
Joined: 17th Dec 2016
Location: Bagworth, Leicestershire

Re: Z1a Restoration

#19 PostAuthor: BigZCas » Wed Sep 27, 2017 7:08 pm

Quick update.
Engine taken down to Buzzard for restoration.
His workshops are very impressive, well nice guy.
Build steady as she goes :lol:
Attachments
IMG_1926 (2).JPG
IMG_1928.JPG
US 1978 Z1000a2, Luminous Green
UK 1974 Z1a 900, Candy Tone Brown/Orange

User avatar
BigZCas
100Club
100Club
Posts: 277
Joined: 17th Dec 2016
Location: Bagworth, Leicestershire

Re: Z1a Restoration

#20 PostAuthor: BigZCas » Wed Sep 27, 2017 7:22 pm

And 1 more.
Attachments
IMG_1925 (2).JPG
US 1978 Z1000a2, Luminous Green
UK 1974 Z1a 900, Candy Tone Brown/Orange

User avatar
ZedHead
Hardcore
Hardcore
Posts: 2423
Joined: 9th May 2009
Location: Darlington
Contact:

Re: Z1a Restoration

#21 PostAuthor: ZedHead » Thu Sep 28, 2017 10:32 pm

At least you have the makings of a proper brew on the shelf Steve...

Looking good btw :D

User avatar
BigZCas
100Club
100Club
Posts: 277
Joined: 17th Dec 2016
Location: Bagworth, Leicestershire

Re: Z1a Restoration

#22 PostAuthor: BigZCas » Sat Nov 11, 2017 6:29 pm

Wiring under way :)
Thanks Philippe for the clock wire positioning advice..
Attachments
IMG_2004.JPG
IMG_2003.JPG
US 1978 Z1000a2, Luminous Green
UK 1974 Z1a 900, Candy Tone Brown/Orange

chrisw1
Regular Poster
Posts: 86
Joined: 13th Mar 2017
Location: Oswaldtwistle

Re: Z1a Restoration

#23 PostAuthor: chrisw1 » Sat Nov 11, 2017 7:37 pm

Looking good ..... be a while before I am at that stage and I am very envious of your rear guard ... just got one myself but its not as nice
Is it correct that the UK light mounting bracket is different to the US one ?

User avatar
BigZCas
100Club
100Club
Posts: 277
Joined: 17th Dec 2016
Location: Bagworth, Leicestershire

Re: Z1a Restoration

#24 PostAuthor: BigZCas » Sat Nov 11, 2017 7:49 pm

Thanks Chris,
As far as i am aware there is no difference in the mounting brackets ?
Certainly the mountilng holes are exactly the same.
US 1978 Z1000a2, Luminous Green
UK 1974 Z1a 900, Candy Tone Brown/Orange

User avatar
wheelysteve
Custard Cream
Custard Cream
Posts: 605
Joined: 10th Mar 2014
Location: Wokingham, Berks

Re: Z1a Restoration

#25 PostAuthor: wheelysteve » Sat Nov 11, 2017 7:56 pm

The mounting brackets are different, the UK (long fender) is longer and has a different angle to match the fender.

US (short guard ) part no. 23036-017

Euro (Long guard) part no. 23036-033

They look completely wrong if fitted on the wrong fender.

Steve
1975 Z1B Candy Red
1975 Dogs Z1B
1976 Z900 A4
1977 Z650B1
1978 Z650B2
H***a Blackbird

PUM 710

User avatar
BigZCas
100Club
100Club
Posts: 277
Joined: 17th Dec 2016
Location: Bagworth, Leicestershire

Re: Z1a Restoration

#26 PostAuthor: BigZCas » Sat Nov 11, 2017 8:10 pm

Live and learn :)
Never realised that
US 1978 Z1000a2, Luminous Green
UK 1974 Z1a 900, Candy Tone Brown/Orange

chrisw1
Regular Poster
Posts: 86
Joined: 13th Mar 2017
Location: Oswaldtwistle

Re: Z1a Restoration

#27 PostAuthor: chrisw1 » Sat Nov 11, 2017 9:49 pm

I was comparing them yesterday .....the euro one seems to be more bulbous at the top as well as a different angle
Attachments
tail lamp bracket.JPG
tail lamp bracket.JPG (94.06 KiB) Viewed 207 times

Philippe
Regular Poster
Posts: 84
Joined: 26th Oct 2017
Location: België

Re: Z1a Restoration

#28 PostAuthor: Philippe » Mon Nov 13, 2017 4:47 am

Hi BigZCas

You're welcome! You're doing a great job! Looks stunning to me!
Let the good times roll ! :hoo (forever)
Philippe
the differences between a little boy and an adult man is the price and size of their toys!

User avatar
BigZCas
100Club
100Club
Posts: 277
Joined: 17th Dec 2016
Location: Bagworth, Leicestershire

Re: Z1a Restoration

#29 PostAuthor: BigZCas » Mon Nov 27, 2017 7:01 pm

Quick update,
Soon be waiting on the engine...
Will test lights etc + Sort front brake fluid at the weekend. :)
Attachments
IMG_2026.JPG
IMG_2027.JPG
IMG_2028.JPG
US 1978 Z1000a2, Luminous Green
UK 1974 Z1a 900, Candy Tone Brown/Orange

User avatar
ZedHead
Hardcore
Hardcore
Posts: 2423
Joined: 9th May 2009
Location: Darlington
Contact:

Re: Z1a Restoration

#30 PostAuthor: ZedHead » Mon Nov 27, 2017 8:40 pm

Cracking job Steve


Return to “Projects”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 7 guests