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Re: Lawson Jigsaw Project

#46 PostAuthor: Julian_Boolean » Thu Aug 03, 2017 2:31 pm

The starter clutches are different, so the motor might be, the Z1100R uses a Unitrak GPZ1100 engine, ZX1100A model, but you probably new this already
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Re: Lawson Jigsaw Project

#47 PostAuthor: z1000puddin » Sat Aug 05, 2017 8:17 pm

Yeah Julian, I found that out a few weeks ago.

Been reinstating the battery box mounting brackets & the side panel rubber grommet lugs.
I don't think that it is as it was originally, but the bike wont be original by a long way.

Next I need to fabricate a side stand mounting bracket , then I will need to fabricate the head light ears ( another unobtainium) Part!!
Last thing to fabricate will be the fairing brackets .
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Re: Lawson Jigsaw Project

#48 PostAuthor: bighaz » Thu Aug 10, 2017 8:54 pm

Not sure if your interested but ive just been on Zed Parts web site and they have a load of original Lawson bits for sale !! they are going to start putting hem on flea bay if no one wants them.

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Re: Lawson Jigsaw Project

#49 PostAuthor: z1000puddin » Fri Aug 11, 2017 12:04 pm

Thanks For the heads up Kev

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Re: Lawson Jigsaw Project

#50 PostAuthor: z1000puddin » Fri Aug 11, 2017 8:13 pm

Had to have the unobtainium engine decal plates done by a local engraver.
1.5thk brushed stainless steel.
Engraved & black infilled.
Not an exact copy, but close enough for
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Re: Lawson Jigsaw Project

#51 PostAuthor: swampy » Fri Aug 11, 2017 8:47 pm

z power do a z1 side stand bracket that might save you fabricating from scratch.
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Re: Lawson Jigsaw Project

#52 PostAuthor: z1000puddin » Sat Aug 12, 2017 1:57 pm

Thanks swampy,
I have just ordered a ZX9 complete stand & bkt for £12.
So I will make it fit :D

Just ordered my 530 chain & sprocket kit from Ray @ Debbens

Should have some progress in the next couple of weeks.
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Re: Lawson Jigsaw Project

#53 PostAuthor: z1000puddin » Tue Aug 15, 2017 7:31 pm

Had some circular hollow section machine to suit the 38mm fork tubes.
Will plasma cut a couple of headlight ears over length , so I can trim to suit & get the headlight in the correct location along with the skidmarx fairing.
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Re: Lawson Jigsaw Project

#54 PostAuthor: z1000puddin » Fri Aug 18, 2017 7:25 pm

Got a bit more done....
Fitted a new side stand & welded the mount bracket.
Stand is from a ZX9R, -Again, this buildbwas never going to be a restoration .
Aligned up the new plasma cut headlight ears ,this was the most difficult as I did not have a datum to work from.but they are within 2 mm.
Next , I will have a couple of 5mm thick fairing brackets plasma cut & tack weld .
That should finish all the welding .
Next I will fit the rebuilt engine & start the wiring .
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Re: Lawson Jigsaw Project

#55 PostAuthor: Julian_Boolean » Fri Aug 18, 2017 10:13 pm

I recognize that tatty fairing ☺
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Re: Lawson Jigsaw Project

#56 PostAuthor: z1000puddin » Sat Aug 19, 2017 10:48 pm

It fits just lovely Julian,
Once Simon works his magic it will be just dandy :D
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Re: Lawson Jigsaw Project

#57 PostAuthor: z1000puddin » Sun Apr 01, 2018 8:33 pm

Thought I’d better give a little update on my Lawson jigsaw puzzle.
It’s been a while & been busy.
Frame all back from powder coat
Paintset back from Simon- Feckin Stunning is an understatement.
Bespoke wiring loom all done , clock backlights all now LED & updated fuse box , fine away with the silly lockouts on the clutch & side stand, I added in a neutral only start lock out.
Maybe another week or so , should just about finish it.
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Re: Lawson Jigsaw Project

#58 PostAuthor: martinz1000r » Mon Apr 02, 2018 10:51 am

Looking good. Nice to see it coming together just in time for summer.
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Re: Lawson Jigsaw Project

#59 PostAuthor: ollie » Wed Apr 04, 2018 4:19 am

what a transformation Stu ,love that paint :wink
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Re: Lawson Jigsaw Project

#60 PostAuthor: LeeJackson » Wed Apr 04, 2018 11:06 pm

Great progress there Stu! I love the colour as well.. looking forward to seeing it on the road...


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