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Don't you just love Jigsaws

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Don't you just love Jigsaws

#1 PostAuthor: AJAyre » Fri Sep 15, 2017 6:59 pm

A 3d Jigsaw on a grand scale in the form of a KZ1000 The cat although enthusiastic isn't much of a mechanic
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Re: Don't you just love Jigsaws

#2 PostAuthor: chrisNI » Fri Sep 15, 2017 10:02 pm

Looks promising :D :D

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Re: Don't you just love Jigsaws

#3 PostAuthor: AJAyre » Fri Sep 15, 2017 10:54 pm

never built anything from boxes of bits before or indeed a
Kawasaki before ...so much easier when you strip and label everything yourself ...There may be several trial builds and much change in the swear box before I'm done

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#4 PostAuthor: warren3200gt » Sat Sep 16, 2017 8:25 am

Looks like all the cleaning, refinishing and polishing has been done. ie the time consuming bits, you could go for a ride next weekend :D
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Re: Don't you just love Jigsaws

#5 PostAuthor: chrisNI » Sat Sep 16, 2017 9:03 pm

Parts diagram will be a big help help for sorting out what goes with what .

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#6 PostAuthor: KeithZ1R » Thu Sep 21, 2017 8:39 am

you will be amazed at how easy they go together :D
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Re: Don't you just love Jigsaws

#7 PostAuthor: swampy » Fri Sep 22, 2017 8:50 pm

Train your cat! I've got 2 that built a complete bike for me. :D
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Re: Don't you just love Jigsaws

#8 PostAuthor: FER » Sat Sep 23, 2017 8:30 am

Get a genuine Kawasaki workshop manual before you start anything .
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#9 PostAuthor: AJAyre » Sat Nov 04, 2017 2:32 pm

Well the polishing has begun...much fun with wet and dry leaves me ideally placed to rob a bank ...no finger prints left
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Re: Don't you just love Jigsaws

#10 PostAuthor: Philippe » Sat Nov 04, 2017 4:07 pm

Hi AJAyre

By what I see I think your Z1000 is an A2 model with the brakes behind the front fork or am I wrong?
When you want to give it a fresh factory look don't forget that the front fork wasn't polished but brushed!
It all depends on your own taste, so go for it!
And about robbing a bank...don't do it, they'll find your finger prints!!! :twisted:
Good luck with the restoration!
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Re: Don't you just love Jigsaws

#11 PostAuthor: AJAyre » Sat Nov 04, 2017 5:51 pm

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My Model is an a1 And the callipers should go infront of the fork tubes...although these are a2 forks so i am assuming the bike is something of bits

your correct about the brushed finished however with this level of corrosion i think its best to get an even level of finish with polishing before i put the brushed finished on with a scotch bright pad

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Re: Don't you just love Jigsaws

#12 PostAuthor: Garry.L » Sat Nov 04, 2017 5:57 pm

AJAyre wrote:Phillippe

My Model is an a1 And the callipers go infront of the fork tubes...



The forks pictured are A2, the oil drain is on the same side as the caliper mounts. The A1 has the drain opposite the calipers so in both cases it's at the lowest point if the forks are fitted their correct way round.

My old A1.....

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Re: Don't you just love Jigsaws

#13 PostAuthor: AJAyre » Sat Nov 04, 2017 6:20 pm

The search for some a1 fork lowers begins ...thanks guys for info ..if not the impending frustration :|

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Re: Don't you just love Jigsaws

#14 PostAuthor: warren3200gt » Sat Nov 04, 2017 6:45 pm

Ade, 650 b1's are the same Im pretty sure.
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Re: Don't you just love Jigsaws

#15 PostAuthor: AJAyre » Sat Nov 04, 2017 6:53 pm

Warren thanks for that it might make life easier :)....although CMSNL have a new pair for just £800 ....Ouch


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