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KZ900a4 Restoration

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KZ900a4 Restoration

#1 PostAuthor: BigZCas » Thu Apr 05, 2018 7:51 pm

Unregistered KZ900a4 Delivered by Alan, A&M Express Services.
So here we go again :)
Someone had to buy it :lol:
Date codes on the Wheels, Swing Arm and Torque Arm showing July/Aug 1975
Original Panels etc, Hazard Switch & annoying indicator beeper.
Paintwork not bad but not to my liking......
Oh, and the mandatory front mudguard fitted backwards :lol:
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1974 UK Z1a, Candy Tone Brown/Orange
1976 KZ900a4, Diamond Dark Green
1978 KZ1000a2, Luminous Green

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Re: KZ900a4 Restoration

#2 PostAuthor: Wrigers » Thu Apr 05, 2018 8:08 pm

Nice, how far do you plan to take the resto????

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Re: KZ900a4 Restoration

#3 PostAuthor: ZedHead » Thu Apr 05, 2018 8:46 pm

Don't let GB see those toast racks :lol:

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Re: KZ900a4 Restoration

#4 PostAuthor: Z1parR » Thu Apr 05, 2018 10:08 pm

ZedHead wrote:Don't let GB see those toast racks :lol:




Or those Highway Pegs on the crashbar :wink:
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Re: KZ900a4 Restoration

#5 PostAuthor: Ultim8pc » Fri Apr 06, 2018 9:09 am

Nice, I saw that advertised and enquired with the seller about the tank paintwork as he seemed to say it was original, which it obviously isn't.
Looks like a good, solid purchase - will look forward to seeing what you do with it.
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Re: KZ900a4 Restoration

#6 PostAuthor: ZedHead » Fri Apr 06, 2018 10:18 am

Z1parR wrote:
ZedHead wrote:Don't let GB see those toast racks :lol:




Or those Highway Pegs on the crashbar :wink:


What height were the "Ape hangers" you wanted Steve? :lol:

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Re: KZ900a4 Restoration

#7 PostAuthor: BigZCas » Sun Apr 08, 2018 7:52 pm

Had a chance today to take off a few bits and give it a good wash.
Everything seems to be there and original :),
So plan is -
New paint, Diamond Dark Green.
Re-Paint Frame and Swing Arm.
Re-Plate nuts and bolts etc.
Replace Spokes and Tyres (Rims both good original).
Chain guard.
Re-Chrome Mudguards, Indicator stems.
Fit decent Exhaust.
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1974 UK Z1a, Candy Tone Brown/Orange
1976 KZ900a4, Diamond Dark Green
1978 KZ1000a2, Luminous Green

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Re: KZ900a4 Restoration

#8 PostAuthor: BigZCas » Fri Apr 27, 2018 9:16 pm

So far no problems.
Most parts should clean up nicely :)
Still intend to paint frame, swingarm and battery box etc.
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1974 UK Z1a, Candy Tone Brown/Orange
1976 KZ900a4, Diamond Dark Green
1978 KZ1000a2, Luminous Green

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Re: KZ900a4 Restoration

#9 PostAuthor: PAULJAC47 » Sat Apr 28, 2018 9:33 am

Looks decent that!
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Re: KZ900a4 Restoration

#10 PostAuthor: Andrew_s » Sat Apr 28, 2018 12:43 pm

I like that - look forward to seeing it progress.
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Re: KZ900a4 Restoration

#11 PostAuthor: BigZCas » Thu Jun 21, 2018 9:19 pm

Finally got to start on the rebuild :)
Paint is also back :luv
Hopefully get to spend a bit of time on her over the next couple of weeks.
Engine to clean up :cry: :glare
Get ready for the questions :lol:
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1974 UK Z1a, Candy Tone Brown/Orange
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1978 KZ1000a2, Luminous Green

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Re: KZ900a4 Restoration

#12 PostAuthor: Wrigers » Thu Jun 21, 2018 10:14 pm

Keep the photos coming, ,,, looking good.


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