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Z1000's on the west coast

#1 PostAuthor: Z1streetfighter71 » Wed Oct 05, 2022 8:36 am

Been lurking a while and I think its time to contribute a bit, I bought this 78 z1000 Ltd (red bike) off Mark a fellow down in Cork that had built it as it is here and had it as a bit of a run around. Im about 95% done on my 77 z1000 A1 (blue bike) for the year, just a few teething issues before i Store her for the winter but the z1000 Ltd is going to keep me busy through the winter.
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#2 PostAuthor: Ultim8pc » Wed Oct 05, 2022 9:32 am

The blue one is very nice.
Is that a s GS1100 swingarm in it?
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#3 PostAuthor: Z1streetfighter71 » Wed Oct 05, 2022 9:38 am

Ultim8pc wrote:The blue one is very nice.
Is that a s GS1100 swingarm in it?

It sure is and modified with 2 welded on lugs to keep the gsxr break stay without an arm, like this.

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#4 PostAuthor: Ultim8pc » Wed Oct 05, 2022 12:04 pm

Z1streetfighter71 wrote:It sure is and modified with 2 welded on lugs to keep the gsxr break stay without an arm, like this.
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Nice. Thinking of putting one of those arms on one of my MK2s.
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#5 PostAuthor: Z1streetfighter71 » Wed Oct 05, 2022 2:31 pm

Nice. Thinking of putting one of those arms on one of my MK2s.[/quote]

Thanks mate, i run a 170 tyre on it with a 10mm offset sprocket, loads of clearance. , i have a spare one if you find one hard to find.

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#6 PostAuthor: Philippe » Wed Oct 05, 2022 3:13 pm

Hi Z1streetfighter71

both nice conversions! very well done.
Let the good times roll !
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#7 PostAuthor: Z1streetfighter71 » Wed Oct 05, 2022 3:35 pm

Philippe wrote:Hi Z1streetfighter71

both nice conversions! very well done.
Let the good times roll !
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Thanks Philippe, iv been following your builds, in fact I have a 79 z1000 st I’m also working/gathering parts for the winter, it a chain conversation that’s all but done, the engine will be rebuilt in the coming weeks and I’ll be going for a MK2 over all look.
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Yes it is in my kitchen, huge kitchen no wife..plus it’s dry and warm :happy

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#8 PostAuthor: Ultim8pc » Wed Oct 05, 2022 4:23 pm

Z1streetfighter71 wrote:Thanks Philippe, iv been following your builds, in fact I have a 79 z1000 st I’m also working/gathering parts for the winter, it a chain conversation that’s all but done, the engine will be rebuilt in the coming weeks and I’ll be going for a MK2 over all look.1AE539D0-CDC8-41CF-9EF5-233677A6ACF5.jpeg
Yes it is in my kitchen, huge kitchen no wife..plus it’s dry and warm :happy

The ST frame is a good option for modding asit is super strong and allows for a wide rear tyre without buggering ab9out with the frame.
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#9 PostAuthor: Z1streetfighter71 » Wed Oct 05, 2022 6:44 pm

The ST frame is a good option for modding asit is super strong and allows for a wide rear tyre without buggering ab9out with the frame.[/quote]

That’s a fact, the bandit 1200 swingarm is lost in there. I made 2 spacers a touch over 2 cm.
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#10 PostAuthor: Andy M » Wed Oct 05, 2022 6:58 pm

If you are on Facebook take a look at Butcheredclassics.com . A few Z's on there with Bandit front and back ends and various other wheel / fork combinations. .... A few with Bandit 1200 motors too. Not to every ones taste but many start with only a frame and go from there .
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#11 PostAuthor: Z1streetfighter71 » Wed Oct 05, 2022 7:23 pm

Andy M wrote:If you are on Facebook take a look at Butcheredclassics.com . A few Z's on there with Bandit front and back ends and various other wheel / fork combinations. .... A few with Bandit 1200 motors too. Not to every ones taste but many start with only a frame and go from there .


No facebook but i know butchered, in fact i own a 2006 1200 and use it as a summer commuter, they did a Gpz1100 a while back and i always thought maybe.... i have a Gpz roller going spare so maybe down the line...

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#12 PostAuthor: Andy M » Wed Oct 05, 2022 7:40 pm

Z1streetfighter71 wrote:
Andy M wrote:If you are on Facebook take a look at Butcheredclassics.com . A few Z's on there with Bandit front and back ends and various other wheel / fork combinations. .... A few with Bandit 1200 motors too. Not to every ones taste but many start with only a frame and go from there .


No facebook but i know butchered, in fact i own a 2006 1200 and use it as a summer commuter, they did a Gpz1100 a while back and i always thought maybe.... i have a Gpz roller going spare so maybe down the line...

Depends on the price of nice running but tatty Bandits where you are ...
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#13 PostAuthor: Z1streetfighter71 » Wed Oct 05, 2022 7:50 pm

Andy M wrote:Depends on the price of nice running but tatty Bandits where you are ...


They are few and and getting more rare, I picked up my bandit MK2 for €2100 but it needed a bit of work, about €1500 is about as good as you will get one for but take what you need and part out the rest, still cheaper than a Gpz engine, loom and carbs these days...if you can find them, especially over here in the green Isle. I own 4 Gpz1100, dont ask how i got them, its a long story, ill sit on them for a bit, but they are all basket cases and too much work for the hear and now.

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#14 PostAuthor: Andy M » Wed Oct 05, 2022 8:03 pm

The days of 1k Bandit 12's here have dried up here , I had a couple for less but I can't believe they are realising a classic ... The Yamaha XJR 12 / 1300 a better bike to ride . As we say Blandit is a good donor bike .. If you see a cheap one over here there are couriers here that do runs to you .. Good luck .
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#15 PostAuthor: Philippe » Thu Oct 06, 2022 3:34 am

Hi Z1streetfighter71

it looks like you still have a lot of work to do but you'll get there, I'm sure about that!
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