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Morning from Cheshire...

#1 PostAuthor: Biggles » Tue Feb 11, 2020 3:57 am

A quick hello from Wilmslow, Cheshire. Owned my Z1b for around 4 years which I imported from the USA. Finally getting around to a ‘light touch’ restoration. It’s fairly low mileage unit that’s been mildly modded over the years. I intend to put it back to stock condition. Full of admiration for the total rebuilds I read about although can't devote the time at the moment, it would never get back together. Instead its a unbolt, clean, polish, paint or replace, bolt back on type of project. In saying that this ‘unbolt’ process is quite addictive and difficult to know where to stop.

I was going to initially ask for help and advice on how to stop myself buying a Vespa, but following the weekend it’s too late for that. What have I done?!!? :roll:

Busily working my way through 'Bike Help' at the moment. Already found loads of useful info and contacts although apologies in advance if it’s only questions coming from my neck of the woods.
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Re: Morning from Cheshire...

#2 PostAuthor: Swirl » Tue Feb 11, 2020 7:20 am

Good morning from Eĺlesmere Port

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#3 PostAuthor: Philippe » Tue Feb 11, 2020 3:15 pm

Hi Biggles
welcome to the club!
Nice Z1B you have there with special paint on it, keep that body set, they become rarer every year.
If you want to take your bike back to standard looks, buy a new replica body set and a good replica 4 in 4 exhaust.
Good luck with the project!
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Re: Morning from Cheshire...

#4 PostAuthor: Biggles » Tue Feb 11, 2020 5:21 pm

That's an interesting comment Philippe. I had always assumed the orange was a custom paint job by the previous owner and not worth keeping? I was going to have it re-painted in candy blue.

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#5 PostAuthor: DavidZ1R » Tue Feb 11, 2020 5:36 pm

Welcome aboard Biggles, hope to see you around the Cheshire roads one day.
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#6 PostAuthor: Ultim8pc » Wed Feb 12, 2020 10:49 am

Welcome.
Just get the bodywork repainted as it's currently got a non-standard paint job.
Like has been said, put some repro 4/4s on and some recomissioning and it'll look great.
You are in the right club for help and advice.
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#7 PostAuthor: Bill P » Wed Feb 12, 2020 11:12 am

Welcome , nice bike you have there, i'm with Philippe save the set on it and get another one painted up
in the colour you like :)

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#8 PostAuthor: Big Fluff » Wed Feb 12, 2020 5:52 pm

Welcome from Nantwich, Cheshire.
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Re: Morning from Cheshire...

#9 PostAuthor: marmck » Wed Feb 12, 2020 6:58 pm

Hello & Welcome to the club.

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#10 PostAuthor: Arnold62 » Thu Feb 13, 2020 8:32 pm

Greetings!
Just got a Z1000 LTD in similar condition, where do you draw the line between restoring and maintaining?
Nice bike!

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#11 PostAuthor: Garry.L » Fri Feb 14, 2020 6:43 pm

Welcome from the Cheap bit of Cheshire Ian...

The 70's Hodna Orange is lost on me so I'd be going back to the B paint, but in the Candy Red :D
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#12 PostAuthor: davejames » Wed Feb 19, 2020 1:27 am

Welcome from another cheap bit of Cheshire Ian, I'm with Garry on the candy red :)
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Re: Morning from Cheshire...

#13 PostAuthor: glav666 » Wed Feb 19, 2020 8:00 am

welcome from Belfast, paint it lol
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