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Supergas
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Hello

#1 PostAuthor: Supergas » Fri Oct 12, 2018 2:15 pm

Been around here for a while but just confirmed my full membership to the club.
Been riding since the late 70's and owned numerous bikes over that time. Current stable includes a Z1b (in 'A' colours), a '97 ZRX, '79 DT250 and a Victory Jackpot.
This winters project is, ideally, to build a new engine for my Z assuming I can find a donor (current ad. on the wanted page).
Always happy to engage and hopefully look forward to meeting other members here. Cheers
Mark

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Re: Hello

#2 PostAuthor: Supergas » Fri Oct 12, 2018 2:28 pm

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Re: Hello

#3 PostAuthor: deka » Fri Oct 12, 2018 3:11 pm

welcome abord thats a nice looking ride you have there
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Re: Hello

#4 PostAuthor: marmck » Fri Oct 12, 2018 3:14 pm

Hi , welcome to the club ,nice Z1b you have there , why is it in A colours ? Just my O.C.D kicking in , is it the Z1b your after a donor engine for or another project .

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Re: Hello

#5 PostAuthor: Philippe » Fri Oct 12, 2018 3:15 pm

Hi Supergas
wellcome to the club! Nice Z1B in a Z1A robe you have there.
Why do you need an engine? Tell us more about it...
GrtZ
Philippe
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Supergas
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Re: Hello

#6 PostAuthor: Supergas » Fri Oct 12, 2018 3:57 pm

Thank you for the kind remarks, certainly not a trailered show bike, but is a very clean (and reliable) ride, that looks great with a polish.
So the engine currently in the bike is a Z1a lump while the bike is actually a Z1b, its a convincing A because she also has the corresponding nearside panel, oil tank badging etc.
I have the corresponding B cases but not a lot else, hence the requirement for a donor engine. Once the rebuilt engine is complete she will be painted in correct B livery (Blue), basically returned to original.
The current A engine is likely to be used for a possible 'Sanctuary' style project I have in mind. I know its a lot of work and some friends have suggested I use the current engine to provide the parts for the rebuild .... just cant bring myself to break a really good Z1a engine.
Have been building a new workshop so everything has slowed for a time, allowing me to locate / purchase what I need.
In for the long haul on this one

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Re: Hello

#7 PostAuthor: Philippe » Fri Oct 12, 2018 6:47 pm

Hi Mark
it's a bit clearer now, thank you.
Z1A and Z1B engines are not that much different exept for some details that a rivett counter like me will notice but others probably won't. An engine below approx.Z1E45.000 is indeed a Z1A engine, so what.
If it's a good ride and you can depend on it why take the chance of building in an unknown engine? After all they're more than 40 years old. If you have a reliable engine keep it that way!
I have a spare Z1B engine but it's missing the cylinders and pistons . I don't intend to sell it but I would consider a swap for a complete Z1000ST engine. I live in Belgium, if you can find an engine in the UK don't hesitate.
GrtZ
Philippe
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Re: Hello

#8 PostAuthor: Supergas » Fri Oct 12, 2018 10:19 pm

Thanks Philippe, will certainly bear that in mind.
Cheers
Mark


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