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Wood chip tom
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#1 PostAuthor: Wood chip tom » Fri Jan 12, 2018 9:29 pm

Been a member on and off for a few years now. Got a bit sad that started out in the late 70s as a Z1r. It was modified before I first had it 20 odd years ago. Usual story kids came along and bike went. Found it again on ebay after 15 years and had to have it back. Will get a photo on here when I work out how to do it!

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#2 PostAuthor: Reecy » Fri Jan 12, 2018 10:11 pm

Welcom Tom

Good to hear of your return to Zed ownership, especially with your own old bike

Get the pictures up everyone can enjoy them

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#3 PostAuthor: chrisNI » Fri Jan 12, 2018 10:21 pm

:welc

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#4 PostAuthor: Philippe » Sat Jan 13, 2018 4:36 am

Hi Tom

great to have you around ! Wonderfull that you found your old bike and that you were able to buy it back!
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Re: Hi there

#5 PostAuthor: Wood chip tom » Tue Jan 16, 2018 7:35 pm

Hopefully there will be a picture of my zed here.
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#6 PostAuthor: chrisNI » Tue Jan 16, 2018 9:00 pm

Was it a D2?

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#7 PostAuthor: Wood chip tom » Tue Jan 16, 2018 9:46 pm

It was originally a Z1r. Think only the frame and forks are right now. It's a total bitsa but most of it is zed apart from the cbr front mudguard. It was modified years ago and it's kinda nice not to worry about it just ride it. I blew the original engine up years ago. The exuberance of youth and not too much mechanical knowhow!!

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#8 PostAuthor: Wood chip tom » Tue Jan 16, 2018 9:53 pm

Any how just realised I didn't answer the question. To the best of my knowledge it was an original 1978 model. I've been told it's a US import which is why it's registered as a 1980. I've not confirmed it yet but it may have been used on the drag strip for a while. The original engine had been tuned.

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#9 PostAuthor: chrisNI » Tue Jan 16, 2018 10:58 pm

It was just the head made me wonder the earlier one had round cam covers :shock:

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#10 PostAuthor: glav666 » Tue Jan 16, 2018 11:48 pm

Hi there welcome aboard,

Whats your plans for the bike? ride as is or blow your kids savings, your pension and your marriage on it ?? :D :D :D :D
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#11 PostAuthor: 8 Valve Mark » Thu Jan 18, 2018 5:31 pm

hi Tom, it's probably worth finding out the year of manufacture,cos if it's a 78 it'll be tax exempt this yr..good find mark

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#12 PostAuthor: kev edwards » Fri Jan 26, 2018 10:29 pm

It's got the emissions crap on top of the cam cover so probably a stateside motor.


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