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New member (inherited 74 Z1B)

#1 PostAuthor: kfc_Wurzel » Sun Jan 12, 2020 11:42 am

Hi all, unfortunately due to my dad passing, I have inherited a 74 Z1B, original uk bike not imported.
It was road worthy 8-9 years ago, but was taken apart for some head welding and a
rebuild, but sadly never made it back to the road.
Has brand new quad exhausts still in the packaging :down and a bunch of other new parts unfitted.
I joined up to Z1 Owners on Facebook they directed me to you guys on here. Looking to maybe restore myself for my dads sake, but my passion is cars not bikes much to my dad's annoyance.
So if time doesn't allow I may have to pass onto somebody else to complete the work.
These are some old pictures I have.
Thanks Mike.
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#2 PostAuthor: KeithZ1R » Sun Jan 12, 2020 2:46 pm

3,,,,2,,,,1 :lol: good luck with it, they aint rocket science by any mark, you will get much more satisfaction from doing yourself and then make the decision :up
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#3 PostAuthor: Ultim8pc » Sun Jan 12, 2020 4:44 pm


Welcome to the club. You are in the right place for help and advice to get the bike sorted, so I hope you'll give it a go.

I also have a UK spec. Z1a to restore.
ZRX1200r - on the road
z900a5 - on the road
z1a - to restore
z1000a1 - In bits
Z1000 MK2 - to restore
z1000ST - in bits

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#4 PostAuthor: chrisNI » Sun Jan 12, 2020 5:45 pm

Your passion is cars not bikes AT THE MOMENT :D once you get involved with the Zed hopefully you’ll see what your dad saw. Much easier to work on and keep than a car. A car sat that long would be a big problem.

Welcome along and stick with it...

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#5 PostAuthor: Philippe » Mon Jan 13, 2020 11:41 am

Hi Mike
welcome to the club.
I would suggest you restore the bike yourself and keep her as a memory of your father...once you sold her, she won't come back.
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#6 PostAuthor: ADRIAN H » Mon Jan 13, 2020 7:33 pm

Hello and Welcome. Try not to make any rash decisions, and it does nt matter how long it takes to put back together. Good luck any help needed, just ask.
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Re: New member (inherited 74 Z1B)

#7 PostAuthor: Ginger Bear » Tue Jan 14, 2020 1:26 pm

Welcome Mike,

As others have said, stick with it and do it for your Dad's sake. :up

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Re: New member (inherited 74 Z1B)

#8 PostAuthor: davejames » Wed Jan 15, 2020 10:42 am

Welcome Mike, as others have said keep it. Even if you don't do the work yourself it's a great reminder of your Dad.
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