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Offline doggone1

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Re: Not a Yam nor a 2stroke (sorry)
« Reply #15 on: August 29, 2019, 09:53:10 PM »
Ive got one of those beautiful Z's to finish off after the RD just been playing with it at the moment rebuilt the carbs and got it running nicely before i strip it back down the engine has good compression and runs sweet but it had been painted black and I want it back to standard so I think I will strip the engine and soda blast it yours certainly look good true iconic motorcycle.

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Re: Not a Yam nor a 2stroke (sorry)
« Reply #16 on: August 31, 2019, 08:41:19 PM »
Had my engine ceramic bead blasted by Stephen Smethurst , http://www.aloh.co.uk/,sure you will enjoy doing the z1.
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Re: Not a Yam nor a 2stroke (sorry)
« Reply #17 on: September 01, 2019, 10:23:40 PM »
Im looking forward to it now ive had it running ive decided to concentrate my efforts on the rd hope to have them both usable for next summer that engine looks really good

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Re: Not a Yam nor a 2stroke (sorry)
« Reply #18 on: September 02, 2019, 01:45:16 PM »
Yes was very pleased with engine cases and still look great and no paint just a big ally lump so clean up easy with a bit of autosol, if you need z parts,try Cradeley Kawasaki for gen stuff,or https://www.cybike.co.uk/ or,http://www.z-power.co.uk/, https://www.z1enterprises.com/,had a lot of stuff from usa even with postage costs can work out cheaper than here.Unlike the rd pattern parts which are a bit hit and miss quality wise all the z1 bits i had were excellent quality and fitted perfectly,engine wise i would use genuine stuff from Cradeley.
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Re: Not a Yam nor a 2stroke (sorry)
« Reply #19 on: September 02, 2019, 09:40:33 PM »
Thanks that will come in very useful going to need a few bits and bobs for sure

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Re: Not a Yam nor a 2stroke (sorry)
« Reply #20 on: September 24, 2019, 09:01:57 PM »
Nice pic of a pair of Z,s

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Re: Not a Yam nor a 2stroke (sorry)
« Reply #21 on: September 28, 2019, 12:59:37 AM »
Nice pic of a pair of Z,s
They look lively

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Re: Not a Yam nor a 2stroke (sorry)
« Reply #22 on: September 28, 2019, 02:35:43 PM »
Great photo,exactly how i ride mine, :D
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Re: Not a Yam nor a 2stroke (sorry)
« Reply #23 on: September 30, 2019, 08:07:13 PM »
If only I could never really mastered the wheelie either apart from an old Montessa Cota trials bike that thing seemed very easy to keep on one wheel for some reason everything else seemed to end with broken rear mudguards and  lights