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    Z1000 cylinder Head

    Hi all, really need some help on the cylinder head on the old girl.
    The camshaft bearing caps, mounting bolt threads are completly stuffed.
    Over the years of valve shim adjustment. over torqued...
  2. Thread: Tyre Selection

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    Tyre Selection

    Hey guys, back from the island, great 2 weeks.
    Will send a few pics later, if can manage it.
    The old kwaka struggled with some of the twisties in Victoria, a bike nearly 40 years old and a 60 year...
  3. Thread: Heated Grips

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    Hey mate, ended with the oxford grips, only used...

    Hey mate, ended with the oxford grips, only used them once at Mt hotham, a bit chilly still up there.
    They worked really well i thought, admitidly wasnt minus temperature.
    Had great riding weather...
  4. Thread: Heated Grips

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    Heated Grips

    Hey fellas havent been here for i while, come and go like the wind.
    Going down to philip island for the moto gp riding the old kwaka.
    Everyone is telling me to get heated grips for the cold and...
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    Yeh I think so mate, the genuine metal plates...

    Yeh I think so mate, the genuine metal plates seem to be a cut above aftermarket ones.
    Took it out last Saturday for a quick run to Wisemans Ferry with me young bloke on his Duc 1299 Panagalli, may...
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    Hey mate, fitted the clutch assembly this arvo....

    Hey mate, fitted the clutch assembly this arvo.
    I used the original metal plates, the walker ones are wafer thin to the originals, plus originals have dots on them I'd say for better grip?
    Took her...
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    Hey Steve, good idea will do that, defiantly not...

    Hey Steve, good idea will do that, defiantly not throwing out the metal friction plates, they are heaps thicker than the walker ones, the old ones may have to go in I'm guessing.
    I thought the...
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    I had a lot of success with Z1 enterprises in the...

    I had a lot of success with Z1 enterprises in the US, back when the US dollar was struggling, heaps of parts, my top end rebuild parts mostly come from them, plus a lot of cosmetic bits.
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    Wouldn't believe it, the walker kit arrived...

    Wouldn't believe it, the walker kit arrived arrived this mourning.
    I put the verniers on the new plates, measured 3.1, seems like they may be a little less thicker than original parts.
    Why I say...
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    Hey Glenn, just measured. 2.95, have any idea...

    Hey Glenn, just measured.
    2.95, have any idea what the measurement is new ?
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    Hey Steve, have contacted Z1 spares, 4 week wait...

    Hey Steve, have contacted Z1 spares, 4 week wait on the friction plates, x Japan.
    Expensive too.
    Pulled the original clutch out this arvo, the plates look pretty damn good to be hounest for the...
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    Thanks for that mate, yeh the first site you...

    Thanks for that mate, yeh the first site you posted is the one I purchased from I'd say it got lost in the Xmas mayhem.
    For the last suggestion, ya may be right ,get anything you need there, but I'm...
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    Hi all, I have given up waiting for the clutch...

    Hi all, I have given up waiting for the clutch kit ordered over 6 weeks ago from the UK.
    Can anyone one tell me where I can get one locally, prefferably Sydney, am really over buying stuff from...
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    Mate I think the the old Z I'll go for another...

    Mate I think the the old Z I'll go for another 160k, it's in there DNA, don't think I'll the distance though.
    In me next life, hope to come back a Z, go forever.
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    Hey Steve, yeh I think I made the wrong choice of...

    Hey Steve, yeh I think I made the wrong choice of oil, only trying to preserve the old Z for as long as I can, money and technology sometimes doesn't agree with old school technology.
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    Don't know how long a clutch lasts in these bikes...

    Don't know how long a clutch lasts in these bikes 900four?
    I would be thinking 160k the friction plates would be pretty thin, I honestly don't know.
    Can't wait till I pull the cover off and see how...
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    Thanks for that info mate, seems like there may...

    Thanks for that info mate, seems like there may have been some life yet in the original clutch.
    Not to worry I'll change it out and go back to the shell advance again.
    The missus is always telling...
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    Z1000ST Clutch Replacement

    Hi all, after 160k on the old girl, I need to replace the clutch.
    I have purchased a walker clutch kit from the US and should have it early in the new year.
    Is there any does and donts I should...
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    These old girls don,t need to much work to get em...

    These old girls don,t need to much work to get em running, be back on her before ya know it
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    Nice job as always Dave, looks great!!!

    Nice job as always Dave, looks great!!!
  21. Thread: Z1R II.

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    Gday Pat, Dave is spot on with the metal gear...

    Gday Pat, Dave is spot on with the metal gear rotors, replaced the rear on my kawa with one of there's and also used there organic pads that they can also supply. Any chance of some pics of the MK-2,...
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    I want the same as Pete, Dave can ya help us out...

    I want the same as Pete, Dave can ya help us out here mate ? I'd even be happy with one of em if you could. Cheers rob
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    Absolutely mate, a work friend of mine recently...

    Absolutely mate, a work friend of mine recently had to clean out his deceased grandfathers shed in western Sydney and to uncover a 1939 triumph in original condition, had been sitting in the same...
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    Great news mate, been watching this post for...

    Great news mate, been watching this post for ages, had similar issues with my bike since a recent rebuild, stripped down to find nothing wrong, reassembled with a different set of carbs, and bingo no...
  25. Thread: Piston slap

    by robbyg
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    Gday Brian, the tensioner is locked now with a...

    Gday Brian, the tensioner is locked now with a longer 6mm bolt and locknut, it is interesting though, I'm not 100% certain that the carbs was the problem, but the noise has gone, maybe something...
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