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    What were we thinking - chuck out the standard...

    What were we thinking - chuck out the standard exhausts, fit a crappy 4 into 1 (me included with the Z1A!). All those original pipes which probably ended up at the tip now cost a fortune to replace!
  2. Thread: Z1000 1977

    by RussellP
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    Mike, Where are you starting from - a basically...

    Mike,
    Where are you starting from - a basically original bike or one that needs a major rebuild?

    Are you aiming for original condition or getting it roadworthy again?

    If you haven't already,...
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    December 1974 - picked up my new Z1A in Bunbury,...

    December 1974 - picked up my new Z1A in Bunbury, WA. Rode home with the girlfriend on the back.

    Still got the bike, still got the girl.

    Z1A restored mid 2015.

    Girl & I - unrestored, just...
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    Great site. Nice weather. Green Ginger Wine...

    Great site. Nice weather.
    Green Ginger Wine always seemed like a good idea at the time!
  5. Thread: Hi There.

    by RussellP
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    Heard the same thing many times over the years -...

    Heard the same thing many times over the years - had one of those, sold it when the girlfriend got serious, kids, etc.

    My Z1A came first (December 1974), then the girlfriend got serious, kids,...
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    Brakes are a no brainer on a bike. Take the...

    Brakes are a no brainer on a bike. Take the caliper off and get it professionally checked out.

    Don't even go down the path of a dodgy fix up.
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    Thanks for the comments and suggestions - I will...

    Thanks for the comments and suggestions - I will check them out.

    Don't really want to go down the path of bodywork exchanges or new paint sets. Would prefer to keep my originals intact with the...
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    Original Z1 candy paint

    Anyone needed to have their Z1's painted recently in the original candy paint? Looking for any thoughts about the painters you have used.

    Just need to get the Z1A (candy brown) tank and bodywork...
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    Konis sold already.

    Konis sold already.
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    Shockies from my Z1A

    It's time to start clearing out the shed: 2 x sets of shockies are the first to go.

    - S & W shocks taken off when the damping gave up. Don't know if they can be rebuilt. Replaced with Konis.

    -...
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    A couple of close up shots as requested - between...

    A couple of close up shots as requested - between the fins on the block came up very well, but some of the flat areas scratched more easily as mentioned.

    In the photos, the flat on the top fins...
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    Thanks for the comments - it was satisfying...

    Thanks for the comments - it was satisfying seeing the motor finally back in the frame. Still lots to do - the "satin" black bits, chrome and bodywork paint.

    The brushes I used are available...
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    Z1A resto - getting there.

    Slow progress on the Z1A, but things are happening. A series of photos shows the before and after results (and the time frame!) - red dirt, road grime, Mt Isa acid rain and a dose of my neglect left...
  14. For a few days. Slow progress on the Z1A as a...

    For a few days. Slow progress on the Z1A as a result. Engine still on the stand to finish cleaning up and polishing the covers. Finally got the frame and other black bits painted though and then...
  15. Carbies - tops look like the Z900 versions.

    Carbies - tops look like the Z900 versions.
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    Red Zed, You have asked about Jane kits: ...

    Red Zed,

    You have asked about Jane kits:

    From personal experience using a Jane kit, have a look at my previous post on this sub forum with before and after shots of my Z1A carbies (apart from...
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    Good thought 900FOUR, Maybe it changed before...

    Good thought 900FOUR,

    Maybe it changed before it was deregistered, but the plate (WA) I had on it was either UC 0617 or UF 7722 (too long ago and very little paperwork anymore).

    I will have to...
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    Wanted: whereabouts of my old Z900

    I am trying to track down a Z900 which I used to own, but which I believe was deregistered in Perth quite a few years back. Whether it still exists in a shed somewhere or has been parted out, I would...
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    Hi Ya RED ZED, Slightly off thread, but the...

    Hi Ya RED ZED,

    Slightly off thread, but the paint job on your Z1A reminded me of this bike from my scrapbook (early 80's). Yes, I'm old(er)!

    ...
  20. Thread: Z650 rehab

    by RussellP
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    Cletus, I admire the engineering for your...

    Cletus,

    I admire the engineering for your engine stand - that is one heck of a construction to get the measurements right!

    Cheers.
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    Hi Cletus, I used soft straps to lift - nylon...

    Hi Cletus,
    I used soft straps to lift - nylon type for the front and standard tie down straps at the rear, so no problems with grazing or breaking the fins etc. Both the crane and the engine stand...
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    Cletus I have just lifted my Z1A engine off the...

    Cletus
    I have just lifted my Z1A engine off the floor - came up with this sling idea. Used 10mm threaded rod through the front and back upper engine mounts, some 10mm thread screw on lugs (Bunnings)...
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    Thanks for the input - my original fork ear is of...

    Thanks for the input - my original fork ear is of the 2 leaf variety as per Zed900's first photo, RHS. The secondhand replacement is of the 3 leaf variety, first photo LHS and is stamped 77 K.
    ...
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    Late build Z1A (June 74)

    As the original owner of this June 1974 build Z1A (yes, I'm old!), currently undergoing a ground up rebuild and with a few previous posts about the bike and my slow restoration progress, there are a...
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    Thanks for the positive comments - it was a...

    Thanks for the positive comments - it was a memorable trip.

    The old girl is now in the throes of a full resto - the acid rain from the Mt Isa smelter did wicked things to the alloy, paint, plating...
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