New Z1-A project

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Re: New Z1-A project

Postby Zedboy » Sun Mar 24, 2019 9:41 pm

So today I cut off the offending braces and the oil cooler mounts.
Also added a bracket for the steering damper. Was lucky to have a spare bracket laying about from the last Z :D
Decided to retain the head gussets where it had cracked previously and the lower front cross tube.

So it's off to the blasters with it tomorrow and I'll get them to 2-pack Black it while they have it :eyebrows:
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Re: New Z1-A project

Postby ZORK WA » Mon Mar 25, 2019 1:18 am

Good idea to keep the bottom cross brace, l cannot believe KHI never put that one in from the factory, especially all the testing (high speed) that they did.


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Re: New Z1-A project

Postby RED ZED » Sat Mar 30, 2019 10:43 am

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Re: New Z1-A project

Postby Zedboy » Mon Apr 08, 2019 10:23 pm

Well, my "new" Z1-A carbs turned up today...all the way from the far West :dance:
These will be much nicer than the A4 carbs that were with the bike.

Recently took the rims and few other pieces in for chroming at the local place :doh: Rims turned out shit, still have pits all over them and the date stamps pretty much gone.
Thankfully they've only done a few coats of Copper etc. and no grinding before chroming so I'm getting them to strip back to bare steel again and I'll engrave the stamps a whisker deeper before the second attempt :pray:
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Re: New Z1-A project

Postby Trodz » Tue Apr 09, 2019 12:35 am

The carbs look like they're in good nick. I could highly recommend a wet blasting professional in Qld to clean them up but I'm sure you have your own contacts.
If you need to offload the A4 carbs there may be a home in the far West for them. I don't really need them but it wouldn't be the first time I've bought something I don't need.
Pity about the rims. Thankfully I never had a problem with the three sets I've had chromed. It would be disappointing for you. Hope the result is better next time.
Looking forward to progress updates.



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Re: New Z1-A project

Postby Zedboy » Sun Apr 14, 2019 8:23 pm

Yes, the rim issue is a pain in the you know what :evil:
Frame is now just waiting for the wheels....which are waiting for rims :banghead:
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Still on the hunt for a set of Z1 forks as well. Prefer not to set it up on the old A4 forks.



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Re: New Z1-A project

Postby Zedboy » Wed Jun 19, 2019 7:57 am

Well finally got the rims back from the platers :banghead:
Laced them up and should have new rubber this week.
Now to polish up and rebuild the forks, then we should see it back on two feet again. :pray:

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