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Thanks for letting me in 09 Mar 2023 08:45 #881292

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Been popping in every now and again looking up stuff but have finally registered. My first bike after passing my test was Z250, then went to an LC, then a Zeph 550, then 1100, then a Blackbird. Sold that when I moved to France. Few years ago bought a very sorry Z1000ST, leaked from places I didn't knew existed and other bits seized that I thought were unseizable but hey. It's still an ugly beast but mechanically sound. Also got an 1100 Uni, in bits completely, bought with a seized engine, very seized. Also got another Zeph11 after regretting selling my first one. Also got a Z650 F1, fancied a moped! All bikes bought have needed work, the Zeph the least, that was just cosmetics and the CARBS. Plan to continue with the Gpz11 then move onto the 650.
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Thanks for letting me in 09 Mar 2023 09:46 #881298

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Welcome to KZRider
We all love pictures of bikes and projects 
Dave

Original owner 78 1000 LTD
Mr Turbo Race Kit, MTC 1075 Turbo pistons by PitStop Performance , Falicon Ultra Lite Super Crank, APE everything. Les Holt @ PDM's Billet Goodies . Frame by Chuck Kurzawa @ Logghe Chassis . Deep sump 5qt oil pan. RIP Bill Hahn

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Thanks for letting me in 09 Mar 2023 10:50 #881302

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Welcome Pete, looking forward to seeing your machines!

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'81 GPz 550 D1 Click this link: www.kzrider.com/gallery/kz-550/1981-gpz550d1-9094#joomimg
'81 GPz 1100 B1 ELR "Tribute" www.kzrider.com/forum/11-projects/617040-1981-gpz1100-b1-rst
'82 Yamaha YB100 Fizzie
'79 Suzuki GT200 X5 TWO STROKE TWIN - SMOKER!

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Thanks for letting me in 09 Mar 2023 11:08 #881304

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Welcome from the UK, looking forward to the pictures 

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Thanks for letting me in 09 Mar 2023 14:28 #881315

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Welcome to the fun!  Look forward to seeing what sounds like a nice stable of machines you have.
1977 KZ650 B1
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This is my Z

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Thanks for letting me in 10 Mar 2023 03:57 #881323

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Thanks everyone. Here are pics in chronological order of purchase. Please remember all these bikes were bought with work needed to varying degrees
As it arrived, not been run in 10 years with lots of strange parts fitted
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Still a scruffy beast but now mechanically sound

 

The GPz11 was the next one. As it arrived
 
With a very seized engine

 
Stripped the wheels, forks, swingarm, engine casings, matt blacked the rusty downpipes and spent too much money on the carbs
 

Next up 'Batfink'

 
Now had it's clothes removed, It has got normal bars now as well

 
This will be attacked when the GPz is done.
There you go, not the prettiest bunch, but I like them.
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Thanks for letting me in 10 Mar 2023 05:57 #881326

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Welcome aboard. That is an interesting collection. Is that a piece of a bearing under the cam chain of the GpZ?

Clearly you have a bad case of ihatemoneyitis. Sadly, there is no cure, but at least you are among friends here. 

 
1982 KZ1000 LTD parts donor
1981 KZ1000 LTD awaiting resurrection
2000 ZRX1100 not ridden enough

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Thanks for letting me in 10 Mar 2023 08:25 #881338

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Cheers, yep a camshaft bearing. The muppet who rebuilt the engine for the previous owner with an 1170 Wiseco kit lost the camchain tensioner pin. I found it in the sump during the strip. It was replaced with a bit of 4mm allthread and not set correctly. This caused the camchain to be overtensioned, ate an exhaust bearing which leapt down the centre of the engine and made love with the crank.

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Thanks for letting me in 10 Mar 2023 20:58 #881368

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What did you do to "batfink"? (lol) She was built to run in the rain. 
Oh, maybe you getting the plastics painted. Ok, I probably spoke too soon.
"Swim against the current, even a dead fish can go with the flow"-somebody (I forget Who)

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Thanks for letting me in 11 Mar 2023 08:47 #881376

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Cheers, yep a camshaft bearing. The muppet who rebuilt the engine for the previous owner with an 1170 Wiseco kit lost the camchain tensioner pin. I found it in the sump during the strip. It was replaced with a bit of 4mm allthread and not set correctly. This caused the camchain to be overtensioned, ate an exhaust bearing which leapt down the centre of the engine and made love with the crank.
Some people should have their tool boxes welded shut.
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1981 KZ1000 LTD awaiting resurrection
2000 ZRX1100 not ridden enough
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Thanks for letting me in 20 May 2023 19:55 #885007

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And make sure their tools are inside before welding!
Scotty

1974 Z1A
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welded Z1 crank
Andrews 1X Cams
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And make sure their tools are inside before welding!

 
 A good point often overlooked.
"Swim against the current, even a dead fish can go with the flow"-somebody (I forget Who)

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