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New Guy 1978 Z1R Project 29 Aug 2013 10:25 #603696

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solid move eddie :) .

it is nice to know we have a community of enthusiast that is so willing to help each other keep these old bikes in the wind!

kinda gives you hope in humanity :P ,
or at least in ZEDHEADS! :evil: :woohoo:

keep us posted on the progress of this bad boy.

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New Guy 1978 Z1R Project 29 Aug 2013 22:04 #603819

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Sent a PM, I can certainly use that tank! Looks great compared to mine!

My other fuel problem is the petcock, it in horrible shape, not sure if it could be rebuilt. Replacements's seem pretty high, but there is an adapter nut to 3/8" NPT. Only question is what size? 7/8 or 15/16? any one know?

www.partsnmore.com/parts/kawasaki/z1r/?f...ers%5Bper_page%5D=25

or maybe this one?
compare.ebay.com/like/111139075057?var=l...ceItemTypes&var=sbar
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New Guy 1978 Z1R Project 30 Aug 2013 23:56 #604050

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Motor is complete and ready to go. Despite having only 15K miles on the odo, turns out it already had a Weisco big bore kit installed :) The head was ported, and everything ran through and checked out. It was well within specs and just needed cleaned up and sorted. The stock carbs had some corrosion and issues, but the Mikini 36 flat slides were near perfect, so I'll run those. Now I just need to restore the tank, clean up the Chassis, and get it on the road!



:ohmy: :ohmy: Flatsides!! Drool.. looks awesome man.
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New Guy 1978 Z1R Project 02 Sep 2013 02:56 #604398

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Hey- another Hawaiian- cool! You must be on Oahu though yeah?
1975 Z1 B 900- soon to be heavily modded
Pahoa, Hawaii is my new hom
I am working hard to save up the shipping money to get my shop opened here in Hawaii
I hate electrical stuff.

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New Guy 1978 Z1R Project 02 Sep 2013 22:32 #604550

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sadly, no longer. Bought this bike on Oahu, and took a new job in Nashville TN this January. The head had been sitting in an Oahu shop for over a year. The company paid to ship all my stuff including the bike to Nashville. Once I got here, I found a great KZ builder, and things started rolling.
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New Guy 1978 Z1R Project 05 Sep 2013 18:11 #605077

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Good thing Eddie came through for me. On the advice of the engine builder, I sent my tank into Moyer's restoration in PA. They came back and said it was totally shot and could not be repaired. :( So without the help, I'd be hopeless. Z1R tanks are not easy to find, so I can not express my appreciation enough to help save my old girl!
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New Guy 1978 Z1R Project 06 Sep 2013 00:07 #605130

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Shipped it today also sent you the front brake lever. the only thing I didn't find was a petcock I'm pretty sure I have an extra one. I'll keep looking
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New Guy 1978 Z1R Project 06 Sep 2013 11:37 #605184

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that front brake lever is a unobtanium to find if you really need one.

when i wrecked my 80 z1r i had to weld my perch back together and order a lever from japan after searching everyfreakinwhere.

seeing eddie help out hawaii_z1r kinda restores my faith in humanity :) .


leon
skiatook,oklahoma 1980 z1r,1978 kz 1000 z1r x 3,
1976 kz 900 x 3
i make what i can,and save the rest!

billybiltit.blogspot.com/

www.kzrider.com/forum/5-chassis/325862-triple-tree-custom-work

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New Guy 1978 Z1R Project 06 Sep 2013 11:45 #605186

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The ebay item id given is invalid, no result has been sentYeah, we had a crazy windstorm in Hawaii and the bike blew over, and broke the lever and turn signal. Everything else was OK though.

There are a few options out there for levers know, but I do appreciate it!

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New Guy 1978 Z1R Project 06 Sep 2013 11:59 #605190

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holy crap when i needed one there were none on ebay.
i paid $89.00 for one and $65.00 for another for a spare.

leon
skiatook,oklahoma 1980 z1r,1978 kz 1000 z1r x 3,
1976 kz 900 x 3
i make what i can,and save the rest!

billybiltit.blogspot.com/

www.kzrider.com/forum/5-chassis/325862-triple-tree-custom-work

kzrider.com/forum/5-chassis/294594-frame-bracing?limitstart=0

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New Guy 1978 Z1R Project 07 Sep 2013 01:36 #605328

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Looking forward to seeing the bike run B)
yeah these parts are getting crazy to find and buy takes the fun out of playin with these old bikes.
Leon did you find a perch to replace the welded one? are they the same as a 78?
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New Guy 1978 Z1R Project 09 Sep 2013 09:37 #605665

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no eddie i am still running the welded one.

i am pretty sure the perch for the 80 has a front brake switch built into it and i am not sure without looking if the 78 does or not.

leon
skiatook,oklahoma 1980 z1r,1978 kz 1000 z1r x 3,
1976 kz 900 x 3
i make what i can,and save the rest!

billybiltit.blogspot.com/

www.kzrider.com/forum/5-chassis/325862-triple-tree-custom-work

kzrider.com/forum/5-chassis/294594-frame-bracing?limitstart=0

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