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Kiwi Z1R 24 Jul 2016 10:34 #736050

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I won lotto today........................well maybe on the dirty old Kawasaki parts lottery lol! Thanks to some good friends they found me a seat and some front rotors. I have been pondering a lack of seat for a while now and the cost of getting one from overseas was a bit on the expensive side :blink: Postage being the big killer. Who would have thought that I would finally source one from my hometown. Strange what people keep in the back of the shed. Really stoked to have the correct rotors too as the ones I have are from the D3 and even though this isn't a part perfect build I do like the look of all the holes on the original 78 ones. Got a bit of work to do on seat and rotors alike though!








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Kiwi Z1R 25 Jul 2016 05:47 #736139

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nice score !

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Kiwi Z1R 25 Jul 2016 08:11 #736151

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The Z1R rotors were known for the whirring noise the make. Who cares, they look good and are the right parts. I guess that's why they did the offset pattern.
Nice find. B)
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Kiwi Z1R 25 Jul 2016 18:42 #736210

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531blackbanshee wrote: nice score !

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Old parts gold! In hindsight I did take on abit of a handful building a bike that has most key parts missing lol

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Kiwi Z1R 25 Jul 2016 18:43 #736211

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swest wrote: The Z1R rotors were known for the whirring noise the make. Who cares, they look good and are the right parts. I guess that's why they did the offset pattern.
Nice find. B)
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I didn't realise about the whistling. To be honest I have never ridden a Z1R yet!

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Kiwi Z1R 25 Jul 2016 23:21 #736220

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ive run Z1R brakes on two kz's and never noticed any "whirring." IIRC the offset pattern was so they wouldn't harmonize or something like that.
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Kiwi Z1R 29 Jul 2016 00:03 #736561

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New tacho face arrived today. Looks pretty good! Can finally finsih the clocks now,

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Kiwi Z1R 29 Jul 2016 02:20 #736564

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Great Build,
Following your progress from the other side of the world :)
Will be posting my own build soon but I am still reading trough the thousands of pages of this forum and learning so much.
Always surprising to see howe some people come up with smart solutions for not so everyday problems.
Stole your idea for the "poor mans" ultrasonic cleaner. :P
keep up the good work.
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Kiwi Z1R 31 Jul 2016 01:32 #736787

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Wiers wrote: Great Build,
Following your progress from the other side of the world :)
Will be posting my own build soon but I am still reading trough the thousands of pages of this forum and learning so much.
Always surprising to see howe some people come up with smart solutions for not so everyday problems.
Stole your idea for the "poor mans" ultrasonic cleaner. :P
keep up the good work.
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Legend! Love seeing ideas that I flogged being flogged and then probably flogged on from there lol! Looking forward to seeing your build.

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Kiwi Z1R 02 Aug 2016 11:09 #737106

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Thinking about filling it up with blasting grid for cleaning rusty bolts and nuts.
Will report back if it works out.
BTW started my own topic :)

Eric

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Kiwi Z1R 03 Aug 2016 22:04 #737352

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Been a bit slack of late as it's cold and wintery here and the lure of the fireplace has slowed work considerably lol! Have also been helping a mate glam up his big bus like Victory bagger. It's like working on a Kenworth! :S I have got the forks back together and in the bike now though. They are a bit of mix and mash of earlier Zed fork tubes and Z1R lowers. I also trimmed back the Z1R top caps in the lathe so they would fit in the older fork style fork inners. Jobs done. Nice to see something substantial being bolted on! Remember Tony who did the paint work, well check out the paint job (with a bit of hydro dipping) on the welding helmet. Clever prick!





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Kiwi Z1R 04 Aug 2016 04:01 #737368

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That is about the most complicated construction I have seen so far for a Headlight :laugh:
However it looks top notch and can't wait to see the finished product.
Nice car btw B)

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Re:Kiwi Z1R 04 Aug 2016 04:42 #737370

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B-jeesus Ken, is that a frickin SLS AMG you sly old dog! I need to work harder...

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Re:Kiwi Z1R 04 Aug 2016 05:58 #737374

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Rustyhama wrote: B-jeesus Ken, is that a frickin SLS AMG you sly old dog! I need to work harder...


noticed that myself :evil: !

i thought the same thing i always think when i see super cars and the like,
"wonder how that would look backwards in a ditch?1?!?"
cause i ain't no smarter than to mash the throttle and hold it and try to drive it out! :pinch:
which lets face it we all know 95 percent of humans can't drive that car to it's full potential.
without the use of all the technowizardry.
but what fun is an electric nanny :sick:
cause we all know "if you ain't living on the edge,yer takin up too much room!

front end is looking good larriken,
keep us posted.

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1976 kz 900 x 3
i make what i can,and save the rest!

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Re:Kiwi Z1R 04 Aug 2016 11:45 #737408

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Rustyhama wrote: B-jeesus Ken, is that a frickin SLS AMG you sly old dog! I need to work harder...

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Haha I wish it was mine. Our only car car is a Nissan Wingroad station wagon lol! Just storing a few cars for a bloke. Even got an F150 crammed in the shed too.

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Kiwi Z1R 06 Aug 2016 03:55 #737610

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On board.
Looks like your well on your way to fulfilling a dream... Nice work and the paint looks right from here.

I would like to ask a favor while your at this stage and things are accessible.

I am building a KZ1R Modified/clone and I need some measurements for mounting the Z1R seat and tail lock, specifically I really need template drawings of the front two pocket brackets and the aft latch bracket also locating measurements from say o/c of the cross bar or something shared with the KZ frame.

One more thing, if you do get rid of the after market side cover I still need both so PM me a price should you let it go please.

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Kiwi Z1R 06 Aug 2016 19:01 #737669

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larriken wrote: Got the freshly coated rims back with their new rubber on! Very stoked with the outcome, they look mint! Cool thing was a mate of mine machined up two bolt type bungs with rubber washers and blanked off the holes where the rim locks bolts exit from. I used Lasertec tubeless tyres and now the front and rear are running as a tubeless setup. Also, my mate that put the tyres on the rims for me used the glass beads inside the tyre for balancing. No ugly weights on the outside of my newly coated rims! :)






I'd liked to have a few of those bungs to eliminate the bead locks,those are pretty nice . Also where did you get the valve stem

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Kiwi Z1R 06 Aug 2016 21:57 #737683

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Tune-A-Fish wrote: On board.
Looks like your well on your way to fulfilling a dream... Nice work and the paint looks right from here.

I would like to ask a favor while your at this stage and things are accessible.

I am building a KZ1R Modified/clone and I need some measurements for mounting the Z1R seat and tail lock, specifically I really need template drawings of the front two pocket brackets and the aft latch bracket also locating measurements from say o/c of the cross bar or something shared with the KZ frame.

One more thing, if you do get rid of the after market side cover I still need both so PM me a price should you let it go please.

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Sweet as mate, more than happy to help. I will get in the shed tomorrow and do some measuring for you. You build look sweet, what frame are you using?

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Kiwi Z1R 06 Aug 2016 22:00 #737684

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larriken wrote: Got the freshly coated rims back with their new rubber on! Very stoked with the outcome, they look mint! Cool thing was a mate of mine machined up two bolt type bungs with rubber washers and blanked off the holes where the rim locks bolts exit from. I used Lasertec tubeless tyres and now the front and rear are running as a tubeless setup. Also, my mate that put the tyres on the rims for me used the glass beads inside the tyre for balancing. No ugly weights on the outside of my newly coated rims! :)






I'd liked to have a few of those bungs to eliminate the bead locks,those are pretty nice . Also where did you get the valve stem


Yeah they did come us sweet and has made the rim a whole lot cleaner looking. The valve stem is what my mate at the bike shop put in when the tyres were fitted. They are specific for the glass balancing beads, slightly different internals than a standard one apparently. Most bike/tyre shops should have them I would guess.

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Kiwi Z1R 06 Aug 2016 22:09 #737685

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Finally!!!!!!! Clocks are finished and ready to be fitted. Has been a job and a half to get these done so pretty stoked to finally have them sorted. Still missing a couple of bits so if any body has a spare speed sensor bit that goes on the back of the speedo floating about in the shed let me know. You can have my first born in return.............. :lol:





This is the speed sensor thingy that I require.
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