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Kiwi Z1R 19 May 2016 04:14 #727383

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What kinda numbnuts didn't know Kiwi = New Zealander?

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Kiwi Z1R 19 May 2016 06:18 #727400

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larriken wrote: oh, and possibly the best bit of airbrushing ever on the side cover. Any Michael Jackson fans out there?




so is it considered a 79 or 80?

gotta be a rare bird ya got there ,


cannot wait to watch this thing come together.

and oh btw,thank your wife on our behalf for not turning you into a homeless wandering vagabond :P
and the internet connection :laugh:

keep them pics coming :woohoo:

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Kiwi Z1R 19 May 2016 14:17 #727452

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GPzMOD750 wrote: What kinda numbnuts didn't know Kiwi = New Zealander?


Name and shame lol :lol:

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Kiwi Z1R 20 May 2016 14:26 #727638

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The great story-telling makes a great build a truly wonderful build! Thanks! :cheer:
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Kiwi Z1R 20 May 2016 22:35 #727702

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I have had a swingarm that I got from a guy that races Zed's which has been waiting patiently for a bike to go into. It has been braced and needs a bit of cleaning up but other than should be just what the doctor ordered.



I popped it in for a look and am pretty certain that I will go down this route. I couldn't build a bike back to standard but I would still like the Z1R to use the original wheels and have the original style still pretty much intact. One thing I would like is to lay the shocks down but haven't decided quite how yet. Maybe off the rear of the swingarm or by making a mount for the frame. I don't want to cut or weld this frame if I can help it.




Axle could do with a little grease lol :lol:


Couldn't help but pop in a ZR750 swingarm and the CB rim I was going to use on the GPZ. Mmmm cool but not for me on this one.

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Kiwi Z1R 20 May 2016 22:39 #727703

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Frame is now good to go for powder coating too...........................holes plugged and tube over the vital bits for when it gets sand blasted.



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Kiwi Z1R 20 May 2016 22:46 #727704

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We're rolling now, shot down to my mates shop to use his tyre (remember no American English in the Kiwi Z1R build thread). If you are in Onekawa, Hawkes Bay, New Zealand call into Bikeworx!




Arrrr crap, hadn't noticed this before. Amazing what you don't see hiding under the dirt. No biggie but just means saving a few more dollars to get it repaired properly. To be honest I thought I was onto a winner as I thought I had another 18" rim buried in the shed. Bonus was yes, I did have a rim, bugger was it was a 19".




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Kiwi Z1R 20 May 2016 22:48 #727705

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531blackbanshee wrote:

larriken wrote: oh, and possibly the best bit of airbrushing ever on the side cover. Any Michael Jackson fans out there?




so is it considered a 79 or 80?

gotta be a rare bird ya got there ,


cannot wait to watch this thing come together.

and oh btw,thank your wife on our behalf for not turning you into a homeless wandering vagabond :P
and the internet connection :laugh:

keep them pics coming :woohoo:

leon


Haha absolutely, funny thing is another box arrived today from Japan! Least I'll have somewhere to put my feet now! It is a D1 so it would be a 78 made in 79. Clear as mud.



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Kiwi Z1R 21 May 2016 04:10 #727715

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I noticed you have the plastic shroud that sits inside the fairing and surrounds the gauges , do you have gauges ? I took apart my set . The rubbers that surround the fuel ,volt ,tach and speedo are rotten but everything else looks great . In the past i have sanded and painted gauges and the end result is nice . I can save them for you if your interested . I wonder if the rubbers are still available ? Porsche uses rubbers very similar in old 911's . I purchased a gpz 900 swing arm (too wide ) for my hot rod kawa , after seeing your post i realize i should have brought a 750 gpz arm . I took my head into shop for valve job and had my cylinders checked . they said just a hone would clean them up . I checked the price of new rings and for another 150 i can get a big bore kit ;) .
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Kiwi Z1R 21 May 2016 10:40 #727757

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rimbim wrote: I noticed you have the plastic shroud that sits inside the fairing and surrounds the gauges , do you have gauges ? I took apart my set . The rubbers that surround the fuel ,volt ,tach and speedo are rotten but everything else looks great . In the past i have sanded and painted gauges and the end result is nice . I can save them for you if your interested . I wonder if the rubbers are still available ? Porsche uses rubbers very similar in old 911's . I purchased a gpz 900 swing arm (too wide ) for my hot rod kawa , after seeing your post i realize i should have brought a 750 gpz arm . I took my head into shop for valve job and had my cylinders checked . they said just a hone would clean them up . I checked the price of new rings and for another 150 i can get a big bore kit ;) .
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Rubbers not available, but there is a guy over here in the UK who has had some remade, I have had a set and they are perfect, check UK ebay

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Kiwi Z1R 22 May 2016 00:20 #727845

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rimbim wrote: I noticed you have the plastic shroud that sits inside the fairing and surrounds the gauges , do you have gauges ? I took apart my set . The rubbers that surround the fuel ,volt ,tach and speedo are rotten but everything else looks great . In the past i have sanded and painted gauges and the end result is nice . I can save them for you if your interested . I wonder if the rubbers are still available ? Porsche uses rubbers very similar in old 911's . I purchased a gpz 900 swing arm (too wide ) for my hot rod kawa , after seeing your post i realize i should have brought a 750 gpz arm . I took my head into shop for valve job and had my cylinders checked . they said just a hone would clean them up . I checked the price of new rings and for another 150 i can get a big bore kit ;) .
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I have sent you a pm, are you going to use your side covers? Specifically the right one? I have a left and right but the right is a copy and I would rather track down an original if possible.

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Kiwi Z1R 23 May 2016 07:53 #728011

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80b4 posted these in another thread.



as soon as i saw them i got an idea about bolt on upper shock mounts to lay the shocks forward.

how bout you ?any inspiration there?

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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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Kiwi Z1R 23 May 2016 08:37 #728017

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where do those lay down brackets come from ????

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Kiwi Z1R 23 May 2016 23:33 #728187

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531blackbanshee wrote: 80b4 posted these in another thread.



as soon as i saw them i got an idea about bolt on upper shock mounts to lay the shocks forward.

how bout you ?any inspiration there?

leon


Great minds think alike. I have been eye balling these for a while. They are pretty expensive to buy from PMC but I reckon something similar wouldn't be too hard to replicate. Famous last words. I was also thinking about using the old drag race style lowering brackets but lifting the shock up to get the ride height and laydown sorted.


Also found a photo of a bracket like this but thought it might be a bit weak?

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Kiwi Z1R 23 May 2016 23:35 #728188

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rimbim wrote: where do those lay down brackets come from ????


PMC in Japan, you'll start drooling when you dig deep into their product range! www.win-pmc.com/

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Remember Kawasaki straightening tool number 3 that we used to sort out the twist in the rear subframe, well today we have service too number 17 for bearing removal..............


and service tool number 1 for the tougher jobs :whistle:

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Kiwi Z1R 25 May 2016 14:18 #728508

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Luckily for me I have a really good mate who is a superb auto painter. We have been playing around with trying to get the colour for the Z1R and have sprayed out same panels in Honda's Havasu Blue which is recommended in the Tony Sculpher's Z1R book as a close match (funnily enough he is a Kiwi and I used to race motocross with his brother). Not convinced yet but need to get it out in the sunlight and have a good look. Problem is we have nothing to compare it to expect for photographs and every single photo looks different from the last one!! :blink:




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Kiwi Z1R 25 May 2016 14:21 #728509

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Yes, I know. I am getting ahead of myself farting around with paint when I don't have a bike of any semblance but hey..................it's fun! :lol:

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Kiwi Z1R 25 May 2016 14:39 #728512

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Larriken, great to see you around again and awesome project you are tackling here, thanks for sharing! Will be following this one as well with much interest, keep the stories and posts coming its what makes it so much fun to read here :D

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Kiwi Z1R 25 May 2016 20:14 #728583

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Picked up my nice shiny black frame earlier today too! :silly:



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