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Kiwi Z1R 05 Mar 2017 00:06 #755823

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Oh my, that makes me happy! Shit update I know, but hey something is better than nothing lol!
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Kiwi Z1R 06 Mar 2017 06:25 #755903

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i'll take it!
hey every step counts!

leon
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Kiwi Z1R 07 Mar 2017 18:35 #756106

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Started farting around with the bodywork now that I have it all down of the shelf and complete. PMC for the Z1R side cover badges. I had nothing to go off other than photos so just took an educated stab in the dark at positioning the badges lol.

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.........and just because it was killiing me I fitted the brackets inside the fairing and fitted it just for a look.

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Kiwi Z1R 07 Mar 2017 18:42 #756108

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I am not generally the selfie type of bloke but once I had put all the bodywork on and then held the screen up I had to show you how happy I was!

While I'm on the happy buzz I just have to say how stoked I am with the paint work. Line work is awesome and really sharp. You'd never guess it was done with a tape and a gun. All cut and polished and not a lump, bump, or raised pinstripe to feel. I know the stripes aren't original being painted on and they are a touch wider, but man I love it!
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Kiwi Z1R 07 Mar 2017 18:43 #756109

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531blackbanshee wrote: i'll take it!
hey every step counts!

leon


Thanks Leon, I knew I could depend on you lol!
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Kiwi Z1R 07 Mar 2017 19:05 #756114

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Kiwi Z1R 07 Mar 2017 19:10 #756116

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Looking pretty good....
1982 GS1000sz Katana ( #42....17K Miles)
1982 GS1000sz Katana ( # 297....7100k Miles)
1978 Kz1000 Z1R. 10K Miles1
1977 KZ 1000 A ( Project ) 54K Miles
1976 Kz900A4 (Red)21K miles
1976 Kz900A4 ( Green )40Kmiles
1974 Z1 900A ( Project)
1975 GT750m 18k miles

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Kiwi Z1R 08 Mar 2017 08:23 #756162

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man the stripes really are nice.as the whole bike is going to be something to be very proud of!!!

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

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

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Kiwi Z1R 08 Mar 2017 22:41 #756214

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Hi all, me again. Got the seat back from the auto trimmers today. It has come out pretty good and considering the shitty base that it had to be stuck too. Only complaint would be that the front of the seat where the seat butts up to the tank has curve down rather than running straight into the tank (hope that makes sense). Pondering whether or not to take it back and get it straightened up, haven't made up my mind yet. Think I'll sleep on it. Yes, I know... the strap buckle is black! I like black lol.
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Kiwi Z1R 09 Mar 2017 05:50 #756224

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i think it looks good.
but i do understand about the front of the seat.
mine kinda does that to.

i think you should go through the time and effort and sore finger tips :pinch: to fix it properly :whistle:

that way when i see it finished i'll be inspired to buy a new cover and re-do my seat :P

where did you source your heat stamped cover from?

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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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Kiwi Z1R 09 Mar 2017 09:03 #756243

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I had the same issue on both the seat covers I made. The way I overcame it was to add more foam there, like way more than you think you need. That way when you pull the seat cover tight it compresses the foam to where you actually want it.
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Kiwi Z1R 09 Mar 2017 19:55 #756295

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531blackbanshee wrote: i think it looks good.
but i do understand about the front of the seat.
mine kinda does that to.


i think you should go through the time and effort and sore finger tips :pinch: to fix it properly :whistle:

that way when i see it finished i'll be inspired to buy a new cover and re-do my seat :P

where did you source your heat stamped cover from?

leon


Man I love your bike! I just got the local auto trimmers to make the cover for me. That heat stamped section is just a generic lot of vinyl that they had in stock.

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Kiwi Z1R 09 Mar 2017 20:07 #756296

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larriken wrote: Hi all, me again. Got the seat back from the auto trimmers today. It has come out pretty good and considering the shitty base that it had to be stuck too. Only complaint would be that the front of the seat where the seat butts up to the tank has curve down rather than running straight into the tank (hope that makes sense). Pondering whether or not to take it back and get it straightened up, haven't made up my mind yet. Think I'll sleep on it. Yes, I know... the strap buckle is black! I like black lol.




Wow! looking good larriken! We must have the same taste as I'm going with gloss black wheels, and have also bought the tarozzi fork brace...got the rear sets as well.

Cheers

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Kiwi Z1R 11 Mar 2017 22:44 #756472

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Nola wrote:

larriken wrote: Hi all, me again. Got the seat back from the auto trimmers today. It has come out pretty good and considering the shitty base that it had to be stuck too. Only complaint would be that the front of the seat where the seat butts up to the tank has curve down rather than running straight into the tank (hope that makes sense). Pondering whether or not to take it back and get it straightened up, haven't made up my mind yet. Think I'll sleep on it. Yes, I know... the strap buckle is black! I like black lol.




Wow! looking good larriken! We must have the same taste as I'm going with gloss black wheels, and have also bought the tarozzi fork brace...got the rear sets as well.

Cheers


Haha great minds think alike! Would love a set of the Tarozzi rear sets, might have to save up for them.

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Kiwi Z1R 12 Mar 2017 20:29 #756594

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Motor time so I am working through my pile of parts to figure out what I bits I have collected will be used to be the basis for the new motor. As the bike came without and engine and finding a complete one in New Zealand is like trying to find rocking horse shit, I have collected up what I hope is all the right bits n bobs to build a complete motor. Fingers crossed!

Dug the two head up that I have one looks like it has had a reasonable thrashing over it's life and has since had the plug holes welded up. Guessing they had started to crack, if you look at the photo of where the guides go in they are cracked as well. The other head has a snapped fin but looks to be in better nick. Just need to pull the valves out and have a proper look.


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Kiwi Z1R 12 Mar 2017 21:23 #756596

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What do the welds look like on the other side?
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Kiwi Z1R 13 Mar 2017 09:42 #756634

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larriken wrote:
Man I love your bike! I just got the local auto trimmers to make the cover for me. That heat stamped section is just a generic lot of vinyl that they had in stock.

thanks for the kind words.
your guys did an awesome job with that cover.

leon
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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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Kiwi Z1R 13 Mar 2017 20:32 #756683

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531blackbanshee wrote:

larriken wrote:
Man I love your bike! I just got the local auto trimmers to make the cover for me. That heat stamped section is just a generic lot of vinyl that they had in stock.

thanks for the kind words.
your guys did an awesome job with that cover.

leon


Funny story is that I dropped off the seat to get recovered and the owner of the shop takes a look at the old cover and the code on the inside of it and says that he covered the same seat 18 years earlier!

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Kiwi Z1R 14 Mar 2017 06:17 #756692

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that's an awesome story!
it oughta last,
leon
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1976 kz 900 x 3
i make what i can,and save the rest!

billybiltit.blogspot.com/

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Kiwi Z1R 06 Jun 2018 02:46 #784698

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Guess what!!! I'm back you lucky buggers. Due to a job change, family, and a lack of funds, the Z1R has been in a state of limbo for the last year. Sad I know but one thing I have done is have the bottom end of the motor completely rebuilt. I got it back last week and it has got me fired up again. I was really lucky to have the services of a superb mechanic that owned the local Kawasaki dealership in my hometown in the seventies. He has done such a great job I feel I should have paid him more Lol!

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