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Kiwi Z1R 06 Jun 2016 05:54 #730256

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turned out very nice!

congrats on getting the paint work along.

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Kiwi Z1R 07 Jun 2016 21:43 #730511

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Okay, got into the swingarm over the last couple of days with the intention of stripping it to get ready for powder coating. Whilst standing around looking at it, it dawned on me that the brake stay bracket had been shifted and was mounted on the bottom of the swingarm. I got the swingarm off a guy that had a Z1000 race bike and must have been running an underslung brake setup. I pondered this for a while and came to the conclusion that I would like the bike to remain aesthetically similar as possible to (ish) as an original Z1R so the correct and proper thing to do is return it to standard (ish). Had to cut off the mount from the bottom, clean up the mess left behind, and then reattach it on the top. Job's tidy!

Mount on the bottom............


Mount now on the top...........

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Kiwi Z1R 07 Jun 2016 23:41 #730518

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Better shots, should clean up well once its sand blasted and coated.


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Kiwi Z1R 08 Jun 2016 05:50 #730534

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and that my dear sir is the proper way of performing that task

looks better than factory ,

but,it does make me wonder if it wasn't actually a drum brake arm?

looks right now tho


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

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Kiwi Z1R 08 Jun 2016 23:32 #730652

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While we are on a roll I got my front rim back from being repaired. Here was the poor beaten, sad looking specimen before.............


and after the repair...............




Wheel and Frame in Cambridge, New Zealand, wicked job as usual. I am well stoked.
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Kiwi Z1R 09 Jun 2016 00:41 #730653

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Nice! Did you see there's a Z1R on Trademe, he's asking 10k for it but it looks a little rough, well ridden I'd guess, almost 100,000 km's on her too.
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Kiwi Z1R 09 Jun 2016 00:46 #730654

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531blackbanshee wrote: and that my dear sir is the proper way of performing that task



looks better than factory ,

but,it does make me wonder if it wasn't actually a drum brake arm?

looks right now tho


leon


I wondered that too to be honest Leon and checked a mates Z1B and the lock for the nut is on the inside of the swingarm. On the braced one I have it is on the outside.

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Kiwi Z1R 09 Jun 2016 00:49 #730655

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Rustyhama wrote: Nice! Did you see there's a Z1R on Trademe, he's asking 10k for it but it looks a little rough, well ridden I'd guess, almost 100,000 km's on her too.


Yeah sure did mate but to be honest it would cost me 10k and then I would pull it to bits and rebuild it anyways so it makes a bloody expensive start point. Still, if I had a spare 10k lol

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Kiwi Z1R 09 Jun 2016 04:59 #730658

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Hey there Larriken, I'm another K-one W-one and am 98% through my '78 Z1-R resto. Just some final fittings to go on - instruments, headlight, fairing and we're ready to roll. (I've been posting my project progress on this site also)
Hope to have photos of the finished article on here next week.
Your challenge has been immensely more difficult than mine and I admire your work and determination!
Mine will never be concourse or original as it has a '79 Z1000 A3 MKii motor (as bought) but will be good enough to enjoy and be proud of (considering what it was like when I bought the basket case 4 and a 1/2 years ago!)

I did see a '78 Z1-R for sale recently in "original condition" (has a modified swingarm and probably other non-original stuff at a dealer in Victoria for $AUD 17,500. Mine has cost me not quite that much, but over nearly 5 years hasn't been too much of a drain on the pocket.
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Kiwi Z1R 11 Jun 2016 23:55 #731028

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weales wrote: Hey there Larriken, I'm another K-one W-one and am 98% through my '78 Z1-R resto. Just some final fittings to go on - instruments, headlight, fairing and we're ready to roll. (I've been posting my project progress on this site also)
Hope to have photos of the finished article on here next week.
Your challenge has been immensely more difficult than mine and I admire your work and determination!
Mine will never be concourse or original as it has a '79 Z1000 A3 MKii motor (as bought) but will be good enough to enjoy and be proud of (considering what it was like when I bought the basket case 4 and a 1/2 years ago!)

I did see a '78 Z1-R for sale recently in "original condition" (has a modified swingarm and probably other non-original stuff at a dealer in Victoria for $AUD 17,500. Mine has cost me not quite that much, but over nearly 5 years hasn't been too much of a drain on the pocket.


Sweet that you are getting near fnished mate. I reckon I have about at least 70 years to go lol :lol: :blink: Fire up a pic, would love to have a look at your bike.

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Kiwi Z1R 20 Jun 2016 01:30 #732077

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Back again, been a reasonably uneventful last week when it comes to the Z1R. Got the rims back from the sand blasters and have ordered a new set of Lasertec's to go on them when they get back from the powder coaters. Hopefully have them back all looking sharp later in the week!

I have started on the restoring the clocks as well which has been interesting to say the least. I pulled the clocks apart on the KZP and all the repressed memories of lost skin came rushing back. So despite stabbing myself yet again with the screw driver I did get them apart. I have a pile of instrument parts to work from which is a bonus and big thanks again to Eddiem for hooking me up with the clocks! Speedo is in good nick and works sweet, just a bit faded on the face but a spit n polish and looks brand new (ish). Only bummer is the speedo glass broke in transit so I will have to get another piece cut.









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Kiwi Z1R 20 Jun 2016 01:37 #732079

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When I pulled the instruments out of their respective brackets the old rubbers that held them snugly in place were absolutely poked. They had turned into some nasty brittle mess which was no use to me anymore! I pondered this for a while and thought of a few ways to replace them since you can't by the OEM damper anymore. In the end my searching took me all the way to a good bloke in the UK that made a set of silicon replacements for me from a mould he had. Received them the other day and mint, they fit perfectly and the clocks will all be snug again!







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Kiwi Z1R 20 Jun 2016 01:41 #732080

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On an only slightly related note...................I sold some GPZ750 parts on the weekend and dropped them off to their new owner. He had just finished his 1984 GPZ750 café racer custom. I really love checking out what other people have in their sheds!






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Kiwi Z1R 20 Jun 2016 22:06 #732199

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Another one of those boxes that my wife keeps moaning about arrived today. Very stoked, got a bargain on a rear fender in really good nick from yahoo auctions in Japan. Still has the safety check sticker attached which made me doubly happy. The bike had the ugly Euro model long rear fender which are really really didn't like. Out with the old and in with the ................ur different old!





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Kiwi Z1R 20 Jun 2016 22:38 #732200

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Kiwi Z1R 21 Jun 2016 09:43 #732252

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oh yeah nice score.

cool lil custom your buddy did with the gpz as well.

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

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Kiwi Z1R 23 Jun 2016 01:10 #732477

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Looks mint on too..................okay so maybe it's only me that got excited by it. Couldn't understand why my wife was pissed off that I made her come out to the shed on a cold winters night to look at my new rear mudguard lol! :P
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Kiwi Z1R 23 Jun 2016 01:20 #732478

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Went to rip out the bearings from the swingarm today so I can send it to get blasted and powder coated and found this set up. Brass bushes and no bearings? Can anyone enlighten me as to why? I have never come across this before.


I also hooked into the random parts that are going to make up my front forks. The forks that came on the bike aren't correct for a Z1R but they did have good stanchions. In one of my many contra deals I scored a set of correct Z1R forks but with buggered stanchions. Fingers crossed I was hoping that I could mix and match the two sets and end up with a working set.



Some bugger had fully muntered the caps on the set of my rolling chasis!


They also had the old cut off bit of pipe jammed down the top to compress the completely shagged fork springs to.


Cap on the left is correct for Z1R, one on the left is off and earlier (K)Zed.

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Kiwi Z1R 23 Jun 2016 05:38 #732489

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PO's suck. My Z1 has brass swing arm bushings. Stock was steel. I put them in. The needle bearing kit was available but too expensive at the time.
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Kiwi Z1R 23 Jun 2016 05:42 #732490

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earlier 900's used brass bushings but i thought they we're flanged hmm.

kinda looks like someone custom machined the setup you have.

that ol' arm has been worked over fairly well :whistle:

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