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Kiwi Z1R 23 Jun 2016 05:57 #732493

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Mine were steel and sloppy. The bronze bushings were supposed to be an upgrade.
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Kiwi Z1R 23 Jun 2016 16:13 #732554

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God bless Google, I had never realised the older Zed's had the solid bushes instead of bearings. This is the oldest bike I have worked on, I was only 4 when this Z1R entered the world! :woohoo: Thanks for the help guys.

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Kiwi Z1R 24 Jun 2016 02:36 #732583

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While we are on a roll of pulling things to bits, I dismantled the carbs this afternoon. These are a set of 28mm and aren't 100% complete but I have a set of 26mm to rob any parts off. Just need to get them cleaned up and order some new gaskets etc.

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Kiwi Z1R 24 Jun 2016 02:39 #732584

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Also had did abit more on the forks as well. Had to do some surgery to get the air screw out of one leg as the head was totally buggered.



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Kiwi Z1R 24 Jun 2016 02:46 #732585

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and finally...................................................I got back to the clocks. Pulled the tacho apart, bit like opening a tin of tomatoes really. The tacho face is very faded, especially where the red line is. I popped the dial off and will have a go at polishing it up and repainting the redline. If I fail miserably at that it might be time to look for a replacement face lol! Time will tell. Also started taping up gauges for sanding and painting,







Taped the speedo glass back together to get a template so I can try and find a glassiers that will cut me a new one. Bit hard to see how fast you are going when it's like this!

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Kiwi Z1R 24 Jun 2016 06:36 #732621

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Did it crack taking it apart? That thing would be hitting me in the eye every time I got on the bike. :dry:
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Kiwi Z1R 24 Jun 2016 17:55 #732713

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swest wrote: Did it crack taking it apart? That thing would be hitting me in the eye every time I got on the bike. :dry:
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No mate, the bike I got had no clocks on it. That speedo was one that Eddiem sent me but the glass cracked in transit despite one helluva lot of poly bubbles. I think they load packages by throwing them from a distance! :S

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Kiwi Z1R 24 Jun 2016 18:15 #732715

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I'd be madder than a swarm of killer bees. :angry: Found my speedo laying in the neighbor's dirt driveway. Last week The headlight ring was kept by the renter next door. Both times a substitute. I've found piles of mail in the desert. These people get paid BANK, get benefits and a great pension. :dry: Hope you filed a claim.
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Kiwi Z1R 27 Jun 2016 02:13 #732984

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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! :)




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Kiwi Z1R 27 Jun 2016 04:19 #732990

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Howdy dudey Larriken.
Lovin ya threads mate. Inspirational.
I like the sound of those glass beads in the tyres. I've just been trying to track down a supplier in New Zealand via the counteract web site but with no joy.
Where did you get yours?

Cheers hopefully
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Kiwi Z1R 27 Jun 2016 04:28 #732994

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You're running tube type rims without tubes? :dry:

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Kiwi Z1R 27 Jun 2016 05:27 #733006

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wheels and tires look nice :evil: !

i have ceramic dynabeads in my road king front and rear and have no complaints with them.
they seem to work just fine.

www.ebay.com/bhp/dyna-beads

keep us posted ,

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Kiwi Z1R 27 Jun 2016 06:09 #733015

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650ed wrote: You're running tube type rims without tubes? :dry:

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My Lester's didn't have those ridges. Those are a PITA to change tires on.
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Kiwi Z1R 27 Jun 2016 13:40 #733061

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650ed wrote: You're running tube type rims without tubes? :dry:

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I have been running tubeless tyres on tube style mag rims for a lot of miles and not had a problem. I have had a lot of problems with tubes though. The lip in the centre on a tubeless rim is to stop the tyre coming of the bead and slipping into the centre of the rim in case of a puncture. I have had a massive nail rip into a tubeless tyre on a (K)Z tube rim and no drama. It has deflated and but not in a sinister way. In saying that I have had a rip in a tube and it is as scary as buggery when that happens. Tyre instantly deflates and is straight off the bead in seconds. Not cool. I know this type of debate will be endless but I am more than happy running tubeless setup on tube style mag rims. :)

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Kiwi Z1R 27 Jun 2016 13:42 #733062

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EdwidjR wrote: Howdy dudey Larriken.
Lovin ya threads mate. Inspirational.
I like the sound of those glass beads in the tyres. I've just been trying to track down a supplier in New Zealand via the counteract web site but with no joy.
Where did you get yours?

Cheers hopefully
DazzR


Not sure where my mate gets them from but he owns a bike shop so I am guessing shouldn't be too hard to track down. I will give him a bell and find out.

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Kiwi Z1R 27 Jun 2016 13:48 #733063

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The worst tire I had to mount had the groove on the outside of the tire. I don't remember what brand (1987) but getting it to seat was MURDER. If it was that hard to get on, I guess it would stay on until stopped. :dry:
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Kiwi Z1R 30 Jun 2016 02:50 #733357

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Been meaning to have a go at this for a while. When trawling youtube I came across making your own ultrasound cleaner using a jar and an electric sander. Since the carbs look utter shit that I have anything would be better than nothing and maybe it might work. The guy in the vid used CLR cleaning product as his liquid and funnily enough I had a container with 300ml left in it so made a 50/50 mix. Then I velcroed one of the wifes yoghurt making kit jars to the bottom (she'll never know) and hung the sander up in the air and left it going for 30 mins. Yes, it did vibrate off so had to use a very technical addition to hold the jar onto the sander. When I pulled out the carb bottom I took inside and gave it a quick scrub in the sink with some dish washing liquid and done. Came up pretty good to be honest. Will have a go on something a bit grubbier tomorrow and give it another half hour and see how that goes.


















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Kiwi Z1R 30 Jun 2016 02:58 #733358

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Now that is genius! I got my carbs done in a 'proper' one and they never looked that good.
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Kiwi Z1R 30 Jun 2016 14:41 #733395

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im curious how much of that is the sander and how much is the CLR. you should do a test with just CLR and compare results.
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Kiwi Z1R 30 Jun 2016 17:25 #733408

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Fantastic!...!!Larr.. your efforts to move forward are bad ass!!!! Great job...

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