I'm not going to use the 900-DOHC emblems on the side covers, because the Giuliari seat already has that on it... but the side covers look naked.
Any suggestions on striping or decals (OEM or custom) that I could use to make them flow better?
The caliper bracket I have is off of some old drag bike and is actually really nice. The only down side is that the rotor is too wide of a diameter for the caliper to bolt up. We're going to have to reduce the radius of the rotor by about 1/2" for everything to line up. Shouldn't be too much of an issue and think about all the weight we'll be saving...
For everyone's information, I'm going to be mounting the caliper upside-down so I can re-use the stock (drum brake) brake stay.
My machinist also really wants to make new axle adjuster end caps for the box swingarm. I'll let him go for it.
Now I need to rebuild the caliper (waiting on the kit from Clubman Racing) and have a line made.
Good catch Scirocco, though I'd imagine having the clip either way would fulfill the intended purpose...
I got the caliper bled today... the upgrade is complete. There was a delay because the Grimeca caliper banjo bolt has to be 10x1.00 and the nissin MC banjo bolt is 10x1.25... so I had to make a second banjo bolt order.
The hose is secured to the brake stay (with zip ties until I can find a more elegant solution) and has enough length to follow the span of suspension travel.
I also have a belly pan made by Matt at Tannermatic (he makes a sweet fiberglass Z1 fender delete FYI).
I'll paint it the same Audi moro blue as the tank/tail
DoctoRot wrote: drilled rotors will really complete the look. Are those 7mm disks?
Yea those are stock discs. I just find it crazy how expensive discs are for the Z1 as compared to other bikes of the era. Even pairs of used drilled rotors go for like $500 on ebay... for $50 more I can get a brand new set of PMC drilled rotors from japan.
True Disk can grind and drill your rotors for $50 a piece. I don't think they will grind them thinner than the min thickness stamped on the rotor though.
if you can get a set of 4.5mm thick rotors you will cut the rotational mass there nearly in half. which will equate to better braking.
If you are in for a project you could get a set of 4.5mm disks, drill out the rivets and swap carriers so you end up with the 4.5mm disks on your 6 lug carriers. Just use button head screws and nyloc nuts to attach the disk to the carrier. I had a set of rotors thinned for a KZ650 at Godferry's Garage and that is how they came back. Worked great.
How long have you had this bike? Curious as I had a Z1B about 12 years ago, sold it but always wondered what became of it. There's a couple things on yours that hint at being my old bike and I had the exact same speedo bracket break, I can tell you how it happened Did the bike come with a second smashed speedo? I do have the VIN still but if that's too personal to share I have no issue with that.
jayrodoh wrote: How long have you had this bike? Curious as I had a Z1B about 12 years ago, sold it but always wondered what became of it. There's a couple things on yours that hint at being my old bike and I had the exact same speedo bracket break, I can tell you how it happened Did the bike come with a second smashed speedo? I do have the VIN still but if that's too personal to share I have no issue with that.
I picked this bike up in January 2012 from a man near Ft. Hood, Texas who must have been about 75 years old.