In the back of my garage I have had a Z1 engine sitting on a engine stand for about 25 years now. one day I got to looking at it to see what it would take to get it running. The top end needed to be completely reworked. Two new valves, valve guides, new pistons and rings. The bottom end gears and shifter forks was in good condition. I did replace oil seals and bearings while I was in it. I needed other tings like friction plates, Ignition system, carbs and a couple of side covers. After the engine was said and done with I thought it would be cool to find a frame! (Can you guys see where this is going?) One and a half years later I'm thinking I should of had someone around to kick my BUTT for starting this project. I have had to buy every nut , bolt and components to build this thing, including spokes. I'm on the down hill side of this project now. the only thing is paint work. Until the wife gives me some more money, I'm Kind of in a holding pattern. It will look good next to my 73 Z1 and my ELR
Looking Good! You're ahead of me, I have a rolling chassis and an unassembled motor at this point. I've lost some of my interest in the project because the PO has not been helpful in getting a duplicate title for me. In NE you can obtain a Bonded Title, but that appears to be a real PITA.
Former M.E. at Kawasaki Motors Manufacturing, Lincoln, NE
1966 W1 (the Z1 of 1966-50H.P. and 100mph!)
1974 Z1A (disassembled)
1976 KZ900B LTD (SOLD!) it's in GOOD Hands!
1978 KZ1000 LTD
1976 KZ900B pile O parts
1980 Honda XL250S (I know, wrong flavor!)
It is a Delkevic, polished stainless. great finish and center stand friendly. I will say when I initially installed it the bottom of the header was a lot closer to the ground than I liked. I fixed that problem by indexing the muffler about 10 degrees CCW and fabricating my own mount and center stand stop. There mounting hardware is worthless. By making the modifications I was able to get 1 1/2 to 2" more ground clearance.