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Z1 feeler gauge 16 Oct 2020 04:48 #836955

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Z1 feeler gauge 16 Oct 2020 04:53 #836957

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These don't come up for sale very often. I have two kicking around somewhere.
I have a couple of Z1B's restored, an '80 KZ1000LTD restored, a 1981 KZ550 restored and a 2008 KLR 650 for off road fun. My wife has a 2019 Suzuki DR 650 for on and off road.

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Z1 feeler gauge 16 Oct 2020 08:27 #836984

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Dang! I just ordered four carb kits otherwise I would jump right on this feeler gauge. If I had two floating around I would find them and flop them on Ebay at 200 bucks a pop and call it a day. Of course the little L shaped tool is the kicker here.
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Z1 feeler gauge 16 Oct 2020 09:31 #836991

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Rick H. wrote: Dang! I just ordered four carb kits otherwise I would jump right on this feeler gauge. If I had two floating around I would find them and flop them on Ebay at 200 bucks a pop and call it a day. Of course the little L shaped tool is the kicker here.
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Oh I know where they are! I have no reason to sell them. It's no different than the restored forks hanging on my wall...probably worth close to a grand. Or the original pipes, also on my wall. Or the carbs on my shelf. Someday maybe I'll sell all that stuff but not while I'm still riding and wrenching.

73, that's an interesting price list! From 62 cents to $250...should have bought a few dozen of them back in the day!
I have a couple of Z1B's restored, an '80 KZ1000LTD restored, a 1981 KZ550 restored and a 2008 KLR 650 for off road fun. My wife has a 2019 Suzuki DR 650 for on and off road.

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I know Hardrock, just making light of a shocking price for a feeler gauge. I run into this all the time with vintage used firearm parts, but truth be told a given item is only worth what someone is willing to pay for it. I somehow don't think many people will be beating down the door to this guys hut for a $250 feeler gauge. The joke with firearms, especially older ones, is you want to sell something for crazy money just put the moniker "sniper" or "tactical" on it.
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Somehow I think those terms wouldn't add value to a nice Z1 feeler gauge! :laugh:

I suspect the seller will get his price. Original feeler gauges are very rare, and anyone looking to show their resto needs one just to keep up with the other guys. It's partly why I hang onto mine....in case I ever enter a show. But I ride mine too much to show them. The blue one only got 700 miles this year because I hate riding at highway speed with the mirrors vibrating. It's the one I would show if I ever did. Right now it's down while I change out the close ratio tranny. Just getting ready to put the cases back together this afternoon.
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I have the same size feeler gauge (0.35mm) tucked into a pocket on my 750 tool kit. I always wondered what it was for - too big for valve clearances. Can anyone enlighten me?
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Z1 feeler gauge 17 Oct 2020 04:48 #837053

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I'm surprised nobody has jumped on the bandwagon and starting making repops, albeit crappy constructed and inferior materials.

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Z1 feeler gauge 17 Oct 2020 05:47 #837056

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calum wrote: I have the same size feeler gauge (0.35mm) tucked into a pocket on my 750 tool kit. I always wondered what it was for - too big for valve clearances. Can anyone enlighten me?

Points gap. 0.3-0.4 mm
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TexasKZ wrote: Points gap. 0.3-0.4 mm


Thanks, thought it might be something like that. I was pretty sure it didn't belong in my 750 tool kit (no points), I guess someone nicked a toolkit out of a different bike.
1980 KZ750H ( kzrider.com/forum/11-projects/612054-kz750h-restoration )
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Z1 feeler gauge 18 Oct 2020 06:17 #837124

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Three z1 feeler gauges are listed on ebay, $135, $199, $275, none have sold recently.

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