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WTB - Z1 900 16 Jul 2021 04:45 #851842

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hardrockminer post=851839Is it just my eyes or is the brake torque lever bent on the black bike?

I think you're right, it looks bent to accommodate a larger rim/tyre.

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WTB - Z1 900 16 Jul 2021 04:46 #851843

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LH Denco tri-cone exhaust looks sweet.

 

Expensive too if you can find a good one.  I've been looking for one for a long time and they just don't show up often.  I have even contacted the people that re-created the Denco exhaust for 2 strokes to see if they could do the 4 stroke system and they just won't do it.  They claim it's too difficult and expensive to remake.  Bummer...

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WTB - Z1 900 16 Jul 2021 09:31 #851853

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hardrockminer post=851839Is it just my eyes or is the brake torque lever bent on the black bike?

I think you're right, it looks bent to accommodate a larger rim/tyre.
 

Normally the lever is on the bottom but for some reason the hub was rotated 180 deg and it was placed on the top.
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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WTB - Z1 900 16 Jul 2021 11:08 #851860

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Regarding the left hand tri cone denco, some time in the past a member posted this info about sizes.  Sorry did not copy who did so, so I can not give credit to them.  

As an aside there was also about 27 page posts on the different type of exhausts used in the past - most of the pics are not longer but there is some info related to lengths, ID,OD etc.  

kzrider.com/forum/2-engine/271747-header-pics?start=0
1977 KZ650 B1
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This is my Z

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WTB - Z1 900 16 Jul 2021 11:18 #851862

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hardrockminer post=851839Is it just my eyes or is the brake torque lever bent on the black bike?

I think you're right, it looks bent to accommodate a larger rim/tyre.

 

Normally the lever is on the bottom but for some reason the hub was rotated 180 deg and it was placed on the top.

That rear brake cant work correctly. The brake cam arm has to be way out of place. The brake rod must have been shortened.
1976 KZ 900 A4 kzrider.com/forum/11-projects/613548-1976-kz-900-a4
1976 KZ 900 B1 LTD
1978 KZ 1000 B2 LTD
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WTB - Z1 900 16 Jul 2021 12:32 #851865

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I'm amazed that someone would pay $11,200 for that POS.  The only reason I see for turning the hub around is to weld those plates onto the swingarm.  I have no idea why that was done.  The chain adjuster continues to function as normal.
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WTB - Z1 900 16 Jul 2021 13:33 #851867

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I'm amazed that someone would pay $11,200 for that POS.  The only reason I see for turning the hub around is to weld those plates onto the swingarm.  I have no idea why that was done.  The chain adjuster continues to function as normal.

I bid on the pos but did not win the pos.
I wanted the pos but someone else wanted the pos more then me.
11 people bid on the pos, ebay did not even bother to register my bid, I guess my bid for the pos was unsatisfactory.

I have no idea why that was done

The welded plates are for wheelie bars, so your z1 does not flip over when rapidly accelerating.
 

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WTB - Z1 900 16 Jul 2021 13:52 #851868

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Or maybe it was for outrigger wheels because the POS owner was just learning how to ride???
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WTB - Z1 900 16 Jul 2021 13:55 #851870

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Or maybe it was for outrigger wheels because the POS owner was just learning how to ride???

They are wheelie bars, most z1 drag bikes have them to keep the bike from flipping over.
 

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WTB - Z1 900 16 Jul 2021 17:31 #851883

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Maybe the plates were needed for the wheelie bars back then ?  When I drag raced my 77 KZ1000 back in the day, we just replaced the shocks with struts and bolted the wheelie bars to the struts. I did notice that the back rim on that Z was drilled for screws to lock the tire to the rim, so as not to spin the rim inside the tire and damage the valve stem or tube. None of that did me any good, (nor the wheelie bars), as a big motor would just spin a street sized tire and never hook up for a launch. But the bars looked pretty cool.
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WTB - Z1 900 17 Jul 2021 11:25 #851913

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Really cool picture Urankjj
1976 KZ 900 A4 kzrider.com/forum/11-projects/613548-1976-kz-900-a4
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1978 KZ 1000 B2 LTD
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WTB - Z1 900 21 Jul 2021 06:17 #852190

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Denco parts were pretty popular back in the day.  One of the partners in the operation was a guy by the name of Tony Nicosia who was big into 2 stroke drag racing.  They ventured into 4 stroke parts, but not to the extent of 2 stroke involvement.  Tony is still alive and living in Florida as of 6 months or so ago.  I have had a few conversations with him after I saw the operation he is connected with now started manufacturing the Denco 2 stroke system.  I tried my best to convince him they should bring back their Denco Tri-Cone system for 4 strokes, but he claims they are too expensive to make and they would be very expensive to market.  He told me the most complicated part of the 4 stroke system was the collector and they were hand made and labor intensive.  I think he works with Hot Bike Engineering or something like that now in Florida.  Tony has been around a long time and is a real character to talk with.  Give him a buzz if you can and bump him to bring back his Tri-Cone 4 stroke exhaust.  Maybe if he hears there is more than one guy interested in that exhaust system he may re-consider making it again.

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