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Kiwi Z1R 09 Mar 2017 20:07 #756296

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larriken wrote: Hi all, me again. Got the seat back from the auto trimmers today. It has come out pretty good and considering the shitty base that it had to be stuck too. Only complaint would be that the front of the seat where the seat butts up to the tank has curve down rather than running straight into the tank (hope that makes sense). Pondering whether or not to take it back and get it straightened up, haven't made up my mind yet. Think I'll sleep on it. Yes, I know... the strap buckle is black! I like black lol.




Wow! looking good larriken! We must have the same taste as I'm going with gloss black wheels, and have also bought the tarozzi fork brace...got the rear sets as well.

Cheers

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Kiwi Z1R 11 Mar 2017 22:44 #756472

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Nola wrote:

larriken wrote: Hi all, me again. Got the seat back from the auto trimmers today. It has come out pretty good and considering the shitty base that it had to be stuck too. Only complaint would be that the front of the seat where the seat butts up to the tank has curve down rather than running straight into the tank (hope that makes sense). Pondering whether or not to take it back and get it straightened up, haven't made up my mind yet. Think I'll sleep on it. Yes, I know... the strap buckle is black! I like black lol.




Wow! looking good larriken! We must have the same taste as I'm going with gloss black wheels, and have also bought the tarozzi fork brace...got the rear sets as well.

Cheers


Haha great minds think alike! Would love a set of the Tarozzi rear sets, might have to save up for them.

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Kiwi Z1R 12 Mar 2017 20:29 #756594

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Motor time so I am working through my pile of parts to figure out what I bits I have collected will be used to be the basis for the new motor. As the bike came without and engine and finding a complete one in New Zealand is like trying to find rocking horse shit, I have collected up what I hope is all the right bits n bobs to build a complete motor. Fingers crossed!

Dug the two head up that I have one looks like it has had a reasonable thrashing over it's life and has since had the plug holes welded up. Guessing they had started to crack, if you look at the photo of where the guides go in they are cracked as well. The other head has a snapped fin but looks to be in better nick. Just need to pull the valves out and have a proper look.


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Kiwi Z1R 12 Mar 2017 21:23 #756596

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What do the welds look like on the other side?
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Kiwi Z1R 13 Mar 2017 09:42 #756634

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larriken wrote:
Man I love your bike! I just got the local auto trimmers to make the cover for me. That heat stamped section is just a generic lot of vinyl that they had in stock.

thanks for the kind words.
your guys did an awesome job with that cover.

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Kiwi Z1R 13 Mar 2017 20:32 #756683

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531blackbanshee wrote:

larriken wrote:
Man I love your bike! I just got the local auto trimmers to make the cover for me. That heat stamped section is just a generic lot of vinyl that they had in stock.

thanks for the kind words.
your guys did an awesome job with that cover.

leon


Funny story is that I dropped off the seat to get recovered and the owner of the shop takes a look at the old cover and the code on the inside of it and says that he covered the same seat 18 years earlier!

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Kiwi Z1R 14 Mar 2017 06:17 #756692

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that's an awesome story!
it oughta last,
leon
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1976 kz 900 x 3
i make what i can,and save the rest!

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www.kzrider.com/forum/5-chassis/325862-triple-tree-custom-work

kzrider.com/forum/5-chassis/294594-frame-bracing?limitstart=0

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Kiwi Z1R 06 Jun 2018 02:46 #784698

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Guess what!!! I'm back you lucky buggers. Due to a job change, family, and a lack of funds, the Z1R has been in a state of limbo for the last year. Sad I know but one thing I have done is have the bottom end of the motor completely rebuilt. I got it back last week and it has got me fired up again. I was really lucky to have the services of a superb mechanic that owned the local Kawasaki dealership in my hometown in the seventies. He has done such a great job I feel I should have paid him more Lol!

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Kiwi Z1R 06 Jun 2018 06:15 #784706

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congrats on getting one step closer!

leon
skiatook,oklahoma 1980 z1r,1978 kz 1000 z1r x 3,
1976 kz 900 x 3
i make what i can,and save the rest!

billybiltit.blogspot.com/

www.kzrider.com/forum/5-chassis/325862-triple-tree-custom-work

kzrider.com/forum/5-chassis/294594-frame-bracing?limitstart=0

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Kiwi Z1R 06 Jun 2018 18:26 #784734

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Welcome back! It is good to se some progress.
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1981 KZ1000 LTD awaiting resurrection
2000 ZRX1100 not ridden enough

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Kiwi Z1R 05 Jan 2019 23:18 #796234

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Hey guys, after a very, very, very, long time I dusted off the ol girl to get started again! What have I done? ............okay not much. I fitted the front fender finally. At least it's a start.:)



Look what's hiding on the work bench! The brakes I started rebuilding over a year ago lol. They are next on my list. Honest.


This bad boy isvthe reason for my distraction over the last year. Started rebuilding it and went a bit nuts. Nearly finished my panelvan so at least that's out of my system lol.

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Kiwi Z1R 06 Jan 2019 04:18 #796241

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Is that a Falcon Ute? Very cool!

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