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Headstock 14 Jan 2022 22:15 #860533

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Hi guys I put taper bearings in my kz1000A headstock wish I hadn't cus the head lamp brackets are now loose the top tree seems to be 4mm higher than std is this right btw I didn't put the lower first washer in either or dust seal 
any help for a safe ride 

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Headstock 15 Jan 2022 04:35 #860536

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There is a small ring that goes on top of the fork ear.  Did you put it in place when you put things back together?
I have several restored bikes along with a 2006 Goldwing with a sidecar. My wife has a 2019 Suzuki DR 650 for on and off road.
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Headstock 15 Jan 2022 06:14 #860541

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Are you 100% sure you pressed in both races all the way into neck? Those bastards are sometimes tough. Especially when knocking old ones out? Leaving a burr or chisel mark. I always make sure to clean with air grinder and a scotch wheel. Plus I freeze the races. And warm the neck with propane torch.

Also as a tangent. years ago. before allballs racing components, there were 2 different #'s later 1000's and early Z1/KZ900? This was on a drag chassis so did not matter. I recall that set being taller? That was over 12 yrs. ago.

Good luck, recheck them race's
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Headstock 15 Jan 2022 06:32 #860542

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In reference to HRMs reply, this is the ring he is referring to I believe.  Easy to leave it out sometimes.Rick H. 
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1977 Kawasaki KZ-1000A1
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Headstock 15 Jan 2022 07:23 #860544

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To add here, so far every suggestion is correct. There are also a rubber collar and another stamped ring that need to be installed for the headlight bracket to be tight. See red circle added to RickHs post.

 
1976 KZ 900 A4 kzrider.com/forum/11-projects/613548-1976-kz-900-a4
1976 KZ 900 B1 LTD
1978 KZ 1000 B2 LTD
1980 KZ 750 E1
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Headstock 15 Jan 2022 13:36 #860557

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That ring didn't come with the bike didn't notice on dismantling 
many thanks Samantha

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Headstock 15 Jan 2022 13:38 #860558

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Thankyou I found out from people on here and Z power that I am missing the top and bottom rings they were not on the original bike 
kind regards Samantha

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Headstock 15 Jan 2022 13:39 #860559

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Spot on I have ordered these parts 
many thanks Samantha
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Headstock 15 Jan 2022 16:20 #860573

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I have done 7 of my z1-kz with new tapered bearing kit and had no issues.
you need rubber o-ring,washer , chrome cup , light ear then a small metal ring on top.
 
1982 GS1000sz Katana ( #15...17K Miles)
1982 GS1000sz Katana ( # 297....7100k Miles)
1978 Kz1000 Z1R. 10K Miles1
1978 kz1000 z1r 27k miles
1977 KZ 1000 A ( Project ) 54K Miles
1976 Kz900A4 (Red)21K miles
1976 Kz900A4 ( Red)7500 miles
1974 Z1 900 project

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Headstock 16 Jan 2022 08:13 #860583

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If those parts were missing on your bike then it is no wonder things are loose.  I didn't see the upper rings in stock at Partzilla, but I wasn't looking real hard either.

Rick H.
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Headstock 16 Jan 2022 09:35 #860590

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Everything available either in Z1parts or Z1enterprice.
just ordered all the pieces for my z1 I’m working on
1982 GS1000sz Katana ( #15...17K Miles)
1982 GS1000sz Katana ( # 297....7100k Miles)
1978 Kz1000 Z1R. 10K Miles1
1978 kz1000 z1r 27k miles
1977 KZ 1000 A ( Project ) 54K Miles
1976 Kz900A4 (Red)21K miles
1976 Kz900A4 ( Red)7500 miles
1974 Z1 900 project
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Headstock Yesterday 13:05 #860633

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At least you did not end up like this…….


 
1982 KZ1000 LTD parts donor
1981 KZ1000 LTD awaiting resurrection
2000 ZRX1100 not ridden enough
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