Some of you maybe heard this story, but I got rides on this bike when I was a boy.
The owner passed away and I received these from his son and daughter.
(I basically saved them from the scrap yard).
I dug this bike and a Z1B frame and motor out of the weeds after more than 20 years.
When I first got the bikes I took a torch and removed the fairing, back rest from the Z1A and pressure washed off as much of the black mold as I could.
Next I oiled the whole rusted mess down and let it set since last summer.
I had it running for a "few minutes" after sitting for 20+ years, but the exhaust valve broke while it sat idling in the driveway.
This happened as soon as I shut the camera off.
I sent a head from an old junk 76 900 to Larry Cavanaugh for a valve job and having the cylinders bored by a local guy for the 1000 pistons z1wiz gave me.
In the meantime, I've been cleaning, polishing and a little touch up painting on the frame.
This is how it looks as of yesterday.
I like your progress...watcha gonna do with the Z1B frame and motor?
I'm not sure what I'm going to do with the Z1B, but I'll hang on to it for now.
I might want to fix it up some day. I also have and extra Z1 parts engine for this bike now.
It started as this
I've been piecing it together a little at a time when I find parts.
This is the Z1B as it is now, sitting in my "Z1 Honey Hole" aka the horse stall. lol