with cash and some love it will be as cool as Bob's z1. Im pretty much gonna copy his. Cause that's cool.
Can't wait to get started. From what I read frame bracing is key. Im debating dropping the coin ($640) for BS34s from George. I think it will be worth the dough, but I'm not even sure of this bike's condition. I can spin it with the kick start, but nothing is in ready to run status.
Im pulling the carbs in a day or two to clean them up, and reinstall. Tank is very clean inside, even though the bike sat 4 years. Hoping they drained the carbs too.
Since the fork is all wadded up I've been looking into stealth upgrades, such as the 90s zx11 front end and brakes. I want to keep spoke wheels to keep with the era.. the era before mushrooms were replaced with stupid aluminum mags. I guess too much cocaine in the 80s brought mag wheels and square sealed beams into our darker history. Spoke wheels just look better on these to me.
Anyone have a measurement of the space between the dual rotor setup?
Thanks for chiming in. Decided against the ninja fork.
Old turd is missing a few parts and removing some is proving to be annoying too.
Someone robbed the ignition lobe. there are Dyna 2000 coils installed, and old points, but no lobe.
I was tryin to remove the several extra front foot pegs, but they are mounted by the lower engine bolts. HOW IN THE WORLD do I get those off? The nut on the back side is visible, but no way to get a regular wrench for counter hold.
Pinesol carb clean... they are turning out pretty nice.
I removed bag mounts, and there is this extra tab on each side of the frame. Do they all have this?
Did some thorough grime removal today.
Also found that the PO had replaced the lower engine mount bolts with smaller ones. I guess the stock nut is large enough to hold itself. All good cordless impact got it out.
Carbs are headed to WiredGeorge. #2 is stuck and #3 is sticky.
Ordered Dyna 2000 and plug wires since the PO removed the advancer and ignition lobe.
Removed rusty battery tray. Will do something with that. Im gonna need the 9" rear engine bolt and spacers soon. PO took it out for whatever reason.
It's a good idea to squirt some penetrating oil on all the nuts and bolts and give them a few light taps with a hammer in advance of removing them.
I used an epoxy paint on my battery box and it is holding up great, Z1E sells the rubber bumpers that go in the box
Surprisingly most everything is coming off easy. The lower engine bolts were the wrong ones since PO used a regualr nut instead of the tear drop ones. I made me a nice order from Z1 yesterday. Im about to pull the trigger on swingarm brakes wheels and fork.
You could use ZRX forks or something simular. ZRX1200 forks are only about 1" lower than stock using the ZRX triples. Press out ZRX stem and press in KZ stem. Many have done that mod including me. The biggest problem is if you want to keep the spoked wheel as there is limited clearance for calipers. I had custom disks made but you can also use spacers. easiest to swap the whole front end..
I went (crazy on eBay) with 2012 GSXR750 fork and wheels. Cognito moto sent me the stem and top clamp. Traxxion in Woodstock, GA will be rebuilding the fork and installing their top cap extension which should take care of most of the height lose. Later on after I get it dialed in I will order my laced 18s front and rear. Two companies have a hub for the GSXR. Cognito moto and HB moto.
Also got my Bandit swing arm today. bushings will arrive Monday. Ill Tig mt shock mounts on for the ZRX shocks i won last night. Coming from Canada soon.
Installed the Dyna 2000 this evening. I had a found a thread on here explaining the fine details of setting it up, but I can't seem to find it now.
I think my very nice GSXR wheels were stolen from in front of my door. Fedex says they were delivered Thursday, but no box here! waiting to hear from them and HOPING they are simply in my leasing office.
Wired George has my carbs in queue and im exctied to see his work.
I'll have my custom simplified wiring harness built tomorrow. Also have a R/R from Rick's for my little lithium battery.
Plan is to get it together and running. Ride it then this winter take it ALL apart for blasting and paint.
Trying to BEAT the pivot bolt out. What a pain. PB blastered it a week ago and more today. Used a propane torch and was able to pound it flush with the side of the frame now Im stuck till I find my bigger hammer and someone dumb enough to hold the punch.
Do KZ1000 swingarms have a grease fitting in the center of the pivot tube behind the motor like Z1's do? If so, unscrew the grease fitting & inject copious amounts of penetrant into the the middle if the swingarm pivot area might help.
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