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Offline ekpent

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Re: What did you do to your bike today ?
« Reply #28650 on: June 05, 2020, 06:48:40 pm »
Pulled my 1975 Kaw 900 Z1B out of storage today. Rode it a little last year. While I was tinkering member Sean walked in on me. Was nice to see him since we have not laid eyes on each other since the pandemic started this spring. While I fiddled some more he took off on the little XR200R I bought this spring and entertained himself in my parking lot. Was waiting for him to get hurt but he is too good of a rider  :)  Got the Z1 started and turned it over to him for the first ride and he came back with a thumbs down  :'(  New spark plug in #2 hole and she was good to go with that old stale gas. He approved after another ride and I took the long way home with it.
  Its in the exact state as the day I bought it. Would love to turn it over to Steve for some of his magic treatment and make it look purdy ! Still a very fun bike to ride,kind of my hooligan bike with the loud pipe and attitude.Going to clean it up a bit and ride it around a little and try and keep it alive. Been offered some pretty good $$'s for it as is from a couple of guys but maybe someday I can get motivated and do an actual restore.

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Re: What did you do to your bike today ?
« Reply #28651 on: June 05, 2020, 07:17:14 pm »
Wet sanded and polished up my fork lowers.
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Re: What did you do to your bike today ?
« Reply #28652 on: June 05, 2020, 08:27:27 pm »
come and do my fork lowers,ill give you a beer!i just spent an exciting 15 minutes fitting new grips,old ones are 10 years old worn and hard,i was surprised how hard in all the bike shops here it is to get plain grips with a diamond pattern in black?theyre all multi colored with fancy patterns and logos etc in them,i was gonna get waffle pattern out of desperation but went to the last shop and they had one pair of these airiette brand,was only a little shop so gives him a little support.

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Re: What did you do to your bike today ?
« Reply #28653 on: June 05, 2020, 08:42:27 pm »
Wet sanded and polished up my fork lowers.

I started to polish my F2/3 fork lowers, and found they were so much rougher than the K lowers that I had polished before I wasn't into that much work, so I rattle canned them satin black.
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Re: What did you do to your bike today ?
« Reply #28654 on: June 05, 2020, 08:47:12 pm »
Wet sanded and polished up my fork lowers.

What did you wash them with they shrunk  :o are they 33  mm now :o
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Re: What did you do to your bike today ?
« Reply #28655 on: June 05, 2020, 09:10:44 pm »
Can you imagine the sound they'd have made in the dryer?

I've been messing around with image sizes and resolutions to avoid that happening. At least it looks right if you right click and choose 'Open image in a new tab'
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Re: What did you do to your bike today ?
« Reply #28656 on: June 06, 2020, 02:06:48 am »
I love polishing aluminum.
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Re: What did you do to your bike today ?
« Reply #28657 on: June 06, 2020, 02:31:27 am »
be a little cautious of alloy polishing,aluminium is known to cause brittle bones and alzheimer's,i wash my hands or wear gloves,sometimes a face mask.

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Re: What did you do to your bike today ?
« Reply #28658 on: June 06, 2020, 07:50:57 am »
Better photos
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What did you do to your bike today ?
« Reply #28659 on: June 06, 2020, 07:58:06 am »
Nice job! Your first photos looked great too! What grit did you start and finish with?


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Re: What did you do to your bike today ?
« Reply #28660 on: June 06, 2020, 08:39:54 am »
I took the Factory clear off with a wire wheel then smoothed the surface with wet 400 grit, then black emery with one wheel and brown Tripoli with another wheel.
I'll probably put on a few coats of wax or furniture polish after building the forks later on today.
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Re: What did you do to your bike today ?
« Reply #28661 on: June 06, 2020, 10:00:05 am »
Great job.
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Re: What did you do to your bike today ?
« Reply #28662 on: June 06, 2020, 10:15:31 am »

Rebuilt the clutch - rearranged the plates and filed the edges of the fingers on the basket. Finally shifts easily now!! And I can find neutral. Bonus.

Rejetted the carbs - Swapped out the pilot jets. 45 to 42.
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Re: What did you do to your bike today ?
« Reply #28663 on: June 06, 2020, 10:54:58 am »

  Its in the exact state as the day I bought it. Would love to turn it over to Steve for some of his magic treatment and make it look purdy ! Still a very fun bike to ride,kind of my hooligan bike with the loud pipe and attitude.

Would love to give that bike some of my magic, Eric!  Shall I send my guy up there to pick it up?!
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Re: What did you do to your bike today ?
« Reply #28664 on: June 06, 2020, 05:01:37 pm »
Pulled my 1975 Kaw 900 Z1B out of storage today. Rode it a little last year. While I was tinkering member Sean walked in on me. Was nice to see him since we have not laid eyes on each other since the pandemic started this spring. While I fiddled some more he took off on the little XR200R I bought this spring and entertained himself in my parking lot. Was waiting for him to get hurt but he is too good of a rider  :)  Got the Z1 started and turned it over to him for the first ride and he came back with a thumbs down  :'(  New spark plug in #2 hole and she was good to go with that old stale gas. He approved after another ride and I took the long way home with it.
  Its in the exact state as the day I bought it. Would love to turn it over to Steve for some of his magic treatment and make it look purdy ! Still a very fun bike to ride,kind of my hooligan bike with the loud pipe and attitude.Going to clean it up a bit and ride it around a little and try and keep it alive. Been offered some pretty good $$'s for it as is from a couple of guys but maybe someday I can get motivated and do an actual restore.

It looks great Eric! I took my Yamaha FJR1300 over to Ace Motorcycles to breeze thru a "Roadworthy Inspection" prior to re-registration  after being off the road for the last four years. While I was at the shop I struck up a conversation with another customer, and he told me he's got a 1975 Z1-B in his garage that is totally original. He bought it in 1988 when he turned 18 (young pup....) and got bored with it's stock performance pretty quickly (by then most big Jap fours had around 50 more BHP and he was getting flogged in street drags) so had a big bore kit installed, had his head ported, bigger cams, carbs, etc etc. As he got older though, he decided to take it back to stock. I've now got dibs on all the hot up parts, so I'll be paying him (literally) a visit soon. ;D

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Re: What did you do to your bike today ?
« Reply #28665 on: June 06, 2020, 06:53:36 pm »
 You inspired me Terry to pull the old girl out and give it a little love after reading your build thread you have going on.Good Luck on the hypo parts from the guy you met. Always a good thing to meet other people who are into what your into also.

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Re: What did you do to your bike today ?
« Reply #28666 on: June 07, 2020, 01:14:36 pm »
Total miles unknown, still researching. Previous owner (my brother-in-law) purchased it in 2012 with 8,750 on the clock. However, at some point he switched out the original inoperative clock for a good used one. It had 1,050 miles on it when we it picked it p this January. So at least 9,800 miles plus the 400 I've put on it. Trying to find out the timeline of when he made the switch. He had and still has a 400F and a 750F so the 500F didn;t get ridden exclusively. My guess is about 13,000-14,000 miles based on condition.   

Just got a few miles on it this afternoon during a break in the Christobal rain storms!       
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Re: What did you do to your bike today ?
« Reply #28667 on: June 07, 2020, 01:17:27 pm »
How many miles does that 550F gem have on it ?

Total miles unknown, still researching. Previous owner (my brother-in-law) purchased it in 2012 with 8,750 on the clock. However, at some point he switched out the original inoperative clock for a good used one. It had 1,050 miles on it when we it picked it p this January. So at least 9,800 miles plus the 400 I've put on it. Trying to find out the timeline of when he made the switch. He had and still has a 400F and a 750F so the 500F didn;t get ridden exclusively. My guess is about 13,000-14,000 miles based on condition.   

Just got a few miles on it this afternoon during a break in the Christobal rain storms!       

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Re: What did you do to your bike today ?
« Reply #28668 on: June 08, 2020, 08:59:14 am »
 Did an oil change and complete fluid flush/change on the Bandit Sunday afternoon. The Dot 4 clutch fluid was really gnarly,brakes not quite so bad. Was one of those 'gee why did I not do all that earlier' thoughts. Its all very easy.
  Did some dirty yardwork early this morning and when I got out of the cee-ment pond in the backyard a little bit cleaned up my wife gave me a new tee shirt. She's a keeper and said it might get strangers talking. I've gone full bore 'hippie' during the pandemic. Barber shops open here around the 15th supposedly, may have to get a little trim  :D :D
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Re: What did you do to your bike today ?
« Reply #28669 on: June 08, 2020, 10:19:36 am »
Nice shirt Eric  8)
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Re: What did you do to your bike today ?
« Reply #28670 on: June 08, 2020, 10:40:36 am »
Finally OK weather for a ride testing my new rear tire.
Bike feels much more stable than ever before.  ;)

Let's see how long it will last. Hopefully 7000km.

Most rear (since 2014) around 5000km.
120 sizes flattened out even earlier and got bad handling at 3500km.
Heidenau K36 4.0-18 max so far with 6000km.

A new tire is always better than a worn tire that has became a little bit flat.

But, the Metzeler Roadtec 01 is not that old model2016 with wider radials.
4.0-18 size came 2018 as cross-ply design.
They have front tire in correct size too for a CB on stock rims, 3.25-19.

My front tire is new for this year on the K6, Heidenau K44 that look like an old Metzeler ME11 thread design.
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Re: What did you do to your bike today ?
« Reply #28671 on: June 08, 2020, 10:49:10 am »
Nice shirt Eric  8)
Nice bikes too! Really good looking survivors.

Eric, you have a plan of which bikes to use this year? Or a bike lottery for you! :D
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Re: What did you do to your bike today ?
« Reply #28672 on: June 08, 2020, 01:47:46 pm »
That looks like a quality Metzeler tire PeWe:is it bias ply or radial ?
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Re: What did you do to your bike today ?
« Reply #28673 on: June 08, 2020, 03:39:26 pm »
Getting my CB550 ready for a trip to West Virginia on Wednesday, put on this cyclear windscreen:


I added a couple of mounting points just to be sure the windscreen is secure:
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Re: What did you do to your bike today ?
« Reply #28674 on: June 09, 2020, 04:22:20 am »
Getting my CB550 ready for a trip to West Virginia on Wednesday, put on this cyclear windscreen:


I added a couple of mounting points just to be sure the windscreen is secure:


Have a safe trip.  Whats the route and destination?

 

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