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Z1a 2018

Z1a 2018

7th November 2018
I bought this Z1a off eBay in the US in Nov last year.  An interesting experience to say the least.  Neil McCallum Shipped it over and it arrived in June.Neil (being the top chap that he is) sorted out all of the documentation for us as part of the service.The best thing that can be said about it was that the engine and frame numbers matched.  It was not pretty, but was complete, I hesitate to put up the photos of what it was like.If you have read any of the previous blogs, you will know that we use all of the same / usual suspects for the restorations. The engine bits have been cleaned by Steve Smethurst  (Steve's Web Site) and Dave has rebuilt it.The head has been reconditioned by Paul at Engine Tekniks (Engine Tekniks web site).  Dave's top tip - We find it much easier to put the engine in the frame without the head on.Pete Brown of Classic Motorcycle Service  (CMS Website)  sorted out the zinc plating and has built up the wheels for us on our aftermarket rims.  We have gone for a double disk - it is what most people want.Steve has also polished up the fork legs - which we have then rebuilt.Alistair Marshal (01827 63328) has done the clocks for us again and put the same millage on that was indicated on what was left of the speedo (clearly - it cant be authenticated).If you have read the previous blogs - it all sounds a bit repetitive.  You will have noticed that we are still missing the frame though.As we always do, we took the frame to Roger to put in his jig; it needed just a little straightening (as they often do), we then took it to Tony at Pit Stop…

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Z1B - RED 1975

Z1B - RED 1975

27th June 2018
The new project has arrived.Not too sure whether it is a good idea to post a picture of the "before", but here it is anyway.  You used to be able to pick up something like this for reasonable money, but we paid 4 1/2 grand for this !!There are no prizes for guessing that it is a US import (the seat and the bars are a bit of a giveaway) BUT it is red, and we do want to do a red one next...We are not going to use that lovely exhaust or the seat - let me know if you want it......Cant believe that I haven't updated this since the end of Nov.  I guess that Xmas got in the way.  Well we pulled the bike to bits. The frame is still away to be put in a jig and checked as true but all of the engine bits and other shiny stuff has been to Steve Smethurst (Steve's Web Site).  If you are as sad as us here at Z-Power, picking up all of that cleaned and polished aluminium from Steve is a bit like Xmas - but better. Someone had lock-tighted the exhaust studs into the head - which was nice but Steve sorted this out for us.  Rather than show lots of engine bits, thought it might be a change to show some of the people that do the work - so here's Dan who does most of the work down at Steve's.Next trip was to take the head/barrels etc to Paul at Engine Tekniks (Engine Tekniks web site).  For those that have not been, you always get a warm reception off Paul...The most common source of oil consumption is the valve guides; Paul will check the tolerance on everything and no doubt re-sleeve the valve guides.…

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New Bike Restoration - Z1B

New Bike Restoration - Z1B

17th October 2017
It has been a long time since we have done a restoration project and prices have changed a bit...in the wrong direction of course......... BUT.............We have bought a US import 1975 Z1-B off Rick Brett for £4,500.  It feels like a lot of money, more than twice what we normally pay for a donor bike, but it is a very good example with low mileage and very little wear and is virtually complete, it even had the original tool kit.  It has now been pulled to bits - the frame is away at our good friend Roger, to put it in his jig to make sure that it is straight. You can't be too sure, even if it has not been dropped in the last 40 years, I am not sure that they were all true off the production line anyway... The engine and other alloy bits are with Steve Smethurst to be cleaned and polished.We already sent the clocks to Alistair Marshal (01827 63328) to be refurbished and have got them back already. Excellent job of course...It is more expensive than buying our replica clocks (Tacho) (Speedo)but thought it worth keeping the ND on the bottom of the dial for the Z1B.  Always worth using a fitting kit though (fitting kit)Next decision is what to do with the wheel rims.  We have now got our Z1/Z900 wheel rims in stock which are finished (triple chromed etc) in the UK and don't have any markings stamped on them but the original Takasako date stamped rims are in very good condition. After much deliberation, we have bitten the bullet and re-chromed the rims in an attempt to keep the bike as authentic as possible. The original date stamps matter very much these days...The original rubber will have to be replaced, but again, we…

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NEW PRODUCT: S+KH-SERIES FORK TUBES

NEW PRODUCT: S+KH-SERIES FORK TUBES

23rd July 2017
A PAIR OF REPRODUCTION INNER FORK TUBES FOR THE FOLLOWING MODELS:  S2A-350  S3/S3A-400 KH250B KH400A (ALL THE MODELS WHICH HAD A FRONT DISC BRAKE).COMES WITH A PAIR OF NEW FORK TOP BOLTS AND O`RINGS.ALSO INCLUDED ARE THE REMOVABLE BOTTOM BUSHES.ESPECIALLY MADE FOR US HERE AT Z-POWERPRICE IS FOR TWO (PAIR)£150.00BUY THEM HERE.....

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NEW PRODUCT: Z650B1 WIRING LOOM

NEW PRODUCT: Z650B1 WIRING LOOM

20th July 2017
WIRING LOOM Z650B1 1976-1977 REPRODUCTION PART 26001Z650B1 This is a replica MAIN wiring loom for the Z650B1 models only. 1976-1977Made in the UK to a very high spec.....YOU WONT FIND BETTER...(LIMITED STOCK, MAY TAKE A WEEK OR SO TO DELIVER)£349.00BUY IT HERE 

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Yipee !!!!!!

Yipee !!!!!!

19th July 2017
Yipee !!!!!.................. The new web site is up and running.....So far So Good......Please let us know what you think about it......Every little helps!thankssuperdave

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Stafford show 2017

Stafford show 2017

14th July 2017

STAFFORD SHOW 2017

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