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Z1B - RED 1975

Z1B - RED 1975

26th November 2017
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.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 - 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 [in Westhoughton - 01942 840818].  For those that have not been, you always get a warm reception off Paul...The most common source of oil consumption is the valve guide; Paul will check the tolerance on everything and no doubt re-sleeve the valve guides.   We drop the complete top-end off with Paul (Valves, springs, cams) and he rebuilds the head and returns it to us all shimmed up.…

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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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