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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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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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