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IboughtthisZ 1 RfromDKanditwas
importedfromKansas,USA,in 2017.
Itwasinpoorconditionwithbits
missing,naffpaintwork,etc.Thejobs
that eededdoingincluded:atop-end
rebuild,de-coke,valvegrind,valve
seals,head-gasket,cam-covergasket
andendsealsrenewed.(Withhelp
frommysonBennwhoisamechanic
atBillSmiths.)
heenginewaspaintedandalloy

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KEVINWALSH’SKAWASAKI Z1R


casingspolished.Allpaintworkand
pinstripesrenewedinthecorrectcolour
(paintedbyDaveAndrews.)Forkseals
replaced,brakesandmastercylinders
rebuiltinsideandout.Theexhaustwas
replacedwithaDelkevic 4 - into- 1 ,in
keepingwiththe 1980 slook.Thecarbs
werecompletelystripped,soniccleaned,
re-jettedandanairreducerkitfitted
(highlyrecommendedforaftermarket
filters!)It’sgotareplacementelectronic

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ignitionfittedandafewjointsinthe
electricssystemrenewed.Therear
shocksarenowreplacedwithHagons.
ThebikeisregisteredwithDVLAonan
S-plateandnowhasfreeroadtax!It’s
oongoing(I’vejustreplacedallcables/
llevers),butitridesperfectandmakes
mesmile.JohnBrowseinWrexham
hasprovidedmanysecond-handparts
tthatweremissingandhasbeena
ccompletestar!

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