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by Freddy
18 Jan 2024, 05:47
Forum: The Zephyr Lounge
Topic: Day out on the bike
Replies: 2
Views: 1357

Re: Day out on the bike

Yep, still have it. 300 hundred kilometers and still going strong (ok it's had a top end rebuild, and some new gears in the gear box). And it cops a flogging, riding in groups keeping up with modern liter bikes making 150+hp.
by Freddy
14 Jan 2024, 13:20
Forum: The Zephyr Lounge
Topic: Day out on the bike
Replies: 2
Views: 1357

Day out on the bike

Out for an all day ride today with a group, picture is just a free promotional one from a bloke who hangs out in the corners of popular ride roads (hence all the advertising plastered all over it) . Was a good day till the rain came in just as we were nearing home.

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by Freddy
12 Nov 2023, 12:28
Forum: Ongoing Projects
Topic: 550 Zephyr 1991 B2 UK bike recommission after stored a few y
Replies: 33
Views: 5199

Re: 550 Zephyr 1991 B2 UK bike recommission after stored a few y

could do with removing rear shock springs and painting, will see if i have time next week,. My opinion, don't waste your time painting the springs. Get hold of a suitable size/strength set of progressive springs (really dual rate) and you may be able to get those original shocks to be passable. The...
by Freddy
30 Oct 2023, 11:48
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: ZR 550 exhaust collets
Replies: 3
Views: 1142

Re: ZR 550 exhaust collets

It seems the OEM collars are available, and at 3.5 Euro each at CSMnl.com (36 Euro total, say 45 with postage) why would you bother chasing around looking for somethings else which will likely be a poor fit, and cost nearly as much.
by Freddy
18 Oct 2023, 02:11
Forum: Wanted
Topic: front brake hoses
Replies: 2
Views: 1323

Re: front brake hoses

Google "brained brake lines Kawasaki 1100". There seem to be quite a number of suppliers.
by Freddy
07 Aug 2023, 06:32
Forum: Carbs, air & fuel
Topic: keihin cvk 34 carbs zephyr 1100 1993
Replies: 5
Views: 1581

Re: keihin cvk 34 carbs zephyr 1100 1993

With that problem, think I'd be contacting a carby specialist repairer to see if the float seat can be resurfaced. If so it would only be a quick job for them with the carby already stripped down.

They must have come across this same problem numerous times so could advise accordingly.
by Freddy
29 Jul 2023, 02:28
Forum: Carbs, air & fuel
Topic: keihin cvk 34 carbs zephyr 1100 1993
Replies: 5
Views: 1581

Re: keihin cvk 34 carbs zephyr 1100 1993

That the needle is adjustable suggests to me it may not be stock, and if the needle isn't them reasonable to assume neither may be the jets. I don't own an 1100, but most certainly the needle on the 750 doesn't have adjustable groves and clip. Looking at a parts schematic for an 1100 seems this is t...
by Freddy
27 Jul 2023, 05:21
Forum: Carbs, air & fuel
Topic: keihin cvk 34 carbs zephyr 1100 1993
Replies: 5
Views: 1581

Re: keihin cvk 34 carbs zephyr 1100 1993

There will be no set standard jet and needles size. Different jets and needles were fitted by Kawasaki depending on the country and date the bike was sold. As a starting point, go to a website with an online parts schematic e.g. CMSNL, and from there you will see the full range of jets and needles t...
by Freddy
09 Apr 2023, 12:04
Forum: Carbs, air & fuel
Topic: Type of fuel in Australia
Replies: 3
Views: 1459

Re: Type of fuel in Australia

Thanks cobber. I run my 69 Honda four on 91 and thougt it would be ok with the Kwaka as they are bothe 9:1 compression but wanted to make sure although I have a 71 Triumph same compression but pinks under 98 even when I retard timing. Cheers If a 1971 Triumph (you don't say what model so I'll guess...
by Freddy
08 Apr 2023, 11:10
Forum: Carbs, air & fuel
Topic: Type of fuel in Australia
Replies: 3
Views: 1459

Re: Type of fuel in Australia

The owners manual specifies 91 RON which is what is sold in Australia as "Regular Unleaded". DON'T under and circumstances use E10. It alters the AFR and makes it run leaner than what it the engine was designed around. P.S. You won't get any more performance by using higher octane e.g. 95,...