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Re: 1100 B1 Newby

Postby Silverkap » 04 Aug 2020, 13:16

I bought it second hand, it had already the 4in4, the spoked wheels and the paintwork was already done. I modified several small things (seats, handlebar, footpegs, rear shocks, etc...) but the motorbike was already awesome (in my opinion)...that's why I bought it.

I checked back in the past the price for the 4in4 and I found it was something around 1600£...

I think the idea you have is awesome!
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Re: 1100 B1 Newby

Postby Zed » 06 Aug 2020, 12:48

You can also buy the 4x4 system from webike in Japan it´s 863 + shipping and taxes. Seems they are out of stock for the moment
https://www.webike.no/ps/#!p.b=190&p.m= ... 002&p.sk=1
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Re: 1100 B1 Newby

Postby Silverkap » 11 Aug 2020, 11:52

This looks like mine...
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Re: 1100 B1 Newby

Postby HeavenEleven » 26 Aug 2020, 15:28

Hi Dave.
Fellow 1100B1 owner here ;)
"Get a proper bike!"
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Re: 1100 B1 Newby

Postby DaveZ1 » 16 Nov 2020, 15:01

Hi all got my hands on a set of Z1 4 into 4 exhausts and offered them up to the zephyr but unfortunately they’re not even close so that idea is a none starter.
I’ve contacted Webike Japan (again) but still not available and can’t give any date on new stock becoming available.
Just saying enquire again in three months time. So it looks like I may have to be happy with refurbishing the original exhausts unless anyone anywhere in the world knows how I might buy a set. (Can’t believe there isn’t a single available set anywhere on the planet that I can buy)
The original silencers are pretty good but now I have the headers off they could do with some tlc (rechroming or buy a better set) just a bit cautious of spending money on the originals then find the 4 into 4s becoming available again.
Suppose I will crack on with the restoration and leave the exhausts till last and hope for the best.
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Re: 1100 B1 Newby

Postby Freddy » 16 Nov 2020, 21:48

DaveZ1 wrote:So it looks like I may have to be happy with refurbishing the original exhausts unless anyone anywhere in the world knows how I might buy a set. (Can’t believe there isn’t a single available set anywhere on the planet that I can buy)
The original silencers are pretty good but now I have the headers off they could do with some tlc (rechroming or buy a better set) .


I think you will find that re-chroming the original headers is not an option. Understandably the chrome works do not want to contaminate their chemical baths with the crap from the insides of the pipes. I think you will find a chrome look ceramic coating is the way to go if that's what you decide.
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Re: 1100 B1 Newby

Postby DaveZ1 » 16 Nov 2020, 22:26

Hi Freddy, your quiet right many chrome plating companies are very reluctant to take on exhaust systems especially two stroke silencers. But having restored a number of Z1s over the years I have come across a few people that have had even pretty badly corroded original pipes repaired and re-chromed (including silencers) so I’m pretty confident I could get just the headers re-chromed if I decide to go down that route.
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Re: 1100 B1 Newby

Postby Tel » 18 Nov 2020, 18:34

On the subject of 1100B1 Newbies, this is my B1, bought it over 10 years ago, but after sorting out the usual jumping out of 2nd gear problem, I never really bothered with it, due to spending most of my time working, or spending weekends classic racing, so its languished under a cover in the shed for 10 years, hence its recorded 12.000 miles

Wheeled it out of the shed now and into the garage for some recomissioning over the winter, still looks a proper bike though - anyone any idea how many B models are left?

Oddly enough, I'm in the North East of England as well (Durham)
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