<div id=”msg_911292″ class=”inner”>And finally, progress on the bike !!!! A pal came round tonight and tacked the exhaust up so that it could be taken off to be sent out for welding / polishing. Looks the biz.</div>
<div>Doohhh – took it off and in my car before I remembered we hadn’t taken any pix…[Read more]
Update – I collected the clutch springs from the manufacturer today. Off for passivating next week.
Anyone still interested please let me know and also how many sets.
The engine studs will be put into CAD next week and a production slot allocated ASAP.
Thanx KK for clarifying. YES I could have done the greedy bastard job and charged £150 +, but this is an exercise to help my fellow 750 owners – as are the clutch springs.
Going rapidly …. at this rate I might have to place another order !!
Anyone know FOR DEFINITE the lengths of the Z1 studs ? It’s fairly obvious I have at least half the set…[Read more]
To be clear – the kit is for EIGHT studs an EIGHT nuts all gold passivated.
The manufacturer’s have now informed me that the price they quoted was EXCLUSIVE OF VAT.
That means I have to pass that on …. 5 sets and or club price will be £62.40 and retail £78.00.
However I think that compares favourably with the OEM price for standard studs a…[Read more]
Thanx KK – back from my chill break now ….. wish I was back there !
The manufacturers have confirmed that the specs are as the APE parts ….. only difference – about£180 !!!!! Most of that is in Freight, duty, VAT etc.
The nuts are NOT domed as the APE versions, but if future orders come in I can contemplate ordering specific nuts. Grades…[Read more]
I forgot to mention that any club members will buy at the 5 + price … that is £52 for a personal set.
If anyone is interested I will need firm orders by the end of this month – production will begin in September.
Prices now in
Kit comprises 4 x 190mm studs
4 x 180mm studs
8 x flanged nuts [ not domed ]
All 10.9 grade material Gold passivated.
Kit price £65.00 retail and in orders of 5 sets – £52 per set.
Will help to eliminate head gasket issues.
I will be placing the first order with R…[Read more]
Good response from the RAM stud manufacturers.
They will produce suitable studs in the correct lengths to the same spec material as APE with suitable flanged nuts [ NOT domed ].
Initial discussion is good and the cost is likely to be almost 40% cheaper than the cost of importing the APE product [ $138 + shipping, duty and VAT.].
Of course we…[Read more]
More good news – there might be a “plan B” for the Hi-Po studs / nuts for the UK / EU.
The company that makes the high performance studs for the RAM C Type Jaguar replicas says he can make our studs to the same specs as the APE items.
I have sent him the details to get a price based on 80 [ 10 x sets ]. This is the minimum quantity to get a good…[Read more]
Andy, no rush.
I have orders for 5 sets of clutch springs from our German cousins – so they are getting spoken for.
I will order 100 [ 20 sets ] on Monday morning. I will put them on E-Bay etc. as I need to get as many sets spoken for before I have to collect – and pay !
Prices as follows for anyone interested
The costings are nearly all in now for the APE studs. I’m just trying to find a way round the extortionate US postage charges !
4 sets earmarked in principle now [ depending on price ] and I’m expecting more interest from our German cousins.
HD clutch springs should be with me later today – I need to order 100 springs [ 20 bikes ] to make it…[Read more]
Good news – the company that manufactures the APE studs and nuts will supply them to me in sets suitable for the KZ750 Twin !
I will order a 2 x sets for myself – if anyone else is interested in principle – let me know.
As ever price will depend on the order size and the cost of import – but will certainly be cheaper than buying a 4 cylinder…[Read more]
While researching twin plug heads I came across this little tweak for cylinder head studs / nuts.
APE make a kit for the 4 cylinder bikes and 4 of the studs are interchangeable with the stock KZ items. Ideal for anyone making a bit of extra power – or just plain head gasket reliability.
I’m trying to talk them into selling the items we need in…[Read more]
I’ve been troubled over the choice of colourways – given I went with the Red frame !
Think the answer’s been under my nose all the time ! ::)
OK – this time round with Black or Silver engine and either Gold or Black pinstripes / graffix.
The BSA steering dampener has been modded along with the KZ top nut. Just need a frame anchor bracket and…[Read more]
Forgot to mention …. runs on the seat are NOTHING to do with me !! A pal asked if he “could have a go” ……………………… Just as well I didn’t like the colour combo anyway – it’s back to satin Black / Red pinstripes !!
Incidentally the Ray Charles “pinstripes” are masking tape, quickly laid to get an idea. Plan is probably for thick…[Read more]
Been very busy with life ….. few health issues, but more or less fixed now and back to the project.
The first engine will now be the Weber fed, Nitrous assisted lump while the blown engine [ probably Turbo ] will be next on the bench when funds allow.
The under frame fuel cell is now made [ 2.3 Imp galls ] and the belly fairing modified to…[Read more]
Cheers Kenny – didn’t want you to think I was taking the Mick !!!
Anyway – progress. The POC fuel cell has been mocked up and my belly fairing finally arrived. First POC fitting seems to indicate we’ve got it right . The fairing will be moved back 3″ [ when we move the axle stands ! ] and that will allow me to extend the cell by 3″ giving me…[Read more]
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