10th January 2008 at 11:18 pm #4687
your welcome sir, lets all organise a meet later this year 😀10th January 2008 at 11:18 pm #6863
I would just like to say thanks to all who have responded to my posts over the last few weeks, as this is my first Z twin I have been working slowly through things and the comments and tips have been very welcome.
In firing up the bike for the first time since 2003 I realised that I had made my first mistake in not chainging the oil first. It must have had quite an ammount of condensation in the engine because what looked like reasonably clean engine oil turned into mayonnaies after the engine had been running a while. So much so as it caused the clutch to slip so badly that I could not start the bike the next day. I have now drained the oil, stripped the clutch, cleaned all the plates, re-assembled it, filled with new oil, two new spark plugs and she fired up and ran beautifully. My only concern was that it ran a little too fast on tickover when warm, but do you think I could find how to slow the tickover down? I looked all over the carb and in the end I had to phone my mate who ownes a bike shop. After a brief phone call he had booked me in for an MOT for this afternoon (I was now legel to ride the bike on the road) so first stop was the petrol station where the tank took nearly ?12 of unleaded then off down the lane and onto the dual-carrageway. The bike ran so smooth and I was suprised by the ammount of torque it had (after resding all the crap reviews it gets) I was so impressed that I opened it up to see how it performed. It quickly reached 85mph on the clock (throttle not wide open as it is 31 years old) which I held for about a minute, I could feel a slight vibration coming through the bars which dissapeared at about 70, I then slowed to about 55 and rode to the Shop.
On arrival my mate said that there should be a screw to adjust the tickover between the carbs but we could not find it and after a few minutes of looking he found the adjusting screw by the left hand carb behind the fuel pipe. A few turns of the adjuster and it was running like a dream! After placing an order for a few parts and recieving advice on what needed doing for the MOT I took a steady ride home with a smile on my face! 😀 After getting home I fitted a new ignition lock and a seat lock thanks to again PHILPASS you are a Gentleman!!!!
I now need to drop the oil again, repair the starter clutch (it only catches when the engine is hot) more clean oil and a new filter, fitt parts on order find and fit a chain guard and its ready for its MOT.
To sum up BLOODY BRILL BIKE and thanks again for the help! 😀
Joe10th January 2008 at 11:26 pm #6853KaptainkwakKeymaster
Hey Joe (we know a song about that) im chuffed foe your first ride mate. Now you can see why we are all nuts about them. They are unsung heroes.
Where abouts are you from Joe? Maybe we could meet up for a ride?10th January 2008 at 11:41 pm #6861LaudanumParticipant
Happy days joe, I stumbled onto the twins years ago, I have never known a more
underrated bike. I think they are superb.
Just fitted the footpegs to my chop, bit more welding, paint, polish and wiring and I’m set!11th January 2008 at 4:23 pm #6854
Glad you were pleased with your Z750 Joe, I know how you feel too, as I was as shocked at the torque when I rode mine the first time. They are a great bike to ride as you found out.
Hopefully we will all be able to meet up sometime this year, having met some of the guys last year I am still willing to do it again under duress.
I guess I want to confirm they really were that ugly in real life 😆11th January 2008 at 6:25 pm #6851philpassinghamParticipant
pot and kettle come to mind 😀11th January 2008 at 7:36 pm #6855
the very nicknames I gave you and Kwak11th January 2008 at 8:22 pm #6864
Yes I’m up for a meet some time !11th January 2008 at 8:25 pm #6856
wherabouts are you Joe? It may be possible to meet with one or two members close to you before a big meet later in the year.11th January 2008 at 9:13 pm #6857
well done sir !
and what a peach of a find you got !
i should have a chainguard coming from the states shortly ,
when it gets here you can have the old one free and gratis ,
not perfect , but it’ll get you through the mot !
could also help with a proper front mudguard with stays and bracket ,
and a nice rear mudguard from the good old usa …
shed clearance – moving house – beer money needed !!
lol11th January 2008 at 9:56 pm #6852philpassinghamParticipant
usa rear mudguard,mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm, howdo great mate 😀11th January 2008 at 10:30 pm #6858
thankfully gents …
i have two spare ,
and all very shinney indeed lol11th January 2008 at 10:32 pm #6865
Hi I live in South Staffordshire Between Stafford and Wolverhampton and a meet sometime will be good.
I will send beer monies for chainguard and rear mudguard please let me know how many beer tokens you require ! 😆
Joe11th January 2008 at 10:51 pm #6859
howdy joe !
as soon as the chain guard arrives from the states the old one is yours free and gratis !
the first meet of the year will probably be at the desperate dan cafe in dewsbury …
will arrive with mudguards , eat phils bacon sarnies , drink his home brew and haggle lol18th January 2008 at 11:32 pm #6862AnonymousInactive
hey joe !
so how’s it going sir ?
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