Z1R BUILD

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Re: Z1R BUILD

Postby Lotus54 » Sun Jan 21, 2024 10:04 pm

If you need anything big vaporhoned, just hollar. I am glad to do it.
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Re: Z1R BUILD

Postby John H » Mon Jan 29, 2024 8:01 pm

I appreciate the offer on vapor blasting.
I completely stripped the frame for powder coating, only if they can protect the sticker on the steering head.
I can't believe how much additional electrical components they added on this bike. I have other harnesses from early Z1's but none of them had backup system modules or turn signal cancel solenoid or hazard indicators and so on. I first thought the harness may be for a 1980 since this bike has electronic ignition but the 1978 came with points. I'm still looking for a wiring diagram for help putting it back together.
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Re: Z1R BUILD

Postby John H » Sun Feb 04, 2024 2:30 pm

The 2-pak paint and primer arrived so now I have to arrange parts so all can be primed and painted within 24 hours. Some of the small parts will get powder coated depending on when the activated paint runs out. Some of the cad plated parts look decent so to preserve the finish they will get a clear simi-gloss coating of 2-pak. The engine stand adapter will allow me to rotate and paint the crankcases without any handling. Also I can roll it into the warm room to accelerate the drying time if needed.
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Re: Z1R BUILD

Postby John H » Sun Feb 25, 2024 10:02 pm

Been away for a while but made some progress, including adjusting two new additions. Not shop broke yet but working on that.
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I've been going over the frame in preparation for powder coating. Upon removing the forks I noticed the steering lock slot in the stem was damaged. More inspection showed that the lock was destroyed and would not come out. It became necessary to remove the lock sleeve from the frame to repair. Once that was finished the slot in the stem was welded and reshaped. Now off to powder coating.
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Re: Z1R BUILD

Postby Lotus54 » Thu Feb 29, 2024 7:29 pm

Can’t wait to see the frame.
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Re: Z1R BUILD

Postby John H » Wed Mar 13, 2024 6:14 pm

The frame looks so good I had all the small parts powder coated as well. With a great weather forecast for this weekend I'm hoping to get the motor painted.
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The clutch has been rebuilt, including the replacement of the shock springs and rivets. The trick is getting the bellville spacer
compressed before welding the ends of the new rivets. This will eliminate the 'Ducati rattle' sound.
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Re: Z1R BUILD

Postby Lotus54 » Thu Mar 14, 2024 8:40 pm

Looking darn good!
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Re: Z1R BUILD

Postby John H » Fri Mar 22, 2024 10:36 pm

Still waiting for good painting weather and got sidetracked refurbishing the toolpost grinder. The motor shaft nut that holds the belt drive pulleys on was damaged so decided to make a new one. I can only guess now why as it is a left hand thread. To make matters more complicated, it is a 24 pitch thread. No luck finding one available anywhere so spend a few hours making 1/2-24 LH nuts until I was satisfied with one that fit just right.
Been searching for the Z1R upper right motor mount. Gave up, so set the crankcases in place and made a template then the mount.
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Re: Z1R BUILD

Postby John H » Tue Apr 02, 2024 7:56 pm

It was a bear getting the wires out of the handlebars. Going back in was a bit easier by using some wire pulling lube and heat.
All the switches were disassembled and contacts cleaned before reassembly. Hope it all works. All the components and the main harness will be layed out on a large board so everything can be tested. The only variation from original is the electronic ignition vs the points and condenser, and an extra pair of resistors.
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Re: Z1R BUILD

Postby John H » Fri Apr 05, 2024 10:42 pm

Still too cold to paint so prepping the final parts. The original cam covers were painted black with only the outer ends being polished. The cam cover on this bike was chrome plated and it has started pitting. I had thought of using muratic acid to strip it but it would have been difficult so started going through some old metal finishing supplies left from my business in architectural metal fabrications. Between the Nylatron wheels and the 3m scotch wheels I was able to get a finish I think the 2k epoxy will adhere to. Surprisingly the chrome on all 4 outer ends are in good condition and will polish out nicely.
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