After 14 months my ZRX sees Daylight...! - Page 3 - MVAgusta.net
 8Likes
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #21 of 29 (permalink) Old 06-19-2017, 06:15 AM Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
BG Wells's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Lisburn Northern Ireland
Posts: 4,587
Quote:
Originally Posted by JDS View Post
.

Looks great Brian.. Those pictures really make the Kawasaki Racing Green colour stand out..

You going to get her up to County Antrim and the Giants Causeway ?.. Would make a stunning back drop.

Well done Brian.

.
Yes John.....,all of those pictures are taken in the 'Vicinity' of the Giants Causeway except for the UGP ones ...that is less than 4 miles from me.

There are so many nice places....and "The Causeway" is another one.....along with The Titanic area which still has the old rescue ship (The Nomadic) still in the dock as a back drop......then there is St James's Gate at the Guinness factory......Bushmills Distillery......,Dunluce Castle...,The Joey Dunlop memorial garden./Joey's bar.....,The Mourne Mountains......,Connemara (where they filmed "The Quiet Man") with John Wayne and Maureen O`Hara....etc.,etc

Thanks again
Brian.
BG Wells is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #22 of 29 (permalink) Old 06-24-2017, 05:34 PM Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
BG Wells's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Lisburn Northern Ireland
Posts: 4,587
As previously stated this bike was the subject of an extensive build thread http://www.mvagusta.net/forum/32-oth...ct-begins.html and apart from replacing "any fitting/part" that looked 'Suspect' with brand new OEM Kawasaki replacements.....and refurbishing almost everything else I shall attempt to list the "other/additional" mods and upgrades which are as follows.


Ohlins KA249 rear shocks
Ohlins RWU 43mm FS821 front forks
Ohlins 68mm stroke Steering Damper
Greg Couch steering damper bracket kit
Greg Couch oil line/oil rail banjo bolts
Greg Couch cutaway sprocket cover
Kerker megaphone exhaust system
BG Wells custom made 'race baffle'
Factory Pro 3.0 jet kit
K&N pod filters
Active Quick Throttle
Brembo 84mm HPK rear brake caliper
Brembo 108mm HPK front calipers
Brembo RCS 19 brake master cylinder
Brembo RCS 16 clutch master cylinder
HRC rear brake resorvoir conversion kit
Rizoma CT125B brake and clutch reservoirs
Nitro Racing RCM Pulsar cover
'Kwick' (Expensive lightweight stuff) 4° Ignition advancer plate
Scott Stites (Pulseperformance) Speedo drive adapter plate kit to
use with the Greg Couch cutaway sprocket kit
Honda VFR 750 Speedo drive to use with the Stites adapter plate
BG Wells custom machined upper shock spools
K -Factory 108mm CNC'd radial brake caliper adapter brackets
Kawasaki ZZR 1200 clutch cover casing
BG Wells custom machined billet engine breather filter
Scott Stites (Pulseperformance) engine breather cover
'Kwick' (Expensive lightweight stuff) "Big Ass storage box"
BG Wells custom machined front fender Speedo 'loop' delete "Kawasaki" blanking button.
Kenny Niven (Kendo) custom machined stainless steel rear wheel spacers
Factory Pro gear change detent kit
Kenny Niven (Kendo) custom machined stainless steel side stand bolt
K-Factory Ohlins rear shock billet preload adjustment knobs
K-Factory Ohlins rear shock billet compression adjustment knobs
Honda CB 1000 Speedo cable to use with the Stites adapter plate
BG Wells custom machined radiator mounting screws
Phil Smith (Crazy custom paint) custom Eddie Lawson Paint job (everything airbrushed)
BG Wells custom machined billet prototype front wheel "Speedo drive delete" wheel spacer...
Speedo delete spacer remachined by Kenny Niven in Stainless steel (only 3 ever made)
BG Wells prototype Brembo HPK caliper spacers...remachined in Stainless steel by
Kenny Niven.... (only set in existence...)
Custom made upper and lower oil lines by "Earle's' (only two sets made)
Custom made exact replica Carbon Fiber chain guard (one of just 3 made)
BG Wells custom machined brass chain guard screws
"Race-ti" titanium replacement Hex head screws throughout motorcycle.
Moriwaki rear sets....all fittings replaced with titanium screws
BG Wells custom machined 'Moriwaki' oil filler cap
'Kwick' (Expensive lightweight stuff) starter "Tensioner Tamer"
BG Wells custom machined 'Kawasaki logo' billet and brass frame plugs
Raybrig headlight
BG Wells reconfigured rear fender
Sunstar 320mm plain/groove front brake discs
Titanium brake disc bolts and sprocket nuts
Sunstar 250 fully floating rear brake disc
Active billet react caliper hanger
Renthal 44 teeth hard anodized rear sprocket
Renthal 17 teeth 'ultralight' front drive sprocket
Tsubaki 530 pitch Sigma chain..
M-Factory billet handlebar ends
Kenny Niven (Kendo) custom machined billet rear brake torque arm
Kenny Niven (Kendo) custom machined billet K-tric delete blanking plate
BG Wells custom machined rear brake line billet grommet insert
Metalcraft billet CNC'd steering stem nut
Avtech2 custom horn relocation bracket
Vortex billet CNC'd fuel cap
Instrument clock LED replacement bulbs and BG Wells custom acrylic heatshield
to eliminate 'bubble issue'
Venoxy instrument replacement faces
Pingle fuel tap
BG Wells custom brass blanking plate for under tail unit after removal of helmet lock bracket
Coerce gear change shaft support
BG Wells custom machined brass registration plate bolts
Titanium engine mounting bolts
Digital dash board clock mod
Kenny Niven (Kendo) custom stainless steel rear foot peg 'pins'
Muzzy block off plates
BG Wells custom machined rear tail light upper grommet insert
Custom Black Samco silicone hoses
Custom made brake and clutch lines
Brembo mirror bracket adapters
Rizoma resorvoir brackets
BG Wells custom machined brass Ohlins steering damper/Greg Couch damper mounting bracket bushing
Kohken Brembo RCS clutch master cylinder safety switch
K-Factory billet CNC'd clutch slave cylinder

(Still to fit)
Scott Stites (Pulseperformance) custom CNC'd machined top and bottom 'yokes' (triple trees)
Scott Stites custom machined steering stem....
213mmm×M10 titanium bottom engine mounting bolt and nut...


Brian
BG Wells is offline  
post #23 of 29 (permalink) Old 06-27-2017, 03:51 AM
Senior Member
 
pikfee's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: bredene-belgium
Posts: 289
Hello Brian
What Can I say...the list is amazing.....
You got me in the mood for a simullar build.
I don't want to be a copycat or so , but I owned a Original Z1000R Lawson replica back in the eightie's
(when dinousoures could speak..eh..) , yes I'm that old..lol
Now with old age I feel nostaligia coming on as I would gladly like to own one again..(also owned a RD350LC
but these are as rare as hen's teeth , at least in "reasenable" condition...)
There is a nice second hand one on our local second hand site , but only the 1200N version..
Mind you that is no problem as I planning a total rebuild.. ,I would go for the original looks still but with
more modern parts than now fitted , (I dont' think I have near the budget and skills that you putted in to it Brian...)
So lots of it would come off donor bikes , such as upside down forks, radial brakes, big oversized swing arm(aprilia v4 or so style with a single shock rear suspention set up..etc..)
Also planning some carbon bodywork , as I do my own carbon....
Any way this is the bike I have in mind , pretty decent with only 15.000 miles or so on it.
Still negotiating the price...let's hope it works out eh...
cheers
Peter

THERE'S NO SUCH THING AS "TEAMWORK"

Last edited by pikfee; 06-27-2017 at 04:02 AM. Reason: a remark
pikfee is offline  
post #24 of 29 (permalink) Old 06-27-2017, 03:57 AM
Senior Member
 
pikfee's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: bredene-belgium
Posts: 289
cant seem to post pictures on that last tread..
will try now
Attached Images
  

THERE'S NO SUCH THING AS "TEAMWORK"
pikfee is offline  
post #25 of 29 (permalink) Old 06-27-2017, 06:34 AM Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
BG Wells's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Lisburn Northern Ireland
Posts: 4,587
A Z1000r from the 80's ?......yes I remember them well (I'm also that old...!! LOL)

I wish I could come accross one (at a reasonable price) as I would love to restore it to a similar standard to the ZRX 1200R I have just done and I think it would be a great bike to complement it.......

These ZRX's are starting to become pretty hard to come by now (at least good low mileage/condition 'green ones' are..!)

It's always the way that when something is plentiful....we tend to "pass it by".....then when they suddenly become 'hard to get/unavailable' we would do almost anything to get one....

That looks like a good bike you have posted up there....and if you get it I have every confidence you will do a super job on it.!

If you need any help/advice with your build project then please Give me a shout as I will do my best to help....

Also check through my build thread...,as I have covered almost every area on this bike...http://www.mvagusta.net/forum/32-oth...ct-begins.html

Yes my list of 'mods' is quite long and extensive...however that does not include all of the OEM Kawasaki parts I also replaced...along with complete refurbishment of everything else on the bike.... (in addition to the list of "upgrade parts" I posted above...).....but if I'd published everything it would have been longer than "War and Peace".!!

It was a great project and I really enjoyed every moment of it.........but I am not done yet..!!!

Oh and then there is the MV Brutale...and my Suzuki which are "wanting my attention"..!

Brian.
NicholasF4 and NicholasF4 like this.

Last edited by BG Wells; 06-27-2017 at 06:52 AM.
BG Wells is offline  
post #26 of 29 (permalink) Old 06-27-2017, 04:21 PM
Senior Member
 
pikfee's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: bredene-belgium
Posts: 289
yes indeed Brain , so many bikes...so little time...
there is olso an 80's z1000r on the site
looks like it got some mods allready , I think it's even been raced..
Anyway the guy got it up for auction , biding starts at 8000 euro....
cheers
Peter
Attached Images
    

THERE'S NO SUCH THING AS "TEAMWORK"

Last edited by pikfee; 06-27-2017 at 04:22 PM. Reason: typo
pikfee is offline  
post #27 of 29 (permalink) Old 07-30-2017, 09:46 AM
Senior Member
 
pikfee's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: bredene-belgium
Posts: 289
zrx 1100?

Hello Brain
Sad to say the deal with the 1200 zrx went sour....
The guy sold it to someone else as we were negotiating... so bad luck for me.....
Ok time to move on , but unfortionally no good affordeble zrx1200 at the moment.
But yesterday I stumbeld on a "barn find " zrx1100.
It's in a hell off a state like it never been washed or been cared for.....(the guy I found it from was keeping it garaged for a friend , and thinks it will be sold quite cheap...)
No accident however and 90.000 km on it , but as I said I'm planning a total rebuild
so just the frame and engine are needed...
Only thing is..I really wanted a 1200.., so my question is; can you put a 1200engine in a 1100 frame?(there are some loose engines I found on French second hand sites)
Is it plug and play or are the elektronics different? this would mean I have to find a complete wiring loom aswel.
Also different carbs? and what about stroke and bore ? do 1200 cyl and pistons fit a 1100?
(becouse I found an engine with crankcase damage , so the cyl and pistons should be fine..)
I also read that 1200 frames are a bit stronger made then 1100's(around the steering head) Is this correct , and can it be fixed by welding some extra tubing or plates or so ?
Sorry for all the questions , but once I do actionally own on , I will become a member off ZRXOA and stop bothering you over here..
cheers
Peter

THERE'S NO SUCH THING AS "TEAMWORK"
pikfee is offline  
post #28 of 29 (permalink) Old 07-30-2017, 11:56 AM Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
BG Wells's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Lisburn Northern Ireland
Posts: 4,587
Peter ...a 1200 engine will go into a 1100 no problem.....regarding the frame it is really only the swinging arms that are different...

The instrument speedometer is slightly different also reading to 170mph.... (1200 reads to 180mph)...

In addition there are also slight differences regarding the fuel tank...... (a 1200 tank will fit an 1100......but not vice versa..as there is a bracket on the frame which restricts is...)

Etc..etc....

However if I were you I would try and hold out a little longer and buy a 1200 R. ... (they are getting harder to find admittedly...but they still can be found.

The right bike Will come along Peter...!!!

Patience my friend.!

Brian.
BG Wells is offline  
post #29 of 29 (permalink) Old 09-28-2017, 06:19 PM
Senior Member
 
pikfee's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: bredene-belgium
Posts: 289
Quote:
Originally Posted by BG Wells View Post
Peter ...a 1200 engine will go into a 1100 no problem.....regarding the frame it is really only the swinging arms that are different...

The instrument speedometer is slightly different also reading to 170mph.... (1200 reads to 180mph)...

In addition there are also slight differences regarding the fuel tank...... (a 1200 tank will fit an 1100......but not vice versa..as there is a bracket on the frame which restricts is...)

Etc..etc....

However if I were you I would try and hold out a little longer and buy a 1200 R. ... (they are getting harder to find admittedly...but they still can be found.

The right bike Will come along Peter...!!!

Patience my friend.!

Brian.
Well I took youre advice brain and waited for a 1200 , mind you not an R but a scuffed S at abouth a quarter off the price... leaves me more budget for upgrading ...lol
the bike had a lowsider but no accident(id did not hit any cars or obstacles) , ended up on its back , rubber side up..in a grass field
looks like most damage is cosmetical..plastics , tank lightly dented ,right engine carter scrathed and the ugly fairing is totald , but thats no big deal as I plan to make it in an sort of extreme R -version..
So I wont bother you here no more , but I see you on the other side as I inlisted in the ZRXOA forum (just waiting for acceptation at the moment).
cheers
Peter
Attached Images
    

THERE'S NO SUCH THING AS "TEAMWORK"
pikfee is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to use all of the features of the MVAgusta.net site, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome