Here we go....i said progress would be slow. The rolling chassis is up and ready and costing me a small fortune so far.
Its nice to have something to roll around the garage
Wheels all powder coated (black into silver, dayglow red rim tape)), new bearings, calipers powder coated, new seals etc, zx10r shock, exup wheel & swing arm + new gsxr k4 rear sets
YZF750 front, all new bushes, seals & anodised, caliper rebuilt with new seals, pistons & powder coated
Rebuilt the switch gear and powder coated the yzf brake and clutch master cylinders + new short levers....happy days. Engine and finishing off the chassis stuff next....god knows how long until the next interesting post
Here is the latest edition of my oh so slow fz build This little part started with a a partially stripped fzr1000 genesis lump. I stripped down my existing 2mg lump and then offered the 1000 crank up against my 750 cases, subtracted the numbers and then bought new shells to suit. Stripped the paint and masked up the cases was a job from hell, but the result was good
Next it was the gearbox, starter clutch etc all new bearings, drive chains + new starter clutch kit.
The 1000 topend had signs of a head gasket gone so i had the barrel/head skimmed & the barrels where also treated to a hone and new piston rings
New stem seals, valves lapped...oh it was painful doing all 20 of the buggers, shims also job jobbed...living the dream eh
finally done, i just need Hulk Hogan to pot by to help me lift it all in
Just uploaded a pic of the bike in the bits for sale (selling the Remas pipe), This is how she looks at the moment, the calliper is off but I think you can see how she is coming along, just got to sort out the carbs...basically rebuild them. You can see the LC and TZR250 in the back ground...its official i'm stuck in the 80's I need to paint the oil filler it sticks out like a sore thumb.
I have aggravated an old knee injury so bike building progress has been slow ....this getting old lark can be a bit sh1t at times!
More close up pics to follow, she may not be everyone's cup of tea having the 2MG back and the 1FN paint job etc but I fancied being different and its its growing on me
Just wink and say it's a prototype. Car companies often disguise testing mules with the bodywork of an existing model. I bet motorcycle companies do the same, and Yamaha may have done that too back in the day.
Hi everyone, well the bike is finally finished, I finally got the bike running properly all electrics sorted etc To be honest this bike has fought me all the way....I actually fell out of love with it completely, in the end I was flogging a dead horse. The carb bodies where so worn within the slides it was not running low down...eventually I found this out. I ended up fitting a set of exup carbs with stage 3 dynojet, open k&ns...she now rips all the way up the rev range. Still not sure weather to paint the wheels another colour and possibly polish the swing arm. Anyway, loads of pics below...I hope all approve.
Cheers Graham, the jury is out as to if she is a keeper, my old sporting injuries have got bad and i'm struggling to ride a bike at the mo....not giving up yet though, going under the knife next week to hopefully sort it.....you can't keep a good man down I'm tempted to build a 911 lump over winter...oh i know how to live!
Hi James, to be honest the father in law gets all my stainless bolts from his mate.....basically I got a bundle of m6 & m8 x 50mm and cut them to suit. I did buy a really good engine kit from this bloke in France via evil bay well worth it in my opinion....follow the link, the kit was all bagged to suit each case etc
vtr: Hi from cape town; new at forum's not at bike building; the insanity is contagious. Recently acquired a "1FU" FZ750 with dropped valves and decided cool to rebuild as a 911conversion sleeper, what we do to ourselves...
Oct 28, 2018 18:19:43 GMT
Bill Inger: Hi Horse, I know this is a number of years ago when you was looking at a cable conversation, did you get it sorted. and could you help me with my race bike that I uses in the superstock at the CRMC. Cheers Bill
Jan 13, 2019 9:42:57 GMT
grahamfirestorm: Hi everyone my name is graham,from wakefield w.yorks,just acquired a restored 1991 fz750.
Jun 23, 2019 19:52:52 GMT
grahamfirestorm: Can anyone tell me why my bike doesn't seem to light up after 7000rpm like all the research I did before buying it.She has the standard 4 into 1 exhaust,carbs rebuilt with new jets,seals,floats,2 new diaphragms,all valve clearances checked and adjusted?
Jun 23, 2019 20:00:50 GMT
grahamfirestorm: She revs round to 10000rpm ok,but there is no urgency with it,my 1987 Kawasaki gpx750 was a lot quicker,and that was supposed to be 10-15 bhp down,ive been told the standard silencer and air filter are to blame but I don't believe that.
Jun 23, 2019 20:10:33 GMT
grpollard: After a header pipe ring nut (for starters). After 15 plus years trying to get my fz back on the road
Oct 6, 2019 9:52:13 GMT
2manyprojects: Hi all, just aqquired 2 FZ's (only one for me, one for nephew). Have a stable full of bikes, I do have a problem, some say its madness! Am based in North Devon, yes where its always raining! Lol😂
Oct 14, 2019 17:14:31 GMT
Graham : grahamfirestorm. Do you have standard size main jets fitted to your carbs? I would be tempted to go up a size or even two to see if it helps the bike pull stronger at high revs.
Oct 15, 2019 18:57:05 GMT
hybridfreak63: Hi could anyone give me more information about fitting R1 4xv forks to my FZ ...... much appreciated
Jan 18, 2021 10:17:37 GMT