The Z1000r2 ELR rebuild

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The Z1000r2 ELR rebuild

Post by pablo » Mon Apr 21, 2014 4:08 pm

I can't believe its nearly 5yrs since we bought our Z1000r2
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I got around to starting work on it at the turn of the year and there's a hell of a lot of work to be done. I stripped it to a bare frame and that's just come back from the powder coaters along with various bits of bracketry. I'm sorting throught spacers, brackets and fasteners to see what can be replated and what's beyond saving.
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The motor doesn't seem to bad mechanically, but it'll be completely rebuilt with the cases being aquablasted and repainted.

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It has a braced swinging arm that I think is a metmachex and want to keep, but it's in a bit of a mess. Inside, the bearing had corroded onto the sleeve so ther're both shagged and on the drive side there is only a nylon/ steel bush arrangement that seems a bit odd. The chaiguard was a horrible stainless aftermarket affair and the mounts on the chainguard and on the swinging arm have been butchered to effect a sort of fit. The chainguard is scrap but I want get the swinging arm sorted out.
So I need to find a nice chainguard and have then fitted properly.

It's going to be green too. Just like Eddie's
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Re: The Z1000r2 ELR rebuild

Post by teerex » Mon Apr 21, 2014 8:03 pm

I'm looking forward to watching your restoration Pablo. :D
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Re: The Z1000r2 ELR rebuild

Post by pablo » Sat May 03, 2014 11:25 am

It will be a slow process mate. I'm working away at the minute, for how long I'm not sure so opportunities to work on the bike are limited. The other thing is I'm paying for a big holiday this year so I'm going to be Harry Skinters for a while.
It'll get done though a wee bit at a time.
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Re: The Z1000r2 ELR rebuild

Post by teerex » Sat May 03, 2014 1:47 pm

pablo wrote:It will be a slow process mate. I'm working away at the minute, for how long I'm not sure so opportunities to work on the bike are limited. The other thing is I'm paying for a big holiday this year so I'm going to be Harry Skinters for a while.
It'll get done though a wee bit at a time.
Same here Pablo,

Me and Sharon are hoping to get married this year so I have that to pay for but like you the bike will be finished one day.

It was a choice between a GPZ1100, GSX1100 but due to the cost of the bikes I ended up with a GSX750ET but still a stunning old skool bike, my budget is £3,000 not inc the purchase price which is what I spent on my KR1 not inc the purchase price.
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Re: The Z1000r2 ELR rebuild

Post by JanBros » Sat May 03, 2014 3:21 pm

teerex wrote:I ended up with a GSX750ET but still a stunning old skool bike, my budget is £3,000 not inc the purchase price which is what I spent on my KR1 not inc the purchase price.
are you seriously considering spending 3.000 on that bike :shock:
I have a bin, throw your money in it . saves you a lot of time and effort, and it wouldn't matter much to the value of the finished bike.
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Re: The Z1000r2 ELR rebuild

Post by teerex » Sat May 03, 2014 5:57 pm

JanBros wrote:
teerex wrote:I ended up with a GSX750ET but still a stunning old skool bike, my budget is £3,000 not inc the purchase price which is what I spent on my KR1 not inc the purchase price.
are you seriously considering spending 3.000 on that bike :shock:
I have a bin, throw your money in it . saves you a lot of time and effort, and it wouldn't matter much to the value of the finished bike.
I like the GSX so yes, the KR1 I built cost a total of £4,600 and the GSX will be a usable classic, the KR1 wasn't.

You spent as much putting an SV engine etc in a KR1!!!! :shock:

Anyway lets not bombard Pablo's thread with this, as this is about his bike.
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Re: The Z1000r2 ELR rebuild

Post by JanBros » Sun May 04, 2014 3:52 pm

teerex wrote: You spent as much putting an SV engine etc in a KR1!!!! :shock:
nope, I spent the same amount building a bike perfectly to what I wanted from scratch and taht I couldn't have bought anywhere for any kind of cash, buying parts one by one, that's not the same (in my eyes at least :wink: )

mine is a unique bike, and I don't care if others thinck it's wasted money, as I won't put it on for sale for as long as I have enough limbs to ride it. That's something else to what you do. I can't believe you will make a profit on that bike. Even getting your money back seems difficult to me, and than you have done all the hard work for "nothing" (except maybe some pride).

but hey, it's your money :D :wink:
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Re: The Z1000r2 ELR rebuild

Post by teerex » Sun May 04, 2014 6:07 pm

I'm not building the GSX750ET to make a profit I am building it because since I was 16yrs old way back in 1985 I have always wanted one, This build is for me to keep hence me spending money on it.

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Re: The Z1000r2 ELR rebuild

Post by pablo » Mon May 05, 2014 12:00 pm

The value someone places on a bike is a personal thing. I've kept most of the bills from our KR1s restoration, but I've never bothered to total them up because that wasn't what it was about. I reckon it was close to 3k. What would I get for it if we decided to sell :? One bloke has offered us 4k for it, but I doubt he was serious and I was'nt in the mood to call his bluff. Even at 4k it would'nt be much of a return for all the hours I put in, but that's the point I didn't do it to make money.

Ian's Suzuki is the same. I don't think that's an out of the way budget to rebuild the GSX and get the bike you want. I know a bloke who has paid more than that to get his hands on a GS850 shaftie cos he had one back in the day. I sold my PE for 3k who'd a thought that was possible a few years ago. I see air cooled Jap fours becoming sought after and not just Z thous and GS thous. Look what's happening to Z650s on the back of Z1s.

I dread to think where the final bill for the Z1000 will end up, but if I do it a wee bit at a time I might not notice :roll:
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Re: The Z1000r2 ELR rebuild

Post by pablo » Sun Nov 01, 2015 7:52 pm

It's been a long and expensive couple of months on the Lawson front, but here is the almost finished motor. A thing of beauty I think you will agree (for a four stroke)

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I've just been looking back at the previous comments on this thread re build budgets and I can tell you that almost 3K has gone into this motor. So if anyone has bought any bits from me that's where it's gone and thank you.
The motor was stripped, and the cases aquablasted and repainted. Crank reconditioned. Rebored to take a MTC 1075 pistons. Head barrells refaced. Head rebuilt with new valves, valve springs, shells and recut valve seats and shimmed up with new shims. All of the exhaust studs had to be milled out and replaced with stainless. New case studs, barrell and head studs. New cam end rubbers, cam chain and guides, APE manual cam chain tensioner. New clutch with heavy duty springs. Seals gaskets and assorted sunries.
The gearbox was in good shape and only needed one new selector fork.
The motor looks class in the house and I'll enjoy looking at it there while the rolling chassis goes together.
Budget busted allready :roll:
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Re: The Z1000r2 ELR rebuild

Post by 500bernie » Sun Nov 01, 2015 9:04 pm

Absolutely awesome Pablo,
I always wanted the 550 in green and white (me being a bit of a shortarse).
Keep the photos coming.
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Re: The Z1000r2 ELR rebuild

Post by pablo » Mon Nov 02, 2015 10:03 am

Thanks Bernie. I've got the cam cover to paint crinkle black and the Kawasaki lettering to paint in in white then that's it.
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