Turbo Kiwi

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lazza111
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Re: Turbo Kiwi

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Also cut the rear undertray down as I do like the clean look with it removed. Both sections of the undertray are in terrible condition so not a biggie to be cutting it up.
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The bottom/front section is not much better. I have cleaned it and will fit it but have to go on the hunt for a replacement cos it is super nasty :shock: .
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All said and done though, it all looks good when it's together......ish. Okay, maybe if you stand quite a way bac :rofl: .
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Been busy with work lately but it's Easter and a day off means a bit of shed time. Finished up some of the niggly jobs that were 90% done. Finished mounting the back brake caliper. Once I did the back wheel up type it pulled the caliper up tight against the disc. Had to fix my little mill and remove a couple of mills from the bracket and jobs done. Also made a spacer for the mount to the torque arm. Jobs done!
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Also got the right footpeg hanger mounted with the brake components attached.
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Got the battery box mounted.
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Forgot to mention I also found a tidy replacement for the repaired a very nasty rear guard. Happy days.
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Really funny thing I also discovered was that when I replaced the broken subframe bracket I forgot to weld on the little brackets that the CDI hooks onto. Ooops! I really didn't want to flip the frame, sand off powder coat, and weld them on so cheated and bolted them up. Jobs done :D . The joy of this not being a OEM resto, can make the rules up as I go along.
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Biggest job of the day and one I have really wanted to get sorted was mounting the instruments. It doesn't look that exciting in the photos but it took frigging ages getting it all to fit together. Now that the mounts are sorted and the clocks are sitting in the final position I can pull it all to bits for painting. Still pondering on the top clamp bolt holes. Might make some alloy plugs to bash into the holes and sand the top flat. Still pondering this one. Will also start thinking about a cover to hide mounts and which I can add the idiot lights to0. So much to do :lol: .
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Last job for the day was putting most of the seat latch back together. Yes, I know. Looks ugly in stunning zinc but it was pretty nasty it just got a massive whack with the wire wheel and hit with the zinc spray can. I do have a NOS bracket coming from Ebay UK and a new spring but neither have turned up yet and I was getting impatient. Fished out the lock section and it is looking pretty rugged. Might see if I can track down a tidy one with a key from the net. Fingers crossed. Not sure where the spacers went that the latch bolts go through went but they have totally vanished so I had to make new ones those as well. Little lathe has had a workout knocking out spacers today.
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Back to the motor today. I really need to get my shit together and finish the head rebuild and get the motor back together. First things first.........engine covers! The poor ol' Turbo Kiwi has seen alot of time on the deck and the engine covers show it. I would love to show a photo of the amazing work I have done this weekend restoring them but unfortunately not quite there yet lol!
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Clutch cover is pretty good and doesn't have any crash damage. Just needs a good sand and a paint.
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Not so good for this bad boy though :lol:
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Slighltly better here though so all round not to bad really.
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I have to be honest with you all...... I really haven't done bugger all for a while on the GPZ. Just been too busy with work and when I have made it into the shed I have been doing some long overdue maintenance on the Z1R. That said I finally got the seat back! So I fitted it and congratulated myself on all my hard work :rofl: . Really happy with how it came out. Underside is a bit shabby so I am going to have to spend a bit of time sorting that to say the seat is actually finished. Rusty ol' bolts on the latches isn't helping and when one of the nuts ripped right out of the seat plastic and all I was a bit gutted to say the least. At least I know what tomorrow's job is!
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I did start fluffing around with some parts I had in my stash cupboard. I have a new Brembo master cylinder that I bought for another project and didn't use. I thought it would be perfect for the GPZ so I dug it out today for a fitting. Bugger me but it won't fit! Because it was designed for handlebars not clipons there isn't enough clearance. A cunning plan scuppered before I started!
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I also bought some Domino switch blocks for the left and right, throttle, and clutch perch and lever. Thought since I was digging in the cupboard I should dig these out and have a play.
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I got creative and ground a nut down to a slight oversize on the hole , whacked it in, and then filled it all up with ados glue. :rock Feels like it should hold :D

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Keep up the good work :thumbup
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