Kawasaki Z1000 Turbo Reborn

der_nanno

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As it has still got the Rayjay fitted, are you planning to run this or upgrade to a ball-bearing turbo and if you're sticking with the RayJay, how do you plan to increase the oil-pressure for the turbo? (Or how has it been implemented in the past?)

Hold on a sec - is that you Mr.B from the old OSP-Forum?
 

Bevelheadmhr

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No, the engine wont be turbo'd, the original turbo was worn out, and the turbo kit got sold off to Z-Power many years ago, for one their show bikes. You have a good memory, I was Mr B on OSP, pity that forum died, as many have.
 

der_nanno

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Maybe we should actually revive it... Not really feeling at home here or on brand-specific forums and the different ideas were always very inspiring.
 

Bevelheadmhr

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I still post on Britchopper, but that too seems to be slowly fading away, with less and less posts. Seems everyone is on FB, Instagram etc. There are a few big forums still going strong.. Pistonheads has a Bike section, though most posts are about new bikes, while advrider probably has the best range of subjects, their build section has some amazing build threads. Link here https://advrider.com/f/forums/some-assembly-required.83/
These days I tend to spend most time on YT.
 

Bevelheadmhr

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Got the engine cases and block back from the powder coaters... in satin black, very similar to the factory finish..
 

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Bevelheadmhr

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The other day I dragged out the box holding the MK2 tank and side panels, and tried them out on the frame for the first time. Looks pretty good, still waiting for a seat from Japan, which is on back order via Z-Power.

BTW the gold bars, wheels and shocks wont be used in the final build..

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Rider52

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The Z1R Turbo are worth a lot of money these days.. £20K or so here in the UK.
Yes I kick myself often for selling some bikes. My 47 Knuckle would be a $50K bike and my 39 Knuckle would be an easy $100K. My friend's Black Shadow which was a free basket case would be worth several hundred thousand now. I also had a wrecked ELR with factory race provenance and I wonder how much it would be worth. Kawasaki sold the bike after the races for $5K and the new owner wadded it up at a WERA race. I bought the remains for $200 and used the engine in another frame.
 

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