Kawasaki Z1000 Turbo Reborn

Streetfighterkz

Been Around the Block
The instruments are a headache, as want to use OE looking set, but they are mechanically driven, which can't do anymore on my bike. I can buy an OE electronic tacho but no one seems to make a matching speedo. More thought required.

Drive the speedo off the front countershaft sprocket via a VFR750/RC36 drive mechanism. Quite a few Zrx1100/1200 owners do it when swapping out to a Zx/Zzr14 front end. There’s a kit on Webike for the older Kaws. I’m making my own setup for my ‘78 that I’m swapping Ducati GT1000 spoked wheels onto. I ordered a speedo cable from Germany for a CB1000 or CBR1000F. I think the length is 1040mm or something like that.

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(Sorry I’m currently in Poland so it redirected me to the Polish version of the site.)
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Just a thought….

Later, Doug
 
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Streetfighterkz

Been Around the Block
Thats interesting, but how accurate can it be, when gearing is not fixed?

Not sure. I guess it’s read correctly with the same tire size and gearing as a Vfr. I’m not sure how Vfr owners deal with it when swapping gears around. I pay attention to my tach more than the ground speed anyways.

Later, Doug
 

Bevelheadmhr

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Mounted the M-Unit without having to add anymore holes to the frame, will cut down the alloy mounting plate at some point, but for now leaving it, as may want to bolt something else to it, such as the horn.

Made a cardboard template for the rear part of the mudguard, then make it in 1.2mm stainless plate. Bit of a gap on either side, which I may need to address, but then again this bike wont be seeing rain if I can help it.

The headlight mount is coming along, though need to make the wide part of the alloy ears look better, not decided how yet..

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Bevelheadmhr

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Got the cylinder head back, looks good,.. now it needs to be coated to match the rest of the engine cases

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Bevelheadmhr

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Drilled the Renthal bars to take the wiring from the M-Switches, fitted the bars to the bike, along with the HEL master cylinders and grips. Next task is to make a bracket to mount the speedo/tacho unit, and once that's done, I can finally make a start on building the wiring harness for the bike.

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Bevelheadmhr

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The headlamp mount 'ears' have been machined to make them less ugly, while a steel bracket has been made to fit the speedo/tacho gauge. These have been painted black, and now just need to complete the alloy part of the mount and that the front end fabrication done.

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Bevelheadmhr

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I've ridden many thousands of miles with Renthal bars with similar small holes drilled, not dead yet. They have to say that, no doubt some idiot will drill huge holes in a set of bars, they fail, and the company gets sued.
 

Bevelheadmhr

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Having an interesting time trying to build the wiring harness for the MK2 without an engine. Can't do everything, but I can do approx 90%. The keyless ignition system is on back order, but the GPS speedo sensor should be here in a few days.

Using an M-Unit simplifies things a lot.. no need for a fuse box, alarm system, relays, etc. Though the wires from the M-switches are tiny, and tricky to work with.

Have to work on my drive now, as no room left in my garage

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