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Okay, so it's been a long time coming, but I've finally dug through the piles of shite in my shed and uncovered my old Z650.
It's always been a long term project, and it's certainly not going to be completed quickly, so don't hold your breath....

 

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oooooh pretty. i like those wheels too
 

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you got some cool toys in that shed mate.
looking forward to this build. you sticking with the turbo??

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Clutter under the seat, to be tidied...


And this is staying... note the cutout in the frame that was needed to get the Rajay to fit.

Can see it a bit better here...

The engine that is fitted in these pics is coming out, as it's a bog stock GPz1100 lump. I've got a nicer one to replace it.
I'll also dig out some pics of the earlier incarnations of the 650, just need to get them scanned.
 

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Impressive !

in my shed I can only find shit, literal shit, mostly possum shit but sometimes cat's

whish I had a shad like yours
 

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It looks like you have an early ZX7 front end slotted in. I'm swapping in a 89-90 Zx750H in my '78 1000. What size bearings did you use? All Balls lists three different thicknesses of top bearings for the conversion so I'm not sure which one I need.

Later, Doug
 

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UF - yep, first fitted the 1100 motor a fair few years ago now, about thirteen in fact... ahem.
Doug - the ZXR front end went in at the same time as the big engine, so I can't remember what was involved. I think it had a stem swap in the ZXR yokes and used standard 650 size bearings, but I may have disremembered that! I can measure the bearings when I strip it, but that'll not be for a while yet...
Shifty - already sold the top end from the 'old' engine, and selling the rest as well, to raise some much needed funds to cover the things I need to buy. :)
 

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Bah.

Anyways, I gotta find a way to tidy up the top yoke - I don't really like the risers, although they suit the bike as a whole, and I need to get the clocks sorted - the boost gauge replaces the standard speedo, and the standard cable driven rev counter is replaced by an SPA all-singing all-dancing rev counter / speedo / idiot light jobbie.



The button that I've fitted into the redundant right-hand indicator warning light is the button to scroll through the display on the clocks.
 
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