1974 Kawasaki Z1b Comes Home…

Posted: August 13, 2011 in Just Me

So at last I have a bike I have longed after for many years, an August 74 Z1b, it’s not pretty, it wears its age with pride, it needs a few things doing right from the off, but it is mine. As some of you know, this bike is an ebay find, it had a buy it now option so I did just that, and dragged home another old nail, complete with a big box of spares. 20,000 original miles, wrong shocks, aftermarket seat, and a tank and carbs full of rusty slime, but it is mine….

1974 Z1b

So first thing to do was pull the tank and give that a flush out, but I think it will need a fair bit more work before it can be used, so that being said, it is  off to be power washed tomorrow.. Then it will be time to pull the carbs, these are going to need a full clean and build job, The it was time to start degreasing the old girl, while we tried to see if the battery would take a charge. underneath all the gunk and stuff it was suprisingly clean, so grease the swing arm, clean the chrome, and fit the old battery just to test the electrics, and everything works just fine, lights, horn, starter, all working.

Well that is it for today, more tomorrow, after it has had a wash….

Coming Home


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