I’ve been pushing on with the Zed since getting the engine back in. I’ve now refitted the wiring and replace parts of the wiring and a number of connectors. Now all the electrics appear to work ok with no popping fuses.
I had to put a new battery on it as the old one wouldn’t hold more than 10volts.
I’ve cleaned up the carbs a little and refitted them along with new cam and clutch cover gaskets. It’s had a new clutch cable, which is a little bit short I think but it seems to work for now. Refitted the chain and primary drive cover too after a good clean.
The chain guard I had was some crap after market chrome one that really didn’t fit very well. So I went searching for a replacement only to find that a Kawasaki NOS chain guard is going to set me back Â£105 ! By accident I came across a local company in Cov that had moulds for a number of classic jap parts. They make a chain guard to fit a Z1 so I went to take a look. Turned out to be a good quality solid moulded part which fits really well. It still cost Â£40 but I doubt it is any different to the original.
They also make tail pieces and side panels for Zed so if you need one get in contact with LPM
So I’m now waiting on an oil filter so that I can get some oil in her again and then I think I’m ready to put some fuel in and see what happens. Fingers crossed it will be good news from that point on.