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Back from the Isle of Man!

Trojan441 Jul 7, 2018

  1. Trojan441

    Trojan441 Active Member

    20180528_115314.jpg 20180617_140205.jpg 20180617_140221.jpg 20180608_093819.jpg 20180608_174635.jpg Okay, got back been really busy have some photos and been running around like crazy till today! Got up doing jobs started bike and petrol was gushing from one of the Carburettor drain pipes on the right side, I believe there is 1 drain per two carburettors?

    So I should have done it before and have put almost 4,000 miles on the ZL since mid-April, some of it chasing round my mate on his BMW K1200S, which he has just replaced with a Kwacker ZR 7, which he likes, but I think it looks a simpler cheap version of earlier air-cooled 1970/1980 Kwackers and slower to boot!

    Have stripped the Keihins out off the bike and will over-haul then I have taken photos too which may help someone else later, I felt instinctively it was a sticking float chamber anyway a over-haul is long overdue so here goes i will update as the process goes on!

    Anyway, here are some shots of the ZL on the sacred isle!


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  2. Trojan441

    Trojan441 Active Member

    Cheers for the replies guys!
    I seen the carb strip-down and it is immensely useful, well done that man. But I have taken photo's of how to remove the carb's from the bike!

    I have rebuilt the carb's and it was dirt in the float bowls, now just have too put them back on , not as easy a job as the Z650, because of space restraints.

    According to the plugs the motor is running rich and I was getting about 45mpg, (Imperial gallons* 4.55 litres or 8 pints), my BMw K75 740cc use to return 55mpg, so the Kwacker is thirsty by comparison!

    Some Pre TT Classic racing shots! 20180527_201031.jpg 20180527_175645.jpg 20180527_183502.jpg 20180527_201126.jpg 20180527_141042.jpg 20180527_144308.jpg 20180527_144500.jpg
  3. 87kawzl

    87kawzl Senior Member

    I'll bet you had a blast! Sidecar action is awesome, to see those teams get it done is amazing.

    I believe the gearing on the ZL and the extra ponies are where the fuel mileage is down compared to the beemmer.
  4. markus56

    markus56 ZL-OA Co-owner Staff Member Administrator Super Moderator Supporting Member

    Love those Isle of Mann races and thanks for sharing them with us.

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