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R. J. ZL 1000 NEW PARTS

R. J. Jul 27, 2019

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    :hello: I bought a new aftermarket plate holder with LED light. $22 shipped. Powder coat $25. New 12 inch Progressive rear shocks with heavy duty springs. $265 shipped. The 11 1/2 inch ones with standard springs was letting my rear tire rub on the inside of my fender when riding 2 up. I fabricated a top mounting bracket for the plate holder so that I can install the plate holder under my bikes tail light. Tomorrow I'm going to install both items. IMG_7742.JPG IMG_7744.JPG IMG_7746.JPG IMG_7747.JPG IMG_7748.JPG IMG_7749.JPG IMG_7750.JPG IMG_7751.JPG IMG_7752.JPG IMG_7753.JPG IMG_7755.JPG IMG_7758.JPG
     
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    Give us the review on the heavy duty springs. I'm finding my new progressive shocks to be a bit softer than I like. I run them at top notch 2 up and 1 click down when solo.
     
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    :hello: OK: I just hope that they are not to stiff when riding alone.
     
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    :hello: I mounted my new plate bracket today. It came on a slow boat from CHINA. :laughing7:. The mounting point that I used was the existing holes in the outer rear fender that the OEM inner fender mounted to. I bought 2 rubber grommets from LOWES. I had 2 rusty spacers that I took out of my spare rear fender. I had all 4 powder coated. :laughing7:. Cost $8. Also I bought two super bright 1157 LED bulbs made by SYLVANIA. $24 from Auto Zone. I'm still going to use the 2 outer LED plate holders in addition to the LED one that came with the new plate holder. ____________________________ IMG_7759.JPG IMG_7760.JPG IMG_7761.JPG IMG_7762.JPG IMG_7763.JPG IMG_7765.JPG IMG_7767.JPG
     
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    :hello: I mounted my new PROGRESSIVE 12 inch shocks with heavy duty springs. $265 shipped. The springs are 3/16 of an inch thicker than the standard springs. I made a wedge jig aid to keep the rear tire from dropping to the floor. It worked really well. I got the shocks from PowderKoat Plus of South Daytona. They sell me parts for 15% over cost plus shipping. They can get anything that I Dealer can even tires. If you buy tires from them they will mount and balance them for free. _______________________________________________________________________________________________ IMG_7768.JPG IMG_7769.JPG IMG_7772.JPG IMG_7774.JPG
     
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    :hello: This afternoon I finished with my plate holder. I ran all 3 LED plate lights wires through the same heat shrink. I mounted an LED brake light on the bottom of the plate. $26 from Cycle Gear. I also put 2 rubber grommets from LOWES in the fenders holes that the tail lights wiring runs through. Cost $2.50. I used zip tie hanger stays to secure all the wiring to the underside of the fender. ____________________________________ IMG_7778.JPG IMG_7782.JPG IMG_7781.JPG IMG_7783.JPG IMG_7784.JPG IMG_7793.JPG IMG_7777.JPG
     
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    I like that led Brake light bar. Nice job RJ
     
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    :hello: Thanks. I finished up this Morning making the electrical connection for the LED bar brake light. First I ran the wire through heat shrink. Then tied it into the other wiring running under the rear fender. Next I soldered the wire leads onto the blue and black pins of the bikes brake light wire. I made the solder connection on the pins right at the factory crimps. When doing this tint the wires first. I held the wires in place with a really small pair of vice grips. Then soldered very lightly. Using to much solder and the pins will not go back into the connector. IMG_7805.JPG IMG_7816.JPG IMG_7822.JPG IMG_7823.JPG IMG_7833.JPG
     
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    :hello: I got my NOS tach and NOS mini rack from my friend Don B. a few days ago who works at Toms Cycle of Indiana PA. He's the Lead Tech and Service Manager. Last Month they bought out another Dealer. The mini rack is all rusty. I'm having it powder coated gloss black. Both $150. IMG_7859.JPG
     
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    :hello: Here are pics of my NOS tachs bucket. I'll keep it as a spare. The ZL 600 tach that was on my ZL 10 took a dump. :laughing7:. along with my original tach a few years ago. When Don B. called me he said that the tach was in the box with the ZL 10 mini rack with no part #. The parts guys never heard of a ZL 1000. How they found out was they ran the mini racks part #. Don had one of the parts guys text me pics. Since they had no way to test the tach they let me have both the mini rack and tach for $150 shipped. Here are pics of the mini racks box that it came in. IMG_7860.JPG IMG_7861.JPG IMG_7862.JPG IMG_7863.JPG IMG_7864.JPG IMG_7865.JPG IMG_7866.JPG
     
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    What's your mini rack look like though?
    I thought the only rack available was the aluminum one.
     
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    87kawzl, you may be thinking of my aluminum racks that I had made by the amish welders. The originals were steel with a chrome finish.
     
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    Oooh, they just had that chunky look that made me think they were made from aluminum. I just assumed that mild steel would have been made of round bar like the old days. I know the rack RJ scored now, got a great deal.
     
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    :hello: Don is going to keep a look out for other ZL NOS parts as they log them in. The mini rack on the under side was mostly bear steel. It had rust on all the welds. The only thing that was chrome was the top side.
     
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    :hello: I got my NOS mini rack back from PowderKote Plus today. It came out great. Kyle had to re-shoot it because I wasn't good with the first go around. Cost $20. IMG_7905.JPG IMG_7906.JPG
     
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    Shopping for backrest bags now? Looks good and EZ on and off too.
     
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    Looks good RJ, can't wait to see a side shot with & without the bag. I'm sure the bag will come in handy, I was looking at the same one and thinking about setting up a suction cup rack like I've seen for some softails to keep it off the paint.
     
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    :hello: I mounted my new Saddleman sissy bar bag. It came with 6 straps. 4 that are 2 short & 2 long ones that I can use. I'm going to order some of the long ones which are way to long. I can shorten those. The Saddleman came with a back rest pad, a carring strap and a rain cover. IMG_7929.JPG IMG_7928.JPG IMG_7927.JPG IMG_7930.JPG IMG_7925.JPG IMG_7931.JPG IMG_7924.JPG IMG_7923.JPG IMG_7924.JPG IMG_7922.JPG IMG_7921.JPG IMG_7920.JPG
     
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