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    New Z50J1 '76 Build / Restoration

    hi guys
    here is my first restoration project
    so far, got the bike and some spare parts ready for a resto' extravaganza






    and i have some spares ready to restore and new parts to replace worn out parts too





    this should be good fun
    heaps of dirty action in the garage, (man cave)
    and plenty of cash thrown around getting this rocket back to it former glory
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    more parts arrived

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    Nice work. Looks like most of the expensive bits came with your bike already, eg headlight bucket, taillight bracket, luggage rack.

    When you get it finished we should get an Adelaide ride organised.

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    Looks a good platform to start with. I am just starting my first Z project also, same bike, same colour but I have to locate a lot more of those parts that came with yours.

    Be good to see the finished work! Do you have a time frame or you just taking your time?

    Regards

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    got some parts on the racks ready to build

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    did a recover of the seat





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    polished up the flasher can and original speedo with some steel wool



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    started some assembly of the frame

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    Looking good!

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    awesome

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    Very nice

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    just went and picked up a new 6v battery for the yellow beast from jay car




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    New horn arrived from groovyguru today

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    A bit of cold gal on the brake components

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    New horn on freshly coated mount

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    Made myself a longer rear wiring cable for the rear lights


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    Doing a top job there. Good work with the seat, turned out mint.
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    Looking good !

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    New parts arrived today from vintagehondaman on eBay

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    Nice looking resto, its all in the little detail :-)
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    Quote Originally Posted by V3ryhappy View Post
    did a recover of the seat





    Great stuff mate, just doing a papaw green one at the moment. Where did ya get the seat cover from?
    Thx
    Talbs

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    A update

    I just got the tank and fork tubes back from the painters today

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    Some more

    Here is some more


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    Just doing a little fork suspension work tonight

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    and a couple more photos of the build

    polished the hubs and then a coat of gloss to seal them



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    Hubs and drums came up well!
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    just a quick wheel assembly



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    Got some re chrome done


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    Some one needs a motor ����

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    That is beautiful. You're doing such a great job.
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    Installed the rear rack tonight


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    Will we see a chrissy day finish ,,?
    its engine oil madge ,,,
    Your soaking in it ,,!!

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    https://youtu.be/ppqZnbCLANM
    https://youtu.be/ppqZnbCLANM

    stock standard motor, runs a little rough, need a bit of love
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    Looks great mate, yellow J1's are the only Z worth having
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