This manual is for all owners and enthusiasts of the legendary Kawasaki Z1 900, Z/KZ900 and Z1000 built between 1972 and 1980. The book covers the complete restoration of a 1976 KZ900, from the sourcing of the bike to its completion as a fully restored machine. Every area is covered starting with advice on the different models, spares availability, and where best to source a bike to restore. Every area of the restoration is then covered in full detail including the engine, frame, gearbox, wheels, suspension and forks, brakes, ancillaries, bodywork and electrics, accompanied by hundreds of clear colour photos to illustrate the text. Additional work on a 1974 Z1A model adds complementary information. What really sets this manual apart from the everyday however, is the style in which it is written: not as some dull and distant workshop manual but in a friendly, humorous manner by an enthusiast of many years who is able to involve and entertain the reader, as well as guiding them through the restoration process. This is the third restoration guide from Chris Rooke, whose previous works have been a massive hit with mechanics, enthusiasts and restorers throughout the world.
Illustration: B&W THROUGHOUT
Availability: Future Publication. Pre-order now. Due date: September 2018
Publisher: VELOCE PUBLISHING LTD
Publication date: 18/09/2018
Country of publication: UNITED KINGDOM
Weight: 0 g
Dimensions: 270mm X 207mm
Foreword Chapter 1 Choosing a model to restore Chapter 2 Buying a bike to restore Chapter 3 The ten golden rules for a successful restoration Chapter 4 Dismantling the bike Chapter 5 Removing and dismantling the engine Followed by a series of chapters covering different parts of the restoration process.