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  1. #31
    BadAss Hooligan
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    Re: 1975 Z1

    I hope to get the Z1 running and legal then sell it and a few other bikes to get what I really want, a H2 750. Time to quit compromising as old age looms in the not too far distance.

  2. #32
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    Re: 1975 Z1

    Quote Originally Posted by jjgres View Post
    The title company was pretty sure they could get one. No title-no pay!
    This guy bought the bike from you for a dollar (via mail). Then he got a title in his name then sold it back to you for a dollar and you used his new title to get your own.
    The bike was not stolen as my friend took it on the word of the seller that it was not but checked himself the VIN through the DMV or the police and there was no record of it being stolen.
    Some states are more lenient than others.
    I think the guy getting the title said his state was clamping down on such things.

  3. #33
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    Re: 1975 Z1

    Quote Originally Posted by jjgres View Post
    I hope to get the Z1 running and legal then sell it and a few other bikes to get what I really want, a H2 750. Time to quit compromising as old age looms in the not too far distance.
    There was a time when it was cheaper to restore than to buy a finished bike that someone either restored or pay someone else to.
    having brough an H2 back to life many years ago, it was worth the time and $$.
    I think you can buy a restored H2 cheaper than you can rebuild a bike in that condition assuming you are not sitting on a ton of spares.

    IMO, you retore these for the sense of accomplishment and not to save $$.
    Might consider a part out for best ROI.

    ZRX's are a good example.
    Plenty of running bikes that are rideable that get parted out vs. selling for the max amount of $$

  4. #34
    BadAss Hooligan
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    Re: 1975 Z1

    Yeah, you need a bike with all the bits or it will kill you in parts. The Z1 is mostly there, just missing advancer and the harness is chopped up. Bodywork is straight. In a box of paper that came with the bike was stuff on electronic ignition and cams. I think the guy was trying to go from points and the stuff got lost. Motor turns over. I like to get old junk running.

  5. #35
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    Re: 1975 Z1

    ZRXOA # 2429

  6. #36
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    Re: 1975 Z1

    Quote Originally Posted by jjgres View Post
    I like to get old junk running.
    Right there with you, but with multiple bikes, got no time or cash right now.
    They are reproing tons of parts but it's the crank, tranny, heads, and hard to find missing parts that will kill you.

    Here's to a mint bottom end, solid tranny, and fresh bores & heads!

  7. #37
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    Re: 1975 Z1

    A green-letter day: got a clear title for the '75 Z1! Took about 5 months. There is quite a process you go through but in the end it cost about $165. Now to see if it will run.

  8. #38
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    Re: 1975 Z1

    Quote Originally Posted by Jim C View Post
    There was a time when it was cheaper to restore than to buy a finished bike that someone either restored or pay someone else to.
    having brough an H2 back to life many years ago, it was worth the time and $$.
    I think you can buy a restored H2 cheaper than you can rebuild a bike in that condition assuming you are not sitting on a ton of spares.

    IMO, you retore these for the sense of accomplishment and not to save $$.
    Might consider a part out for best ROI.

    ZRX's are a good example.
    Plenty of running bikes that are rideable that get parted out vs. selling for the max amount of $$
    I would like to get a runner. If I sell enough junk I can buy one restored.

  9. #39
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    Re: 1975 Z1

    Quote Originally Posted by jjgres View Post
    A green-letter day: got a clear title for the '75 Z1! Took about 5 months. There is quite a process you go through but in the end it cost about $165. Now to see if it will run.
    Congrats Joe!!! Sounds like you got your Christmas present
    Big Harry

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    George Carlin

  10. #40
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    Re: 1975 Z1

    Quote Originally Posted by Johnnie Phatt View Post
    pics please or it did not happen
    You said it before i could
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    current bike: 2000 ZRX1100

  11. #41
    BadAss Hooligan
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    Re: 1975 Z1

    Quote Originally Posted by jjgres View Post
    A green-letter day: got a clear title for the '75 Z1! Took about 5 months. There is quite a process you go through but in the end it cost about $165. Now to see if it will run.
    thats a bargain considering what you can get for a Z1 once its brought back to life. Bravo!!!

    Would love to see what it looks like under the valve cover. You're going to have to check the gaps anyway

    Like another said, you could start a running photo journal thread of the resto
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    current bike: 2000 ZRX1100

  12. #42
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    Re: 1975 Z1

    Congratulations on getting the title... $165, wow, that's expensive paperwork just to say the bike is legally yours.. think I'd frame it & hang on on the garage wall..



    Sometimes I forget people can see me make the jerk off motion when they're talking to me...

  13. #43
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    It seems expensive, but it's worth every penny IMO

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  14. #44
    BadAss Hooligan
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    Re: 1975 Z1

    $165 was just the title. Registration and tag will be additional $.

  15. #45
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    Re: 1975 Z1

    Quote Originally Posted by jjgres View Post
    $165 was just the title. Registration and tag will be additional $.
    Yeah, I thought that was the case... suxx dealing with the money grabbing govt.


    Sometimes I forget people can see me make the jerk off motion when they're talking to me...

  16. #46
    BadAss Hooligan
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    Re: 1975 Z1

    An update is in order:

    We ended up buying the property where the Z1 was found. The last couple years I've been fixing the place up, putting in sheds, septic systems and generally nesting. The result is not much action on the Z1. My Facebook buddy, Skip Duke sent me an ignition advance unit and I found the points plate in a box of parts. Now I just need a bolt and spacer (I think) and the points will be complete.

    I've been researching parts and the Z1 is popular, easy to find stuff for. As soon as I quit spending money on the property I can direct some to the Z1 project.

    In the years I've been staring at the thing my desire for a H2 has lessened. Maybe the Z1 is a better street bike, I don't know but the thing is growing on me.

    On a side note: there was also a 1975 MG-GT (hardtop) laying about so I got a title to that also. This property came with a lot of junk that I've slowly been hauling off.

  17. #47
    BadAss Hooligan
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    Re: 1975 Z1

    Hi Ya Gres,

    Glad you found a 'Nest'!!! It's nice to have a place to call home. Now's the time to get back to that Z1. Pics or it never happened!
    Big Harry

    "As you swim the river of life, do the breast stroke. It helps to clear the turds from your path!"
    George Carlin

  18. #48
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    Re: 1975 Z1

    Nothing a little wax and a rag can't fix.
    Speed kills..........but only the dumb and the inexperienced!

    ZRXOA Exalted Supreme Benevolent Grand Master Member #4875

    (Same as a friggin Pope) or (Gawd as it gets)


  19. #49
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    Re: 1975 Z1

    Good to read you found a place with a bit of treasure on it! New Mexico you say? Keep us posted and I will see about getting back on facebook to see your progress. Wish you the best on the Z1.
    No Good Deed Goes Unpunished


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  20. #50
    BadAss Hooligan
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    Re: 1975 Z1

    I'm not that impressed with facebook but it is easy to operate. Working on power for the shed now. It will be 2700-watt solar+battery+6kw inverter, off-grid with a backup 10kw generator. New Mexico has lots of sun so the generator won't see much use unless I'm welding.

  21. #51
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    Re: 1975 Z1

    Where in NM? I'm moving back myself.
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  22. #52
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    Re: 1975 Z1

    Name:  image.jpg
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Size:  1.05 MB why go for a 550 when you can have a 1100cc? Remember there's no substitute for more cc!

  23. #53
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    Re: 1975 Z1

    Near Alamogordo. At 6000 feet. Not so hot in summer, not too cold in winter. I can get to Cloudcroft by dirt!

  24. #54
    BadAss Hooligan
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    Re: 1975 Z1

    Quote Originally Posted by godblessamerica View Post
    Attachment 278864 why go for a 550 when you can have a 1100cc? Remember there's no substitute for more cc!
    The Z is a 900 but that Zuke is nice.

  25. #55
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    Re: 1975 Z1

    Quote Originally Posted by jjgres View Post
    Near Alamogordo. At 6000 feet. Not so hot in summer, not too cold in winter. I can get to Cloudcroft by dirt!
    Many many fond memories in the cloud croft Mayhill area I love it up there

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  26. #56
    BadAss Hooligan
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    Re: 1975 Z1

    It's nice after 25 years in Flat-Florida.

  27. #57
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    Re: 1975 Z1

    Another update.

    The Z has been sitting and the rest of my bikes have slowly broken down. I have 7 motorcycles and only the trusty old RT1 Yamaha still runs. Bike maintainence has fallen by the wayside.

    I'm about 1/3 done with the solar project and have all the parts except batteries. Also I've started to pour the floor in the big shed. It sounds like nothing is happening but I've been at it steady. I managed to seal the gap where the two sheds meet.

    Working on rainwater catchment now as monsoon season is approaching.

    None of this has to do with the Z1 but I want to finish power and water before starting on the restoration.

  28. #58
    BadAss Hooligan
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    Re: 1975 Z1

    Congrats on your progress Joe!!!

    Big Harry

    "As you swim the river of life, do the breast stroke. It helps to clear the turds from your path!"
    George Carlin

  29. #59
    BadAss Hooligan
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    Re: 1975 Z1

    Quote Originally Posted by Big Harry View Post
    Congrats on your progress Joe!!!

    It'll be nice to have water and get off of the dirt floor. Power is generators at the moment. You get used to the drone.

  30. #60
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    Re: 1975 Z1

    Yup......just as I had suspected.

    It's gonna need a new battery..............
    Speed kills..........but only the dumb and the inexperienced!

    ZRXOA Exalted Supreme Benevolent Grand Master Member #4875

    (Same as a friggin Pope) or (Gawd as it gets)



 

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