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 My first Zed Build... Need a seat...

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PostSubject: My first Zed Build... Need a seat...   Thu Mar 15, 2012 8:33 am

I'm about to go back in time and buy a 1978 z1000 Ltd, originally a KZ imported from the US. (I had a z650 and Z1R back in the 1990s)

I'm going to start with the basics... clip-ons, new clocks, smaller headlight, new indies, new seat and I want to shorten the tail (but still use some of it). I like the cafe style seats, but also brat-style seats and flattrack seats.

Can any of you tell me where to look for off the shelf seats that might fit?

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PostSubject: Re: My first Zed Build... Need a seat...   Fri Mar 16, 2012 12:29 am

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PostSubject: Re: My first Zed Build... Need a seat...   Fri Mar 16, 2012 3:06 am

miffa wrote:
flat tracker seat ebay something like this
Seller assumes all responsibility for this listing.Item number: 190644923569

brat style, use your own pan and have it recovered

Thanks mate... although you may be right - Proper Brat-style is just the pan and foam...

Here's the donor bike....



I want it to end up a lot like this

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PostSubject: Re: My first Zed Build... Need a seat...   Sat Mar 17, 2012 12:26 am

Dutch, each to their own mate, but that Z is beautiful, it seems a bitch to turn that into a tracker. I think most of us on here start with an old nail that needs work anyway then go from there, but your Z looks immaculate, are you sure you want to do that?

I'm with Miffa for the seat though, E-bay cafe racer seat http://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/i.html?_from=R40&_trksid=p5197.m570.l1313&_nkw=cafe+racer+seat&_sacat=See-All-Categories there's hundreds to choose from.

Good luck with the build whichever way you go.
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PostSubject: Re: My first Zed Build... Need a seat...   Sat Mar 17, 2012 4:20 am

pauliexjr wrote:
Dutch, each to their own mate, but that Z is beautiful, it seems a bitch to turn that into a tracker. I think most of us on here start with an old nail that needs work anyway then go from there, but your Z looks immaculate, are you sure you want to do that?

I'm with Miffa for the seat though, E-bay cafe racer seat http://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/i.html?_from=R40&_trksid=p5197.m570.l1313&_nkw=cafe+racer+seat&_sacat=See-All-Categories there's hundreds to choose from.

Good luck with the build whichever way you go.

Hmmm... This zed's 'ok', but it's a US imported Ltd painted to look like a z900, and its far from immaculate close-up. - so it's not like it has any amazing heritage - and if you look online there seem to be enough perfect restos out there to keep the zed aficionados in clean bikes till 2050... I feel ok about cafe'ing this one. - and thanks for the link.
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