fire damage z1000

Discussion in 'Classic Motorbikes' started by Brendan, Mar 1, 2004.

  1. Brendan

    Brendan Guest

    I have heard of a fire damaged z1000j which may be restorable.

    My intention would be a ground up restoration and frame bracing. The
    melted but the steelwork is intact and looks like a stripped down
    rolling chassis.

    How can I tell for sure that the frame and other components have not
    beed weakened/distorted by the heat or rapid cooling of a fireman's
    hose quenching the metal? The frame wheels and yokes were powder
    coated, will this tell me anything?

    Not yet seen the bike but will look very carefully...any advice?
    Brendan, Mar 1, 2004
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  2. Is the seller a Solihull firefighter?

    Platypus - (unreal)
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    pseudoplatypus, Mar 1, 2004
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  3. Brendan

    Brendan Guest

    Is the seller a Solihull firefighter?

    no. It belongs to a mate and the bike's history is well known to
    me and I have rode the bike (had my arms wrenched out) several times
    before the fire.
    Having seen a pic the bike looks pretty intact, tyres still on but
    most plastics melted from tail to nose fairing.
    I reckon examination of the stove enamelled wheels and frame may tell
    me something about the extent of the heating invlved.
    Brendan, Mar 2, 2004
  4. Brendan

    Timo Geusch Guest

    Brendan was seen penning the following ode to ... whatever:
    Have a look at the ongoing saga about the restoration of a firedamaged
    bike on - sorry, no deeper links atm.

    That'll be a full resto jobbie, you'll be chasing expensive gubbins to
    the end of the Earth, ebay will become your best friend and obsession,
    and it'll still cost about three times as much as it would've cost if
    it weren't fire damaged.

    IOW, I'd leave it.
    Timo Geusch, Mar 2, 2004
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