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    Refurbished KZ1000R-S1 Works Performance Shocks

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    Almost a year ago I bought a pair of Works Performance shocks from a guy in the US that did a bit of semi-pro production racing back in the good old 1980's.

    When they arrived here in Blighty, I was SHOCKED ( I'll get my coat) at their condition, as they looked at lot better in the email photographs.

    Anyway, a year later and quite a lot of running around to various experts, they're finally finished.

    The shocks were overhauled by Robin of Falcon Engineering in Wareham and the internal valve bodies updated with modern gear supplied by Harris Performance near me in Hertford.

    One of the shock reservoir bodies had a couple of broken fins and my mate Richard Peckett of P&M Motorcycles in Brentford, Middx sorted out an amazing repair. He fabricated and welded a couple of alloy fins onto the shock reservoir, which was a huge relief, as it was looking more and more likely that this repair wasn't possible.

    I painted the shock bodies myself and had a local graphic designer firm replicate the original "Works Performance" decals.

    My powder coater Kev of P&R finishers in Berkhamsted ( highly recommended powder coating finishers) then colour matched the original colours for the Red & Blue coil springs (the blue used by the Works Performance shock guys back in the 1980's was a bugger to match up).

    I then reassembled the shocks using racket straps to prevent any scratches and I'm well chuffed with the end results

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    Re: Refurbished KZ1000R-S1 Works Performance Shocks

    Wow only one word for that work and result.

    Outstanding.

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    Re: Refurbished KZ1000R-S1 Works Performance Shocks

    Quote Originally Posted by johnnyrep View Post
    Wow only one word for that work and result.

    Outstanding.

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    Re: Refurbished KZ1000R-S1 Works Performance Shocks

    Stunning work Sir!
    Life is hard - and then you die...

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    Re: Refurbished KZ1000R-S1 Works Performance Shocks

    Cheers guys.

    I'm not the fastest worker, but I do appreciate a quality result.

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    Re: Refurbished KZ1000R-S1 Works Performance Shocks

    Can we see the bike please?

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    Re: Refurbished KZ1000R-S1 Works Performance Shocks

    Quote Originally Posted by johnnyrep View Post
    Can we see the bike please?
    This is it before I decided to modify it a bit more.

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    Re: Refurbished KZ1000R-S1 Works Performance Shocks

    I do like them shocks, a lot........



    Quote Originally Posted by jds View Post
    .He fabricated and welded a couple of alloy fins onto the shock reservoir
    Bit like triggers broom, hey?
    Birdie num num........

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    Re: Refurbished KZ1000R-S1 Works Performance Shocks

    They do look well John but what are the shocks on it in the pic?


    Them flat discs will transform it BTW



    And that is a real Eddie Lawson Replica...……………….not some shitty old Rex painted Green
    What Goes Around..........!!!

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    Re: Refurbished KZ1000R-S1 Works Performance Shocks

    Quote Originally Posted by ZRXNige View Post
    And that is a real Eddie Lawson Replica...……………….not some shitty old Rex painted Green



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