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    A change is as good as a holiday.....

    So I'd been thinking of selling off the Intruder as it was not getting ridden that much and to be honest.....it never needed fixing

    For those of you who don't recall, here it is:



    It had served me well over the last 4 years or so and we'd racked up a lot of miles but it just doesn't "do it for me" anymore.

    Anyway, whilst having a coffee with my older brother a while back on a Sunday ride, he brings up the idea of us swapping bikes. He's been wanting to do more longer rides and his "ageing" bike was not so reliable anymore on really long rides.

    Hmmm.....

    Anyway, being overly cautious about him not really liking the Intruder, I lent it to him for a few weeks to see if he liked it.

    So, on the weekend just gone, he said he loved it.

    Hence, I now have this in my garage......





    You can probably see why he ended up liking the Intruder....





    Oh yes - that's Wags the Dog (from The Wiggles)


    Anyway, it needs a bit of de-fugly-ing but in the end these things are becoming collectable over here now so if anything, I'll be coming out on top value wise.





    Stay tuned for more pics as I try and return it to "normal"....
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    Z1300 is the perfect platform for a kneeler hack



    you could have the only one like it in Brisbane

    Wags can ride in the hack
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    Pretty sure this Z is the only one like it in Brisbane already with those highway pegs. It's like doing the splits putting your feet on them.

    Anyway, forget to mention my brother bought this bike brand new back in 1983. So, if anything, it's going back to stock.

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    Scariest pillion lift I ever had was on the back of one of these. 100mph down a single lane county road. Seemed to be moving around a lot on the bends, like really a lot!

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    So anyways, here's some pics after the touring parts were taken off:









    And here was my brother's solution for clearing the tank when he put lower bars on:


    You really have to think what you're doing when you try and turn on the indicators when it's like this. I'm probably going to get higher bars anyway (closer to stock) so I should be able to spin the switch block back to normal.

    Other than that, it's not charging very well and it's a bitch to start. Looks like some carb surgery and voodoo electrickery is in my future for this one.

    Rides like a fucking locomotive though - flattest power band ever and absolutely NO vibration through the bars or pegs. Kinda weird at first but it put a grin on my face after a few miles.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hillsy View Post



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    Hey, that has the same filler cap as the one on EWS's bike. Does it spew fuel out of the key hole when the tank is full on hot days or does the rotation of the earth prevent that happening in the southern hemisphere ?

    btw: bike looks way better

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    Fuel leaving the tank in any fashion on these 13s seems to be a problem - they suffer from vapour lock and a host of other issues.

    But no - can't say I've seen fuel ever weep out of the lock. My bet is EWS's lock has probably been liberally sprayed with PB Blaster or something and it's bubbling out in the hot weather.

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