Hi again Isaac,
It appears your 1000Z was produced around halfway through the production run and from what you say Sept 1978. The engine number will not match exactly the frame number as some other makes of motorcycle do and will be one hundred or so different.
Reference your clutch rattle. As people say 'they all do that' the clutch rattle is common to the early 1000Z and I would start with getting the carbs balanced. Another alternative is to fit the later pro-link clutch which does not rattle like your early one although it might be expensive if few available in Aus. There is a company in the UK SEP Engineering that does replace the rubbers in the clutch which with age will have hardened and possibly cracked or perished. I think the cost of shipping back and forward to UK & Aus would be prohibitive in view of the weight of the clutch basket etc. I know several guys have had the mod done in the UK and it worked very well. It costs around £100.00 sterling. So.I think start with getting the carbs balanced and see how it goes. Good luck.
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on Wed Apr 04, 2012 11:44 am, edited 1 time in total.
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