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Practical Sportsbikes (UK) - - Special Brew -

Few peo­ple are as steeped in Zed lore as Dave Mars­den of Z-power in Leigh, Lancs. He has been rid­ing and restor­ing all Zeds for 40 years now. “Zeds are so well-en­gi­neered they’re ca­pa­ble of huge mileages if looked af­ter prop­erly. Nearly 90 per cent of tech­ni­cal gl­itches con­cern the carbs. Even the ‘old’ points ig­ni­tion is per­fectly re­li­able. All parts are avail­able, ei­ther re­man­u­fac­tured, of­ten to bet­ter spec than orig­i­nal bits and com­plete body­work sets are avail­able ready-painted to a very high stan­dard.

“If you’re look­ing for a bike to re­store make sure it’s all there and only take on some­thing you know you can han­dle – or things can get ex­pen­sive.”

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