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.”