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Crosby Moriwaki Replica - Limited Edition - #5 of 10

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Moriwaki Monster - An especially built replica of the 1979 World TTF1 Championship Entry (3rd place) 1979 - Limited to 10 numbered units


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Croz Moriwaki – The Building Process
 The concept of re-producing a working replica of the Crosby Moriwaki TTF1 Monster from 1978/79 period has been an exciting project.
 The main aims were to re-produce an exact as possible copy of this “famous bike” and by using the similar manufacturing techniques as was used 40 years ago.
 The basic chassis is a 1976 model Z1-B so as to take advantage in those days of the regulations for the TTF1 World championship which stated that the maximum carburettor size must be same as the homologated model in this case the 1976 Z1-B being 28mm. The latter model Z900 came out with slightly smaller 26mm size carburettors making it not as desirable. 
By tig welding in strengthening bars in strategic area’s the chassis was made more rigid for racing purposes. A new headstock has been manufactured and fitted to the chassis at a slightly different angle. The triple clamps are designed to give the correct off-set and to work with the new caster angle.  Brackets and non essential tags and brackets have been removed and additional exhaust hanger brackets and other attachment points fitted.
The same period style 800mm Kayaba racing front suspension has been fitted using Moriwaki brake brackets to accommodate the classic AP style period brakes with there steel braided lines. The rear shock units posed a bigger problem as the original Kayaba units are no longer available but a suitable substitute has been found by using Performance works shocks with a very similar appearance.  
Mounted at the back is a Moriwaki steel period swing arm of 500mm in length to house the 4:00 x 18” rear magnesium Campagnolo copy wheel produced by Marvic from their “Classic” range.  The front is a 2:75"x18” Marvic and tires are a Continental ContiGo Attack Classic racing tire. 
Fuel tank is an exact glass replica complete with a dry brake re-fuelling system for authenticity. The fibre glass front guard, seat and bikini fairing have come from exact moulds off the original bike.  
The Z-1 engine has been build from the scratch using all new bearings, seals, valve gear, cams and 1075cc pistons at a nominal 1:25-1 ratio.  It comes with a standard ratio gear box or standard ratio for street use.  A high flow oil cooler has been fitted.
Replicating the look we used an old “Monster exhaust” with some subtle changes. The engine has been built to be ridden but only with enough power (120hp) not to require continuous maintenance. 

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