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GPz750 R1

Postby javaman » Sun Feb 19, 2017 3:03 pm

At first I wanted a GPZ1100 B1 but the price and weight didn't appeal to me and Strika talked me out of it.

Had a go at the 750 and loved it in an instant. Apparently it is one of the best handling GPz.

Needs a lot of work cosmetically though ... I do like that all the parts but exhausts are original and even un-hacked rear fenders :lol:

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Oh, and the correct colour too :kuda:
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Re: GPz750 R1

Postby Smitty » Sun Feb 19, 2017 7:53 pm

... Andi

I had a GPz 750 (before the GPX)... great bike!
GOTTA LUV the 12R!!
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Re: GPz750 R1

Postby javaman » Tue Feb 21, 2017 10:04 pm

Which one did you like better :D
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Re: GPz750 R1

Postby javaman » Sat Feb 25, 2017 12:10 pm

A rocketship and an angry machine :D

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Re: GPz750 R1

Postby Glen » Sat Feb 25, 2017 6:43 pm

Nice lineup Andi. You're building a nice collection 8)
It's really all about standing around drinking Dave's beer.
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Re: GPz750 R1

Postby javaman » Thu Mar 02, 2017 9:37 pm

A guy I know has a red zrx1200 but he's keeping it :lol:
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Re: GPz750 R1

Postby bonester » Thu Mar 02, 2017 10:19 pm

I have a red ZRX which is temporarily green. I have a GPZ900R too. :)
2 X ZRX1200R 4 X ER6N, ZZR250, GT550, GPZ900R and GPZ750R :) Yeah I like Kawasakis.
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Re: GPz750 R1

Postby javaman » Sun Mar 05, 2017 5:19 pm

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The choke mechanism lost a ball bearing which activated the notch. Without this the bike would run like tractor after a while as the choke moved ever so slightly. It would have driven the previous owner mad! Now purrs like a kitten. Took my thong and t-shirt for a nice look at Frankston sunset.
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Re: GPz750 R1

Postby Mister_T » Sun Mar 05, 2017 9:19 pm

javaman wrote:Took my thong and t-shirt for a nice look at Frankston sunset.

Got into the spirit of Mardi Gras? I hope you wore safe footwear!
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Re: GPz750 R1

Postby Smitty » Mon Mar 06, 2017 7:59 pm

javaman wrote:Which one did you like better :D


Gpx Andi...

It was just that better a bike... in all areas
better brakes better handler better engine

but I still have a soft spot for the Gpz.. they were a really good bike for their time
GOTTA LUV the 12R!!
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Re: GPz750 R1

Postby javaman » Sat Mar 11, 2017 1:21 am

Hope to ride a GPX one day!! :D
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Re: GPz750 R1

Postby javaman » Thu Mar 16, 2017 10:31 pm

The bike came with the original airbox and a spare carbs with original jets (#110 and #3.75)

So the next obvious task is to put them back in. Unfortunately the 4 rubber duct had gone hard. So these are in order:

- 4x Rubber duct from Z1 enterprise
- Carb rebuild kit (because one of the carb lost its needle clip)

Total of about $110 shipped.

Will keep you updated. Meanwhile enjoy more pics of mint and unhacked fenders :lol:

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"my dad's motorbike is cool it is all ways clean.oheter pepole' s motorbikes
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Re: GPz750 R1

Postby javaman » Tue Mar 21, 2017 12:09 pm

A summary of some recent photos and dramas:

- Rode to PI with the wife for lunch and it decided to die halfway. Spent 30 minutes in hot weather to find out the main fuse holder/electrical stuff is corroded. I might redo the whole electricals

- The engine had always been rattly so I took out the camchain tensioner. Whoever did it missed putting a washer on the stop-bolt, enough to jam the mechanism, a.k.a. it had been running with no camchain tension! :shock: . Now all good :D

- Installed some new niceties such as hand grip warmer, GPS holder, USB power. I hope to take to to the Alpines this autumn.

- Carb balance is out of whack so I am waiting for carb sync tool from ebay

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I can't wait to respray but don't wanna do it before all the mechanicals are sorted out.

I really like riding this bike, it's so light, nimble, and careless. Never feels like in a hurry.

On the way to Reefton...

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