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[*] posted on 14-8-2005 at 12:52
did they have eddie lawson replica's for the gpz's?



i know i never saw one, just wondered when the last eddie lawson replica was built. i know they did it for the zrx. but i mean the older ones. thanks in advance.



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[*] posted on 14-8-2005 at 13:10


I think the elr's were made until 83. They started to get ugly paint snd I think that turned people off and Eddie started riding for Yamaha. Do a search for Eddie Lawson and you will find all the info your looking for. BTW-The ZRX is not a Lawson Replica. Kaw did have him in a promo. shot when they first came out to make people think it was a remake of the replica. The GPZ was never meant to be a ELR it was "just" a GPZ. If your looking to make a ELR "clone" you could use a 79-80 kz1000 and copy the color sceme or a 81-82 gpz1100. Just don't use the ugly light blue!!!

[Edited on 14-8-2005 by donthekawguy]




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[*] posted on 14-8-2005 at 15:18


They were definitely made through 1984 but were only released in Canada (paint was, believe it or not, white background with ELR stripes on tank, tail piece, etc.) in the North American market. I have also seen a reference to a 1985 year model on some of the European Z sites, but I'm not sure about this. You occasionally see the 1984 model pop up on eBay and Cycletrader.

[Edited on 14-8-2005 by Mcdroid]




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[*] posted on 15-8-2005 at 09:56


The GPZ1100R also came in the light blue with black and white stripes ,a same as ELR graphics, in Canada. My buddy had one that he sold on E Bay a while back for almost $6 K US. The rest of 'em we need for cylinder heads,cranks and trannies...



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[*] posted on 15-8-2005 at 10:29


Yup, that's the 'white' one I've seen pictures of...guess the color didn't translate too well and I saw 'white'. Several months ago, a 1984 went for US$4000 in Cycletrader. There is an '82 on eBay right now...skys the limit.



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1964 CL72
1967 CL77 (x2)
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KZ1000A1
KZ1000B3 (stolen, arrrgh!)
KZ1100B2 (GPz)

Have:
1982 KZ750R1 (GPz),
1982 KZ1100B2 (GPz)
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[*] posted on 15-8-2005 at 13:05


[quote][i]Originally posted by donthekawguy[/i]
If your looking to make a ELR "clone" you could use a 79-80 kz1000 and copy the color sceme or a 81-82 gpz1100. [/quote]

The "black beauty" was eddie's 1980 bike :)

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[*] posted on 16-8-2005 at 19:31


I never saw Eddie on a KZ1000 1980 superbike. Good picture. In the USA, the Eddie Lawson replica was made only in 1982 and 1983. It was basically a KZ1000J engine with 1982 GPZ1100 bodywork and a Kerker pipe. There were other differences that made it a nice, nice motorcycle, but they were not great sellers despite the fact that they were sold in low numbers. They could be bought for years after 1983 brand new and at the Kawasaki $1 per CC rebate offer in late 1982-83 could be fetched for about $3000. In 1983 when superbike was restricted to the 750cc engines, there was no reason to continue to offer 1000cc superbike replicas, because there was no more 1000cc superbike class. Wish I would have bought one when they were cheap. I wouldn't have dreamed them ever being worth $$
[quote][i]Originally posted by kzcory[/i]
[quote][i]Originally posted by donthekawguy[/i]
If your looking to make a ELR "clone" you could use a 79-80 kz1000 and copy the color sceme or a 81-82 gpz1100. [/quote]

The "black beauty" was eddie's 1980 bike :) [/quote]




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