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Kiwi GPZ 22 May 2022 13:38 #867507

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Started putting the footpeg hangers back on the bike today. I had the footpegs vapour blasted and planned to paint them but I really liked the finish so they are staying as is. Even splashed out and bought new springs and ball bearings for the rear pegs! The original back brake master cylinder from the GPZ is a mess and I couldn't find a suitable rebuild kit so I bought one from a 2008 ZX10R. Same 50mm spacings and with the Tokico caliper that is going on should do the job well. 





 

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Kiwi GPZ 22 May 2022 13:44 #867508

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As usual two projects going at the same time! I bought a screen for the Turbo from the UK a couple of months ago and have had it sitting on the shelf. The 1100 needs a screen too and will need one before the Turbo. Being the same for the 750 and the 1100 I was thinking of nabbing the one for the Turbo and using it but while sifting Ali Express the other week I found a seller with GPZ750/1100 screens. For a solid $42 NZD (bugger all) I bought one thinking it was at least worth having a look at it. Arrived today and really surprised. It's actually quite good! The one I bought from the UK is a bit thinner and a slightly better fit. Chinese one gets a sold 4 stars out of 5 so far. Some serious packing on this bad boy too! Not sure how it will fair out in the weather but I am going to fit it to the Kiwi GPZ and see how it goes.


UK on the left and Chinese on the right.

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Kiwi GPZ 22 May 2022 14:49 #867512

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I wonder if that Chinese seller has one for the Z1R ?    42 dollars sounds like a bargain. Which shop ?

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Kiwi GPZ 22 May 2022 15:05 #867513

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I wonder if that Chinese seller has one for the Z1R ?    42 dollars sounds like a bargain. Which shop ?

This is the seller I got the screen from..............

www.aliexpress.com/item/1005004069275733...stForYou_114115740.2

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Kiwi GPZ 05 Jun 2022 23:35 #868333

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Long weekend for Queens Birthday in NZ so I got some quality time in the shed! Well a few hours anyway. Fitted the chain which was pretty cool as it makes it feel like it's getting closer to being a bike again.

If you don't have one of these chain tools then get one! I have been through so many different shit tools over the years and bought this Motion Pro one about a year ago. It is sooo good!! 



The big pile of wiring slowly coming together too.

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Kiwi GPZ 05 Jun 2022 23:48 #868334

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Also had a good crack at getting the oil cooler fitted. Roughly fitted the cooler and measured up the oil lines to cut and attached fittings. Got the lines made, just need to finish the cooler mount and another job ticked off. 




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Kiwi GPZ 06 Jun 2022 00:02 #868335

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Not terribly KZ or Kawasaki at all but carbs for the GSF motor need a bit of a sort out. I will need to run pods so I bought a carb kit from Holeshot Performance. I have tried to get Bandit's to run properly with pods and Dynojet kits but never had one run right. First time I fitted one of the Holeshot kits bike ran mint first shot! Also replacing all the o-rings and seals. Only thing I forgot to get was the rubber seals for the fuel line joiners and yep, they are toast. 


Bit of dealing to in the ultrasonic cleaner.



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Kiwi GPZ 06 Jun 2022 00:07 #868336

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Also settled on the ride height that I am happy with and went with the end hole on the dogbones. Figured out that there is 40mm between the two settings. Doesn't sound like much but it does make quite a difference to the way the bike sits. 

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Kiwi GPZ 06 Jun 2022 00:22 #868338

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Looking real good, makes me want to jump a few projects to start on my GPz 1100s .
06 Gsf 1200 bandit, 08 Triumph tiger 1010
05 Yam xv1700 , 02 Hon shadow 1100
1975 Z1 (currently working on)
1977 Z1000 ( running and in storage)
1978 Z1000 (currently working on)
1978 Z1r "skinny tank" (currently working on)
1978 Z1r "fat tank (gathering parts)
1979 z1000st (currently working on)

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Kiwi GPZ 06 Jun 2022 00:23 #868339

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Great progress, looks really good. I have also been taking advantage of the extra holiday on my build
1982 KZ1000 Ltd

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Kiwi GPZ 06 Jun 2022 02:22 #868344

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Great progress, looks really good. I have also been taking advantage of the extra holiday on my build

Cant wait to see this finished, i follow this Japanese fellow,

I just love everything about this bike.
 

06 Gsf 1200 bandit, 08 Triumph tiger 1010
05 Yam xv1700 , 02 Hon shadow 1100
1975 Z1 (currently working on)
1977 Z1000 ( running and in storage)
1978 Z1000 (currently working on)
1978 Z1r "skinny tank" (currently working on)
1978 Z1r "fat tank (gathering parts)
1979 z1000st (currently working on)

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Kiwi GPZ 06 Jun 2022 13:00 #868370

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Great progress, looks really good. I have also been taking advantage of the extra holiday on my build

Cant wait to see this finished, i follow this Japanese fellow,

I just love everything about this bike.

 

Arr bugger the link from Insta won't connect. What is the account name? 

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