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Kiwi GPZ 08 Jun 2022 00:56 #868470

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Small side step from chain slack and we are onto headers! Bog standard stainless Bandit 1200 headers that look pretty yuck to be honest. As we know this is a budget build so they have to stay but they really do look yuck! Enter hydrochloric acid! Sounds dodgy which kind of suits this bike. Liberally painted with acid and then neutralised with baking soda. Just like new! Well not really but a hell of a lot better than they looked before. 



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Kiwi GPZ 12 Jun 2022 00:19 #868658

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Carbs all re-jetted, new throttle cables, and back together. I bought a set of Piper Cross pod filters for two reasons. They are really good filters and they are quite compact. Not alot of room to fit pod filters on the carbs once the tank goes on. With the Piper Cross ones I don't have to compromise on a good filter to get things to fit. As you can see from the photos it's super tight but everything fits.......just!



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Kiwi GPZ 11 Jan 2023 11:53 #878740

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Times moves slowly but the GPZ is still ticking along! Finished the oil cooler finally. All painted and mounted.


Also mounted and finished the exhaust. Very expensive Chinese Akrapovic lol. Yes, this is a very budget build.

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Kiwi GPZ 11 Jan 2023 11:57 #878742

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Even managed to sort my shit out and refurb and fit the front calipers! The Tokico calipers are from a 2002 GSXR600 as they have the same mounting hole distance as the ZZR1100 forks. Cheap upgrade but they were in pretty bad shape. Bolts were well rusty and didn't want to budge so a bit of Kroil overnight and out they came. New seals and pads and like new again!





 
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Kiwi GPZ 11 Jan 2023 12:01 #878744

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good to see you are back on the case 
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Kiwi GPZ 11 Jan 2023 12:09 #878746

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Nice to see some progress Larriken, I have got my Gpz1100 A2 frame back from paint and have started the build up, pix will follow but right now I am ordering 900 parts 
I really like those Tokico 4pods, 62mm bolt spacing, easy to work with and gives some real stopping power (even though Nissin is a cooler brand name)
 
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Kiwi GPZ 11 Jan 2023 12:13 #878747

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good to see you are back on the case 
Haha yes, slowly but surely. I have been spending too much time working on my GPZ Turbo.
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Kiwi GPZ 11 Jan 2023 14:48 #878753

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Nice to see some progress Larriken, I have got my Gpz1100 A2 frame back from paint and have started the build up, pix will follow but right now I am ordering 900 parts 
I really like those Tokico 4pods, 62mm bolt spacing, easy to work with and gives some real stopping power (even though Nissin is a cooler brand name)
 
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Looking forward to seeing your progress! I have a terrible time with focus sometimes. I start ordering parts for projects I don't plan to get to for a year or two 

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Kiwi GPZ 23 Jan 2023 18:02 #879210

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I dug out the ZZR1100 chain guard to see if it would look okay. Pretty ugly bit of plastic if I'm honest.


Thought a few speed holes might look better!!! 




Turns out...........no, it doesn't make it any cooler   It's just so damn big! Next plan is to draw one up and get it lazer cut.

 

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Kiwi GPZ 25 Jan 2023 11:47 #879286

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That's some serious weight savings achieved there larriken.


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