Howdy....just dropping some photos of the GPZ550, getting close to being done, thought I was there then had some issues with compression not being what it should. So, I decided to just bite the bullet and go for the 615cc kit and a bit more cam since I have to take the top end off anyhow. This is just a teaser; it looks gorgeous in the sun light! This will also give me a chance to correct some stuff and make it perfect.
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Thank you all! I'll post before and afters as well.
Once this baby is done, I'm onto the KZ650...rolling resto and the full frame-off of the 72 H2 Mach IV. The H2's are still creeping up there in $$$, I saw a 73 in Purple go for $40k straight up. If it weren't for the fact that my H2 was a barn find(S), friend deal and a basket case, there is no way I could afford one. Even the GPZ1100's B1/B2 are going through the roof, there was one (B2) stock, that went for 20K! Sheeze...at least you can still get the small bore bikes for a fair price.
I'm really digging my 650, tons of resources and info on them, and a great cult following. They are IMHO, going to be the next bikes to be collected and shipped over seas.
I agree that is a great looking machine and I for one look forward to what you do the the next one!
Yeah, the KZ650 is going to be bitchin', I just got 700cc big kit with cylinders already done. Probably go with at least a hot street cam, port and polish head, higher CR, Cartridge Emulators, KYB Zephyr Rear shocks, dual disk, 24mm carbs, stock airbox with K&N, oil cooler, to name a few things.
Here's mine, in the sunshine where: she shines best!
( I've named her "PUSSYCAT"
That is a nice one for a fact, any mods? I struggled for a long time on what direction to take, since it was a total frame off due to the horrific condition it was in... whole bike painted with textured lawn furniture paint. I call it a rescue; I just couldn't let it be hauled off to the breakers. Keep it stock, mod it, resto mod, finally just said mostly stock with enhancements.