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Looking for updating my Z1000J 1983 27 Dec 2019 17:05 #815968

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So,
I just bought a kz1000/Z1000 from 1983. I am looking for update it with some higher rear absorber, wider swing arm and wider wheels, including some minor parts like newer foot pegs/shifter.

Do you guys have any idea, what kind of swing arm that would work out with at least custom built at least.

My first post, so i might put the questions in wrong subject, sorry for that if so

Thanks in advance!
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Looking for updating my Z1000J 1983 27 Dec 2019 17:12 #815970

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Hi Escobar,
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Can't help you with the mod questions but I'm sure one of our members will chime in soon.
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Looking for updating my Z1000J 1983 28 Dec 2019 07:52 #816003

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The 82 Suzuki GS1100E swingarm is a really easy swap. Its boxed aluminum, 2" longer and a 150 tire will fit. It requires a different set of shocks but your replacing those anyway.
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Looking for updating my Z1000J 1983 28 Dec 2019 15:21 #816027

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That sounds Great mate! Would you be able to recommend any rear absorber that would work with The swing arm from The gs1100e?
Any other mods that would be needed to fit The swing arm?
(sorry for my bad english, i'm from sweden :lol:)

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Looking for updating my Z1000J 1983 28 Dec 2019 15:29 #816028

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This might give you guys a hint what im looking for. I like The aggresive look with The wide rear wheel. B)
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Looking for updating my Z1000J 1983 28 Dec 2019 17:44 #816037

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I fixed your picture. Next time click the insert tab
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Looking for updating my Z1000J 1983 28 Dec 2019 20:22 #816044

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You can use shocks that fit the GS1100E, they have a clevis on the bottom instead of the eye. Here is one fitted to my KZ900.
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Looking for updating my Z1000J 1983 29 Dec 2019 21:37 #816107

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Wow man! That looks awsome! How long are The absorbers
Is there anything else you might be thinking be needed to fix to mount The swing arm, or is it plug and play?
Just bought a titanium full exhaust! As well!

Was about to start this bad boy today, but apperently, The stater is broken...
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Looking for updating my Z1000J 1983 29 Dec 2019 21:39 #816108

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This is my bike. What you say about paint laser blue or almondwhite?
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Looking for updating my Z1000J 1983 29 Dec 2019 21:49 #816109

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Fo you think that The swing arm from The gs1000r is working as well there are plenty of those on ebay.

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Looking for updating my Z1000J 1983 30 Dec 2019 02:32 #816113

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that looks like a clean original bike. any suspension can be made to fit. Depends on how much chopping you want to do. The gs1000r was a race bike and probably not what your are talking about.
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Looking for updating my Z1000J 1983 30 Dec 2019 02:33 #816114

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Hi Escobar, I am just popping back up here, have been neglecting my bike for a long time but just getting into it now. I have a GPZ1100zx swingarm, with wheels from the same model. So up to a 140 rear tyre which looks great but I prefer the 130 .
if you want the really fat rear you will want to convert the front to match,.

You don't see many black ones, I say go black again, maybe do something different with stripes.

Gpz1100/1000J
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Looking for updating my Z1000J 1983 30 Dec 2019 07:39 #816128

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I think someone else posted these pics on KZR. I don't know anything about this swap. I added the blue text.



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That looks like some of Martys handy work
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Looking for updating my Z1000J 1983 30 Dec 2019 19:48 #816159

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Thanks. It's a Pretty easy swap. On the 900 it needs two 1/8" washers one on each side at the pivot point. Since yours is a J model I dont know if it needs them.
I used the stock pivot axle slides right into the GS inards. The shocks are YSS they are 13" long from center of bolt holes the length on these are adjustable 1" up or down.. The YSS shocks are pricey but have both adjustable compression and rebound damping.

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Looking for updating my Z1000J 1983 31 Dec 2019 13:58 #816198

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baldy110 wrote: Thanks. It's a Pretty easy swap. On the 900 it needs two 1/8" washers one on each side at the pivot point. Since yours is a J model I dont know if it needs them.
I used the stock pivot axle slides right into the GS inards. The shocks are YSS they are 13" long from center of bolt holes the length on these are adjustable 1" up or down.. The YSS shocks are pricey but have both adjustable compression and rebound damping.


Sounds Great! I found a set for about 350usd, but i am not sure If The diameter and other measurements would be correct. Would you be able to send me a link of These shocks you use?

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Looking for updating my Z1000J 1983 31 Dec 2019 14:01 #816199

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DoctoRot wrote: that looks like a clean original bike. any suspension can be made to fit. Depends on how much chopping you want to do. The gs1000r was a race bike and probably not what your are talking about.

i wouldn't mind to cut, but im new to this kind of bikes, and because of that im very unsure about what would fit and not.

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Looking for updating my Z1000J 1983 31 Dec 2019 14:04 #816200

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GPzed11 wrote: Hi Escobar, I am just popping back up here, have been neglecting my bike for a long time but just getting into it now. I have a GPZ1100zx swingarm, with wheels from the same model. So up to a 140 rear tyre which looks great but I prefer the 130 .
if you want the really fat rear you will want to convert the front to match,.

You don't see many black ones, I say go black again, maybe do something different with stripes.


Wow, that bike is badass! Was The swing a easy fix or did you have to customize anything?
Is The rear shocks from The gpz1100 as well?

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Looking for updating my Z1000J 1983 31 Dec 2019 14:06 #816201

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martin_csr wrote: I think someone else posted these pics on KZR. I don't know anything about this swap. I added the blue text.




Wow man! This is The kind of info i searched for! I Will buy a swing on ebay directly!

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