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Found a[n] NOS 1981 GPz550 tank on that auction site! 23 Nov 2022 08:43 #877094

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I pulled up the pic of the backs and zoomed in: the top lines on both appear to say "KZ-?00A", which I thought would be an immediate flag (GPz=D, not A) but that is what the original side covers from my 550 say as well. The full part numbers in the pictures are illegible, at least to me, but they should be 36001-1027 and -1028; some characters that are visible seem to align with the proper part numbers.

I was thinking at first that the ones in the auction might have been aftermarket items from the 1980s or something, like maybe Maier made their own versions at a time when the bikes were more common.

You guys appear to be 100% correct: these are almost certainly repainted OEM side covers.  However, if they have been painted the seller definitely should not be describing them as "NOS".
1979 KZ400 Gifted to a couple of nephews
1967 Yamaha YCS1 Bonanza
1980 KZ440B
1981 Yamaha XT250H
1981 KZ440 LTD project bike
1981 GPz550
2013 Yamaha FZ6R

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Found a[n] NOS 1981 GPz550 tank on that auction site! 24 Nov 2022 08:22 #877153

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1976 KZ 900 A4 kzrider.com/forum/11-projects/613548-1976-kz-900-a4
1976 KZ 900 B1 LTD
1978 KZ 1000 B2 LTD
1980 KZ 750 E1
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Found a[n] NOS 1981 GPz550 tank on that auction site! 26 Nov 2022 08:31 #877197

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In case anyone is interested 

www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/411005...87-8f04-8c0d86391023
 


That looks pretty nice! Maybe we should start a KZRider museum where we accumulate and store these parts.

I mean, we already do to some extent in our garages and workshops, but I'm picturing a warehouse like the one at the end of 'Raiders of the Lost Ark'.
1979 KZ400 Gifted to a couple of nephews
1967 Yamaha YCS1 Bonanza
1980 KZ440B
1981 Yamaha XT250H
1981 KZ440 LTD project bike
1981 GPz550
2013 Yamaha FZ6R

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