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last dance for the old lady 12 Oct 2015 10:59 #694284

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Well, after 5 seasons of racing my GPZ750/810, this weekend was officially the last race for her.

A happy ending though, as I finally managed to bring home a medal, the Italian 2015 Open Class Vintage vice-champion title :)

Wasnt an easy affair, took a good two seasons to get her (and rider) up to speed, but this last season was really the best, collecting silverware at almost every race. In the last one i had a super fun dice with a french guy on a KZ1000 of all things.

Cant stress just how super reliable she has been. After buttoning up the motor five years ago, never opened it again! A good 30 races later, with the engine often kissing 12,000 rpm, and it hardly uses any oil. Almost unbelievable.

Here I am (orange shirt) with my podium buddies.

It all started here .... kzrider.com/forum/2-engine/410994-gpz750...running?limitstart=0


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last dance for the old lady 12 Oct 2015 11:29 #694287

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Great Job !!!! :cheer:
So whats next for you in racing ?
Dave B) B) B)

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last dance for the old lady 12 Oct 2015 12:46 #694300

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Congrats! Ed
1977 KZ650-C1 Original Owner - Stock (with additional invisible FIAMM horn)

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last dance for the old lady 12 Oct 2015 13:46 #694305

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Great Job !!!! :cheer:
So whats next for you in racing ?
Dave B) B) B)

just finished building a supermono racer, An XTZ660 motor taken out to 700 in a TZ250 GP frame.... 75hp for 275 pounds :)
Had already one track session on it and it feels like a bicycle....

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last dance for the old lady 12 Oct 2015 15:18 #694319

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Congratulations, e auguri.
I have a 1980 Kawasaki KZ750 Ltd. I bought new. I recently managed to get it out of my garage after 28 years and put it on the road again (2010). I feel like a kid all over again. Since I have acquired 3 78 KZ1000 Ltd, 1 1981 KZ1000 Ltd, and another 1980 KZ750 Ltd. Love the LTD's.

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last dance for the old lady 12 Oct 2015 15:25 #694321

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Looking good.
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last dance for the old lady 13 Oct 2015 03:28 #694376

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congrats on a nice run.

leon
skiatook,oklahoma 1980 z1r,1978 kz 1000 z1r x 3,
1976 kz 900 x 3
i make what i can,and save the rest!

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last dance for the old lady 13 Oct 2015 06:09 #694403

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What is your next project? what are you going to do with the bike now you are done racing? Awesome project.
'80 Kz1000B4
MTC 1075 .375 webcams Mikuni RS34
KZ440 Project
81'KZ750E2 Project
Past- '81 Kz750H :(

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last dance for the old lady 13 Oct 2015 08:25 #694417

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next bike, already up and running actually, is a supermono racer, An XTZ660 single motor taken out to 700 in a TZ250 GP frame.

not sure about the old bike, i sold only one in all my life, kept all the rest (and i have been riding for about 38 years :) )

might sell the gpz at the end but it would need a nice restore to make it look good, has plenty of battle scars now :)


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last dance for the old lady 13 Oct 2015 18:53 #694492

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Very good. Nice to see one of ours standing out. Congratulations!
-Colin

-82 GPZ750
-15 Yamaha FZ-09
-00 Suzuki TL1000S
-13 Nissan Nismo Juke

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