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Z500 for racing 20 Oct 2020 02:18 #837285

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Hi,
I´m thinking about using an early Z500 for Classic racing.

Has anone here some experience from doing that?

I think what i need to do first is fitting an oilpan from newer 550 that has outlets for oilcooler and fit oilcooler, Change to steel braided brake lines and good pads and maybe harder front springs.

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Z500 for racing 20 Oct 2020 07:10 #837290

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Welcome to the forum sixten.
Here in the states we never had a Z500. We are going to have limited experience with racing one. There are a few racers here, but we dealt with the KZ/GPz line of bikes. I did some racing on a 500, but it was a Yamaha. Not sure that's gonna be any help. I can tell you I didn't run a cooler on it, if that helps at all.

And Welcome again.
Don't be ridiculous! It's only a flesh wound!

Wife's little bike... 1984 GPZ 550 Kerker and DynaJet stage I kit
Wife's BIG bike...... 1981 GPZ 1100 Kerker and factory FI

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Z500 for racing 20 Oct 2020 07:51 #837294

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The Z500 is almost same as the 550, only with a 3mm smaller bore. Tons of guys raced those bikes so there should be lots of info available. Corey Clough is a member here with lots of experiencing racing 550's. You might want to look him up and pick his brain.

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Z500 for racing 21 Oct 2020 14:04 #837403

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Huh, multiple oil pan questions today. Here are some things to look for in 550 oil pans.
s3.amazonaws.com/gpzweb/OilPans/Kz550oilPans.html
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