THE GPZ 1100 Project

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THE GPZ 1100 Project

Postby csofos » Tue Sep 15, 2009 8:09 am

This is an old Kawasaki GPZ 1100 '82. It's a friends bike and he askeed me to put on a 5,5"x17" rear rim and an up-side-down front. Well.... i took the challenge, 'cause my tickets to Australia cost (a lot).

Ladies and Gentllemen, i introduce you, the Kawasaki GPZ 1100.

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Re: THE GPZ 1100 Project

Postby csofos » Tue Sep 15, 2009 8:14 am

Of course, the 1st think you do is to disassemple. I started from the rear arm. It was an after market on it. Nikko Baker from Holland.
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You can see the differences between the 2 rear arms. The one i purchased it's from Suzuki gsx 750 (on the right). It's with double shock absorbers, and will do just fine for our job. The owner wanted to keep the suspension that way.

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After only slightly mods with some bushes, i kept the original rear arm shaft from the GPZ and put the GSX rear arm on. Looks better ha?
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Re: THE GPZ 1100 Project

Postby R3TARD » Tue Sep 15, 2009 8:34 am

That didnt take long did it. What kinda USD forks you going with?

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Re: THE GPZ 1100 Project

Postby csofos » Tue Sep 15, 2009 9:13 am

R3TARD wrote:That didnt take long did it. What kinda USD forks you going with?

From Suzuki gsx-r 750 (don't know what year)
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Re: THE GPZ 1100 Project

Postby R3TARD » Tue Sep 15, 2009 6:04 pm

sweet cant wait to see the front end

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Re: THE GPZ 1100 Project

Postby Genesis » Wed Sep 16, 2009 12:03 am

schweet, I can see a friend of mine doing this. It will be a sleeper
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Re: THE GPZ 1100 Project

Postby sweekster » Wed Sep 16, 2009 12:48 am

Flatside carbs and now a modern suspension, huh? Nice. You keep good company.
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Re: THE GPZ 1100 Project

Postby csofos » Wed Sep 16, 2009 12:15 pm

In order to allign the engine and rear rim sprockets, i had to narrow the rear sprocket mounting at 12mm

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After that, i turned to the front end.

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Which finally disassempled

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Vroooommmm..... vroooooommmm...... :banana:

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Waiting for new bearings.

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Re: THE GPZ 1100 Project

Postby csofos » Sat Sep 19, 2009 7:31 am

I started today the work on the front end. This is the triple clamp of the up-side-down. Its' shaft doesn't fit on gpzs' frame though.
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So i made a new shaft, that could fit both the triple clamp and frame.
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Look at the differences
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I took off the old shaft and put the new one.
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Then i gave it a very good welding, with George helping me
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Ready to fit in
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That's the way gpz looks like now. (Nikos helped me take this shoot).
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Re: THE GPZ 1100 Project

Postby csofos » Sat Sep 19, 2009 1:07 pm

95FZR600 wrote:I take it, you turned your own stem on a lathe? Looks beautiful!

Exactly. I know that job as well ;)
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Re: THE GPZ 1100 Project

Postby Genesis » Sat Sep 19, 2009 4:05 pm

very very nice, I can think of a half dozen things that you could do on my bike
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Re: THE GPZ 1100 Project

Postby mrfreeze5 » Sat Sep 19, 2009 4:16 pm

I like it! I love taking old classic bikes and updating them with new tech and making them look unique. Keep up the good work and keep the pics coming! This build is so cool I wont even give you crap because its a Kawi! :thumbsup:

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Re: THE GPZ 1100 Project

Postby csofos » Sun Sep 20, 2009 3:47 am

Genesis wrote:very very nice, I can think of a half dozen things that you could do on my bike

OK, name your list and i'm coming :thumbsup:
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Re: THE GPZ 1100 Project

Postby mrfreeze5 » Sun Sep 20, 2009 12:03 pm

Im doing something similar to a 1980 Yamaha XS1100. Shaft drive>chain drive conversion. R1 forks, single sided swingarm. Right now, its just a bare frame on the patio and a parts bike stuck in the back of my jeep until my lazy friends come help me unload it.

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Re: THE GPZ 1100 Project

Postby Genesis » Mon Sep 21, 2009 1:38 am

csofos wrote:
Genesis wrote:very very nice, I can think of a half dozen things that you could do on my bike

OK, name your list and i'm coming :thumbsup:

:cheers: i Will pick you up at the airport. I'm just not sure the stuff I need done is worth the price for a plane ticket from Greece
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