THE GPZ 1100 Project

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Re: THE GPZ 1100 Project

Postby csofos » Mon Sep 21, 2009 12:35 pm

mrfreeze5 wrote: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.

Pics, pics, pics, pics...... what are you waiting for????
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Re: THE GPZ 1100 Project

Postby csofos » Mon Sep 21, 2009 12:50 pm

Genesis wrote:
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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

You 're absolutely right. It doesn't worth. And i'm sure you can do the whole job on your own. I wish i could be in USA and help you :cheers:
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Re: THE GPZ 1100 Project

Postby csofos » Wed Sep 23, 2009 5:54 am

Well... bad news: the owner doesn't like the front usd end. It lowers the motorcycle very much he said. :(
So i told him about the front end of my 750 fzr. He agreed with that. So maybe tomorrow i'll have new pics with fzrs' front.
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Re: THE GPZ 1100 Project

Postby yamaha_george » Wed Sep 23, 2009 6:56 am

csofos wrote:Well... bad news: the owner doesn't like the front usd end. It lowers the motorcycle very much he said. :(
So i told him about the front end of my 750 fzr. He agreed with that. So maybe tomorrow i'll have new pics with fzrs' front.


C,
Thank God for that it totally ruined the appearance of the bike's " agressiveness " it is a muscle bike after all .

Get rid of those wimpy rear shocks and get a set of piggyback KYB shocks (see my yellow peril pages for the type if you do not know them.) Buy them in Japan as I did as the Japs are throwing them away for Ohlins instead. (they are hooked on brands out there DOH ) mine were like 25UKP or something equally silly landed on my door mat.

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Re: THE GPZ 1100 Project

Postby ragedigital » Wed Sep 23, 2009 9:30 am

That is simply amazing. You're very talented my friend!

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Re: THE GPZ 1100 Project

Postby yamaha_george » Wed Sep 23, 2009 11:11 am

ragedigital wrote:That is simply amazing. You're very talented my friend!

darrin

Darrin, you will find that in places that do not have an OMG mall on every corner the folks learn to "get buy" and their skill increases. Had I stayed in the UK I would not know 75% of my skills. It is the challenge of doing it and doing it well that drove me forward as I am sure it is with Chris. no govt health & safety babying us and interfering with our jobs.
Am I right Chris?

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Re: THE GPZ 1100 Project

Postby csofos » Thu Sep 24, 2009 8:11 am

yamaha_george wrote:
ragedigital wrote:That is simply amazing. You're very talented my friend!

darrin

Darrin, you will find that in places that do not have an OMG mall on every corner the folks learn to "get buy" and their skill increases. Had I stayed in the UK I would not know 75% of my skills. It is the challenge of doing it and doing it well that drove me forward as I am sure it is with Chris. no govt health & safety babying us and interfering with our jobs.
Am I right Chris?

1000% Geaorge!!! In a few words, if you love to do something, you'll do it, no matter if you know anything about it.
Someone said: "necessity is the mother of invention".
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Re: THE GPZ 1100 Project

Postby csofos » Thu Sep 24, 2009 8:14 am

Very fastly today, i put my old 750 fzrs' front fork on it. The owner seem to look very happy with that!!!
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This is the jointing point. I didn't change not even the bearings! Can you believe that???
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And i did a small work with the tail. Put some polyester on the broken tail, to fix the joint points.
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Re: THE GPZ 1100 Project

Postby csofos » Sat Sep 26, 2009 6:22 am

Today i invlolved with the mountings for mask, light, flashers, gauges. Everything from the beggining and of course handmade.
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This is how it stands. It's on the old position and i can ensure you it's more stable now.
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Re: THE GPZ 1100 Project

Postby yamaha_george » Sat Sep 26, 2009 7:20 am

csofos wrote:Today i involved with the mountings for mask, light, flashers, gauges. Everything from the begining and of course handmade.

This is how it stands. It's on the old position and i can ensure you it's more stable now.
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Now all you have to do is to learn zinc plating & powder coating and you are all set.

To learn powder coating you could do worse than go here:-

http://www.saltmine.org.uk/kgb/powder.html :rofl:

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Re: THE GPZ 1100 Project

Postby csofos » Sat Sep 26, 2009 3:36 pm

yamaha_george wrote:Now all you have to do is to learn zinc plating & powder coating and you are all set.

To learn powder coating you could do worse than go here:-

http://www.saltmine.org.uk/kgb/powder.html :rofl:

Damn.... i have to learn more about that, you 're right.
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Re: THE GPZ 1100 Project

Postby csofos » Sat Oct 03, 2009 10:52 am

And now i removed everything in order to paint them
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Re: THE GPZ 1100 Project

Postby mossy1200 » Sat Oct 03, 2009 4:41 pm

I race against one of these .Ex NZ 600 champ Shaun Donnally has one and a z9.He beats me every now and then.
Its on standard front end and 17inch wheels because we cant change it and standard swingarm (braced) and 17 4.5 rear rim.
It has 30tho engine with 150hp running on methanol so it straight lines very quickly.

http://motorsports.sportsimages.co.nz/m ... mId=266191

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Re: THE GPZ 1100 Project

Postby yamaha_george » Sun Oct 04, 2009 7:26 am

mossy1200 wrote:I race against one of these .Ex NZ 600 champ Shaun Donnally has one and a z9.He beats me every now and then.
Its on standard front end and 17inch wheels because we cant change it and standard swingarm (braced) and 17 4.5 rear rim.
It has 30tho engine with 150hp running on methanol so it straight lines very quickly.

http://motorsports.sportsimages.co.nz/m ... mId=266191


Are ALL the photographers THAT bloody paranoid by screwing up the picture like that ? Shhesh just about make out its a bike not a helicopter :headscratch:

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Re: THE GPZ 1100 Project

Postby csofos » Wed Oct 07, 2009 10:54 am

After some work on them, the parts are almost ready to paint.
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