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    Fixing the Whale (my Z1300 A5)

    After looking at the beast for way too long I have started my clean-up of my A5 model Z1300.Usual story, horrible aftermarket paint job, terrible aftermarket exhaust, wiring hacked by amateurs etc...
  2. Thread: Hi from Tas!

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    Old Kwakkas are great fun to work on and a lot...

    Old Kwakkas are great fun to work on and a lot easier than Honda's of the same period which are ridiculously over engineered for what they do. GT750 great bike have fun!
  3. GPz750 Petcock leaking - WTF is going on help please

    The vacuum petcock on my GPz750 keeps leaking in the ON and RES positions. I replaced the diaphragm and the rubber bits throughout and it is still leaking. The only thing I haven't replaced yet is...
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    GPz750 Side Panels in Black

    Hi Guys
    I was after a pair of side covers for my Gpz750 in black preferably so I don't have to get them repainted and redecaled. Any help or leads greatly appreciated.
    Regards
    PK
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    Welcome

    Welcome
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    Personal preference although you will find that...

    Personal preference although you will find that it is unlikely to make any difference. The experts will tell you about the reasons why but on many other forums where this has been asked, for a...
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    Thanks John, it's a start but most of the online...

    Thanks John, it's a start but most of the online fiches are US or UK models. While 90% OK there are a few differences I have been caught out on in the past so trying to source an Australian version.
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    GPz1000RX Parts Manual/Fiche

    Hi Guys
    Anyone know where I could find one of these? Doesn't seem to be any listed on eBay.
    Many thanks
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    Yes I suspect that is going to be the culprit. I...

    Yes I suspect that is going to be the culprit. I had the same issue with the Katana - turned out the brittle wires had broken off but held by the insulation. When I can be bothererd I guess I'll...
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    I hate my GPZ900

    X@&$* of a thing!

    So on the weekend I experienced my second failure to proceed of my motorcycling a career!

    Some time ago I posted about the electrical gremlins in the GPz900. The previous...
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    I have mostly motobats but recent experience and...

    I have mostly motobats but recent experience and cost has me leanbing back to SSB. They seem pretty good and only $67 for a wet cell that will suit the 900R hard to go past and last as long as a...
  12. Thread: 83 gpz1100 woes

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    Remember to adjust the idle with the bike warm -...

    Remember to adjust the idle with the bike warm - otherwise you'll either find yourself revving your tits off or stalling when it warms up. My local bike shop always does this and when I'm half way...
  13. Thread: 83 gpz1100 woes

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    Aaaah I did assume that like most GPz1100's the...

    Aaaah I did assume that like most GPz1100's the fuel injection had been dumped - my bad sorry.

    Power to you if it still has it. Yes as you say gunked up injector would be a very likley...
  14. Thread: 83 gpz1100 woes

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    Yup - first rule is don't panic as if it was...

    Yup - first rule is don't panic as if it was running fine last time it is unlikley that something has happened while it was in the shed that is catastrophic. As noted start with the easy stuff then...
  15. Yeah got that but it's the first time I've found...

    Yeah got that but it's the first time I've found it to be next to useless. Actually second, the RGV250 one isn't much better.

    Now the ******* has becided to run on 3 cylinders!! Need to get a...
  16. Cheers Arne

    Cheers Arne
  17. Guide to removing and reinstalling a GPz900 Starter Motor

    Done it!! So given the number of posts I found asking this question when I was researching the process I thought I'd outline the process I went through to do it. It was pretty straight forward in...
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    I pulled the air box off and moved the carbs out...

    I pulled the air box off and moved the carbs out of the way last night. The mount bolts are really short so I reckon you can loosen them off and the starter will come straight out. At the moment...
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    If you have a second hand bike might I also...

    If you have a second hand bike might I also suggest you check that the reserve works - I discovered the hard way recently that the reserve on my VFR750 doesn't work and ran out of fuel as a result (I...
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    You know I replaced the starter motor in my '85...

    You know I replaced the starter motor in my '85 Honda CBX750 in about 5 minutes - maybe we could get Kawasaki to taklk to Honda about designing bikes to make them easy to work on??????
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    Hmmmmm OK but I would have thought that the...

    Hmmmmm OK but I would have thought that the starter motor would mount against the idle gear which would turn the starter chain? Anyway thanks for the answer because as you point out the side cover...
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    Removing a GPz900 Starter Motor

    Hi Guys
    Has anyone done this before? I searched the forum and the question has been asked but not answered - thread went off into discussions about starter clutches etc etc. I need to remove the...
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    The relays are the same as the Toyota MR2 - same...

    The relays are the same as the Toyota MR2 - same number and circuit and about a third of the price.
    I think mine looks like a broken mount to the starter motor - I can see it through the other bits....
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    Nice one and good to see a GPX that isn't black...

    Nice one and good to see a GPX that isn't black (like mine......)
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    GPz900R Starting Issues - Any suggestions

    Here is a lunch time quizz for the technical minded of you.

    Last year I bought a GPz900R with about 103,000km on it. It was generally pretty tidy but wasn't a runner as the owner had made a mess...
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