Kawasaki Gpz 900 R

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Kawasaki Gpz 900 R

of The Fittest

The first Kawasaki was a despatch hack with an six figure mileage and an owner so I couldn’t deal with His … at his own appearance had played out on the big reducing it to rolling wreck I thrust five fifties his hand and rode off into the

The next morning I couldn’t believe that I’d such a wreck — in the light of the day it looked even horrible than I recalled. yet, the erstwhile owner me up to see how I was getting on, suggested we meet for a He kept phoning up for several until he finally got the message.

The boggles.

The dangerous combination of and chassis slack wasn’t mollified by the ability to stop on a Every time I used the hard, the whole front end strange tremors running the chassis. Returning from the illegal test blast I that surprised to find various rotted chassis had done the decent thing fallen off.

Including the rear light/numberplate assembly!

The couldn’t be used above grand — too much The petrol tank felt it was going to split in half and the remaining mirror threatened to off. That was still enough for license confiscation and ahead of the pack on the motorway.

The best that could be for the handling was that it was neutral. turning but basically stable. The position was quite comfortable, in town or when going for it.

The brake was very vicious, had to be with great care in the

I rode the bike with a and it didn’t spit me off! The did fail, but not before I got 16000 out of it in total neglect mode, as per all UMG addicts. A couple of valves up, fought with the pistons and the debris liberally right the motor.

Total mileage is but I suspect it wasn’t far off 200,000

By then the chassis had evolved a reasonable semblance of usefulness but a replacement motor proved A few bikes passed through my until I spied an advert for a mile GPZ900. Three the last having kept the for five years and selling to buy a Suzuki vee. Sounded

The guy rode over to see me, took me for a and reluctantly let me have a go at the controls. The smoothness of the bike sold me on it but stop me getting a couple of quid off the price for replacement of and a marginally leaking petrol — cost 750 notes.

The would quite happily the back tyre if I ****ed with donuts and burn-outs. The which uses the engine as a member, didn’t seem to but needed a bit of muscle to really through the curves. I was already to the needs of such 500lb and could scare the stuffing out of 600 riders, not to mention myself.

The front discs on this weren’t up to snuff, so I swapped the calipers and master cylinder looked totally different) and the and I was in business.

The next 12,5000 went by in a blitz of speed and A few thousand miles later went off and the exhaust began to It was a couple of the oil rings wearing out was a major hassle to sort

I knew far more than I wanted to about GPZ900 internals!

Not being totally I figured the engine was going to very expensive a few thousand down the line — it pull more than and there was quite a frenzy of between 7000 and 8000 Sold the bike for 900 notes and another one, two days for 500 quid.

This one had a rattly and rotting chassis but somehow with a new MOT and actually handled well. Turned out to have a expensive White Power and some decent taper in the steering head.

The chassis was upgraded from my fast stock of spares. I added expensive, sticky, Metz and got away with absolute My mate on a 916 Duke was left when I out rode him through the — mind, my heart was fit to and I nearly fell off three

The various GPZ’s that had through my hands all came nasty looking and wild 4-1’s but I managed to pick up a exhaust system for seventy-five — new from a dealer out old stock. This made the run harder and smoother, especially I fitted a new air-filter.

After six the bike was running better ever! But a few thousand miles and performance problems began to back again. The camshaft were rather oddly missing some essential Old model GPz’s used to do as a matter of course come miles but later ones supposedly sorted. Turned out of the oil runs were full of crud!

A pair of secondhand and some serious effort the engine run better than

I was soon back into the of things, riding the bike hard to keep up with the faster 600 replicas. Despite the mass and old tech chassis I won out. My friends reckoned I was an looking for somewhere to happen and bets on how long it would to destroy either the Kawasaki or

Time wasn’t on my side and the weather eventually had me off. appeared to be a nice dry winter’s with a bit of sun in the sky actually hid the reality of black ice. I’d around with the fairing to hot air on to my kneecaps, giving the illusion of somewhat above zero. about living in a dream

Kawasaki GPZ 600 R

The GPZ lost its front wheel I was banked over and that was no way back!

The Kawasaki slid, and then slid again a brick wall — to the old codger who picked me up out of the gutter. I had knees and elbows plus deep bruises! The old guy was all bright-eyed and tailed, his days so boring anything close to carnage had him with adrenaline. He regaled me tales of a youth misspent on a Thunderbird.

Then, with all the of the senile, he switched into a against the Japanese, reckoned the Kawasaki’s destructive dance was desserts. He was lucky I didn’t him!

The usual hassle the men in uniform and getting someone to the bike back home. The spent hours measuring the tarmac, not believing the black ice (it had melted by the time they up) and hoping they could do me for driving! The old coger’s idea of had them thinking I’d doing the ton-plus.

What a waste of tax payers’

As it happened, the GPZ’s motor been ruined in the accident, but about everything else I still had the spare frame and a few and bobs. This didn’t add up to a motorcycle but with a bit of scrounging of garages and the odd trip to the breakers I up with a minimal, street-fighter GPZ900.

Must’ve lost at fifty pounds off the chassis. As I had insurance, tax and MOT for the crashed bike I its numberplate on to the resurrected machine and did a few rides. It wasn’t up to much; like a camel (a straightened front end obviously doesn’t well) and tried to bounce off the above the ton.

Had plenty of odd and suffered loads of jokes the machine’s appearance. Sad, people. Ran it for about five until some lunatic me 500 notes and it was gone, along the garage full of debris past misadventures.

Its replacement was a the rare and unpopular brother of the This was the proverbial one owner but had miles on the clock. Weighed the same as the 900 but was down on power. a few more revs but I couldn’t much difference in the on the road the old 900 had become so tired that it had its edge.

I did about 4000 on the 750 with no real hassles sold it to buy a ZXR11 — blowing! I kept giving it too stick coming out of corners, up going sideways. Several later and a large pile of from the plod, I decided better get rid of it before I …

A sane and sensible Honda followed, but I haven’t found happiness with it.

As to the GPZ900, really love to get my hands on a low miler. The GPZ marked the rise of tech motorcycles and was the bridge the old style aircooled bruisers and the highly competent replicas. makes it an interesting piece of history but they are also a joy to with even in these of hyperbikes.

Mark Dunn

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