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    Default Project No.3 GPZ550


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    I bought this one from ebay a few weeks ago, sight unseen with 12 months MOT, plan is to ride it over the summer then clean it up over the winter
    and add standard airbox and exhausts.
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    Air box should be easy to find, exhaust will be nigh on impossible

    Here's my Z

    Though it's now got Mikuni flatslides and 1170 pistons

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    Default Re: Project No.3 GPZ550

    Quote Originally Posted by Julian_Boolean View Post
    Air box should be easy to find, exhaust will be nigh on impossible

    Here's my Z

    Though it's now got Mikuni flatslides and 1170 pistons

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    I wish mine had twin shocks like yours.

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    Default Re: Project No.3 GPZ550

    I know a man who can convert it if you really want to, but twin shock Z400J and 550s are pretty common, you could buy one and put your 550 engine etc into it.
    BTW I think big Zs will probably be cheaper and easier to restore than the little ones due to parts availability and the older generation of engineering ie; roller bearing crank and proper replaceable cam shaft bearings

    And join the Z1OC forum, you don't have to own a Z1 to be a member and there's lot's of knowledge about the smaller Zs on there.

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    Default Re: Project No.3 GPZ550

    Quote Originally Posted by Julian_Boolean View Post
    I know a man who can convert it if you really want to, but twin shock Z400J and 550s are pretty common, you could buy one and put your 550 engine etc into it.
    BTW I think big Zs will probably be cheaper and easier to restore than the little ones due to parts availability and the older generation of engineering ie; roller bearing crank and proper replaceable cam shaft bearings

    And join the Z1OC forum, you don't have to own a Z1 to be a member and there's lot's of knowledge about the smaller Zs on there.
    Thanks for the info.
    I had the 550 out for a few hours yesterday and it ran like a clock, awesome. The forks are quite soft due to my weight, so will invest in heavier springs.
    Nice note out of the Harris pipe so for now it will stay.

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    Default Re: Project No.3 GPZ550

    I had one of those, in red tho. I now have this



    and a while ago, I (re)built this for a mate


    build thread here

    https://www.therevcounter.co.uk/thre...ighlight=kates

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