Author: Sid

Another classic is on the road!

Another classic is on the road!

Finally the GPz1100 has passed roadworthy and is now registered!.

Its been a long haul and there are still minor items to finish, like badges and shims at the 1500klm mark. But last week I found a significant issue in the tank, old rust had started to flake off at a great rate of knots and so I ended up spending hours on the weekend flushing the tank out with rust blaster and then finally re-coating it with KBS Gold Standard.

The tank should cure this week and when the rain from Cyclone Owen disappears I can go for a ride 🙂

GPz1100 August Update

GPz1100 August Update

This month the GPz1100 fired up for the first time in 7 years! In the process I needed to get new ignition leads and despite my initial attempt at getting the valve clearances right on the bench it didn’t match the engine spinning a few times to reveal it was out of a couple of valves, that sorted the clearances are now good and I have dropped the bodywork in to get painted.

 

I’ve documented this on the main site at: https://z900collector.wordpress.com/restoration/the-gpz1100-collection/gpz1100b2-rebuild/

so I suggest you visit there afterwards and see whats been done or in progress!

GPz1100 Update

GPz1100 Update

While this site is primarily a marketing page for the book, my main web site is z900collector.wordpress.com and its there I post most of my restoration and rebuilding articles.

Recently I have started back on my 1982 GPz1100B2 which over the weekend had its engine re-assembled and ready to install the engine back in the frame hopefully this week!

 

Update! – Engine installed, more parts ordered and its now a roller! – Exhaust, carbs, bodywork to sort out shortly.

Top 10 ranking

Top 10 ranking

Well its now 3 years since release and the book continues to be in the top 10 motorcycling books to get 🙂 Very stoked!
Its also featured in photography categories and a few unexpected spots as well…. if you don’t have your copy then make sure you get it soon!

Purchasing the book

Purchasing the book

A google search will yield current suppliers of the book, Amazon is your best bet if you are in the US of A, outside of that it’s for sale in Africa, Australia, Canada, Germany, United Kingdom and anywhere English is spoken natively!

Rewarding a craftsman

Rewarding a craftsman

Many of the alloy parts shown in the book look almost brand new despite some being over 40 years old, this is due to the work of Wayne from Specialized Blasting Services who has water blasted engine and body parts for me over the years.

Some samples of his work are as follows:

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z1a motor cleaned then selected cases parts sent for polishing.

 

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A variety of alloy brake parts cleaned up very nicely.

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Inside of a GPz1100 B2 sprocket cover.

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GPz900R uni-track pivot assembly, cleaned, bearings fitted and ready for installation.

 

 

 

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The man himself, cleaning some pistons for me.

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