Category: GPz1100

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!