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A 1982 GPz750R1

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A 1982 GPz750R1

#1 PostAuthor: Philippe » Fri Jul 27, 2018 4:39 pm

Hi guys
last tuesday I bought my twentieth bike, a Kawasaki GPz750R1, it's dated 1982, the only year the Akashi factory produced it this way.
She's rather complete, the engine runs and it can get on the road as it is.
Perhaps I'll restore it some day we'll see.
Enjoy the pictures.
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She's resting next to her little sister in my collection
Greetings from Belgium
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Re: A 1982 GPz750R1

#2 PostAuthor: Ratty » Fri Jul 27, 2018 4:56 pm

Hi Philippe,
That looks like a lovely find, keep her as she is, ride and enjoy. They are only original once.

Nice collection :D

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Re: A 1982 GPz750R1

#3 PostAuthor: hartyb » Fri Jul 27, 2018 5:05 pm

hi Philippe

looks like a really nice find that one

so you will be needing a GPZ 750 turbo to go next to it :D and may be and Unitrack 1100 gpz as well :biggrin
Z1000 Z1000A1, Z1000ST, KZ1000p, Z1000Mk2 which I am collecting parts for.
Z1R ready for paint, Z900A4 running,
Z1300 1979
GPZ1100 Unitrack, 3x GPZ 750Turbo,
ZZR1100 Purple and orange
along with some lesser makes :eek

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Re: A 1982 GPz750R1

#4 PostAuthor: deka » Fri Jul 27, 2018 5:12 pm

Nice one phillipe use as it
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Re: A 1982 GPz750R1

#5 PostAuthor: ANZed » Wed Aug 01, 2018 4:43 pm

would be nice to see more images of the third bike from the right, please.

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Re: A 1982 GPz750R1

#6 PostAuthor: Kwackman » Thu Aug 02, 2018 7:52 am

Philippe wrote:She's resting next to her little sister in my collection


What is that little sister? Z550? Z500? Or (and I really want it to be this) a Z400J?

That 750 looks great, I had one and really liked it. A car driver didn't like it so much!
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1982 Z400J project

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Re: A 1982 GPz750R1

#7 PostAuthor: Philippe » Fri Aug 03, 2018 3:35 am

Hi guys

thanks for the reply!
@ ANZed: I think you mean the green-yellow '73 Z1 ? Just confirm it's that one and I'll send some pictures by PM.
@ Kwackman: it's a Z400J, your wish became reality! I found it in a barn in 2016, restored it in 2017. Nice little bike to restore, just wanted to restore one that wasn't so heavy as the others and when the opportunity came along, did it.
You only live once and people told me this was the last time I do. In my previous lives I believed in reincarnation but in this live I don't ... :wink:
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Re: A 1982 GPz750R1

#8 PostAuthor: Kwackman » Fri Aug 03, 2018 10:11 am

Philippe wrote:@ Kwackman: it's a Z400J, your wish became reality! I found it in a barn in 2016, restored it in 2017. Nice little bike to restore, just wanted to restore one that wasn't so heavy as the others and when the opportunity came along, did it.


Good to know there are still some out there! Looks like a J3 from the paint work.
I'm restoring one, my first restoration and learning how much I don't know!
If you ever want PDF scans of the parts book for the Z400J, let me know.

I owned a Z400J3 in the 80s, I traded it it for a GPZ750R1, same as your new toy.
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Re: A 1982 GPz750R1

#9 PostAuthor: Philippe » Fri Aug 03, 2018 3:55 pm

Hi Kwackman

nostalgia!!! Yes it's a J3 from '82 or '83 . Glad to know you're restoring one. As far as the parts book or the shop manual is concerned, thanks for the offer but I have both. I allways get those two before I start a restoration. At least I know what parts to use and how to assemble parts in the correct way.
Can you post some pictures of your work? A lot of chaps on the forum would be very pleased!
Keep up the good work!
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Re: A 1982 GPz750R1

#10 PostAuthor: Kwackman » Sun Aug 05, 2018 11:01 am

Philippe wrote:Yes it's a J3 from '82 or '83

Good to know there's at least another one out there!
If you get spare time, I'd be happy to see some photos.
Philippe wrote:As far as the parts book or the shop manual is concerned, thanks for the offer but I have both. I allways get those two before I start a restoration. At least I know what parts to use and how to assemble parts in the correct way.

I didn't know parts books existed at all until my permanent ebay search for Z400 things brought one up. I scanned it to PDFs for convenience. As you say, it's great for figuring out how things go together.
Philippe wrote:Can you post some pictures of your work? A lot of chaps on the forum would be very pleased!
Keep up the good work!

"Good work" is a dubious description. I did start a thread when I got it, I must replace the now dead links to photobucket [EDIT Now replaced] , and maybe update.
But, and this isn't me being ultra humble, it's a catalog of getting things wrong, using lump hammers where I shouldn't etc. I have asked and got good advice from people here (yourself included), maybe asking "is the crankshaft supposed to rotate both ways?" gives you an idea of the level of my knowledge/skills!
But, I'll put some updates on soon- learn from other's mistakes.
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Re: A 1982 GPz750R1

#11 PostAuthor: Andrew_s » Tue Aug 07, 2018 8:30 am

Nice collection you've got there Philippe, but keep the GPZ with its original finishes - you wouldn't restore a piece of antique furniture would you? - and as it has been said, they're only original once.
Bikes:
Phil Churchett's old Z900 A4: PRE 2R - https://www.flickr.com/photos/115740825@N05/albums/72157680116996884
1993 FireBlade https://www.flickr.com/photos/115740825@N05/albums/72157683771843155
Previous Zeds: Z750B1 Twin, Z650B1, Z750E

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Re: A 1982 GPz750R1

#12 PostAuthor: Philippe » Tue Aug 07, 2018 9:01 am

Hi Andrew
thanks for the advice! I'll give it a thought. Anyway I'm not up to this one yet. A few others are waiting.
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