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GPZ 550d1.

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GPZ 550d1.

#1 PostAuthor: nick pearce » Thu Jul 23, 2020 5:11 pm

I’ve bought a GPZ 550d1 with loads of spares.It has a Harris pipe and I intend to add a couple of other 80’s add ons.The last owner had it 29 years.It needs some work but was cheap.
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Re: GPZ 550d1.

#2 PostAuthor: nick pearce » Thu Jul 23, 2020 5:15 pm

It has Z400j 1980 paint work.I never had 550’s as I went from a Z400j to a Z750L3 in 1985.
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Re: GPZ 550d1.

#3 PostAuthor: Kwackman » Thu Jul 23, 2020 6:25 pm

nick pearce wrote:It has Z400j 1980 paint work.I never had 550’s as I went from a Z400j to a Z750L3 in 1985.

I went from Z400J to GPZ750R1 back in the mid 80s, so almost the same route, and I've a Z400J project now.
That's a nice bike you have there, IMHO that style of bike is the nicest shape of all the air-cooled 4 cylinder Kwaks.
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Re: GPZ 550d1.

#4 PostAuthor: nick pearce » Thu Jul 23, 2020 6:33 pm

Thank you very much.
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Re: GPZ 550d1.

#5 PostAuthor: DavidZ1R » Thu Jul 23, 2020 7:53 pm

Very nice, do you want to buy 4 genuine new metal spark plug caps for it, which I think was standard from new on that model.
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Re: GPZ 550d1.

#6 PostAuthor: GPZ592 » Thu Jul 23, 2020 8:59 pm

That looks like a nice bike you have there :)

I nearly bought a 550D1, but waited until the 550H1 came out in '82 and bought that instead. I still have it and I'm currently rebuilding it after many years languishing in my shed !

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Re: GPZ 550d1.

#7 PostAuthor: Bill P » Thu Jul 23, 2020 9:04 pm

I luv that looking forward to watching what you do :)

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Re: GPZ 550d1.

#8 PostAuthor: Pigford » Fri Jul 24, 2020 3:44 pm

Well done - very pretty little Zed :up
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Re: GPZ 550d1.

#9 PostAuthor: ADRIAN H » Fri Jul 24, 2020 6:25 pm

Super sweet bike, I'm green with envy. :D :D :D
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Re: GPZ 550d1.

#10 PostAuthor: nick pearce » Wed Jul 29, 2020 7:35 pm

GPZ592 wrote:That looks like a nice bike you have there :)

I nearly bought a 550D1, but waited until the 550H1 came out in '82 and bought that instead. I still have it and I'm currently rebuilding it after many years languishing in my shed !

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Nice one Mark, you will have to finish it.
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Re: GPZ 550d1.

#11 PostAuthor: DavidZ1R » Thu Jul 30, 2020 11:52 am

Fun bikes, I have a kz550a2 which I have restored.
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Re: GPZ 550d1.

#12 PostAuthor: r3sc » Thu Jul 30, 2020 4:27 pm

That’s a stunning little motor! Nice job David.

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Re: GPZ 550d1.

#13 PostAuthor: Crofty » Thu Jul 30, 2020 5:02 pm

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Re: GPZ 550d1.

#14 PostAuthor: GPZ592 » Thu Jul 30, 2020 6:24 pm

nick pearce wrote:
GPZ592 wrote:That looks like a nice bike you have there :)

I nearly bought a 550D1, but waited until the 550H1 came out in '82 and bought that instead. I still have it and I'm currently rebuilding it after many years languishing in my shed !

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Nice one Mark, you will have to finish it.


I have a rebuild thread under the "Projects" section, so you can keep an eye on progress (or lack of it) :lol:

DavidZ1R wrote:Fun bikes, I have a kz550a2 which I have restored.


Another lovely looking 550.

Maybe we should get an area on this forum, dedicated to the GPz/Z 550 :wink
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Re: GPZ 550d1.

#15 PostAuthor: Big Fluff » Fri Aug 07, 2020 8:52 am

Not forgetting the bike that started it, the Z500.
This was mine back in 1980.
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