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Old 11-26-2014, 09:10 PM   #1
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GPZ-750/1100 everything thread!

I'm looking for other GPZ750/1100 owners to help get this thread going. I just purchased a 1985 GPZ750 project and want to share knowledge, pics and experience.

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Old 11-27-2014, 01:19 PM   #2
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I raced an '84 GPZ750 some years back. I'll go out to the garage and see what I might still have for pics. I had an '83 1100 as well that I raced just once to finish out a season after crashing the 750.
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Old 11-27-2014, 04:59 PM   #3
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I'm looking for other GPZ750/1100 owners to help get this thread going. I just purchased a 1985 GPZ750 project and want to share knowledge, pics and experience.

Post a few more pictures
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Old 11-27-2014, 05:03 PM   #4
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I totaled an '84 in...'84.
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Old 11-28-2014, 05:40 AM   #5
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I also had an 85 GPz750 - that I bought new ( an 84 550 before that), iI will dig around to see what photos and info I have. Long before the digital age. I'm pretty sure I have a brochure or two as well as a few road tests.
I'll start digging.
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Old 11-29-2014, 02:29 PM   #6
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I had a 1981 GPz1100...pretty mint. with a period yosh 4-1. efi worked flawlessly. this back in 2007. Also bought an 84...mint, off of original owner with a wolf 4-1, all service records....seriously looked like new...not a spor of grease or paint flaw on it. Traded them to the local dealer for a Ducati

atleast it was a new GT1000...that gave me so many problems i got rid of it after 2 years.

totally miss them both...wasnt a vintage bike guy at the time, didnt know enough about them either. Now, they are totally up my alley. havent seen that GPz1100 since. or the 750. We live in a city of 220,000, figured you would see either in 7 years.
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Old 11-29-2014, 03:06 PM   #7
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Owned a twin shock GPZ750R1.It had a reputation for bad handling but I thought it was great. Engine was liquid smooth when carbs were synched, slight clutch clatter at tickler when they weren't. Felt much quicker than a 1200 Bandit but that may have been an illusion created by less than linear power curve.

Massive grin factor for daily use. Had to replace canchain @ 55k (softlink) and sprag clutch for starter @ 60k. Very easy to work on, you could take the bike to bits with a basic metric socket set.

Very happy memories of a great bike.
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Old 11-29-2014, 04:11 PM   #8
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Owned a twin shock GPZ750R1.It had a reputation for bad handling but I thought it was great. Engine was liquid smooth when carbs were synched, slight clutch clatter at tickler when they weren't. Felt much quicker than a 1200 Bandit but that may have been an illusion created by less than linear power curve.

Massive grin factor for daily use. Had to replace canchain @ 55k (softlink) and sprag clutch for starter @ 60k. Very easy to work on, you could take the bike to bits with a basic metric socket set.

Very happy memories of a great bike.
My first GPZ750 race bike was an '83, and aside from relatively slow steering, it handled great. It was as stable as a train though sweepers, and it worked me pretty good in the tight stuff. After I destroyed it in a race crash, I bought an '82 GPZ750 from a guy that I'd raced with, and that thing had more hinges in it than my BMW Airhead. It was a fantastic bike for every day use, but pushing it on the track gave me some very interesting moments.

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Old 11-29-2014, 07:01 PM   #9
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Detail of Rainey's Superbike Championship bike.
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Old 12-01-2014, 09:16 AM   #10
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How about a 1982 GPZ750 with a warmed over 82 GPZ1100 engine.

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Old 12-03-2014, 05:29 PM   #11
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Just picked this "project" up. 1985 GPZ750. $260 but it's been sitting outside for 8 years. EVERYTHING needs refrubished or replaced. Even engine needs to get torn down and gone over. Even the wiring and it's connectors was crumbling before my eyes.

It's now ready for the engine to be removed and gone over. Afterward I will remove the suspension and send parts out for powder coating.
Eventually it'll get an USD front end and wider rear end. It will get low profile LED taillight/turn signal strip, getting rid of the monsterously heavy rear taillight.

BTW DOES ANYONE HAVE AN ONLINE SERVICE MANUAL (OR PDF) FOR 83-85 GPZ750?









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Old 12-07-2014, 08:11 PM   #12
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At least it's complete. Black powder coat isn't pricey, and you'll be a bulk order
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Old 12-07-2014, 08:30 PM   #13
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Actually it looks complete but it's missing a lot of little pieces and little parts that need to be replaced, hard to find and pricey little parts:fairing bracket pieces, carb boots, jets, o-rings...etc. But yes, you're right on powder coating. I've got a pile of all the metal parts that are getting coated.

Eventually I want it to be similar to this but with upgraded/modern suspension.
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Old 12-12-2014, 10:22 AM   #14
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They have had this a while, thought it would sell faster, maybe a little high on price. They have a later GPZ1100 also.

http://www.cyclesalvage.net/cycle_im...saki&cycle=691
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Old 12-13-2014, 06:33 AM   #15
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Just picked this "project" up. 1985 GPZ750. $260 but it's been sitting outside for 8 years. EVERYTHING needs refrubished or replaced. Even engine needs to get torn down and gone over. Even the wiring and it's connectors was crumbling before my eyes.

It's now ready for the engine to be removed and gone over. Afterward I will remove the suspension and send parts out for powder coating.
Eventually it'll get an USD front end and wider rear end. It will get low profile LED taillight/turn signal strip, getting rid of the monsterously heavy rear taillight.

BTW DOES ANYONE HAVE AN ONLINE SERVICE MANUAL (OR PDF) FOR 83-85 GPZ750?









I'm amazed it has the original exhaust on it, you won't find many of those around anymore.
Both my GPZ's stock exhausts rotted out while the bikes were still kind of in their prime.
That front tire is as old as the rest of the bike,kind of looks like a Pirelli Gordon.
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