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GPZ250 Belt Drive Project

Discussion in 'Modifications and Projects' started by T4Tom, Jan 25, 2012.

  1. Hi all,

    I've recently bought a GPZ250. It's a 1985 model and needs a little bit of work. ok, there are actually two that I have and between them I'm hoping to get one going well enough.

    I'm planning on getting up to a reasonable condition to take out on some nice rides and just have a bit of fun with it.

    I have a few questions and was hoping to get a few suggestions.

    The engine has been sitting for a while and I've heard the the fuel goes off when it sits like that.

    I cleaned up the plugs and put on good leads so it will start and run every time, idles ok. but as soon as I try to use the throttle it dies.

    Any suggestions on what I could do with out having to rebuild the whole carbies?

  2. Here's some pcs of it when I first got it.



  3. This is how I found it.

  4. After a little but of a clean up.


  5. did you throw out the old fuel, clean the tank thoroughly and clean the carbies? do the fule lines need replacing due to age/cracking etc?
  6. I did throw out the old fuel and rinse out the tank, would say it was thoroughly.

    I'm not sure how to clean the carbies. I used a bit a carby/injector cleaner fuel additive.

    Is it hard, How do I go about cleaning the carbies?
  7. I spent a little bit of time today cleaning up the rims.
    they started out like this

    After a bit of work they look like this