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My new project. And my first Kawasaki.

Discussion in 'Modifications and Projects' at netrider.net.au started by rc36, Oct 11, 2009.

  1. Thanks to a new-found friend on another forum, I am now the proud owner of a 1986 GPX750 Kawasaki. Regarded by many as an "ugly duckling" apparently, I'm happy to try and get this one back on the road after 3 years out of rego and use it as my commuter. That way I can make my VFR last a whole lot longer.

    It was a bargain at the asking price in my opinion, and is absolutely intact and original. 77000kms and a comprehensive service record including new brake pads all round, fork seals and fork oil and new fork springs less than 3000kms ago.

    The bike has been sitting under a lean-to at his dad's garage so was very dirty, but it was easy to see the potential under the layer of dust.

    SNC00084_med.

    On the way home today, I cruised by the car wash and gave it a quick bath and it came up like this..



    SNC00087_med.

    First stop will be my mechanic for a complete assessment and advice on what needs to be done, how much it should cost, how much of I can do and what tricky bits I should leave to him.

    The acquistion of the GPX now means that, after 35 years of riding, I have now owned bikes from all of the 4 major Japanese manufacturers.
     
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  2. Bike looks good man
     
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  3. They must have used amazing paint 23 years ago!!!!
     
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  4. Good score there.
     
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  5. People tend to confuse my little gpx for that one because of the twin front discs, which isn't such a bad thing. Personally I like the 750's styling more. A bit like a Lamborghini Countach with those sharp edged vents.

    Does its 'ESCS' still work??
     
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  6. wow, it looks in decent condition....goodluck
     
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  7. The brakes work sort of but since it doesn't have a battery I haven't been able to check if any of the electrical things do.
     
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  8. good score indeed. I still need to pick up a yammie for my grand-slam ;-)

    have fun with it.
     
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  9. Geez, talk about scrubbing up alright! Got yourself a good looking bike there mate.

    Enjoy the refurbishment - boingk
     
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  10. thread dig...

    nice pickup there, i actually just purchased one myself, going to pick it up on tuesday :D

    gpx7503.

    few issues (rusty tank, flooding carbs, cracked screen), but it'll be a nice bike to get back on the road :)
     
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  11. How'd it end up, RC36?
     
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