spauldingd at hotmail.com
Sun Feb 25 17:20:11 PST 2007
Tires are a personal matter and is right up there with oil for starting
extremely borinng threads. That said, I like Dunlop D205's. On the braided
lines, Murph from Murph's kits is a GPz owner and list member and I am sure
he would give you a good deal:
Dave in Des Moines
----- Original Message -----
From: "Jonathon Jay" <annihilator1100 at hotmail.com>
To: <spauldingd at hotmail.com>; <gpzlist at micapeak.com>
Sent: Sunday, February 25, 2007 7:08 PM
Subject: Re: ressurection advice
> So what are the best tires I can get?
> Any leads on the stainless brake lines and speed bleeders?
> Jonathon Jay
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> To: "Jonathon Jay" <annihilator1100 at hotmail.com>, "Kawasaki GPZ1100
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> Subject: Re: ressurection advice
> Date: Sun, 25 Feb 2007 11:48:55 -0600
> Hi Jonathan! So your GPZ has been sitting in a garage unmoved for 7 or 8
> years? Was it prepared properly before being put up or was it just
> On the tires, I would definately replace them. With 5900 miles, they are
> probably the original tires and would only have a few thousand miles left
> on them under the best circumstances but after that many years, I bet they
> are hard and dry. I don't think you need to replace ALL the rubber hoses
> and such, but I think I would replace the brake lines with some new steel
> braided lines. I mean, you are going to need to bleed them anyway, might
> as well replace them and install a set of Speed Bleeders.
> After the tires and brakes are cared for, I think everything else just
> needs going over and inspected/cleaned/greased and perhaps replaced if
> Perhaps someone more experience than me can comment on what used motor oil
> might look like inside a motor for that much time. I've heard that the
> acids can etch the parts and I also wonder if any moisture could have
> gotten in there over that many years.
> Good luck, send us some pictures of her once you get it back on the road.
> Dave in Des Moines
> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Jonathon Jay"
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> Sent: Sunday, February 25, 2007 1:10 AM
> Subject: ressurection advice
>>So, looking for a general consencus on some work I'm wanting done.
>>After a 7-8 year hiatus I'm gonna be puting her back on the road.
>>Ultimatley, I'll be doing a bunch of fancy additions and such, but I'm
>>mostly interested in doing just what it takes right here and now
>>It's got 5900 miles, and been on the centerstand in a garage. Think the
>>tires need replacing?
>>I'm thinking of getting the carbs rebuilt and synched.
>>Also, getting the brakes bled out, oil changed, cooling system flushed.
>>What's the group opinion on replacing every rubber hose I can find?
>>Bearings, seals, etc?
>>Anything else I need? Better to suck up the charges at the stealership now
>>for safety's sake rather than find out the hard way on the road.
>>Opinions greatly appreciated.
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