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Mon Feb 26 08:36:59 PST 2007
Another point to address. Was the gas tank dry or was there stabilizer in the fuel? If not you may have nicely varnished carbs.
Before sleeping beauty took her nap did she have a fuel filter added inline? I would make that one of the first orders of business.
I had a carb gum up over one winter when I neglected the stabilizer.
Dave is giving you good advice on the tires. I am running the D220's but will probably go to the D205's next time around. Skip Continentals altogether, nice grip but short life.
----- Original Message ----
From: Dave Spaulding <spauldingd at hotmail.com>
To: Jonathon Jay <annihilator1100 at hotmail.com>; gpzlist at micapeak.com
Sent: Sunday, February 25, 2007 6:20:11 PM
Subject: Re: ressurection advice
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
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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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> 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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