what a pain!

Dave Daniels dwaynedaniels at sbcglobal.net
Wed Jan 10 18:26:06 PST 2007

I spoke with a guy at Cycle Therapy today who says he's swapped the engines from a gpz to a zx11 and viseversa, and except for the head, they are virtually identical.

John Soliday <johnsoliday at msn.com> wrote:  Really, I got my 500 mile 95 GPZ for $3200 but that was a find. You see
good ones on ebay with 10K+ miles for only $2500. I bet a ZX11 would take
the GPZ heads, as they are probably lower compression and I doubt the ZX11
had very high domes because those really reduce power.

-----Original Message-----
From: Larry Zoia [mailto:phezanthawk at comcast.net] 
Sent: Tuesday, January 09, 2007 6:50 PM
To: Dave Daniels; 1KPerDay
Subject: Re: what a pain!

> I'd like to apologize for the way I snapped at this post. I guess my
> frustration has gotten the best of me. Anybody know where I can get an
> engine?

Well, there were relatively few GPZ's manufactured, but there were billions
and billions (apologies to Carl
Sagan) ZX-11's manufactured. First of all is it feasible to use a ZX-11 
engine with the GPZ heads?
Secondly, in addition to the usual sources, i.e., eBay,
salvage yards, I know a couple of guys who supplement
their income by buying bikes from insurance companies
and parting them out. Perhaps I could get a line on a
freshly wrecked ZX-11. Tertiarily, before you make a move, consider that 
you can buy a nice used GPZ relatively cheaply and part out your bike to 
partially defray the cost.

Uh....can I have your carb rack?

larry in Michigan 

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