"new" motor

John Soliday johnsoliday at msn.com
Tue Jan 30 15:58:22 PST 2007

..same experience with single cam Honda 750 engines (actually heavier due
to technology changes over 20 years).  Hint:  Put cut up inner tubes
(bicycle) on the frame tubes and safety wire them on prior to taking out/in
mill, saves the paint big time.


-----Original Message-----
From: Steve Northrop [mailto:blackgpz at rochester.rr.com] 
Sent: Friday, January 26, 2007 4:28 PM
Subject: Re: "new" motor

Lifting those motors (I've had mine out of the frame as well) makes it easy 
to understand why the GPZ weighs 600 lbs.

Steve in Western NY
'96 GPZ1100
'02 Daytona 955i
"You Can't Fix Stupid", Ron White

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Dave Daniels" <dwaynedaniels at sbcglobal.net>
To: "GPZ LIST" <gpzlist at micapeak.com>
Sent: Friday, January 26, 2007 10:29 AM
Subject: "new" motor

> Since the engine on my GPZ seems to have bit the dust, I found another on 
> Ebay for a rediculous price. I paid a grand total of $56 for this engine 
> and it was located 45 minutes away so I was able to go get it with my 
> truck. I don't have any very relative info on it other than a compression 
> test that the cycle place that I bought it from did on it. The compression

> is good in all cylinders and the engine "looks" good. I have no idea of 
> the condition of the bottom end or the pistons/rings etc, so it's kind of 
> a crap shoot. But for $56, what the heck right? The guy at the cycle shop 
> said that the bike had been given to them incomplete by somebody that 
> didn't want to deal with it, so they've sold it off piece by piece. The 
> engine covers, timing plate cover, clutch cover, alternator cover and 
> sprocket cover have been chrome plated and actually look kinda cool. The 
> clutch cover, however, will need to be redone since a lot of the plating 
> has flaked off. I'm debating whether to get
> it redone, or just use the black one from the other engine. So far, I have

> the old engine pulled from the bike and I'm gonna do some 
> cleaning/repainting on the frame before putting the "new" engine in. 
> That's what winters are for right? My back, legs, shoulders and arms are 
> so danged sore from hefting those motors around I feel like I've been 
> pumping iron for a couple hours nonstop. I'm such a pile of mush anymore. 
> I'll post up some pics when I get 'em. 

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