Looking for an oil pan

John Soliday johnsoliday at msn.com
Wed Mar 17 17:04:43 PDT 2010

Sorry to hear that, heck some people don't even know there is a front drain
plug!  If it's cracked into the drain plug, imho then you do need an oil
pan.  If it's not cracked into the drain plug, believe it or not you should
be able to repair it.  I used to be sponsored by Loctite by in my racing
days and can tell you that Loctite Cold Bond will seal an oil pan at least
for an entire race season!  It exposed to pressurized oil so an epoxy fix
might last forever.  On the other hand, if you go to the bother of taking
the pan off why not take it down to a machine shop and have it welded?  For
that matter, even if the crack is in the threaded drain, a machine shop
should be able to weld it shut and retap the drain plug.  Just a thought as
you already have the broken part and I suspect you're going to have a
difficult time finding just that part as any junk yard is going to want to
sell an entire engine unless it's trashed and who knows what's broken there.

Good Luck, and yes it was only a mere 68 degrees F here in Colorado today,
and I did go riding but it was the KLR not the GPZ,


-----Original Message-----
From: gpzlist-bounces at micapeak.com [mailto:gpzlist-bounces at micapeak.com] On
Behalf Of Dennis
Sent: Wednesday, March 17, 2010 12:27 PM
To: GPZ List
Subject: Looking for an oil pan

Hey Gang,

I was in Virginia for the last year and a half, while my GPz 1100 was in
Utah.  The bike has been idle during that time, and I am now getting it back
on the road.  So - I am back on the list, and I already need a favor.  My
oil pan has been cracked in the vicinity of the front drain plug (thanks for
not asking how) and I think the easiest fix is to replace the oil pan.  If
any lister out there has one they could part with, please let me know.  My
research shows that the GPz oil pan is the same part number as the ZX-11
from 1993-2001.  Any help would be appreciated.  It is nice to be back on
the list.  63 degrees F here in Utah today and no bike to ride (ARHGGGG!)

Dennis Peterson
Orem, Utah USA
95 RED!

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