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Old 09-03-2016, 02:10 PM   #1
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1983 Kawasaki GPZ 750

So my brother in law has had one sitting in his garage for a long time now. He is trying to get rid of it and said he would give it to me for 60 dollars. It has a title and turns over but needs some work. I don't know much about these bikes since it's older than me but it has a clean title. Anybody know anything about them?
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Old 09-03-2016, 02:42 PM   #2
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Does it look like this?

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Old 09-03-2016, 03:12 PM   #4
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I wish it did...alot more beat up with an old Yoshi pipe on it
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I can buy it for $60 if he needs it to go...
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Second bike I ever owned.... I would take it in a heart beat..
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i wouldnt be able to turn down any old bike for $60... i mean, i have a real problem on my hands...
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i wouldnt be able to turn down any old bike for $60... i mean, i have a real problem on my hands...
Me too, I got 3 old bikes
I'd give him $60. If you wanna sell it, I might be sick enough to buy it.
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Old 09-10-2016, 06:48 PM   #9
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Since you were asking for info I can give you a general idea.
The carbs will need to be cleaned, probably professionally.
The gas tank will need to be cleaned and depending on condition, sealed. Possibly replaced.
Fresh oil, new battery.
Then it'll probably run.

It'll need to have the carbs synced,maybe jets.

You'll want to flush and bleed the brakes.
I'm sure it'll need tires.
The forks may need attention at some point since the oil in them is likely original.
Lots of cleaning and Polish.

In the end you'll have a cool old bike that is pretty sweet
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Borrow a battery / run a compression test . if they are all with in 10% of each other
build/repair it . If not budget 1000 for top end labor / Machine shop , but FYI you have no idea if the the trans is any good . If you can split your own cases / do your own build then its a bargain . If you cant , then its a possible money pit with low to no return when completed . I work on old Kaw's / Suzuki / yamaha's finding parts sometimes is challenging .

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I do work for a few people , but @ 55 an hour . If you cant leave a grand , and expect to spend another grand my tool box does not open .
Typical old bike refurbish with no major motor work run 20 to 30 hours . Add a motor build / trans job your at a point of loss , and only building because its what you like/want .



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FYI little things like the Speedo drive off the front wheel will need attention like this one.

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It's true. I saw him do a motor swap in a hotel parking lot in Arkansas, ha ha
The ES1100,is that yours? Always liked those bikes
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Old Kawasaki's never die. I just finished up a 78 650. Had to put a new top end on it and split the cases. Lots of things will nickle and dime you to death. Finding a good seat a useable/correct carb rebuild kit. Gas tanks and body parts worth using off of ebay. But when done they can be real head turners.
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