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post #11 of 29 (permalink) Old 06-04-2006, 07:46 PM
 
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I Myself Just Bought a 1982 GPz1100 she needs a lil work but i'm getting there, acctually rode it today!!! Seems Like a BEAST, a new set of plugs and bleed brakes and we'll find out for sure!
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They are a very fast bike.

I stripped mine down over the winter and had a complete paint job done, stripes painted on, 6 coats of clear, new decals, new seat, windscreen from Zero gravity, new Dyna Performance Ignition coils, wires etc.................I thought she was fast before, holy shit......new pic.....compare to the first on this thread.
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Stunning!

1983... I was eighteen and just getting out of high school, and I said, I gotta get me a 1983 GPz 1100. Well... couldn't afford one, so I ran off and joined the Marines. Among other things, so I could save up my funds to buy me that GPz that I wanted. 21 years later I bought my first brand new bike. A 2004 YZF R1. Never did get that GPz, but it was always my reason for wanting to own a sportbike.

Your bike is awesome. More beautiful than the GPz that started my desire for sportbikes. I almost can't wait to 2010 when I take my 91 FZR off the road for its 20 year anniversary "makeover." Hope it comes out as sweet as yours did!

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1991 FZR 1000 - built 1040 with race cams, Akrapovic full exhaust, and mild suspension work
2004 YZF R1 - Graves full exhaust, velocity stacks, BMC race filter, and Power Commander. Rear Ohlins. Forks rblt with Race Tech springs and Gold Valves.
2005 20th Anniversary V-Max (0098/2000) - T boost,
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Thanks Man.....I think they were about 5,000$ when they came out, first 10 second production bike, I actually found an Feb 83 Cycle mag, she was on the front cover....your bikes look very nice as well..your 91 FZR looks like she is in great shape ..

I've posted a couple more pics of her.....
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82 1100gpz specs?

can anyone find me the specs of a stock 82 GPz1100? i cant find what i'm lookin for! should be cruisin soon, ordered new plugs and ignition switch yestarday!!! BTW heres a pic of my new toy
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Re: 82 1100gpz specs?

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can anyone find me the specs of a stock 82 GPz1100? i cant find what i'm lookin for! should be cruisin soon, ordered new plugs and ignition switch yestarday!!! BTW heres a pic of my new toy
Try punching your VIN in here, I found specs and parts diagrams for my 83... By the way, nice bike brother !!

http://www.kawasaki.com/Default.asp?...D=2&intParts=1

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Thanks Man.....I think they were about 5,000$ when they came out, first 10 second production bike, I actually found an Feb 83 Cycle mag, she was on the front cover....your bikes look very nice as well..your 91 FZR looks like she is in great shape ..

I've posted a couple more pics of her.....
Thanks for the compliments. The 91 is stronger than a mule, but close up it shows its age. I'm gonna "freshen up" the appearance of the machine in a couple of years, so it reflects the original look beautified.

The GPz is looking snazzy! Hold on to that machine!

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1991 FZR 1000 - built 1040 with race cams, Akrapovic full exhaust, and mild suspension work
2004 YZF R1 - Graves full exhaust, velocity stacks, BMC race filter, and Power Commander. Rear Ohlins. Forks rblt with Race Tech springs and Gold Valves.
2005 20th Anniversary V-Max (0098/2000) - T boost,
2005 YZF R6 track bike - Graves full exhaust, Race Tech suspension
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Thanks for the compliments. The 91 is stronger than a mule, but close up it shows its age. I'm gonna "freshen up" the appearance of the machine in a couple of years, so it reflects the original look beautified.

The GPz is looking snazzy! Hold on to that machine!
It wasn't that expensive to have my complete bike painted, decals should be available for yours as well, either Ebay or do a search on one of the engines.

I will keep this bike forever, even when I buy another and I will, maybe a couple more......I'm keeping this old rocket.

I told my wife to bury it with me......

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82 gPZ1100 SPECS

I TRIED THAT LINK, GOT SOME PARTS DIAGRAMS BUT NO SPECS AVAILABLE. I got my ignition switch and plugs in this morning, This Beast is FAST!!!! I never imagined it would have this much power!
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